Sunday, July 02, 2006

What's So Funny About Peace, Love, and Understanding

Okay, I have to say something about yesterday's story in the Los Angeles Times about state agencies monitoring anti-war protestors ("State Tracked Protesters in the Name of Security"), even though it's an F2F not a digital rhetoric story. But since Code Pink may well be on their list of subversive peace groups, I figured I'd post my own incriminating photo that was taken on the way to one of their marches. As far as assembly in a public place goes, at least law enforcement didn't post photos of the demonstrators on the World Wide Web with cash bonuses for those who ID'ed participants, unlike the University of Colorado Police Department did with pro-marijuana activists.

Luckily there is still plenty of digital entertainment marketed to peaceniks to be found, so they may not be such a niche group. For example, one can tune in to a flash cartoon about The End of the World for a cautionary tale about fun with nuclear weapons.

And there's more heart-warming fun to be found at the Eagle Cam, which shows webcasts from Maine of a nest of adorable, tiny, bald eagles. According to the LA Times, tens of thousands are tuning in.

Rockstar games, the maker of Grand Theft Auto, have even come out with what looks like an awesome table tennis game to keep the people who prefer two fingers to one happy.



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