a. beam of light in blogistan
Oui, J'aime blog!


In the beginning
There was darkness on the face of the deep

The links that keep it shinin'
Layne
Welch
The Reverend
Blair
Eric Olsen
Dawn Olsen
Emmanuelle
Instantman
Sullivan
Treacher
Rabbit
Media Minded
Last Page
Kaus
Lileks
Amy
Postrel
Jarvis
Max Power
Weisblott
Moore
Footballs
Laughing Boy

E-mail
abeamlight at hotmail.com

Beam Books!
"The Americans Are Coming!"
By Alex Beam
Kirkus: "A mildly entertaining muddle that often relies too much on exaggeration, Mad magazine-fashion, to score its points!"

"Advanced Beam Dynamics Workshop on Effects of Errors in Accelerators, Their Diagnosis and Corrections : Corpus Christi, Tx 1991"
Editor, Alex Chao
Book News Inc: "Coverage includes error sources and their effects on beam dynamics, correction schemes and error tolerances, modeling and simulations, and observations and diagnostics!"

archives

This page is powered by Blogger.

Friday, June 20, 2003
A PARTING SHOT: A journalist spy spotted this in the newsroom of a big daily: A genuine New York Times "Stringer's Handbook" tacked up to a bulletin board with the following scrawled on the front:
1. Go to site of story
2. Interview
3. Write story
4. Put Rick Bragg's byline on top of story
5. Submit


posted by a beam 8:46 PM
SOMETHING ELSE FOR TREACHER TO DO IF HE'S BORED WITH ALL THAT NOT-COMMENTING HE'S NOT DOING: There's another one of those "hey-all-you-slacker-artists-make-an-anti-war-poster!" things sputtering along over here. Guess it makes all those unemployed graphic designers feel like that shiny G4 is good for more than housing their Rage Against the Machine mp3s.

Predictably derivative stuff, design-wise (it's hardly surprising they've got the free time) what with all the grainy I-Xeroxed-it-then-put-it-through-12-Photoshop-filters photos of Dubya, the oil derricks spouting blood and the replacing of the flag's stars with bombs/oil logos/skulls. But this one, I thought, was particularly stunning.



Christ, people! Did you trade your moral compass for that new copy of InDesign?

Update: Note two things: 1)Punctuation rules are apparently different on Planet Zarkon! 2)This was posted June 5! Way to meet a deadline, bowelhead!

Update2: Similar idiocy here. Betcha didn't know we bombed Iraq on orders of Phil Knight and a large rodent with a high-pitched voice!
posted by a beam 8:15 PM



home