December 12th, 2005

Chris Keeley

Professory Chomsky gives his short, sharp take on corporate news (the stuff between the ads), consum

http://nooneslistening.libsyn.org/index.php?post_id=38974

 

Noam Chomsky on NoOne's Listening podcast

On last week's NoOne's Listening podcast, Irene McGee interviewed linguist and media critic Noam Chomsky. (Previous post about Irene McGee here.) Professory Chomsky gives his short, sharp take on corporate news (the stuff between the ads), consumer propaganda, and the potential of citizen journalism. Amazingly, Chomsky is able to maintain his optimism about this country. From the podcast:

Both political parties and the media are far to the right of the general population on a whole host of issues. And the population is just disorganized, atomized... And that's why the media and campaigns keep away from (political) issues. They know that on issues, they're going to lose people. So therefore you have... George Bush... this pampered kid who came from a rich family and went to prep school and an elite university. And you have to present him as an ordinary guy who makes grammatical errors, which I'm sure he's trained to make--he didn't talk that way at Yale--and a fake Texas twang, and he's off to his ranch to cut brush or something. It's like a toothpaste ad. And I think a lot of people know it.

Link

http://nooneslistening.libsyn.org/index.php?post_id=38974


 

 

Chris Keeley

Free voicemail helps homeless people get jobs

http://www.cvm.org/

Free voicemail helps homeless people get jobs

Community Voicemail offers free voicemail boxes to homeless and unemployed people who are seeking work, so they'll have a way for prospective employers to reach them. The program is very successful too: "workers distributed voicemail numbers to 145 people over 6 months, and a whopping 70% found jobs within 2 months!" Link

http://www.cvm.org/

Chris Keeley

Oksana Badrak and Miles Thompson at Roq La Rue Gallery in Seattle

http://www.roqlarue.com/frame/frm-opener.html

 

Oksana Badrak and Miles Thompson at Roq La Rue Gallery in Seattle

An art show with Oksana Badrak and Miles Thompson is opening Friday Dec 9th 6-10pm at Roq La Rue Gallery in Seattle.

Image-1Come see Oksana Badrak’s incredible new works, a combination of digital work and meticulously painted pieces on paper. Miles Thompson's work features retro-inspired pin up girls based on calendar girls, incorporating elements of tiki, bachelor, and nudie girl kitsch.

(shown here: Oksana Badrak “ The Birds and The Bees”) Link

Chris Keeley

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Yahoo! bought del.icio.us!

From the del.icio.us/blog:
We're proud to announce that del.icio.us has joined the Yahoo! family. Together we'll continue to improve how people discover, remember and share on the Internet, with a big emphasis on the power of community. We're excited to be working with the Yahoo! Search team - they definitely get social systems and their potential to change the web. (We're also excited to be joining our fraternal twin Flickr!)

Link

http://blog.del.icio.us/blog/2005/12/yahoo.html

Chris Keeley

For worshippers of the geisha, the point of obsession was the precise balance between the erotic and

 BEAUTIES
by DAVID DENBY
“Memoirs of a Geisha.”
Issue of 2005-12-19
Posted 2005-12-12

It may be as tricky to question another culture’s ideals of beauty as it is to question its religion. If I now offer a demurral on the delicate subject of the geisha mystique, I hope it will be accepted merely as an expression of personal taste. A beautiful young woman whose breasts have been flattened, her face whitened and painted over with a mask, her body swathed in layers of padding and silk to the extent that she is unable to walk normally but must hobble as gracefully as she can—none of this, as enticements go, raises my pulse rate above its usual listless beat.
 

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Chiyo, lips painted in a crimson circle, does attain a surpassing chic, but her paramount desire, which is to preserve her virginity for the highest bidder and then become the mistress of a handsome married gent (Ken Watanabe) who was once nice to her as a little girl, isn’t very attractive psychologically, and provides little that we can root for. With the best will in the world, a Western audience could applaud Chiyo’s submission to her married protector only with the most severe irony, and Marshall isn’t capable of irony or of any other tonal variation on the literal. The movie lacks a sense of proportion: the filmmakers are so eager to pump up their subject that they don’t let us know that by the nineteen-thirties geisha were in serious decline, and that their dress and their manners, derived from an aristocratic era when elegance might have served an organic function, had become little more than decorative adornment for industrialists and bankers making deals in teahouses—in other words, that many modern Japanese may have regarded them not as unspeakably mysterious and powerful but as an increasingly rarefied and even amusing anachronism.

Chris Keeley

we are presenting your homepage in our english lesson

From: Schellander Michaela <Michaela.Schellander@edu.fh-kaernten.ac.at> Mailed-By: edu.fh-kaernten.ac.at
To: addicts@gmail.com
Date: Dec 12, 2005 12:04 PM
Dear Mr. Keeley!
 
