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Saturday, August 31, 2002 :::

I bought some books for the plane - daughters of britannia, all about the lives of british diplomat's wives over the past couple of centuries; Gotham, a history of new york city up to 1898, and word freak, which is all about professional scrabble players. I'll opine about them when I'm not quite so tired.

::: posted by johnok at 4:09 AM

ooh, neat little discovery - very big blog, which is also a most stylish and snappy-looking weblog if I do say so myself. link from yeah, totally.

::: posted by johnok at 3:57 AM

The post went cho-crazy this weekend now that the notorious cho has hit dc theaters - including a little interview tucked into the weekend section.Oh, and weekend section review and style section review and all that, no surprise there. I already saw her live when she came to town a while ago, so I haven't seen the movie. But I love the posters, though, what with the long long nails and threatening facial expression. Margaret Cho is a dangerous woman, girls!

::: posted by johnok at 3:55 AM

At this precise moment I happen to be in the amsterdam airport killing time what with my six hour layover and all... trying also not to fall asleep.

::: posted by johnok at 3:51 AM

Wednesday, August 28, 2002 :::

so there hasn't been much in the way of updating this week because I'm about to leave for vacation and have to get everything in order and have been kind of stressed out and worrying about other things. But I'm borrowing my brother-in-law's digital camera so I can duly record all that transpires.

::: posted by johnok at 6:12 PM

Friday, August 23, 2002 :::

Very thoughtful piece on the nature of journalism and what it ought to be.

::: posted by johnok at 5:14 PM

Tuesday, August 20, 2002 :::

who wants to write in for boring old anthony williams, when you can vote for a bugler/dancer/whatever who wears very coordinated outfits with her husband? And is friends with Marlon Brando? The photograph is a must-see - white garden-party hat and american flag scarf around her neck as she schmoozes with local politicos, her husband all the while accompanying her with a guitar. strum strum.

::: posted by johnok at 5:30 PM

Sunday, August 18, 2002 :::

it was very very hot today, especially walking to georgetown and back to go to the furniture store which unfortunately had the ugliest futons known to man. Ikea had nicer ones though they were not in stock. But no one has exactly what I want - a smallish futon that folds into a V during its intermediate folding stage. And is not ugly. I think I'm going to have to buy some drapey cloth fabric to cover the futon when not in use. And figure out how to rearrange my furniture.

oh, that supergood japanese punk girl band that I saw last weekend is called byokie. they don't show up anywhere helpful in google. But they apparently just relocated to dc and hopefully they'll be playing a few shows around town. hopefully not when I'm on vacation.

::: posted by johnok at 9:38 PM

Friday, August 16, 2002 :::

*sigh*. dotcom reminiscence. Oh, those giddy giddy days when dreamed of stock options and drank champagne on company time. It was too good to be true. Seen on ampersand.

::: posted by johnok at 5:23 PM

the post just LOVES that harvey fierstein. If I had money and free time I'd be up in nyc seeing hairspray on broadway.

::: posted by johnok at 5:21 PM

Thursday, August 15, 2002 :::

My New Yorker came in the mail yesterday, and there's an article about a day in the life of city restaurant inspector, and they have posted an interview with the author. The article was accompanied by a rather unsettling photograph of a cockroach scurrying across a health inspection form, which made me think that I was going to be truly horrified, but things weren't quite as bad I thought they might be.

::: posted by johnok at 5:16 PM

Sunday, August 11, 2002 :::

okay, so, I know, CornelWestHarvardLawrenceSummersbureaucratic infightingacademicprimadonnasafricanamericanstudiesunderfireandnow atPrincetonandetcetcetc, but Cornel West is going to be in the sequel to the Matrix! I love academic cameos, especially marshall mcluhan's being produced from behind a dividing screen in annie hall.

::: posted by johnok at 10:11 PM

saw josie and the pussycats this weekend - and it was as rightfully campy as I had hoped. The music and singing was a little lackluster, but that's not what I rented if for anyway. What I rented it for was that, simply put, Parker Posey is the best-dressed supervillainess to walk this earth. Of course, that is to be expected if you are secretly running an organization that is controlling all trends, fads and fashions through a discreet but effective subliminal messaging campaign incorporated into popular song lyrics - the best scene in the movie is the slang committee decreeing "the word for cool will be jerkin', as in: 'Dude, that's totally jerkin'.'" But enough spoiling the plot. Finding it in the video store requires a bit of digging around the shelves, but it is truly a hidden gem of movie.

Speaking of girl bands, I was walking home this afternoon, and what did I happen to come across but a band of japanese punk rocker girls playing a set in a nice shady section of the circle. Turns out it was part of ladyfest dc which I had heard about but didn't realize was so interesting. I'm trying to find out what what they were called - will post if I know.

::: posted by johnok at 9:48 PM

Wednesday, August 07, 2002 :::

I've been looking around at blogstreet, the latest little weblog gadget. It's been on daypop for a while.

::: posted by johnok at 5:22 PM

there has been a gay wedding in the comic book world ... maybe hothead paisan will settle down, too. But probably not.

::: posted by johnok at 5:20 PM

Friday, August 02, 2002 :::

So I've fixed up the sidebar a little bit. Added some recent archives and pruned a blog or two that had moved adresses or wasn't updating or whatever.

::: posted by johnok at 5:04 PM

right on. I have to say that even though I am a man of no uncertain political opinions, I generally don't post much on political issues. But every now and then I feel a need for fiery invective. I feel some brewing at the moment.

::: posted by johnok at 4:57 PM

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