The beauty of destruction

Firefox just crashed. With like 20 tabs open. And they didn’t come back like they were supposed to. I’m an idiot for having them all open, but I’m also really glad that they’re all gone now. On the other hand, A.V. closed this weekend and will probably soon be blown up. Nothing beautiful about that. Goodbye sweet divey Italian restaurant of yesteryear; you were too good to us.

Photos from LiveEarth

LiveEarth yesterday at Giants stadium was a blast… Never imagined that I’d ever get to hear Smashing Pumpkins live — they rocked Rat in a Cage, Today, and a couple new ones. Definitely the highlight for me. Biggest shock was experiencing Bon Jovi perform Livin’ on a Prayer live … in New Jersey, no less. Was actually pretty great, I’ll admit it. The badges we had seemed to get us everywhere, which made our lives there first rate, but for the crowd that was there all 8+ hours, it was good that they kept carting out Al Gore.Phil and I were based primarily out of a media booth that Brian had setup in the press bubble for the Alliance for Climate Protection — Gore’s new organization and the reason behind the concerts. (Check out the new site we just launched for ACP — and sign up!)I was impressed at how well-spoken just about everyone who came through to record interviews for us was. Not that all stars are dumb like Brittany, but it seemed like every celeb who was there clearly came on their own volition because they really cared about the issue and wanted to do something.A few great celebrity rubs in the process, most of which are featured in the pics — not included in the photos are probably the two most incredible that came through our booth, so i was probably too flustered to snap a shot or something: Ann Curry (NBC/Today Show) and Jane Goodall. Both beautiful in very different ways. Then Phil and I literally walked past Dave Matthews when we were backstage, which was pretty cool. My photoset HERE.Recent Rolling Stone interview had quoted Gore saying that the LE concerts were meant to be a starter pistol for this mass campaign and movement building effort around global warming. From everything I can tell and experienced, it seems like it succeeded at doing just that.

spam isn’t all bad

quick, everyone go call 1-800 to tell Toni Ann-HALL that drug prices are alright today, so no need to kill herself or eat her dog (in that order, of course)…

Hello my friend!I am ready to kill myself and eat my dog, if medicine prices here (http://halfbreak.hk) are bad.Look, the site and call me 1-800 if its wrong..My dog and I are still alive 🙂

my 15 seconds on NY1

I’d post this as a humor clip if I weren’t in it…. so it’s in your hands to tear apart. The best part is the opening, so be sure to have your sound on. And if some of the quotes don’t make sense, it’s because they cut out the parts where we were incredibly profound and intelligent and left the soundbytes.(Which is good to know for next time: only speak in soundbytes. I’m going to practice only talking in soundbytes and sweeping generalizations this week at work — it should be fun.)Watch: Harish and me on NY1 TV last Thurs nightHere’s a good matchup that I’d like to ref sometime soon: NY1 vs. WTTG (our local Fox affiliate here in DC). Extra points for space-age sound effects, sensationalism, and for using “information superhighway”

Karbon Killas

Watched it three times on Thursday, then had to stay up and blog about it…Between Focus the Nation, Step It Up, and Bright Card, I don’t see how the big enviros are going to have a chance of surviving this new wave or stay relevant… These grassroots, internet-enabled efforts have so much more heart and potential.Congrats to the students in Jon Isham‘s winter term class who produced this, and who i’m sure had a blast in the process. Ahhh, College…:

Famous for 7 Canadian minutes on CBC’s The House

This morning, I was on the CBC’s political radio show, The House, talking about internet stuff and the Howard it’s-not-a-dead-story-in-Canada-yet Dean campaign. It was actually a lot of fun — I went to the CBC studios in DC on Thursday to record the interview in what seemed like a giant podcasting studio. The Canadians running the studio were nice, and they even let me drop internet buzzwords like it was my job. Which it is.Have a listen (fast forward to 15:30):Click here for the audio stream (Real Media)Also, I recently learned that Canadians tend to be extremely humble. Well, were this not my third year in DC, I probably would have been inclined to follow the Canadian example and not post anything here about my newfound Canadian fame. But alas, this is DC, where we’re all proud to be media whores.