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08.12.02

It's not exactly news that the Indian movie industry is swarming with glamour-struck gangsters.

http://www.bollywhat.com/darkside.html

http://www.guardian.co.uk/elsewhere/
journalist/story/0,7792,422515,00.html

But listen to this mafia character brag to the Indian press about the people he had whacked. Chhota Shakeel makes the Dapper Don sound like Silent Cal Coolidge.

http://www.rediff.com/news/2000/sep/
15rajan.htm

http://www.indiatoday.com/webexclusive/
interviews/2001003shakeel.html

http://www.hvk.org/articles/0101/2.html

Then the Indian cops managed to wiretap his chats with a prominent actor who needed a little favor in the way of rubbing out a rival screen star, and oh dear, it got all newsy.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/< BR>articleshow.asp?artid=17476766&sType=1

 

08.13.02

This business about "cruft" causing your PC to slowly and horribly rot...  It's so true. PCs should be sold with cruft warning labels and expiration dates.

http://www.ddj.com/documents/s=7453/< BR>ddj0208q/0208q.htm

 

08.14.02

I can't believe that MAXIM magazine, of all places, would run such a deeply insightful article about the basic dynamics of male-female relationships… Oh wait a sec. A woman wrote this. That explains it.

http://www.maximonline.com/world_o_sex/
articles/article_4752.html

 

08.15.02

TIGR is so magisterially into genetics, they've got a genetics art gallery.

http://gnn.tigr.org/articles/art_gallery.shtml

Nice earring.

http://gnn.tigr.org/articles/06_02/
dna_jewelry_art.shtml

Performance art.

http://gnn.tigr.org/articles/03_02/
cup_art.shtml

 

08.16.02

Why listen to political blather about the next Gulf War when you can watch it from outer space?

http://www.globalsecurity.org/eye/
pic-2002.htm

http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/
world/iraq/index.html

http://www.globalsecurity.org/eye/
lessons.htm

 


Bruce Sterling writes books like Darwin watched animals. Find out more about him, and read tattered electronic copies of Cheap Truth, at the Bruce Sterling Online Index. He lives with his wife Nancy and their two daughters in Austin, Texas.

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