Somehow I found I have written a poem, of all things, about the now almost inevitable nationalization of the two former giants of the American banking system, Citigroup and Bank of America. What is meant by the “nationalization” of these banks? Well, so far as I can tell, this means that because of these banks INSOLVENCY, they have turned to We the People to pull their cookies out of the fire, and when we have pulled their cookies out of the fire the cookies will be OUR COOKIES, because we bought them fair and square.
But tonight, and muchly pertinent to Lessig’s book – tonight the 2008 Oscars show is being broadcast. OK. I can’t watch the whole Oscars show. Can’t do it. But, anyhow the Oscars are on in the living room, and there was a song and dance production number – “The Musical Is Back.” Top Hat, White Tie and Tails segued into I Don’t Know How to Love Him, while Maria – I’ve just met a girl named Maria wafted through the hodgepodge…
Could it be that Clear Channel Communications has finally reached its high water mark, and is on its way back down to join some reality attuned to the U.S. Constition’s injunction that
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
First, here’s a little introduction to Google Earth.
OK – here’s where I started writing this post before the scales fell from my eyes. I guess I had heard of Google Earth, but I had not yet really looked into it. Don’t be a sluggard like me. You want to check all this out. Really.