Friday, December 31, 2010
So, we're getting meaner! What's it to ya?
NPR's All Things Considered asks if we are finally leaving behind "The Year of Being Mean," supported with just a few points below:
Broadcaster Pat Robertson saying the people of Haiti had basically brought an earthquake upon themselves.
The meanness meter went pretty high in 2010 — at least that's the premise of a conversation on All Things Consideredtoday between host Robert Siegel and satirist/blogger Andy Borowitz.
He argues that this was one of the meanest years since 1651 — when Thomas Hobbes wrote The Leviathan and, in Andy's words, made the case that man is at war "with each other all the time, 24/7."
Worth a listen: A decade of rapid change
Remember Y2K? That's beginning to seem like a long time ago, now. Morning Edition takes some time to remember how much has happened since the turn of the century. Listen for a decade of history in this audio montage from National Public Radio...just the tip of the iceberg on the Millennial Decade, click here.
Lee Lanier is an award-winning animator and short film director whose work has played over 200 festivals, galleries, and museums worldwide. Before forming his own animation company, BeezleBug Bit LLC, Lee served as a Senior Animator at Dreamworks/PDI on the films "Antz" and "Shrek." When he's not busy with the festival, lee also writes software books. Lee serves as the festival's Executive Director.