Archive for November 1st, 2007

Happy Birthday

No, it’s not my birthday – but it is three years since Entropic Memes was begun, and the beginning of the month; as such, instead of looking back at the past four weeks for this month’s roundup, I’ll just say that a lot has changed, both on- and off-line, in that time. Three years and about five-hundred ninety posts later, nobody is more surprised at the way this site has turned out than I. Thirty-six months is a long time on the internet, where sites come and go every second of the day, and the cool bellwethers become washed-up has-beens between the space of breakfast and lunch. Trends have come, and trends have gone, but – other than an increased effort at producing interesting content five or six days a week, and some (not insignificant) changes under the hood and behind the scenes – this site has weathered it’s life to date mostly unscathed. Hell, this site is still using the first and only theme it’s ever had; it’s been heavily customized, but it’s cosmetically unchanged.

To all the readers of this site, whether you’ve been following what I have to say for a few days, a few months, or a few years, I’d like to say thanks. Seriously, and sincerely, thank you. It’s the slowly but steadily increasing readership that, for lack of a better word, motivates me to do whatever the heck it is that I do here; at least half the fun in sharing the wacky ideas, strange discoveries, and other assorted stuff here is just that, the sharing. So, yeah, you folks rock. You never send money and you rarely write, but, dang it, you give purpose and meaning to my pseudonymous existence; what more could I ask for?

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Into the Darkness DVDs

Melody Gilbert announced today that DVDs of her award-winning urban exploration documentary Into the Darkness will finally be available for sale in December 2007, just in time for the holidays. No word on the cost, but expect them to be available for sale on the film website, and doubtless other venues, in early December. Folks in or around the Twin Cities can pick up theirs at the DVD launch party, December 6th at Minneapolis’ Riverview Theater, at 7pm. It will include a screening of the movie, and – reportedly – live performances from some of the musicians featured in the film.

Word has it that the “Urban Explorers: Into the Darkness” DVD is loaded with extra goodies, including a bunch of footage that didn’t make it into the film itself purely because of time constraints. You know you want one…

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Syrian Nuclear Technology

The saber-rattling and finger-pointing aimed at Syria in recent weeks has left me with a niggling doubt that something about the allegations regarding their nuclear program wasn’t quite right. As I mentioned in a previous post, the U.S. alleges that Syria has received nuclear weapons know-how from North Korea, a claim they’ve provided no hard facts, let along proof, about, and it’s this claim that I find increasingly suspect.
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