notes from
the MUCK . . .

How does your garden grow? With muck, muck and more muck! I spent much of today finishing the final muck box and then shifting muck from one box to the next. The first box, which the Big Lad is enthusiastically pointing out, has been rotting down for two years now and once we’d removed the top quarter of unrotted material, we found we’d hit the pay dirt.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Fuck You Analog, We Be Digital

Wilmington made history recently by becoming the first US city to make the switch to digital television. I watched the ceremony on the local news. It was spectacularly lame. A bunch of suits gathered in a stuffy conference room in front of a giant cardboard prop that looked like an enormous light switch. The top was labeled "Analog" and the bottom was labeled "Digital." The switch was flipped to Analog. There was a poorly synchronized countdown and when they hit zero, someone pushed the shaky handle to Digital. There was a blip on the screen, everyone applauded, and that was that.

Or so they thought.