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Functional Defenestration
on editorial genuflections in the internet age and the importance of satire
SmallThings  web  attention  capitalism  values  commerce  satire  commons  communities  culture  observation  groups  hustle  marketing  media  rant  whimsy  perception  DarkMatter  toli 
september 2017 by amaah
...But The Melody Lingers On... by Elizabeth Ohene
Discussing the judges's murder and the PNDC junta's responsibility, The salient quote: "When is an action of a member of the PNDC an individual matter and when is it a matter for the Council?"
Rawlings  Tsikata  murder  violence  Amartey  Kwei  Kojo  Tsikata  blood  Talking  Drums  West  Africa  Ghana  news  history  culture  politics  journalism  media  dissent  toli  mum  talkingdrums 
january 2015 by amaah
Witness: Ghana coup
How a New Year coup in Ghana in 1981 put one journalist in danger. Amongst other things, this is the story of how Mum and I fled Ghana in 1982.
ghana  coup  history  personal  politics  life  exile  Africa  journalism  media  violence  courage  toli  me  family  mum 
january 2011 by amaah
Witness: Ghana coup
How a New Year coup in Ghana in 1981 put one journalist in danger.
Amongst other things, this is the story of how Mum and I fled Ghana in 1982.
ghana  coup  history  personal  politics  life  exile  Africa  journalism  media  violence  courage  toli  me  mum  filetype:mp3  media:audio 
january 2010 by amaah
Drum Magazine Ghana 1969
Some notes on the year 1969 in Ghana, as viewed through the lens of Drum magazine. Nostalgia toli.
Ghana  Africa  Drum  magazine  media  culture  politics  history  observation  photography  fashion  1969  memory  toli 
november 2008 by amaah
The Game of the Rough Beast
The beach at Beit Lahiya. / The soul of a reporter. / The policies of The Editors.
Musing on the strange architecture of misdirection and words hidden in plain sight
journalism  misdirection  framing  NewYorkTimes  editorial  decisions  poetry  literature  Yeats  war  crime  conflict  politics  media  language  deception  observation  loss  waste  grief  spin  outrage  reflection  bias  tone  NYT  Israel  Palestine  ThingsFallApart  TheRoughBeast  toli  Blake  mendacity 
october 2006 by amaah
World Cup Radio Toli
It was not a good 4th of July... No McEnroe, no Connors, no Agassi, no Sampras or Roddick, no Venus, no Serena, no Lindsay Davenport winning at Wimbledon. Instead a Swiss guy and a Spaniard are providing the excitement. And what about that tall Chinese wo
sports  football  WorldCup  soccer  Ghana  USA  media  radio  OpenSource  globalization  commerce  tribes  empire  decline  SmallThings  punditry  toli 
july 2006 by amaah
Husbanding the Blogcritics Commons
Satire: Tempest In Teapot About Title Terminology and Traffic Tendencies or perhaps: Satire: Boston Blowhard Boldy Blows Bile on Bubbly Blogcritics Behemoth... On Blogcritics' titles, communities and walking backwards in the dust. Boycott Day Trinity 2
community  soul  commons  Blogcritics  commerce  culture  marketing  attention  web  search  seo  hustle  sad  rant  Ghana  Ewe  Africa  history  mythology  satire  groups  values  organization  behaviour  media  DarkMatter  SmallThings  boycott  toli  communities 
june 2006 by amaah
A Nine Dollar Vibe
On my boycott of Vibe magazine, Part 1 of the Boycott Day Trinity
vibe  music  culture  magazine  commercialization  hustle  decline  writing  rant  black  america  hip-hop  soul  lifestyle  DarkMatter  SmallThings  boycott  media  ThingsFallApart  toli 
june 2006 by amaah
Huhudious (or Silly Season)
huhudious adj. an outrageous statement or a point of view or behaviour that beggars belief. close synonym to hubristic, breathtaking and preposterous, with the same notion of brazen, yet insouciant, arrogance on the part of the interlocutor. hoo-hoo-dious
huhudious  B-movie  life  humour  language  neologism  observation  satire  essay  rant  politics  economics  perception  culture  media  journalism  England  USA  America  Africa  hypocrisy  irony  Congo  Kabila  GreatGame  CoteD'Ivoire  Liberia  Ghana  Iraq  Iran  AbuGhraib  Guantanamo  StephenCambone  Gabon  EquatorialGuinea  China  Microsoft  Bongo  Putin  Kristof  Bolton  ThingsFallApart  toli 
may 2006 by amaah
Supremely Supine
Brand America is being flushed down the toilet along with those copies of the Koran and the journalists won't take up plungers
politics  usa  america  spineless  journalism  newsweek  media  neocons  rogues  Bush  iraq  war  economics  bagmen  Greenspan  France  UK  history  Chirac  JohnSmith  Blair  strategy  leadership  language  Europe  toli  b-movie 
june 2005 by amaah
Handling Rogues
On stiffening the spine of the 'international community' in how it deals with rogues and warlords.
Africa  Congo  politics  media  diplomacy  outrage  black  african-american  toli 
march 2005 by amaah
That B-Movie meme again
I've written before on how the political discourse in the West is all about nostalgia and reducible to the B-movie aesthetic of politics as theatre. what seemed to be important was not what the news was, but how it was discussed by the press and the tal
culture  journalism  media  politics  movie  b-movie  toli 
october 2004 by amaah

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