Friday, February 25, 2005
DISPATCH: Genetically Modified Mesopotamia Posted on February 8, 2005 by Anita Roddick
Welcome to the new millennium, Iraq. Now, like farmers in many other developing nations, Iraqi farmers are no longer allowed to keep the seeds from their crops, even if those strains of seeds have been in their families and communities for centuries. No, now farmers will have to buy their seeds from massive megaconglomerates like Monsanto. It's all part of the new economic plan for the country from its liberators in Washington, DC and London. Like farmers elsewhere in the world, Iraqis will be forced to buy seeds from Monsanto or AstraZeneca which have been genetically modified to resist pests and weeds. Of course, they also require special chemicals and fertilizers, which are also only available from those companies. The result is the virtual enslavement of Iraqi farmers to Western corporations. And it's just plain wrong. This is profiteering on the backs of a people who did not ask for this. What kind of "freedom" are we spreading when it comes with the price of livelihood and tradition?
Read more about Anita Roddick, founder of the Body Shop, real live British "Dame", and activist here.
Thursday, February 24, 2005
If that's not enough villainy for you, consider these thoughtful thoughts on the subject:
"An excellent man, like precious metal, is in every way invariable; A villain, like the beams of a balance, is always varying, upwards and downwards, himself his own dungeon. "
-Saskya Pandita, 1182-1251, Tibetan Grand Lama of Saskya
"As there is a use in medicine for poisons, so the world cannot move without rogues."
--Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803-1882, American Poet, Essayist
"As for an authentic villain, the real thing, the absolute, the artist, one rarely meets him even once in a lifetime. The ordinary bad hat is always in part a decent fellow. "
--Sidonie Gabrielle Colette, 1873-1954, French Author
Friday, February 18, 2005
SLU [so, like, um], shall we begin?
In case anyone reading this doesn't know, eEvil Ink's very own Erich Schlieske is not the only Schlieske.
With that in mind.....
TODAY'S FEATURED SCHLIESKE IS........TINA!
Not to be missed live, Tina is just one of Erich's rock star sisters. Check her out at upcoming dates at SXSW and in Los Angeles.
Or listen to her stuff and get the whole story at www.tinabsides.com
Moving on, we also think that anyone out there with a libido (read: adult human beings) should check out www.cocodemerusa.com. It's a little muy caliente for the office, so you may wish to wait till you get home to do your shopping for lingerie and other boudoir, er, accoutrements. But no one should miss an opportunity to visit the "world's most luxurious erotic emporium."
And, by the way, it's really a beautiful website...the best we've seen, well, since ours (www.eevil.org)! No really, it's much nicer...
Ok...I think that should keep you all busy for a while...
Q: How many Bush Administration officials does it take to change a light bulb?
A: None. There is nothing wrong with the light bulb; its condition is improving every day. Any reports of its lack of incandescence are illusional spin from the liberal media. Illuminating rooms is hard work. That light bulb has served honorably, and anything you say undermines the lighting effort. Why do you hate freedom?
The brain child of our good friend (and talented writer) Michelle Bryant, indieIN.com puts moviephone and friendster in a blender to satisfy ALL your indie urges. The goal of indieIN is to help create an audience for independent film that extends beyond the typical urban areas.
Writes indieIN, [We] "refuse to believe that people who live on the coasts of the country are the only ones interested in seeing, learning and experiencing independent film."
So check it out. There are also some really cool banner ads from eEvil Ink on the site. Or well, we like them anway.
Thursday, February 17, 2005
And some of our great new T-shirts: [www.eevil.org/t_shirts.html to see more]
And, at last, the event itself:
"Erich engages in exciting political debate."
[Rise and Shine T-shirts as pictured above on sale at www.eevil.org/t_shirts.html]
"Our t-shirts lay in wait; ready to strike at any moment."