Link: Wired News A MySpace Cheat Sheet for Parents:. Kevin Poulson must have a chronic illness necessitating medical marijuana. This is really the only explanation for this I think really anyone who can speak and works at Berkeley and is not on the Seti@home project has some form of chronic illness. I like this quote:
UC Berkeley researcher Danah Boyd says it's a bad idea. "Don't go on
and engage in surveillance. That makes things really hard for kids to
engage with you as a parent." Instead, Boyd recommends parents talk
with their youngsters, and ask their teens to show them their profile,
if they have one.
This is the sort of parenting that makes for legal bills. I Parent from the Guantanamo Bay school. My children are required to wear orange jumpsuits and have loud music blasted in their rooms at all times - no wait I have some things re-arranged... No I do not let them blast loud music so they will not have to wear orange jumpsuits - anyway I parent from the lowest common denominator - I see my children out of the court system or drug rehab and I am proud. In order to do that I need information - so I go through the room monitor any correspondence, key loggers are good for this I look at the phone logs a couple of times a week and call the numbers I do not have in my contacts and Mom does not remember who they are. Seems a bit much but then her friends do not seem to mind neither does she because I am helpful and funny and she knows that I love her.. (and want her to be very wealthy so she can "lend" us money when her mother and I are retired....)
I like this headline. It makes me feel safe... last year arround this time a couple of log cars derailed about 75 feet from my house. It sounded like thunder - Tornados sound like trains, derailments sound like thunder - we are so screwed....
I tend to get overworked when I write about this. But I will say that
unlike Chocolate Baseball is not something I see as worth much heavy
breathing. I went to a planning meeting here in
with the very helpful people from the
. I came away from it with this
thought -the baseball field is the most annoying thing I can imagine if only
because it is so completely stupid and un-necessary. Also the University
of South Carolina could actually blend the neighborhood into itself a little
better by putting a “Community research park” A place where researchers could live and do their
science in the same place a place with smart aliens and their uncommon food
serving as a buffer to the beer swilling inanity of University Life. No
we get a baseball field which they promise will not be used for whatever passes
for Rock and Roll in the years to come. I imagine that in 15 years some
form of sonic vibratory amalgam will be played very loud there. Hopefully
our nation will have been overrun by the Islamic Fundamentalists and such
things will be blissfully illegal.
What Hollaman did not mention was the attention paid to the nature of
things. Presently the baseball field floods this is why they want to move
to the flood plain I guess this is to assure a continuity of dampness as I
imagine this is one of the hallmarks of University of South Carolina Baseball –
hydrologic accounting, muddy cleats and long long slides. What will happen is that snakes of uncommon
leangth and vibrancy of color will take up residence in the stands where they
will dine on the many small rodents that will eat the leftovers from the music
shows. Roc sized mosquitoes will carry
off any small children not being constricted by the reptiles draining the
patrons of any blood that has not been turned to beer. All this is only of
course during the dry season when the river is not flooding and baseball has
replaced water polo in the stadium. There will be specially designed “Raptor Runs”
where fans who tiring of whatching their favorite mud wrassling team can whatch
as small rabbits and children of park goers are carried off by flying eagles and
albatrosses where foxes can hunt for the rodents that the snakes don’t eat. And where we can see that there is a baseball
stadium near a neighborhood which is better than having a truck leasing company
that keeps trailers of spent nuclear fuel in the parking lot
quote: "Political journalists crave access and information the way women crave chocolate."
Michelle Cottle knows my dear wife. She will claw her way throw 7
inches of steel to get to chocolate. I made some chocolate the other
day because I like very bittersweet chocolate with hot pepper she ate
it all without any remorse - no "oh sorry honey I ate all your
chocolate" nothing not a word just a look that means "it was chocolate
it is gone" nonverbal communication. The only way I can keep chocolate
safe is to make extremely large quantities or to make it in a mountain
under a fault line near the equator.
The Orthodox Church in America This is my Church. They help me not to be so cynical..... Yes I am capital O Orthodox. I like a religion that is based on paradox. it makes me feel much more stable.
Columbia's Free Times This is a better place to get news about Columbia. You get a real entertaining and thoughtful consideration of the city rather than a overworked and blighted study of tired idealism. Also there are interesting ads.
The State Newspaper This is a very University of South Carolina influenced newspaper. They have a very definite leftist slant. Meaning they really really believe that Government can help - and it shows.
They want government to work especially in Education so they pretend that Public education system is not the hotbed of racist, sexist and elitist tomfoolery that it actually is and that our State Assembly is not really a Good Old Boys club but a place where actual governance occurs.