Playing With Fire, Oakland, California, August 2005
In West Oakland.
“The viewing public is constantly rewarded for suspending disbelief and ethical revulsion about the conduct of violence; just play along and you get all the pleasures of the show. On the other hand, actual violence being perpetrated by the government is minimized, sanitized, or outright censored.”
A conversation with Peter van Agtmael.
“While there has been a lot of phenomenal and revealing coverage of the war, especially by The New York Times, my main experience with censorship has come from the media, not the military. I will cite a few examples.”
Today is the day of the Winter Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere. According to Wikipedia, the solstice will happen at precisely 06:08 Zulu Time. The last sentence was just an excuse to use the word ZU-LU.
Beppe Grillo: The God of Money is by far the most powerful of the Italian deities.
Taken just outside the Vatican City walls.
Riding the Caltrain to Palo Alto to crash classes at Stanford and visit Frankie.
My apologies for the lack of updates the past couple of weeks. I’ve been traveling and without my Leica which is in Solms, Germany, for a circuit board replacement. I will write more about the latter in the journal soon.