Erschienen am 19.12.2012

Dackelkrieg (Ada Blitzkrieg)
Ein ganzes Buch für nur 3,99 Euro. Aus der Leseprobe: „Der Arzt drückte so lange aufgeregt an meinem entzündeten Ekelrücken herum, bis wir beide knietief in dem von mir produzierten Wund- und Eitersekret standen und uns ratlos anschauten. Ein Plan musste her, der mehr beinhaltete, als mich auf den Boden seiner einfallslos möblierten Hautarztpraxis zu entleeren, das war uns beiden klar.“

I’m Not The Product, But I Play One On The Internet (Derek Powazek)
Stimmt das eigentlich, if you’re not paying for the product, you are the product? „The more the line is repeated, the more it gets on my nerves. It has a stoner-like quality to it (“Have you ever looked at your hands? I mean really looked at your hands?”). It reminds me of McLuhan’s “the medium is the message,” a phrase that is seemingly deep but collapses into pointlessness the moment you think about using it in any practical way.“

An Interview with Andrei Codrescu (Bookslut)
„If you’re a twentieth-century-born reader, odds are that books are your best furniture, either as a library, a room divider, or a straightener of crooked things.“ (via craigmod)

Buffeted by the Web, but Now Riding It (
David Carr über den Gründer des Gadgetblogs The Wirecutter, Brian Lam: „The Web may be a technological marvel, but to most people who use it for work, it functions like an old-fashioned hamster wheel, except at Internet speed.“

Our Moloch (The New York Review of Books)
Gary Wills: „That horror cannot be blamed just on one unhinged person. It was the sacrifice we as a culture made, and continually make, to our demonic god. We guarantee that crazed man after crazed man will have a flood of killing power readily supplied him. We have to make that offering, out of devotion to our Moloch, our god. The gun is our Moloch.“