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Ford loses 2600 suit: “Online hacker magazine 2600 has emerged victorious in its campaign to retain ownership of the controversial FuckGeneralMotors.com domain…At one time FuckGeneralMotors.com (one of a series of sites 2600 registered to take shots at American corporate bigwigs, racism and the mass media in 1999) pointed at Ford. The motor company expressed concerns that the non-tech savvy would think Ford had created the site itself. ” The Register

More Philip Whalen:

 


THE EXPENSIVE LIFE

Tying up my plastic shoes
I realize I'm outside, this is the park & I am free
From whatever pack of nonsense & old tape loops
Play with the Ayer's dogs, Barney & Daphne
They don't ask me why I shave my head
"Cut the word lines," Burroughs recommends
Daphne & Barney fatter than ever & only I am dieting
(Crease along the dotted lines)
Loops of tacky thinking fall unloosed. The sun
Getting hotter than my flannel shirt requires
What about THE BUDDHIST REVIVAL IN CHINA?
Won't read it now... too blind to see it
Almost too blind to write this, in my room no flowers
The service station wants four bits for compresssed air
At only 16 pounds per square inch
I can see the farthest mountain.


29:VIII:87



TO THE MEMORY OF

Mr J who had been poor for years
Inherited all the money in the world
Bought a gun to blow a hole in his head
To let in air and light he said
To let me out

Today, I have my head to shave
There are lights and shadows in it
All too soon empty open ashes
Join mirthfully to earth

19:V:77

More Philip Whalen:

 


THE EXPENSIVE LIFE

Tying up my plastic shoes
I realize I'm outside, this is the park & I am free
From whatever pack of nonsense & old tape loops
Play with the Ayer's dogs, Barney & Daphne
They don't ask me why I shave my head
"Cut the word lines," Burroughs recommends
Daphne & Barney fatter than ever & only I am dieting
(Crease along the dotted lines)
Loops of tacky thinking fall unloosed. The sun
Getting hotter than my flannel shirt requires
What about THE BUDDHIST REVIVAL IN CHINA?
Won't read it now... too blind to see it
Almost too blind to write this, in my room no flowers
The service station wants four bits for compresssed air
At only 16 pounds per square inch
I can see the farthest mountain.


29:VIII:87



TO THE MEMORY OF

Mr J who had been poor for years
Inherited all the money in the world
Bought a gun to blow a hole in his head
To let in air and light he said
To let me out

Today, I have my head to shave
There are lights and shadows in it
All too soon empty open ashes
Join mirthfully to earth

19:V:77

More Philip Whalen:

 


THE EXPENSIVE LIFE

Tying up my plastic shoes
I realize I'm outside, this is the park & I am free
From whatever pack of nonsense & old tape loops
Play with the Ayer's dogs, Barney & Daphne
They don't ask me why I shave my head
"Cut the word lines," Burroughs recommends
Daphne & Barney fatter than ever & only I am dieting
(Crease along the dotted lines)
Loops of tacky thinking fall unloosed. The sun
Getting hotter than my flannel shirt requires
What about THE BUDDHIST REVIVAL IN CHINA?
Won't read it now... too blind to see it
Almost too blind to write this, in my room no flowers
The service station wants four bits for compresssed air
At only 16 pounds per square inch
I can see the farthest mountain.


29:VIII:87



TO THE MEMORY OF

Mr J who had been poor for years
Inherited all the money in the world
Bought a gun to blow a hole in his head
To let in air and light he said
To let me out

Today, I have my head to shave
There are lights and shadows in it
All too soon empty open ashes
Join mirthfully to earth

19:V:77

Today’s listen:

The Who Live at Leeds

(1995 digital remaster). Arguably the greatest live rock ‘n’ roll album ever (although Talking Heads’ Stop Making Sense and the Band’s Last Waltz are right up there as all-time greats). Caught at the height of their protopunk (yes) power, before Daltry totally became a buffoon on stage and Townshend flamed out, unable to realize his grandiose vision. [Buying hint: don’t go for the deluxe edition with a second disc of a live Tommy performance unless rarities for rarities’ sake are your thing. Stick with the one-disc Leeds set and just go back to the studio version of Tommy instead.]

Decade of Protest:

Political Posters from the United States, Viet Nam and Cuba, 1965-1975: “A virtual catalog of the exhibition held at Track 16 Gallery, January 19-March 9, 1996. Exhibition and catalogue organized with the Center for the Study of Political Graphics. This catalog is reproduced by permission of Susan Martin, who edited the Smart Art Press publication.” [thanks to BookNotes for the blink]


[Amerika is Devouring its Children]

And, on the topic of Amerika devouring its young, read The Apocalypse of Adolescence, a harrowing Atlantic Monthly meditation on the epidemic of adolescent murdering sprees by Ron Powers, a Vermont writer trying to come to terms with the Zantop killings at Dartmouth.