guerrilla conference presentation

listen to the presentation
I really like my job. Some days I love my job. Today was one of those days.

We actually made the following presentation today at the Softworld 2000 conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia:

Ladies and gentleman, I respectfully request your attention for the next two minutes and forty three seconds…

 

Who Killed Biggie Smalls?

Salon.com asks the question: Who Killed Biggie Smalls?

He ain’t dead folks. He ain’t dead.

 

interesting and perplexing site

media.org is an interesting and perplexing site. Definitely worth browsing.

The site includes an intersting article on intellectual property theft.

 

keywords indeed

according to our logs, folks have been lead to actsofvolition.com after entering the following interesting keywords into popular search engines:

  • volitity
  • volition
  • incoherent
  • machina near friends near
  • +nologo +klein
  • exacomm

and by far the winner:

  • +“joanne malar” +“picture”
 

read McSweeny’s.

I recommend reading “First in a Series of Sex Stories That Lose Their Way.” Do not be intimidated by the long title, as the story itself is not particularily long. Also do not be intimidated by the fact that the story contains sex. Unless you are my grandmother, you will not be offended. If you are my grandmother, I promise to write soon. Sorry.

 

i’m afraid of americans.

Isn’t it odd how some Canadians get more involved and excited in the American elections than they do in their own? Some sort of political penis envy, no doubt.

Speaking of Americans and phallic imagery, check out www.ProtectAmericansNow.com. Propagandist ads and a zipcode specific report of how vulnerable you may be to missile attack: interactive and fun! Building a missile defense system to start up a new arms race – the very pinacle of safety itself! Not that the United States has any legitimacy in this area to begin with as it can’t even overcome partisan politics to approve a nuclear test ban treaty.

Hope the wind isn’t blowing northwards when the bombs start to drop.

 

If I were an American I would vote for you Ralph.

“If you do not turn on to politics, politics will turn on you.” – Ralph Nader

Ralph Nader can give a rousing speech after all. While I do find he sounds more like a politician in this clip than ever before, I think he has earned it. However, with 12,000 cheering supporters in Fleet Center in Boston I fear this may well have been the climax of his campaign.

Watch him speak at the rally in Portland and be moved. (RealVideo)

 

farewell to wendel.

It has been brought to my attention that my online persona needs some work. Apparently I am not sufficiently sensitive or compasionate and come across as a sarcastic, and inconsiderate jerk who taunts his readers while continually bitching about the world and occasionally hitting on attractive Olympic atheletes.

Let in be known that I too have feelings. Why, just this evenings I almost cried watching the standing ovation received by the now retired Wendel Clark. There were tears in my eyes. Honest. Swear to God.

See, I can admit to an actual emotion without being ironic or sarcastic.

 

truth in advertising

Truth in Advertising (requires QuickTime)

I think I may have actually been to that meeting.

Thanks to 37signals for the link.

 

world sucks even more than previously thought

Not only was Ralph Nader denied the opportunity to participate in the debate, they didn’t even let him sit in the audience.

Holy shit.

If the fact that the debate was boring as hell isn’t enough, I recommend you read Why voters will lose out in Tuesday’s debate by Ralph himself.