mr. rogers died. total bummer. david newell (mr. mcfeely) is the official family spokesman. nice touch. i guess this means that mr. rogers is now in that great big neighborhood of make-believe in the sky. so, i wonder who is gonna feed the fish ...
Fred Rogers, host of 'Mister Rogers' Neighborhood,' Dies at 74
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
PITTSBURGH — Fred Rogers, who gently invited millions of children to be his neighbor as host of the public television show "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" for more than 30 years, died of cancer early Thursday. He was 74.
Mr Rogers' Neighborhood on the Internet
Thursday, February 27, 2003
this should be fun. glad i'm still using blogger and never had the time to switch to moveable type ...
Puzzling Out Google's Blogger Acquisition
by Chris Sherman
Associate Editor, Search Engine Watch
Google Buys Pyra: Blogging Goes Big-Time
Dan Gillmor's eJournal, Feb. 15, 2003
News of Google's acquisition of Pyra was first broken by San Jose Mercury News journalist Dan Gillmor, on his online weblog.
Evhead, Feb. 16, 2003
Pyra Labs CEO Evan Williams comments on the four month negotiating period with Google, and some of the changes that will (and won't) occur now that it's a Google operation.
Thursday, February 20, 2003
us attorney general john ashcroft has apparently started something of a trend among his peers ... covering up art that is "off-message." our latest example comes to us thanks to the fine work of colin powell and john negroponte. "modern art's most powerful antiwar statement," pablo picasso's guernica, has been covered up with a sheet at the united nations.
how they get away with this shit astounds me.
as a protest against their cover-up, i have made guernica the background image on my computer. yeah, it is silly, but it made me feel a little better. maybe you'll want to do the same thing.
Guernica Reproduction Covered at UN
from: Art Daily
NEW YORK.- The "Guernica" work by Pablo Picasso at the entrance of the Security Council of the United Nations has been covered with a curtain. The reason for covering this work is that this is the place where diplomats make statements to the press and have this work as the background. The Picasso work features the horrors of war. On January 27 a large blue curtain was placed to cover the work.
Fred Eckhard, press secretary of the U.N. said: "It is an appropriate background for the cameras." He was questioned as to why the work had been covered.
A diplomat stated that it would not be an appropriate background if the ambassador of the United States at the U.N. John Negroponte, or Powell, talk about war surrounded with women, children and animals shouting with horror and showing the suffering of the bombings.
This work is a reproduction of the Guernica that was donated by Mrs. Nelson A. Rockefeller to the U.N. in 1985.
A nice PBS retrospective of the work is here.
The Reina Sofía National Museum in Madrid, home of the original work.
Thursday, February 06, 2003