Monthly Archives: July 2010


We were down for Dan’s wedding and hiking around the mountains when we stumbled on some lone graves. They were up in the woods, set back off from the trail. There were bear tracks even just a few feet downhill. Hidden away.

I couldn’t say I’m in support of the rites of Christian burial per se, but if they’re gonna make you get a marker, it’s not a bad way to go.

This was near the Blue Ridge Mountains, in Virginia horse country, this was.


Lady Gaga fast becoming pop conduit of Afghanistan collapse

“The soldier accused of downloading a huge trove of secret data from military computers in Iraq appears to have exploited a loophole in Defense Department security to copy thousands of files onto compact discs over a six-month period. In at least one instance, according to those familiar with the inquiry, the soldier smuggled highly classified data out of his intelligence unit on a disc disguised as a music CD by Lady Gaga.”

NY Times: Loophole May Have Aided Theft of Classified Data (Hat tip @carr2n)

U.S. Soldiers in Afghanistan Cover ‘Telephone’ by Lady Gaga:

Don’t trust anyone over 30 / Meeting People Is Easy

Last year, over 200,000 surgeries were performed with robots

Piercing the Veil of M.I.A.

In honor of MIA’s new album, I’m sharing LL Smooth J’s remix of that old hit Paper Planes.

Get it here: Paper Planes (Smoothjazzy remix).mp3

I’m also headed out to buy the Believer to read her interview with Joshua Clover. I trust it has to be at least as incendiary as the Lynn Hirschberg takedown.

Piracy Funds Terrorism. Truffle fries.