"Man oh man, 'Dr. Menlo.' Now there's an alternative blog. Kindness to animals, Seattle anarchists, nudism galore, SubGenius, anti-Bush black propaganda, jeez louise, Doc, that thing sure is happenin'." --Bruce Sterling, Schism Matrix
by kirsten anderson Kirsten invented and runs the best art galleries in Seattle: the Roq la Rue and BLVD Gallery. abuddhas memes by tony tross Tony chases Eris and his own personal Buddha-kin from the icy outer reaches of the Yukon.
"Ye fucking gods!! Are you nuts!? Those Jesuit bastards will eat you alive!" --Hunter S. Thompson, to me, circa '93
"For the first time in history, half of the world's population is now living in cities. The ways in which these urban areas are developed will largely determine our success or failure in...achieving a sustainable furture for our planet. The stakes don't get any higher than this for anyone."
I think WorldChanging also has a rule about no bad news, but still, it's a good idea. I know some people have stayed away from the Samizdat in the past because it had seemed like too much bad news, therefore depressing. At least a year ago, inspired by WorldChanging, I began to put on more future positive stuff regarding alternative energy, transportation, etc. I do think it is vital for any 'political force'--in this case progressivism--to put forward ideas and plans for a positive future before anything else. They must inspire first of all with intelligent and creative leadership. (Second, fight. No room for Lieberman chumps. Everyone should have learned after Clinton's first campaign to respond within 24 hours to any attack, including the now spineless and completely impotent Kerry.)
Incidentally, this is how I started putting pictures on drmenlo.com back in 2000 - I looked at it as image-sampling (also was and am a big fan of guerilla art - my 2 favorite artists were and are Keith Haring and Shepard Fairey) in the service of an online, truly globalized pro-humanitarian hypertextual collage. In late 2000, when Jorn of Robot Wisdom linked me, he titled it 'dr. menlo's all picture blog' or somesuch. To this day, I believe dr. menlo blogs from space! was the first picture or visual blog out there.