When they're not breaking down doors they're installing them

Steven Berlin Johnson notes that you can't copy and paste text from the Apple iPad's iBook application. You can highlight it...


but then all you can do is "bookmark" it:

you can’t actually copy the text, to paste it into your own private commonplace book, or email it to a friend, or blog about it. And of course there’s no way to link to it. What’s worse: the book in question is Penguin's edition of Darwin’s Descent of Man, which is in the public domain. Those are our words on that screen. We have a right to them. [hyperlink, emphasis added]

With the "NY Times Editor’s Choice iPad app" (yuck) you can't even select, Johnson notes--it's just a frozen screen of words.

You just have to laugh, hard, when people say Apple is "moving us forward" or "moving computing into the next generation."

[hat tip ED]

sigmar polke


found through google images - liking what the imagination supplies to this murk, contrary to what certain galleries try to enforce with no-photo policies - stop surfing, stare at this for five minutes (or more) and try to decode the panels

Psycho from Texas

Wheeler, 1975
Psycho from Texas (USA reissue title)
The Butcher (UK video title)
The Hurting (USA reissue title)
The Mama's Boy (USA recut version)
Evil + Hate = Killer (undefined)

A friend gave me a VHS of this. Random excellent IMDb review from "Jeff Norris":

License plate on the car and the main actor are from Texas. Where is this taken place? Nobody says anything about that, in a town, and in no time in the middle of nowhere with a run down refinery. My Grandfather was the Bank President and Mr. Phillips best friend. His role was short and sweet to the point and I believe he acted as himself with no lines. He was just like, think about this, and added logic reasons, he should have been asked in the meantime why weeler cashed a check with no I.D. from someone else's account. Sound was what can I say, horrible, chase scene was miles long, so still trying to figure out where they were! I could tell though that the courthouse in El Dorado was noticeable in South Arkansas. More porn on this movie than movies of that nature nowadays. It's alright if your bored! I watched it only for the 2 or 3 minute scene my Grandfather played as the best friend to Mr. Phillips.