Thursday, April 20, 2006

blogging and t-shirts

How to squash negative thoughts and replace them with positive ones. You get the tutorial at Pavlina's site (hmmm..Pavlov..Pavlina)

The Guardian has an article on the impressive influence of bloggers and other web savy users. They claim that they are disporpotionatly influencial both in political and business matters in Europe. And this interesting little piece on Doctorow of Boing Boing and its influence on the blogosphere and beyond. (via Philobiblion)
Robin Givhan, who was recently awarded a Pulitzer for her beautiful chronicles on fashion, produces a meditation in The WasPost on the power of the t-shirt as message. It is a particular American phenomenon, a truly democratic and genderless manifestation. It is ironic that at the State of the Union address, two women were arrested for their non fashion statements. The t-shirt as anti fashion and public billboard however can become too strong of a visual charge so it is only natural that the gay parents who attended the Easter Egg Roll at the White House would choose to wear rainbow colored leis and not some other flagrant display of their sexual orientation. Sometimes it does not do to push your point too agressively. On another note it appears that the 9th circuit or as it is called by some the "cuckoo court" has agreed that a t-shirt worn by a student in a school criticizing homosexuals was not aceptable. Free spech is one thing, hate mongering is another.
And all over cyberspace and beyond an absolute obsession with the name Suri, a poor choice phonetically and otherwise. But it's all good. And senseless and while that is talked about the little miseries and humiliations of daily life are momentarily forgotten.

WTF...the saint whore dichotomy is starting to be too much. You have virgins for Christ on one side and Girls Gone Wild on the other. Or maybe they are one and the same. A case of the double personality. But ladies you can't please greeks and trojans. It all gets blended together in the mediatic microcosm with sex as "the" bargaining tool to which women have access. YUK


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