Options The Media Squat with Douglas Rushkoff: Playlist from October 5, 2009 Options

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Options October 5, 2009: Interviewing Jonathan Letham

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Artist Track Album
Ramones  We want the Airwaves   Options Anthology: Hey, Ho, Let's Go 
Voidstar Runner  Cortical   Options -none- 
Flying Lotus  Melt   Options Los Angeles 
Ramones  We want the Airwaves   Options Anthology: Hey, Ho, Let's Go 

Listener comments!

  Mon. 10/5/09 6:01pm Charles-A.:

Hello and welcome the the Media Squat.
  Mon. 10/5/09 6:02pm Charles-A.:

Sorry if I seen a little disorganized, I just got in from doing my own show ("The Disability Show") for WSPC. Now let's all listen to "The Media Squat."
  Mon. 10/5/09 6:09pm Charles-A.:

That's actually a good definition for Fractal
  Mon. 10/5/09 6:13pm Charles-A.:

A fractal is a self referential, self- replicating quasi-infinite scaling structure.
  Mon. 10/5/09 6:14pm Charles-A.:

I didn't get squat (NOT the Media squat, :-) for my book.

At least its not costing me any more.
  Mon. 10/5/09 6:17pm Charles-A.:

The problem with talking about books is that you can't discuss the book. I LOVE the Ian McEwan quote.
  Mon. 10/5/09 6:18pm bill:

Hey Charles!
  Mon. 10/5/09 6:19pm Charles-A.:

Having friends will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through time of no friends.
  Mon. 10/5/09 6:20pm Charles-A.:

Hey bill. How are you?
  Mon. 10/5/09 6:21pm Charles-A.:

Though I have to say that "Rich or poor, its nice to have money."
  Mon. 10/5/09 6:24pm bill:

Great man, how are you? My first time in the chat room!
  Mon. 10/5/09 6:24pm Charles-A.:

I think I have to teach Douglas about NeoMaps which would let me know where all of you are from. (I have an audience if MSers which has even reached into Ulan Bator. :-)
  Mon. 10/5/09 6:25pm Charles-A.:

Welcome to your chat room. Its a kind of side conversation on what the program is about.
  Mon. 10/5/09 6:27pm Charles-A.:

I love these kinds of one way trips into useless knowledge.
  Mon. 10/5/09 6:30pm Charles-A.:

"Celtic vibe" Oh wow, kind of a Lucky Charms "hip hop"-ing swell jive.
  Mon. 10/5/09 6:34pm Charles-A.:

Reality can be porous. (Then again you may find yourself in a Lovecraft-ian Chthulu ream. Be careful out there.)
  Mon. 10/5/09 6:36pm Charles-A.:

Mondo 2000? Oh wow. Somebody get me a web reference to R.U.Serious...
  Mon. 10/5/09 6:38pm Charles-A.:

My early 20s. (Kwel... :-) This electronic typewriter doesn't do cuneiform. :-)
  Mon. 10/5/09 6:40pm Charles-A.:

My riffs are often based on a righteous wrath.
  Mon. 10/5/09 6:41pm stingy d:

big jonathan lethem fan! i tuned in late, i'll go back and listen. i'm absolutly feel a twitter coming on.
  Mon. 10/5/09 6:42pm stingy d:

am i at the wrong show?
  Mon. 10/5/09 6:44pm stingy d:

is cuneiform emoji for old people?
  Mon. 10/5/09 6:44pm Charles-A.:

I find they reality is a far more effective "spark in a dried field of grass" and can sear much deeper into your mind. (I like my ideas like my meat, Pitttsburg [, meaning burnt to a crisp on the outside and raw and bloody on the inside.] )
  Mon. 10/5/09 6:46pm Charles-A.:

Cuneiform is made with the cut end of some reeds in clay tablets. :-)

That's real old.
  Mon. 10/5/09 6:49pm Charles-A.:

The oldest writing in existence is the code of Hammurabi, which was a wage and price control document. (an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.)
  Mon. 10/5/09 6:50pm stingy d:

yea i bet.
  Mon. 10/5/09 6:51pm stingy d:

did anybody see the knicks first pre-season game?!!
  Mon. 10/5/09 6:52pm Bill Clinton:

I like my meat like I like my ideas, in someone else's head.
  Mon. 10/5/09 6:54pm Charles-A.:

Emoji (絵文字?) is the Japanese term for the picture characters or emoticons used in Japanese wireless messages and webpages. [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emoji ] :-) Cuneiform script (pronounced /kjuːˈniː.ɨfɔrm/ kew-NEE-i-form or /ˈkjuːnɨfɔrm/ KEW-ni-form) is the earliest known writing system in the world.[1] Cuneiform writing emerged in the Sumerian civilization of southern Iraq around the 34th century BC [2] during the middle Uruk period, beginning as a pictographic system of writing. Cuneiform was the most widespread and historically significant writing system in the Ancient Near East.[ same source ]
  Mon. 10/5/09 6:54pm bill:

Thanksgiving's a great time for the munchies!
  Mon. 10/5/09 6:56pm Charles-A.:

It depends on how they get in there. (Can you change somebody's mind bi hitting it with a brick?)
  Mon. 10/5/09 6:56pm stingy d:

i might actually second thought my first thought.
  Mon. 10/5/09 6:59pm Charles-A.:

The closing song it Melt by Flying Lotus.
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