Friday, March 06, 2015

Take the Airbnb survey

City residents: Take the Neighbors Developing Divisadero survey on Airbnb.

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When Bill O'Reilly had balls

Just now catching up with David Talbot's excellent 2012 piece in Salon on Bill O'Reilly's book on the JFK assassination. Talbot didn't nail O'Reilly's lie about knocking on George de Mohrenschildt's door just before he allegedly committed suicide, but he plausibly claims that de Mohrenschildt was Oswald's "baby sitter" for the CIA in Texas:

Once upon a time, Bill O’Reilly had balls when it came to investigating the Kennedy assassination. Back in 1991---as a reporter for the tabloid TV news show, “Inside Edition”---O’Reilly had the guts to track the epic crime all the way into the dark labyrinth of the CIA. Following up on the important work done by investigators for the House Select Committee on Assassinations in the late ‘70s, O’Reilly boldly told his “Inside Edition” audience that there were “crucial” links between alleged assassin Lee Harvey Oswald and the CIA. O’Reilly also reported that the CIA had infiltrated the office of New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison, who brought the only criminal case in the JFK assassination to trial, in an effort to sabotage Garrison’s investigation...

A Salon follow-up piece earlier this week.

More on de Mohrenschildt on JFK Facts.

My review of Gerald Posner's Case Closed that includes an analysis of the official, Single Bullet theory.

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Artsy fartsy

Home Sweet Home, 1996

I received this correspondence the other day:

Hi - my name is Theo and I work at Artsy. While researching Damien Hirst I found your page. Great content, by the way.

I actually worked on Artsy's new Damien Hirst page, and I think it would be a great resource for your readers. Our newly designed page features the artist's biography, over 500 hi-res images of his artworks, exclusive articles about Hirst, and up-to-date exhibition---it's a unique Damien Hirst resource. Our page even offers comprehensive listings of Hirst publications and collections. 

I’d like to suggest adding a link to Artsy's Damien Hirst page, as I believe it would benefit your readers.

Please let me know if you have any questions or suggestions on how we can improve the page. I'd also love to stay in touch about possibly partnering with Artsy in the future.


"I was taught to confront things you can't avoid."
-Damien Hirst

My response:


I don't like Hirst's work, but your website on his junk art looks fine. I'll only link to the site to express my antipathy.

Rob Anderson

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