November 8th, 2007


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"In this climate - especially when something really goes wrong - the aim is to make people feel better rather than make the situation itself any better. Rather than recognize complex feelings or actual pain, reality is warded off by sentimentality, often symbolized by comfort objects (including teddy bears, memorial trinkets and other kitsch commemorative goods) which serve as formulaic Band-Aids to affirm that everything is going to be okay."

Heh. Drug traffickers turn to submarines, while the Minutemen's border fence is... less impressive than advertised.

Interesting article on the visuals of Pakistani protesters being the guys in suits. Also, how the internet is helping the citizens.

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Excellent analysis of the motivations behind the writers' strike.

The year of flops: Dreamcatcher.