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Week 63

01.13.03

I have to admire the boyish joie de vivre of a guy whose hobby is blowing up high explosives with target rifles.

http://www.boomershoot.com

 

01.14.03

The unheimlich Australian artwork of Patricia Piccinini. This stuff is beyond the biopunk beyond. I wonder if she's got kids.

http://www.patriciapiccinini.net

 

01.15.03

If you've never seen me ranting in public, I've got to say that I'm pretty well in top form in this Watson Institute clip.

http://www.watsoninstitute.org/infopeace/
tactsym/video.cfm

 

01.16.03

I got one of these for Christmas. It's really cute, it works great and the solar-powered gearworks are just nifty-keen.

http://www.plumasmansion.com/
rainbow_makers.htm

 

01.17.03

There is something very weird, sinister and Arthur Koestler DARKNESS AT NOON going on in Turkmenistan. Foreign minister turned dissident confesses on TV, "Living in Russia, we took drugs and recruited mercenaries to commit terrorist attacks." That's either true or it isn't, and it's really bad either way.

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/text/
134605093_turkmenistan30.html

http://famulus.msnbc.com/FamulusIntl/
ap12-29-133302.asp?reg=ASIA

http://www.eurasianet.org/departments/
insight/articles/eav042602.shtml

Note that he accused the President of being a major-league heroin conduit before this supposed TV confession that he himself is personally chock-full of heroin.  Brrrr.

Smack is all over the place there.

http://www.erkin.net/chronicle/
drugs_eng.html

"What minimal coherent policy formulation and implementation that existed in Turkmenistan has probably dissolved in the face of executive incompetence, chronic discontinuity and endemic corruption."

http://www.cacianalyst.org/2002-12-04/
20021204_TURKMENBASHI_ASSASSINATION
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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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