–Paris police discovered an underground movie theater hidden among the miles of catacombs that wind beneath the streets of Paris. There was a well-stocked collection of films, from 1950s classics to current releases, as well as a bar set up in a niche. However, when police returned with electritians to trace the theater’s power source, all of the equipment had been hastily removed, replaced with a note which read “Do not try to find us.” A group called “The Perforating Mexicans” has claimed responsibility for the cinema. This reporter, in addition to being very sorry that he did not get a chance to visit this cinema, believes that Dave Barry would agree that The Perforating Mexicans would be an excellent name for a rock band.
–This datafountain is very cool. It uses fountains of water to display the exchange rates of yen, euros, and dollars. Its inventor imagines incorporating other “implicit data” into our surroundings as natural, aesthetically pleasing forms such as water and light. On the one hand, I would love for the environment I live in to be less hard, cold, and technological, and more like nature. On the other hand, will this eventually lead to a “clockwork” environment where even so-called nature is a computer-driven “representation” of nature.
–Quote of the day:
“Because if we make the wrong choice, then the danger is that we’ll get hit again. That we’ll be hit in a way that will be devastating from the standpoint of the United States…”
–Dick Cheney, borrowing a persuasion tactic from John Gotti.