This American Prospect
article, "The New New Gore
" (via Making Light
), is simultaneously pretty heartening and absolutely infuriating. Heartening because it sums up Gore's rad recent and semi-recent activities, but absolutely infuriating because so much of it reads as though the author were deliberately writing the most deplorable insiderish "narrative"-driven piece possible, using Political Fictions
and The Daily Howler as kind of reverse guides. I guess if it's parody it gets props for subtle and believable deployment, but otherwise, dude!
On the other hand, I can say only good things about this video, entitled "Birds
(If you only follow one link, totally go for the video.)
ALSO: A BONUS FOR THE KIDS, RETROACTIVELY MAKING THIS ENTRY "TWO PRETTY DIFFERENT THINGS FOLLOWED BY A THIRD THING SOMEWHAT SIMILAR TO THE SECOND THING IN A VAGUE CATEGORICAL WAY BUT STILL PRETTY DIFFERENT FROM THE FIRST"
(Please note that the title will not be changed.)
The bonus is this nice Jose Gonzalez cover of "Love Will Tear Us Apart
." I found it on Puritan Blister