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Disney Revives 'House of the Future'

"The 5,000-square-foot home, scheduled to open in May, will look like a suburban tract home outside. But inside it will feature hardware, software and touch-screen systems that could simplify everyday living." issue 10 - Worst-case scenario

"Its capacity to shock (and yes, it shocks very well) stems not merely from the intrinsic horror of a crash-nor from the seductive beauty of the image of itself, divorced from all historical context-but from the unsilenceable alarm bells within us all that remind us that the battlefield’s still there, it just looks different these days."

Stop Smiling Magazine » The Junkyard Band - The Word

"But perhaps its viability outside our beloved District is a non-issue. It’s thrived this long without serious play from concepts like “retail buy-ins” and “national radio partners,” so maybe brain-teasing on the widespread appeal isn’t the issue. Maybe it’s just incredible that a regional music has stayed distinct and virtually intact in its original form."

Newark goes 33 days without a murder -

"For the first time in more than four decades, the killings in Newark have stopped -- for the last month, at least -- and the billboards are coming down."

How Creationists peer-review their "academic" scholarship. - By Bonnie Goldstein - Slate Magazine

"Here the goal is not to ensure that research meets academic standards of scientific inquiry, but rather to ensure that the scholar's conclusions conform to a literal interpretation of the Bible."

Consumatron » Safeway Crushed Tomatoes (28 oz.)

"…of course, I’m in my boxers right now. I can afford myself some druthers."



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