I owe apologies to 'copter readers for the lull in posts. Things in New York have been a bit hectic and I've been missing out on things like sleep and food, so it only follows that the blog has suffered. So, below are a few things I've been discovering over the past few days that I've been meaning to share with you.
--Don't Tase Me, Bro!--
I talk about civil liberties now and again on the IMOcopter, but now there's a great blog all about civil liberties violations across the country. Named for a previously-blogged video of a Tasing at University of Florida, Don't Tase Me Bro! is a compendium of the falicies that are slowly turning this country into an Orwellian shenanigan.
I had a lovely, random encounter with an old acquaintance from high school, and she directed me to the fantastic children's show that she and her friends have created and are pitching to PBS and other children's television programming sources. The show is called Fun Club. The music is fantastic, the show is entertaining and nostalgic, and the clothes are all-too-familiar if you live in Brooklyn, NY. Tons of fun to watch. Best of luck to the Fun Club.
If you love desktop backgrounds, then have I got a treat for you. Kitsune Noir is a great site that offers up music, photography, and art in a cozy and tasteful forum. In particular, there is a section of desktop backgrounds, entitled The Desktop Wallpaper Project. Some of these patterns are astounding. So, drink it up, people, and make your drab desktop exciting to look at again, making all of your friends who come over say, "Whoa, cool desktop dude!" Which is important.
Got something to say, some opinion about a restaurant? A dentist's office? A club, or bar? Or basically anything, in any city? Well then check out YELP, a site where you and everyone else gets to review just about any place in any city, so that you can see exactly how real people feel about the place you are taking your next date, or getting your next cup of coffee, or next root canal, or... you get the picture.