Shepard Fairey Is All Over My (Internet) TV

What do you need cable for anymore when you can get programs about stuff you want to see so easily on the internet? Sports. That’s what. (I was just looking to see if the Superbowl is being streamed this year, but couldn’t find any reliable results.)

Also, you know what? I don’t care that the Shepard Fairey backlash is in full swing, I’m still going to the Supply & Demand show at the ICA, and you should to. Let me know how much of a hack or farce or fake or fraud or rip off he is in the comments, I’ll be at the museum.

http://cdn.episodic.com/player/EpisodicPlayer.swf?config=http%3A%2F%2Fcdn.episodic.com%2Fshows%2F53%2F742%2F2%2Fconfig.xml

http://www.cbs.com/thunder/swf30can10cbsnews/rcpHolderCbs-3-4×3.swf

Shepard Fairey Is All Over My (Internet) TV

Chuck Klosterman Blog

Since my favorite authors refuse to have blogs of their own, I will do it for them. Here’s an article by Chuck Klosterman about Obama’s brother-in-law Craig Robinson a college basketball coach in Oregon. The famous campaign story of Michele making (NBA alumni) Craig let Obama play basketball with him and his friends is retold and analyzed from a different light.

Here’s Klosterman on The B.S. Report podcast. Haven’t listened yet, but I imagine it will be good.

And you know what else? Someone needs to come up with an Alltop channel that features all the articles by all the good authors who refuse to have blogs. I’m thinking Michael Lewis, Michael Pollan, Klosterman, maybe Susan Orlean if it’s about origami or orchids, maybe Krakauer, Gladwell because he never updates his site. There’s others. Who am I missing?

Chuck Klosterman Blog

208 Facebook Status Messages in 24 Hours

Another big event calls for another look at the Facebook Status Stream or FaStStream (get it? get it?). This one’s even in chronological order as opposed to the 273 Facebook Status from Election Day.

You can see the waves again, from mood to mood, more subtle this time. From eagerness the night before, to some folks waiting in line on the Mall, to when CNN/Facebook started up (those status messages are tagged), to when Obama was speaking and peeps were calling out their favorite quotations, to Rev Lowry calling for an ‘Amen’, to people getting ready to go out to Inaugural Balls.

One surprising absence is commentary on Chief Justice Roberts’ flubbing the oath (it’s been confirmed that the 20th Amendment makes the Oath a formality, so Obama IS officially the President). And it’s hard to tell that anyone was watching the parade (even the viewing stand was empty by the time it started). CNN was making references to the ceremonies running late all day and I hope, hope, HOPE, they don’t turn this into a ‘theme’ of the Administration. We’ll see. I watched the ceremony in a conference room at work on ABC via Slingbox. There were about 30-40 co-workers watching as well. Those are my memories from the day, what did you catch?

I’m exhausted and the Obamas still have 4 more balls to get to as of 11:46PM on 1/20. Not sure how they’re still going.

I’m going to lay it out right now. Facebook/Twitter needs to allow for exporting of these streams, or someone’s going to have to build the tool, because I don’t have the time to format these bitches every time we come together as a nation to celebrate the election of a transcendent figure. Got it?

Without further adieu, below are 208 Facebook Status Messages from my friends in 24 hours including the Inauguration.

BK is celebrating the final night of the worst 8 years our country has seen — at least in my lifetime. on Monday
JA has acquired his inauguration tickets. We’re in the back in the silver zone. Can’t wait till tomorrow! on Monday
EL is so excited for tomorrow i can hardly focus on anything! holy schmoley! we will finally have an inspiring leader! on Monday

More messages after the jump.
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It Really Does Feel Like Something Is Different

I don’t know how to say it any other way. Today feels different. Hopeful, not cynical, proud. We’re getting a capable administration, one that believes in a government that can help. Congratulations to America. That’s it for now.

Here’s the Election Time Capsule I put together in November.

Introduction
Celebrate! – A run down of the celebrations.
WINS! – A list of 38 sites and their winning posts.
Winners and Losers – 18 lists of election winners and losers.
Turnout, Voting, and Polling – Articles and stories about voting, polling, and turn out.
Reactions – Reactions from the world, pundits, and celebrities.
How Obama Won – Some thoughts on how Obama won.
Why McCain Lost – Some thoughts on why McCain lost and what next for the GOP.
Expectations and Advice – There are a lot of people with expectations and a lot of people with advice.
Race – Obviously electing the first black president is going to bring up comments on race.
Money and Business – What will the impact on your money and you business be?
The Media – Without the media, wherever would we be!?
Humor – Without the humor, wherever would we be!?
Miscellaneous – Without the miscellaneous, wherever would we be!?
Personal Stories from Friends – Just what it says.
273 Status Political Status Messages in 27 Hours – Just what it says.
Via – Here’s a list of all the sites I used in putting this together – the sources.

It Really Does Feel Like Something Is Different