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Monthly Archives: January 2008

Runway Capacity

Why airlines are running precarious close to the limits of runway capacity and why it matters, from an ex-FAA Air Traffic Controller.

A Clearing for Spirit

A beguiling post about Talk Talk’s “I Believe in You.” Mark Hollis doesn’t like the video, but I don’t think it’s half-bad:

Light and Melatonin

For those of you who have a hard time with the short days and long nights, I found this great primer on Seasonal Affective Disorder and how to use lightboxes and melatonin to regulate your circadian rhythms.

Sanchez still at it

More fun with Matt Sanchez.

Tom Cruise Redux

WFMU’s Beware of the Blog has some more background on the Church of Scientology, including some links to other indoctrination videos. Gawker has already received a note from Scientology’s lawyers claiming that posting the Tom Cruise video is copyright infringement. Let’s see how long Gawker holds its own in this fight.

Kevin McCullough makes a big ass of himself

Right wing nutjob Kevin McCullough makes a big, fat, puffy-eyed ass of himself when he attempts to warn parents of the dangers of the video game “Mass Effect” Here’s an excerpt (you can practically hear McCullough masturbating as he writes): It’s called “Mass Effect” and it allows its players – universally male no doubt – […]


Most crazy awesome video ever; Tom Cruise reflecting on life with Scientology. Difficult to watch. It’s even weirder if you just listen to the sound. Creepy ass laughing.

The Oak Room at the Plaza Hotel

Good news via Gothamist: the Oak Room is going to reopen. Those who have been there know it is one of those classic grand old New York spaces and an irreplaceable artifact from a another era. Hopefully the update will be respectful of the the room’s great past. Hopefully the new menu will be an […]

Loudness Wars

The loudness wars are back and they’re in Rolling Stone. They’re always the last to know, that Rolling Stone. Also, the imminent death of the music business predicted in The Economist. The majors are realizing they will simply have to give music away for free if they want to stay afloat. Who knows how long […]