Friday, March 25, 2011

Sweatshops

sweating, n. 2. b. spec. (a) The practice of doing piece-work overtime; (b) the practice of exacting hard work from employees for low wages, esp. under a middleman by sub-contract. (See sweat v. 5c, 6b)

[OED]

As you probably know, today is the 100th anniversary of the Triangle Fire, which happened just down the street from where I work. Unfortunately, those conditions are still with us...

new tune-yards video

Beginning part reminds me of that weird Renaldo and the Loaf video from back in the days. Go full screen...

tUnE-yArDs "Bizness"

SKI in the NY Times


Look what I found!

An article on debates over what it means to be pro-Israel featured this picture, taken in Sderot ... (by Rina Castelnuovo)

http://www.paintisrael.org/

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Elevator conversation

ER enters elevator, with cart full of recyclables. Two neighbors have already boarded.

NEIGHBOR ONE: Doing some recycling, huh.
ER: Yup.
NEIGHBOR TWO: So, you have four people living in that one-bedroom now, huh.
(Pause.)
ER: You two are real detectives today.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Rob Swift documentary premiere!

Friday, March 4, at the Jackson Heights Triplex!

DJ Rob Swift: Live! The Documented Movement debuts at the Queens World Film Festival

Premiere date: Tomorrow, March 4th. at 10:35pm

Location: Jackson Theater (Cinema #3) located at 40-31 82nd Street (off Roosevelt Avenue), Jackson Heights, NY 11379. http://www.jacksonheightscinema.com/

Directions: #7 Train to 82nd St./Jackson Heights

Admission fee: $6.00