Aaron 8Legs’ Grandma Duck is no longer in any pain. Godspeed and Ashé, ashé, ashé.

Bad Subjects, Elizabeth Hurst, “Speaking My Conscience” (via wood s lot)

WampumBlog notices the Washington Times’ “Fighting Whites inspire imitators” as well as a little vaccine manufacturer accountability.

Jason Toney’s written his first article for Vibe.

Ralph Nader will guest-host on Monday’s CNN “Crossfire”? Can’t wait!

Guardian UK, Estelle Addley, “Faking It”

[…] “All I know from the men I’ve ever spoken to is that they like girls to have an arse on them,” she tells GQ, “so why is it that women think that in order to be adored they have to be thin? Very thin?” […]

sigh Now is the Winslet of my digital discontent.

In between episodes of running into A., Joe Pennant got to check out the People’s Republic of Berkeley’s civic proceedings.

I owe Adrienne many thanks for lacing me recently with largesse.

I have a feeling I’m going to want to PayPal a few sawbucks to Cory Doctorow after I finish “Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom.”

Jacked from Cheek: the Global Consciousness Project.

Freaky Trigger Christmas Joke. You’ll laugh ’til all is quiet on New Year’s Day.

Alternet.org (via Intervention Magazine), Frederick Sweet, “Green Party ‘Terrorists'” (via David Grenier)

[…] At one point during his interrogation, Stuber asked if they really believed the Greens were equal to al Qaeda. Then they showed him a Justice Department document that actually shows the Greens as likely terrorists � just as likely as al Qaeda members. […]

George Lucas, digitize this! Alex Golub’s “My Weekend with Leuschke.org,” Vols. 1, 2, 3, 4 and (finally!) 5.

N.Y. Times, Guy Trebay, “Bring On the Clowns: Goofy Today, In Stores Tomorrow”

[…] the distinction between clothes produced for the runways and those designed for the tanbark is no longer sharp. It is not merely a matter of fashion don’ts becoming must-haves, of consumers being encouraged to flout the conventions that once forbade wearing plaids with stripes. Rather it is that markers of minority, and often outsider, cultures (drag queens, performance artists, clowns) have been taken up by fashion, which has carried them to the mainstream. A half-century ago dreadlocks would never have been encountered outside a sideshow tent or the hills of Jamaica. These days you would be hard pressed to avoid them on a college campus or, for that matter, on catwalks in New York and Milan. […]

Note to Trebay: Go buy a copy of Outkast’s “The Whole World” and Common’s “Electric Circus,” and don’t mock the ‘locks.