A few weeks ago we were telling you that we are presenting your homepage in our english lesson. We were talking about your article "the wedding present".
Now I would like to ask you, if you would be today in the same situation would you give the girl some money for photographing her?
And the other quetion: why did aou decide to give her no money?
 
 MAybe you can answer this question and we can talk about it in our english lesson. Thank you
 
With best regards
Michaela Schellander
 

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Chris Keeley

The Kentucky legend, who began selling moonshine when she was 17 and was still selling alcohol from

http://www.kentucky.com/mld/kentucky/news/13337741.htm?template=contentModules/printstory.jsp

 

RIP: Maggie Bailey, "The Queen of the Mountain Bootleggers" age 101

Osama Bin Login says: "Tough ol' Kentucky mountain mama does her thing her whole life, gets away with it--no jury of her peers would convict her; fought for the right to par-tay; and like all good substance-dealers, she helped those in need around her."

"Maggie Bailey, known as "The Queen of the Mountain Bootleggers," died of complications from pneumonia Saturday at Harlan Appalachian Regional Hospital. The Kentucky legend, who began selling moonshine when she was 17 and was still selling alcohol from her modest home at Clovertown in Harlan County when she was 95, was 101.

Over and over again, often despite a preponderance of evidence against her, Mrs. Bailey beat charges of illegally selling alcoholic beverages. Juries just would not convict her.

"Everybody knew her and she had helped everybody. Why do you bite the hand that feeds you, as the old saying goes," said Helen Halcomb, who is married to Mrs. Bailey's nephew.

Link

 

Chris Keeley

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My neice Katie Frank - still a young highschool student
was just published!
Katie had a theater review published in the Georgetowner, which is hard to
get online.


http://www.mbhs.edu/~jkaluta/12night/frank1.htm


Grease at Woodrow Wilson

by Katie Frank - Montgomery Blair High School

Printed in the Georgetowner


Poodle skirts, greased hair, drive-in movies, the hand jive‹add them
together and you¹ve got the rocking and rolling 1950s musical, Grease.
Woodrow Wilson High School took its own shot at the classic show and
succeeded with hilarious characterizations and soulful vocals.

Grease first appeared on Broadway in 1972, and went on to please audiences
around the world. In 1979 it found an even larger audience with the hit
movie version of the play. The storyline centers around Rydell High School,
where two prestigious cliques, the Pink Ladies, led by the fiery Rizzo, and
the Burger Palace Boys, led by the suave Danny Zuko, rule the school and
flirt endlessly with one another. Enter Sandy, a proper young lady who just
happens to have been Danny Zuko¹s summer fling. Will Danny take her back,
and risk his cool-guy image? Wilson High School let its audience have an
entertaining time finding out.

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Woodrow Wilson High put on a solid, humorous production that took the
audience traveling back to the hopping 1950s. One might say it was peachy
keen, jellybean.


~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Michal Keeley
Salon.com
Chris Keeley

her failure to alert editors in a timely way about her conversation with Mr. Luskin and her dealings

December 12, 2005
Reporter Recounts Talk About C.I.A. Leak
By DAVID JOHNSTON
WASHINGTON, Dec. 11 - A reporter for Time magazine said Sunday that a lawyer for Karl Rove, the senior White House adviser, was surprised when she suggested to him in the first half of 2004 that Mr. Rove had probably been a source for the magazine's July 2003 article that discussed the C.I.A. officer at the heart of the leak case. Collapse )
Chris Keeley

resurfaced after more than a decade of drifting around Southern California and living in cheap mote

Staley-Wise Gallery

A 1966 Bob Richardson photograph from French Vogue, its implicit question - cigarette, or marijuana? - revealing his radical approach.

Bob Richardson, 77, Who Energized Fashion Photography, Dies </nyt_headline>

Bob Richardson, a fashion photographer of the 1960's and 70's who transmitted the excitements and regrets of a generation of free spirits before disappearing into a shadow land of mental illness and homelessness, died on Dec. 5 at his home in Manhattan. He was 77.

He died of natural causes, said his son, Terry.

 

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Terry Richardson said he would do the book, which includes an autobiography. And in deference to his father's wishes, it will not have any color pictures: "My dad always said, 'I see the world in black and white.' "

Chris Keeley

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James Estrin/The New York Times

A memorial to Officer Daniel Enchautegui was set up in Pelham Bay, the Bronx, where he lived and where he was shot to death on Saturday.

Actor and 2nd Man Are Charged in Officer's Killing </nyt_headline>

The two men arrested in Saturday's fatal shooting of a police officer in the Bronx were charged with murder yesterday, as new details emerged that led investigators to believe the men had been trying to steal Valium from a dead man's apartment when the officer confronted them.

The suspects, Steven Armento, 48, a convicted burglar, and Lillo Brancato Jr., 29, an actor who appeared in episodes of "The Sopranos" and in films including "A Bronx Tale," were shot by the officer and were in stable condition yesterday in the critical care unit of Jacobi Medical Center, the police said.

 

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