"...it's not the training to be mean but the training to be kind that is used to keep us leashed best." ~ Black Dog Red

"In case you haven't recognized the trend: it proceeds action, dissent, speech." ~ davidly, on how wars get done

"...What sort of meager, unerotic existence must a man live to find himself moved to such ecstatic heights by the mundane sniping of a congressional budget fight. The fate of human existence does not hang in the balance. The gods are not arrayed on either side. Poseiden, earth-shaker, has regrettably set his sights on the poor fishermen of northern Japan and not on Washington, D.C. where his ire might do some good--I can think of no better spot for a little wetland reclamation project, if you know what I mean. The fight is neither revolution nor apocalypse; it is hardly even a fight. A lot of apparatchiks are moving a lot of phony numbers with more zeros than a century of soccer scores around, weaving a brittle chrysalis around a gross worm that, some time hence, will emerge, untransformed, still a worm." ~ IOZ

Apr 23, 2010

If You Have Any Doubt About The Wrongness

...that Facebook represents:


JM said...

I..I have a facebook.. I go to it ocasionally,but it's nice for family and long distance friend commmunication..heh..heh?

Jack Crow said...

I guess that's not the point of my criticism. My youngest brother is all over facebook, and I don't think there's anything wrong with him.

Well, other than being a perfect example of merit apathy (even if he really is an earnest, nice young man).

The problem, I think, is that it's a giant data mining operation - and its latest policy changes fit in nicely with all that corporate sponsorship behind the intrepid founder's ugly little head.

Jack Crow said...




JM said...

So he's to be hated because he's a rich havard boy? So is Conan Fucking O Brien. Unless you think it's some secret government front for the patriot act. Foxtrot's rather insane anyway: he's paranoid of anyone who doesn't think like him and is also a states rights type of guy. Whenever I try to disagree with him,he thinks I'm a CIA operative. No really.

Jack Crow said...


Not that he's a Harvard boy. That he's pretending to be a social innovator, in order to cover a massive data mining operation.

JM said...

So it is a cover for the Patriot Act?

Justin said...

Jack: "It is a data mining operation."
JM: "So you are saying it's a patriot act front?"

A perfect example of taking someone's self-evident remark and distorting into a without evidence, conspiracy theory, in order to make it look ridiculous.

Look, FB is not even attempting to hide the data mining aggregation it is providing to marketers. This is a selling point for it.




JM said...

All right, point taken: that coke thing's a fucking stupid idea.