Greetings from a damp and gloomy River of Boiling Water where I can’t even keep up with self-made deadlines. Sorry for the lack of post last week, but I promise this one will be just as adequate as ever.

On the Internets:

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President Obama has announced that he will nominate Dr. Carla Hayden as the next Librarian of Congress, which is awesome because she pretty much revolutionized the Baltimore public library system, is a huge opponent of the DMCA, actively fights against surveillance, and supports open access to the internet. Speaking of fighting against surveillance, none other than John Oliver has spoken up in support of Apple denying the FBI’s request to open up it’s software for surveillance. The cofounder of AOL has passed away at the age of 76. A man who gave his name as “Jonny Frackoff” in Farnborough, England has dressed up as a speed camera to protest government surveillance.

Meanwhile some clown was smoking meth in a Waffle House, and Santigold has a new video that YOU can star in.

Locally:

It’s been a lot of busy doing nothing around here lately, though I have spent a lot of time trying to get one of my mopeds running, as well as seeing Deadpool for the second time (still just as good and could watch again), and becoming slightly addicted to Baseball Highlights 2045.

I’ve Been Reading:

Secret Wars, Doctor Strange Chapter 1, Walking Dead, Saga

In the Earhole:

Eye Pollution:

In addition to the aforementioned Deadpool, I also recently watched Belle, which was quite good. I’ve also been enjoying The Night Manager which I think will be coming to AMC sometime soon. Quite good, and based on the John Le Carre novel of the same name.

Boring, Boring Arsenal:

It’s been a very rough week to be an Arsenal fan, after a loss to Swansea, a draw to Sp*rs, and the exit from the FA Cup at the hands of Watford yesterday. I am not looking forward to the Barcelona match Wednesday, and I feel the weekend trip to Everton will be a tough one as well. Fourth place is still a trophy, right?

 

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