have read/will read dept.
o I quite enjoyed Cory Doctorow’s post about how the internet is far better at enabling deviance than promoting normalcy. It’s nice to see the freak flag fly.
o Astroland, the last big amusement park on Coney Island, was sold a few weeks ago. After this coming summer, it will be torn down. While the Cyclone and the Wonder Wheel and Nathan’s (and the Parachute Drop) will allegedly remain, Coney Island as a place of cheap thrills is pretty much over. But, hey, maybe they’ll pull off their plan. Wouldn’t a glimmering new theme park by the sea be more respectful to the idea of Coney Island than the semi-occupied ruins currently there? (http://www.wunderkammern27.com/2005/11/coney_island_1005.html">My Coney Island photos.)
o Ooh, the Wall Street Journal profiled Haruki Murakami…
o …and Reason published a long interview with South Park‘s Trey Parker and Matt Stone.