A short but very interesting documentary about a group of judicial and law enforcement agents in the US openly critizising the current “War on Drugs” from the past 36 years as a flawed policy, in the same way that the prohibition on alcohol between 1920-33 created the scarce market that lead to the increase of criminality. Interesting not only because of the facts presented, but because of who these 5,000 people are – the ones who deal with the drug reality on a daily basis. Via the MLS blog.
Monthly Archives: August 2006
A beautiful take on alternative rock songs, transformed into instrumental lullabies. I do hope they start selling the CDs here in Europe or through iTunes, I want them all for Carolina! Via BoingBoing. [update: they'll ship the CDs worldwide, I've pre-ordered four - Radiohead, Coldplay, The Cure, and the Beachboys]
I’ve just finished reading the electronic version of Cory Doctorow‘s Down and Out In the Magic Kingdom, a story about the ad-hocracy fights in the post scarcity Bitchun society for the control of Walt Disney World. An interesting read, although the real scale of the changes is very subtly described.
And just today I saw this video (via BoingBoing) about a rare Walt Disney World moment captured by a visitor, the Haunted Mansion with the lights on! It’s funny because the Haunted Mansion is one of the main “battlegrounds” of the book.