"This is a very exciting day for me and my family. Oscar Wilde once said that very few of us are treated as we deserve, and thank God for that. I have been blessed far beyond what I deserve. But deserved or not, I am very grateful, and proud beyond words to have this opportunity to serve as the 28th president of The University of Texas at Austin." -Bill Powers, new UT President
Smetana’s "The Maldau", as performed by puppets:
cory’s show opens this friday:
" subtractions, modifications, addenda, and other recent contributions to participatory culture "
83 Grand Street
September 29 – November 4, 2006
Opening: Friday, September 29, 6:00PM – 8:00PM
cab probably has these, but i found them today.
Words from the latest lecture series, which I think are very nice:
A tractor-trailer carrying two dozen crushed automobiles overtakes a tractor-trailer carrying a dozen new.
Oil is a form of waiting.
The internal combustion engine converts the stasis of millennia into motion.
Cars howl on rain-wetted roads.
Airplanes rise through the downpour and throw us through the blue sky.
The idea of the airplane subverts earthly life.
Computers can deliver nuclear explosions to precisely anywhere on earth.
A lighting bolt is made entirely of error.
Erratic Mercurys and errant Cavaliers roam the highways.
A girl puts her head on a boy’s shoulder; they are driving west.
The windshield wipers wipe, homesickness one way, wanderlust the other, back and forth.
This happening to your father and to you, Galway- sick to stay, longing to come up against the ends of the earth, and climb over.
The Journal has a new website. It’s tight. The new issue is pretty awesome as well. Gonz is like the guest editor and it comes with this neat lil’ skate video. Also, there’s a Gus Van Sant photo feature that’s cool as heck.