so this entire week i've been a slave to my computer. at least i've been mostly doing things better than games and porn. i've seriously read more this past week than perhaps the entire year of 2006. in general, i have a fairly poor memory, which annoys the hell out of me, but i've read and learned an aweful lot.
here are some links that i liked that i can remember off the top of my head. maybe ill repost the journal if i remember more.
- interesting american in lebanon blog: [link]
- some awesome short films. i liked "still life" a lot: [link]
- political iraqi blog: [link]
- want to take classes at UC Berkeley but cant get in or afford it? now you can! (seriously i've spent no less than 12 hours watching/listening to classes): [link]
- political egyptian blog: [link]
- political commentary blog by very "wordly" guy (seems very pro-isreal, which is fine, and the guy speaks literally 5 languages): [link]
...and seriously, these blogs all have links to many other blogs, many of which are also very good...
- some interesting things in this online mag: [link]
- if you like architecture, this guy has some good and sarcastic humour for it. (he also has some interesting thoughts about the future of the USA): [link]
- tom scharpling does a weekly radio show on WFMU and I listen to it archived every week. very funny show if you like his style humor. just dont judge it too soon, it can be slow at times but well worth it when you're "in" to it: [link]
- there was an article about dubai (my longtime fascination) in national geographic which of course resparked my interest agian: [link]
...that site is an FAQ page about dubai. if you dont know what dubai is you really should. you can also find a lot on wikipedia...
- This American Life on PBS. It's a weekly show out of Chicago. If you haven't heard it before you should. There is a FREE podcast for it, go on itunes or search and you will find it.
Okay. Yikes. I know there are more but i think thats a good starting point for you guys. So, get at it. Quit your jobs and stop leaving your house. That's what ebay and pea pod is for, right?
haha.. only kidding.. i think?
-ps, i hope all the links go thru dA transformation okay without emoticons and all.. we'll see...