February 18, 2006 19:38 | WebBlogging

Yahoo! designates Kevin Sites a world region

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(I promised myself not to make cynical comments about such things as weblogs and web 2.0 and all that silliness anymore but...)

A wonderful glowing example of how "media" perverts "reality".

"I don't care what is going on in the Middle East, Europe, latin America, Africa, Asia, Canada (!?!) or Australia/Antarctica (!?!?!?!?)... Just gimme Kevin Sites to read me my bedtime story!!"

Also notice the label on the pulldown directly beneath, which allows the reader to choose to search "All News & Blogs", "Yahoo! News Only", "News Photos" or "Video, Audio".

I can't aptly verbalize why this is absurd, even obscene, to me. Sorry. For now I point and laugh. Please join me if you happen to find it so too.


In a certain Chinese encyclopedia it is written that 'animals are divided into:
(a) belonging to the Emperor, (b) embalmed, (c) tame, (d) suckling pigs, (e) sirens, (f) fabulous, (g) stray dogs, (h) included in the present classification, (i) frenzied, (j) innumerable, (k) drawn with a very fine camelhair brush, (l) et cetera, (m) having just broken the water pitcher, (n) that from a long way off look like flies.'

Michal, best comment evar. :)
Full points for quoting Foucault's preface to his "Order of Things", where he quotes a Borges text I have yet to identify.

Oh so à propos. Thank you. :)



but who, or where, is kevin sites? ... or is that several different places? several places that kevin has been?

Ah yes, perfect, thank you Hugh. My copy of "Labyrinths" mysteriously folded into itself and vanished from this temporal plane.

(i.e. I lent it out and forgot to whom... :p

same here, though i am waiting for someone else to write the exact same text - it's bound to happen eventually. thank god for the "Internet."

Ahaaahahahaa nice nice.
You mean "The Library" right? ;)

library & pierre menard.

no no I meant, when you said "the internet", which some have called "The Library" ("which some have called 'The Universe')...