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~ Vol. 8 ~

Bagels, video games, line ups and much more in today’s Quipsologies.


For those interested in interdisciplinary aesthetics, an embarrassment of riches:
1. Lectures by Allen Ginsberg, William S. Burroughs, Amiri Baraka, Harry Smith, Steve Lacy, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Ron Padgett and many others at the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University.

2. John Cage and Morton Feldman interviews at (sound-text composer) Charles Amirkhanian’s Other Minds.

Both collections are hosted at the astonishing Internet Archive, where every click opens up worlds.

Comedian Mitch Hedberg passed away last week at age 37. In reading the Associated Press obituary, I came across something which may — or may not — have any relevance to issues of originality and copying.

His rambling, non-sequitur style often drew comparisons to Steven Wright, but Hedberg disagreed. “If I made potato chips and put them in a can, people would say I was ripping off Pringles,” he said. “But what if I put them in a bag?”


Notes on Halo in The New York Times.

Lately, reviews and criticism of computer games have used the first-person techniques of New Journalism. Work is play, and the writer’s experience becomes the opinion instead of merely thumbs up or down.


Just when you thought you had it all figured out, a “new way” comes along in the form of a sequential lineup.


Amazon introduces “All you can eat” Express Shipping membership.


New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority goes after bagels: In an intellectual property dispute, MTA is asking F Line Bagels, a Brooklyn bagel shop, to cease and desist using trademarked work in their store. [Thanks to Matt Siegler for the tip]


Errol Saldanha, author of Beyond Graphic, is looking to develop “a common definition of the term ´┐Żbranding’” at Branding Branding.


“Why has ‘craft’ become a dirty word?” asks Carol Kino for The New York Times as more and more museums drop the word from their name. Maybe in, say, fifty years no one will understand the meaning of craft and graphic designers will finally be able to dedicate themselves to affecting change, saving the world and solving clients’ problems. [Caution: Irony and sarcasm present]


“Design is a servant, and it’s important that design serves people well,” and other thoughts can be found at B L A N K.


NewsDesigner gathers front pages from around the world reporting on the Pope’s passing.

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PUBLISHED ON Apr.03.2005 BY The Speak Up Authors
Gunnar Swanson’s comment is:

re: F Line. Many years ago a band ran afoul of the second city’s transport folk and had to give up calling themselves CTA. They spelled out the transit authority’s first name and have recorded more albums as Chicago than they probably should have. If they are forced to change their name, I wonder what F Line Bagels will spell out.

On Apr.03.2005 at 10:57 PM
Armin’s comment is:

Another deserving Quipsology (to be added to the main entry in a few seconds):

NewsDesigner gathers front pages from around the world reporting on the Pope's passing.

On Apr.04.2005 at 10:37 AM
M Kingsley’s comment is:

...and some more F-line shenanigans.

On Apr.04.2005 at 07:47 PM