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Week 56

11.25.02

http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2002/
11/22/1037697876122.html

http://dipartimento.dse.uniroma1.it/
sylosPersonal/ANDRIOTI.HTML

Well, I guess that makes it official. The Prime Minister of Italy was also the top boss of the Sicilian Mafia. Like, forever.

http://www.mafiapost.com/

Makes you wonder how many other heads of state are organized crime capos. Oodles of them, most likely.

 

11.26.02

Here comes "Buy Nothing Day." A worthy cause just for the sake of freaking out the straights.

http://www.adbusters.org/campaigns/
bnd/toolbox/posters/

It always kind of bugs me when I see a campaign that dead people can do better than live people.

 

11.27.02

Well, the French finally decided to go easy on the top-dog malefactors in their massive oil-and-politics scandal. Enron people will get off the same way, someday.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/
2493197.stm

The wackiest thing about the Elf-Aquitaine scandal was the sex angle. Namely, Christine Deviers-Joncour, the self-proclaimed "Whore of the Republic." I'll be sorry to see Christine fade into Monica Lewinsky obscurity, because when it came to cherchez-la-femme, Christine classed the whole planet up. Snazzy Paris love-nest, ancient Greek statuary, a real paying job, and so chic, too.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/
europe/1155620.stm

The top Elf-Aquitaine moment for me was when cops apprehended fugitive oil exec Alfred Sirven and he ATE HIS CELL PHONE. Yes, he ATE it. Dang!

http://support.casals.com/aaaflash1/
busca.asp?ID_AAAControl=4125

 

11.28.02

Rudy Rucker and I have a joint story out in the Jan 2003 ASIMOV'S. It's called "Junk DNA." It's probably the weirdest, gnarliest piece of prose that ever appeared under my byline.

http://www.mathcs.sjsu.edu/faculty/rucker/

 

11.29.02

Remarkably rich art site here at aeroplastics.

http://www.aeroplastics.net/

Gregory Green makes fake terrorist bombs as artworks. I bet Greg's in all kinds of hot water these days.

http://www.aeroplastics.net/green_1999/
greengr1.htm

Swell biopunk aesthetic going down here.

http://www.aeroplastics.net/geerlinks_2002/
mg_2002_00.html

http://www.aeroplastics.net/geerlinks_2002/
mg_2002_13.html

http://www.aeroplastics.net/geerlinks_2002/
mg_2002_01.html

http://www.aeroplastics.net/geerlinks_2002/
mg_2002_10.html

http://www.aeroplastics.net/geerlinks_2002/
mg_2002_08.html

Toy season with Dana Wyse.

http://www.aeroplastics.net/dana_wyse/
dwotoy2.html

http://www.aeroplastics.net/dana_wyse/
dwotoy1.html

http://www.aeroplastics.net/dana_wyse/
dwotoy6.html

Has Naomi "No Logo" Klein been informed?

http://www.aeroplastics.net/buetti/1_gf/
buetti_gf_00.html

http://www.aeroplastics.net/buetti/2_lfl/
buetti_lfl_22.html

The least scarifying images in Robert Gligorov's extensive oeuvre.

http://www.aeroplastics.net/
gligorov_updated/gligorov_76_02.html

http://www.aeroplastics.net/
gligorov_updated/gligorov_26.html

And lots, lots more!

 


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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