Wednesday evening habitus post

I am auditing our Media MA course on research methodologies at the back seat, participating sometimes, losing myself in the web or thoughts in other times. My friends wait me for a card-playing session and I have half an hour more to go. It is not necessary to be here in the class, but i actually like it to audit. Nice theoretical discussion, a nice group of students and Halil hoca is a playful lecturer.

For more than 10 days, I have the hype mode but sometimes I fell hard like this afternoon. Now I recover again. Too much work to do but in general I am productice. I am getting back at my usual reading pace, working on some vital issues like necessary documentation to become an Assistant Professor. Anyway, still good news from Beşiktaş follow and a bunch of unrelated stuff I have come accros to towards the end of this post….

Fuck You SIDA!

Aids awareness campaign from Barcelona Spain with a very obvious but also very strong tagline ?Fuck You SIDA? (Fuck You Aids).
The organisation Federació d?Associacions Coordinadora Gai-Lesbiana says: Hate this disease and fight it with the use of condoms.FOUND IN
Fuck You SIDA!


by Ahmet Turgut

With out of doubt Besiktas is the biggest gainer of the week in the Turkey’s Turkcell Super League.
You have to remember , Besiktas was behind 12 points Fenerbahce at one point….
But, last eight weeks it is been perfect for Besiktas.

such nice results for Beşiktaş:

the source

League table at the moment:

Tabata (R) and Nihat, still not in form. I do not when Nihat will finally begin to play anything at all….

Ernst and Fink. Good Germans we love:)

Bobo is back:)
Wonders will never cease: Black Eagles now trail Canaries by just one point
Today’s Zaman
The Beşiktaş Black Eagles, once declared dead and buried, are now second in the Turkcell Super League after beating relegation-threatened Sivasspor 1-0 away

Narrow win for Besiktas at Sivasspor
Defending Turkish champions Besiktas jumped back into second place in the Super Lig thanks to Sunday’s 0-1 win at Sivasspor. Following Bursaspor’s win over

Devin Townsend Interview

from Heavy Metal

The second album in the Devin Townsend Project’s four album opus is Addicted! It follows the release earlier this year of the mellower Ki. I spoke with Townsend about the project as a whole and this album specifically, which features Anneke van Giersbergen (ex-Gathering) doing some of the vocals. We also chatted about their upcoming tour, and his relationship with Steve Vai, among other subjects.

Essential Thrash Metal Albums

from Heavy Metal

Everything in music is cyclical, with styles and genres moving in and out of vogue. Thrash metal began in the early ’80s, but saw a strong resurgence in the late ’00s. Fans of today’s modern thrash bands may not have even been born when the first wave of thrash was happening. Here’s are some recommended thrash metal albums from the earlier days of the genre. At the bottom of the list, post your suggestions of other essential thrash releases in the “Readers Respond” section.Essential Thrash Metal Albums

Films that inspired directors

by Jason Kottke

These are the world’s 500 most influential Muslims?

from FP Passport by David Kenner

Georgetown University’s Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding, like any good institution, knows that the way to steer publicity toward their work is to make a list. This is the only possible explanation I can conjure up for their report on the world’s top 500 most influential Muslims.

Nobel Literature Prize winner Orhan Pamuk of Turkey attends ...

Nobel Literature Prize winner Orhan Pamuk of Turkey attends a news conference during the International Book Fair in Guadalajara November 28, 2009.REUTERS/Alejandro Acosta

2012’s fatal error

Warning: spoilers to follow.

This weekend, against my wife’s better judgment, we went to see 2012, and it was everything its fans and critics said it would be: grandiose in ambition, ludicrous in conception, and technically wondrous in execution.


from sinefil by melisb

One could edit a 35-40 minute version of 2012 with only the CGI sequences of the world falling apart, and it would be enough. In fact, it would be more enjoyable than the current 158 minutes version with its preachy pro-family narrative. No one in their right mind goes to see the film to watch John Cusack reunite with his family. It’s for those crumbling buildings and the world’s largest volcano that once was Yellowstone. In that aspect, I found it plenty satisfying.

Spinoza and philosophers today

from Eurozine articles by Gábor Boros, Herman De Dijn, Moira Gatens, Syliane Malinowski-Charles, Warren Montag, Teodor Münz, Steven B. Smith
Celebrated as a pioneer of the concept of ideology by Marxist philsophers in the 1960s, Spinozean thought is today of renewed interest in philosophy and the neurosciences. In a round-table interview, leading experts discuss the 17th-century philosopher’s relevance today.

Royal Society puts 60 seminal scientific papers online

from Boing Boing by David Pescovitz

The Royal Society of London for the Improvement of Natural Knowledge (aka The Royal Society) is celebrating is 350th birthday next year. Spun out in part of the fantastically cool Invisible College, the Royal Society’s members have included Isaac Newton, Robert Hooke, Charles Darwin, Tim Berners-Lee, Lise Meitner, Stephen Hawking, Marie Curie, Francis Crick, and countless other smart folks. The organization kicks off its big anniversary year with Trailblazing, a new interactive timeline that includes 60 choice articles from the journal Philosophical Transactions. From the Royal Society’s announcement :

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