Here’s part III in ‘the Pixies are Terrorists Saga’ – which is honestly set to be the best third episode in a trilogy since X-Me…Spiderm….Well, in a long long time. (more…)
Archive for June 2010
FINALLY! The Cold War Spy Game is back on between Russia and the United States!
11 people were charged today in the climax of an F.B.I investigation that has been going on for the past 7 years. If you think all the classified material that the Soviets stole from America during the Cold War was crazy, wait until you hear what these cunning spies were up to! (more…)
Here’s a link to an opinion article written by Timothy Egan called “the Last Firing Squad.”
The piece tells tales of executions out on the American Frontier – state sanctioned killings carried out by the noose and by gun-slingers. Not all the stories are from way back in the Wild West though – two are from the last twenty years, and one of those is from last week.
In the earlier post that I wrote on the Pixies’ career as terrorists, I ended by pointing out a couple questions raised by the satirical article that had been written by Larry Haiven, and people’s reaction to its claim that the Pixies were now terrorists in the eyes of the Canadian government.
In this post, if you don’t mind, I’d like to deal with the first question. I’ll tackle the issue of cultural terrorism some other time…well more likely I’ll just never bring it up again. Anyways, as I’m sure you remember, the first question was: “how it could be believable that the Canadian government would actually label a band as terrorists for canceling a gig?”
Here’s a link to an opinion article written by David Brooks called “the Culture of Exposure.”