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The Glorious Cyberpunk Handbook Tour (Mondo 2000 History Project Entry #9)

By R.U. Sirius & Patrick Di Justo, posted on April 29, 2012

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The book project, How To Mutate & Take Over the World, which we were to complete for Ballantine Books in six months was complicated enough — considering that we, at first, took the title seriously — and we were way too young, in terms of technology, to compose a handbook for a victorious fusion of […]

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CISPA. Heeeere’s Anonymous! Where’s Google?

By R.U. Sirius, posted on April 27, 2012

CISPA.  Everybody’s saying it’s SOPA v.2 only worse.  And while I don’t want to disempower popular dissent, let’s be honest.  SOPA died when Google and other economic powerhouses threatened action.  Where is Google now?   As John F. Kennedy once said, “Those who make Google revolution impossible, will make Anonymous inevitable.”      

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A Back Alley World Of Seduction, Intrigue, & Nine & Two Thirds Fingers – Review of Finger’s Breadth By M. Christian

By Sasha Mitchell, posted on April 24, 2012

  Did Oscar Wilde ever mention a baby-shit sofa, as fetishized by Tom of Finland, and crusted with salty, sweet sticky?  Cliche to throw out Wilde when reviewing a piece of m4m fic?  About as cliche as including a reference to Sex in the City in said fic. Really, I josh.  Because apart from a […]

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Drone Delivery

By Valkyrie Ice, posted on April 20, 2012

I was reading this article the other day and got a good laugh. But I had to agree with the writer: “Here’s the idea as outlined on TacoCopter.com: customers download a smartphone app, which allows them to order tacos to a specific location. The tacos then arrive via flying quadcopter. Tipping your delivery drone is presumably optional. […]

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Peter Tosh Wishes You A Happy 420

By R.U. Sirius, posted on

Well, speaking from personal experience, I’m not so sure that it’s so good for asthma…  but it certainly changes your perspective about it.  On the other hand… Happy 420!

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Google Glasses Are Ugly But Important

By Valkyrie Ice, posted on April 18, 2012

  They are ugly. They are definitely not “cutting edge” hardware. They are so very limited in their “usability”, but none of that really matters. They will still likely replace your current smartphone’s interface over the next five years. They are the “Google Glasses” and you should probably get used to seeing people wearing them. […]

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The Tragic Nature Of Stream Of Unconsciousness Politics

By Khannea Suntzu, posted on April 15, 2012

  We are now globally in the era that almost nobody has a clue what’s really happening, what we are doing, what we need to do, what is good and what is evil. This is caused by a tidal wave of memetic engineering. And not even very professional memetic engineering — most of this emerging […]

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“I Really Do Think Of The World As A Kind Of Cryptogram”

By R.U. Sirius, posted on April 13, 2012

Continuing on my momentary Leyner obsession… Feeling a bit guilty for portraying Mark Leyner’s Sugar Frosted Nut Sack as a beautifully mean frollick through a human wastescape when actually there’s a strong element of Leyner finding “god” — finding patterns — amidst all the ludicrous debris…  and so I came across this and decided to […]

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An Infinite Jest Done In Bad Taste: Mark Leyner Nails America’s Discombobulated Zeitgeist

By R.U. Sirius, posted on April 10, 2012

Upon reading the first three pages of Mark Leyner’s new novel, The Sugar Frosted Nutsack, in which Leyner lays out a sort of creation myth for our times, albeit starting with the declaration There was never nothing followed by a typically leyneresque, dense, electrifyingly poetic description of the universe gaining some sort of context or […]

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Bad Thoughts & The Politics Of The Polysyllabic: An Interview With Mark Dery

By R.U. Sirius, posted on April 8, 2012

Mark Dery has long been one of my favorite writers: a critical thinker whose razor sharp attacks on American idiocracy are always leavened by dry humor, colorful but precise language and an amused dissection of human perversity.  In a better country, Dery would be widely recognized as one of our premier essayists. Indeed, one reviewer, […]

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