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The Newest Internet Billionaire

PRESS RELEASE:  From erichatheway.com

After successfully completing the exhaustive approval process
by the SEC, FTC, FCC and BSBB, it our pleasure to make the
following announcement to our loyal readers and subscribers:

“EricHatheway.com and The Clog have been sold to iLoof.com 
for the handsome sum of $235.79 billion dollars (US) plus an
undisclosed amount of stock options and other incentives ….”

The Artist will return after a “short vacation.”

How To Tell If You Are A Fascist

Fascism is a form of radical authoritarian nationalism that came to prominence in early 20th-century Europe. The first known fascist movements emerged in Italy during World War I, before it spread to other European countries. Facism is opposed to liberalism, Marxism, and anarchism.

Here’s how to tell if you are a fascist:

1) You favor the effort to create, by authoritarian means, a national society in which competing interests are entirely subordinated to the service of the absolute state.

2) You see a time of national humiliation, economic depression, bewildering social changes or an imagined crisis threatening society as your opportunity to implement fascist ideals.

3) You reject democratic or humanitarian ideals while glorifying the absolute sovereignty of the state.

4) You believe your leader(s) should go unquestioned and deserve your utmost loyalty.

5) You believe in an aggressive form of nationalism of which every element of national life is regimented and mobilized.

6) You favor violence and intimidation as a means to institute an aggressive form of nationalism.

7) You favor the simulation of mass popular support effected by outlawing all but a single political party.

8) You support the suppression of all dissent.

9) You believe in the intensive use of propaganda to achieve fascist goals.

10) You favor government programs involving quick action, economic restructuring, mass industrialization and war.

11) You believe your fascist ideals are bold, adventurous and promise a glorious future.

Fascism: The End Result

Yesterday’s News

The Newspaper Association of America (NAA), the main auditing source for America’s newspapers, has reported that ad revenue for newspapers has suffered its biggest decline since the 1950s. Online advertising for newspapers is growing but it has not been able to offset the losses in print-ad revenue. Trends show that the problem is worsening.

More and more, people are using other sources for their news at the direct expense of the daily newspaper. Local TV doesn’t count any more since local TV news programs have decided to act as your nanny or parent instead of real news reporting. Cable TV news seems to be existing on political programming with pretty people and glorified “experts.” Leaving, for those who desire to really be informed, the enormous space that is called the world wide web.

So, here are a few suggestions for the dying newspaper: 

  • More comics. And, in color please, you have 4-color presses so use ’em!
  • More puzzles. In most papers the puzzles are worth the price of the paper alone. So, why not super-size it?
  • Stop excerpting wire reports and write in-depth articles. We are already reading the wire services – get it?
  • Fix that smudgy ink that ends up on our finger tips. They have ways to do this….
  • If you charge for access to your news websites, we are going elsewhere. (psst…we already have)
  • Stop charging the price of a Sunday edition for a daily edition.
  • Add a lovely scent so it will smell nice when our pets crap on your product.
  • Stop using your newspaper as a political vehicle.
  • Accept reality, and your eventual fate.

It’s Media

Media is the collective communication outlets or tools that are used to store and deliver information or data. It is either associated with communication media, or the specialized mass media communication businesses such as print media and the press, photography, advertising, cinema, radio, television and publishing.

It’s media!

But … Is It Art?

Art is a widely diverse range of human activities involved with creating visual, auditory or performing artifacts (artworks), expressing the author’s imaginative or technical skill.

Art is intended to be appreciated for their beauty or emotional power. In their most general form these activities include the production of works of art, the criticism of art, the study of the history of art, and the aesthetic dissemination of art.

But … Is It Art?