Wow. The London Games should be spectacular.
We stumbled across yet another take on our fascination with techology and the online world at BBC Radio 4.
It’s called The Digital Human and looks at our use of technology, as well as how how it affects our relationship to the social world. Written and presented by a psychologist the first episode walks us through our tendency to DSM V-like gather and display our personal
ities media via YouTube, Flickr and the ilk.
The second episode covers how we present ourselves online even though we have little
or no control over it once posted.
You can download each podcast or listen online.
Apparently Toronto is a hotbed of violent activism.
Or Cheney’s worried it might be, what with its close relationship to Vancouver, where the last time Cheney visited our famously polite northern neighbors they had seemingly ingested too much sugar and then forgotten to nap, resulting in a few hundred of them protesting Cheney’s visit.
So the former Vice President canceled The Terror In Toronto Tour!!!! at the last minute.
Ryan Ruppert of Spectre Live Corp. said on Monday that Cheney and his daughter Elizabeth had begged off through their agent.
“After speaking with their security advisers, they changed their mind on coming to the event,” Ruppert said. He said they had “decided it was better for their personal safety they stay out of Canada.”
What a fuckin’ pussy.
Don’t misunderstand; there are real reasons to indict Cheney. But no one is suicidal enough to actually do so. Certainly not an American court, much less a Canadian or any western European state.
No, He Who Hath No Pulse is fairly free to go where he pleases…had he the balls.
It’s more than a little ironic that The Dark Lord, he who exported terror and death throughout his reign, is afraid of a country that exports the Cirque du Soliel.