Staublog January 13, 2004

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In the 70’s Spalding Gray (foto right) appeared in the Killing Fields and then wrote the hilarious “Swimming to Cambodia.” He had his “fifteen minutes of fame,” but now in his 60’s he is missing and reportedly depressed. I would not normally post such a piece as the outcome is inconclusive, but it is a tale too common in a world where the things we pursue are so seldom fulfilling once attained. CultureWatchers beware lest ye fall.
Spalding Gray is Missing

¢â‚¬¢ Sophisticated art appeared 30,000 years ago in the Ice-Age. It is turning heads because art did not seem to evolve. This is fascinating stuff.
Ice Age Art

¢â‚¬¢ My friend Marty O’Donnell is an award-winning composer, sound designer in the game world (Riven, Halo). He told me about some disgusting connections being made by marketing-types, between games and the porn industry. The logic? Young men like games and porn. Voila! His concerns are given voice in this piece. Note Larry Flynt’s comment: “Moses freed the Jews, Lincoln freed the slaves, and I want to free all the neurotics.”
Bill Gates Meets Larry Flynt?

¢â‚¬¢ Bertolucci’s NC-17 racy film has found a distributor and he thinks it ios great news. After all he says, “The Dreamers’ is finally making it to the U.S. in its uncut version. I’m relieved — in so many ways — that the distributor has had the vision to release my original film. After all, an orgasm is better than a bomb.”
Bertolucci’s NC-17

¢â‚¬¢ A new study says the young want to give time more than money and almost makes it sound noble. The CW knows, God is giver of time and money and He is worthy of both.
Young Donate Time Over Money

¢â‚¬¢ I had never been to a Wal-Mart until last summer. I don’t like to shop. I was immediately overwhelmed by the scope and implications of the whole low-price retailing phenomena. Conservatives criticize James Carville for his placing money over morality, “It’s the economy stupid.” Conservatives love Wal-Mart, but where is the morality in this money?
Wal-Mart: It’s the Economy Stupid

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