random quotes ... to amuse, inspire, enrage:
  The fundamentalist vein in American culture makes a fetish out of scriptural legitimacy and, as a result, quarrels over the exact nature of Jesus and his ministry attract all the heat.

tagged: fundamentalists, Biblical scholarship, religion, Da Vinci Code
  —Laura Miller, Laura Miller, "The Da Vinci Crock", Salon.com, 2004-12-29, available at http://salon.com/books/feature/2004/12/29/da_vinci_code/print.html.

"nothing of this sort will happen in the future"

Friday, June 4th, 2010

матрациFacebook has deleted “Everybody Draw Mohammed Day!”, a user-created page, and apologized to the Pakistani government which had blocked Facebook. A Pakistani minister said Facebook had assured them that “nothing of this sort will happen in the future”. Yeah, good luck with that. And fuck you, Facebook. How about not knuckling under to paternalistic theocratic […]

electronic provenance

Friday, March 14th, 2008

I was checking out Tor’s new wallpapers and thinking about the uses of provenance in the art world. Tor is a science fiction publisher, and they’ve been doing one of those Publisher Experiments with the new digital world. (In fact, Tor released this week Farthing by Jo Walton for free — this was an amazing […]


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