Coming down to crunch time on the second quarter

There’s a lot of work that I need to get done, and I feel like I’m spinning my wheels a little bit. I got a little traction today, but there’s a pile of stuff left to be done. Argh. I need to make some lists.

Douglas Rushkoff talking about his upcoming book, Life, Inc.

Via @hrheingold: Douglas Rushkoff, media theorist, author, documentarian, will be releasing his new book, Life, Inc.: How the World Became a Corporation and How to Take It Back on June 2nd. In this video, the author of Ecstasy Club, Coercion, and others talks about the new book. It’s available for pre-order on Amazon.

Sunlight fingerbones

At a certain time of day, specifically, a little bit before 9 AM, if you exit onto the street at the Monroe stop on the Red Line in the Loop, you’ll see that the light reflected off the shiny glass building on the west side of the street illuminating the buildings on the east side … Read more

What’s the opposite of paranoia?

Well, I asked Google, and I found this metafilter page, which helpfully has an answer from one of my heroes, Robert Anton Wilson: Robert Anton Wilson called it “metanoia”: Paranoia = “everything wants to destroy me”; Metanoia = “everything wants to help me”. I’m not sure if he was getting that somehow from John Lilly’s … Read more

Beggar beats woman with crucifix

The Sun-Times is reporting that a beggar beat a woman with a 12″ stone crucifix, after the woman refused to give the beggar any money. Pamela Johnson didn’t have cash for a woman seeking donations Saturday night, but the beggar had something for her: a beating. With a crucifix. Johnson, 50, of the 2200 block … Read more