The Core Dump

A strong conviction that something must be done is the parent of many bad measures

[By Nic Lindh on Friday, 31 March 2006]

Pledge drive time


It must be Spring, since the NPR pledge drive is in full effect.

Despite being one of the cheapest people I know, I ponied up 6 Hamiltons.

Please do the same and help keep that tiny oasis of sanity on the air if you’re fed up with radio stations that are either:

a) populated with air heads who do nothing but play the same damn 40 songs over and over and over and over and talk about what they saw on TV† while their corporate overlords refill the CD player; or

b) populated with batshit insane troglodytes whose idea of discourse is to scream and yell‡.

†That’s why we have blogs, yo

‡Apparently blogs are also good for that

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