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Is American Culture Healthy?

October 10th, 2008 — 4:27am

Try­ing out the Ask500People polling / sur­vey / crowds­marts (col­lec­tive intel­li­gence is too clean a term for this) ser­vice, I thought I’d throw out a com­pli­cated ques­tion, but ask for a sim­ple answer.
In light of the col­lapse of Amer­i­can — and now global - finan­cial mar­kets [which are melt­ing faster than the polar ice caps, if anyone’s inter­ested in what may prove to be a telling envi­ron­men­tal par­al­lel with dire impli­ca­tions for our col­lec­tive future], I’m won­der­ing “Is Amer­i­can cul­ture healthy?“
Here’s the responses so far — join in!

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Four Things...

February 1st, 2006 — 10:39pm

At Peter Boersma’s invi­ta­tion.
Who else has deliv­ered news­pa­pers?
Four Jobs I’ve Had
1. paper­boy
2. radio DJ
3. pizza maker
4. entre­pre­neur
Four Movies I Can Watch Over And Over
1. The Blues Broth­ers (not the new one)
2. Le Samourai
3. In The Mood For Love
4. Last Life In the Uni­verse
Four Places I’ve Almost Lived, And Still Plan To
1. Hong Kong
2. New York
3. San Fran­cisco
4. Ams­ter­dam
Four TV Shows I Love
1. Bat­tlestar Galac­tica (the new one, the new one)
2. Iron Chef (not the new one)
3. The Daily Show
4. Arrested Devel­op­ment
Places I’ve Vaca­tioned
1. Barcelona
2. Sor­rento
3. Lis­bon
4. Yuong Shua
Four of My Favorite Dishes
1. Seared Tuna
2. Osso Bucco
3. Phở
4. Spicy Fish Tacos
Four Sites I Visit Daily
1. Ama­zon — been buy­ing a lot of books these past weeks…
2. allofmp3.com — where I get my music fix
3. cmswatch.com — indis­pens­able when you’re work­ing a cms gig
4. Coolhunting.com — when you need a break from the func­tional
Four Places I Would Rather Be Right Now
1. In an enoteca in Rome
2. Rid­ing my Cus­tom X
3. Sip­ping a mojito on the beach
4. In an art gallery
Four Blog­gers I’m Tag­ging
1. Dav­ezilla (much fun­nier than any­thing you’ll see here…)
2. Face­time (is there such a thing as ital­ian motor­cy­cle envy…)
3. Rashmi Sinha (rashmi’s blog is con­sis­tently of stel­lar qual­ity — will she join in some friv­o­lous socia­bil­ity?)
4. Seth Gor­don (seth’s in seat­tle now, will he have time to indulge an old east coast buddy?)

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