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My big birthday revelation

[A big thank you to my friends Scott and Sarah who commissioned this drawing of me for my birthday, even if it did allow me to slip out of my blogging responsibilities on the national day of protest against government surveillance.]

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The Untold History of Zines…. Scott Huffines and Sarah Boonstoppel of Atomic Books

In an attempt to better document the American underground press, or at least the sharp, tiny sliver of it that worked its way through the protective layer of gristle surrounding my heart 20-some years ago, I’ve given myself the task of reaching out to all of the zine folks that I knew during the golden […]

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The biggest post-election losers… Or, six old white men that need to be set adrift on ice floes

Bobby Jindal, the Republican Governor of Louisiana, when asked a few days ago to reflect on the election, said, “We cannot be, we must not be, the party that simply protects the rich so they get to keep their toys.” Sure, he’s probably lying, but I still think it’s safe to say that this comment, […]

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Obama’s brilliant speech on trickle down economics becomes exponentially more incredible with animation

I have something for you to watch while I’m working on tonight’s post. It’s a short animated piece put together by a fellow named Lucas Gray, who, among other things, works on The Simpsons. I don’t know if he was hired to do it, or if he just decided to pull together some friends and […]

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Detroit 2011 Maker Faire

I spent a good part of the day today stumbling around in the heat at the Detroit Maker Faire. Among other things, I did the following… I got to see an incredibly cool demonstration of a turn-of-the-century steam-powered threshing machine put on by the employees of Greenfield Village. I visited the HackPittsburgh yurt, and, while […]

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