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Thursday, November 29th, 2007

Hearts and Minds at the Dryden and a philosophy of good government
by Jason Olshefsky at 8:00 pm (add a comment)

I headed to the Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) to see Hearts and Minds. I really wasn't prepared for it at all. I watched in horror as the war in Iraq played out before me. I mean, if someone were to take the footage from this film, edit it together exactly the same way and release it today, people would definitely complain that it tries to make Iraq look like Vietnam. The only trouble is, this was made in 1974 as a postmortem documentation of the Vietnam War.

So here's the play book to be used by leadership:

  1. Fabricate a "threat" to America.
  2. Identify a place where a quasi-rational claim can be made that the area is imminently threatened. Be sure to pick one where the language and culture are very different from English-speaking, Christian Americans.
  3. Declare war on the "threat" and engage in combat in the selected area.
  4. Align all dissent with support of the "threat". Any disagreement with the position of the military and its hopeful outlook is "dissent".
  5. Declare the enemy to be less-than-human.
  6. Make claims that the enemy does not respect life which gives them a tactical advantage.
  7. Continuously claim that great progress is being made. Produce no undisputed facts.
  8. Attempt to fine-tune military tactics and technology in an attempt to defeat an enemy who will never stop trying to defend their homeland against an enemy invader.
  9. Ponder whether America chose the right allies and neglect that America's actions are the wrong side.
  10. Establish a "democratically elected" government — one that specifically supports the United States policies. Remove any government or authorities who disagree with U.S. policy.
  11. Support troops that align under the new government and migrate military control of the region to them.
  12. Disengage U.S. military involvement in the region.
  13. Make claims ex post facto that all success was as a direct result of action taken, and certainly not a result of the United States leaving the region.

In Vietnam the "threat" was Communism — a holdover from the 1950's and even called the "Red Threat". People were (and are) taught that Communism is a threat to freedom. In reality it competes with Capitalism as an economic system, but no more a threat to freedom than Capitalism is. The theory is (see above) that Communists are less than human — they act like hornets: their individuality is crushed by the goals of the collective so much that they don't even fear death. They use lies and any immoral tactic necessary to recruit new members.

In Iraq, the "threat" is terrorism. We're taught that terrorism is a threat to freedom. In reality, the tactics to stop terrorism are the threat to freedom: undocumented police searches, torture, secret arrests, and the suppression of free speech. The theory is (see above) that terrorists are less than human — they act like hornets: their individuality is crushed by the goals of the collective so much that they don't even fear death. They use lies and any immoral tactic necessary to recruit new members.

So I started theorizing on what goes wrong — how did we get here again? I think the crux of it is that we supposedly have a representative government but that representation has failed. We expect our representatives to listen to the will of the people and to lead based on that will. We expect our leaders to find solutions that make everyone happy — to unify these United States rather than to divide them.

I spent the better part of my free time trying to develop a graph to represent the whole thing, mostly erroneously trying to represent population in some proportional way and also to present the data in a logarithmic fashion. But the gist is this: assuming that people are free to organize in protest of the government, the measure of "good leadership" is that few people choose to organize in protest.

Chart showing percentage of actively protesting people.

The numbers in parentheses represent a population based on 300 million people — approximately the population of the United States in 2007. The goal of leadership should be to keep the percentage of people actively protesting as low as possible, and divided in support/opposition of an issue as balanced as possible. The ideal is zero, but if that cannot be attained, then equal numbers on either side should be the goal. This is represented by the outer ring with green toward the bottom "zero" point and orange indicating a problem.

The inner colored ring indicates likely types of problems. The yellow area between 0.01% and 0.04% is a danger zone for a politician, for between 0.04% and 0.6% is when their approval ratings will begin to drop. Between 0.6% and 10% is an increasing risk of revolution (in the case of activity on one side of an issue) or civil war (in the case that both sides are equally ired.) The red area above 10% pretty much guarantees violence.

Let me qualify this that it's just speculation. I'm no expert in politics or leadership. I was just picking numbers out that "sounded good." However, the I feel the underlying theory is valid: that the goal of leadership should be to minimize the need for protest. And that's something else that I should reiterate: this chart is about the number of people actively protesting — that is, picket-signs in hand, involved in a march or other form of public dissent.

Now there's three cases that a leader will typically be looking at: virtually no protest, protest that is lopsided, and protest that is strong but balanced. If there is little protest, then that's a sign of a "good job" and the leader should look to fix other more controversial issues.

In the case of a lopsided protest — where there is a significant population that is protesting one side but very few on the other side — then there are several possibilities. One is that the protesting side is vehement about one facet of the issue, and in that case, the leader should have the wherewithal to re-frame to defuse its antagonistic component. Another is that the leadership is not representing the will of the people — and in that case, the leader should adjust their position and policies to be more accommodating of the protesters.

In the case of a balanced, strong protest, it's the leader's role to act as diplomat. They should consider whether another option — outside the spectrum of the opposing poles — could resolve strife. If they are unable to accomplish that, then there is the likelihood of bloodshed and the possibility of full-blown civil war.

So back to Iraq — if I recall correctly, protests against the war — the largest protests — are in the range of 200,000 to 500,000 people. In that range, we're talking about 0.08% to 0.2% of the population. I am not aware of protests to support the war although there are typically a small number of protesters against the anti-war movement — a bit derivative, but (again, if I recall correctly) typically a small number. Perhaps 2,000 to 10,000 at most — 0.001% to 0.004% or so.

In this case, I think it's the responsibility of our leadership to either (a) re-frame the war to make it amenable to anti-war protests or (b) to change policy to balance opposing factions. It's clear that their efforts are squarely in re-framing the war: that it's a war for freedom, or peace, or against terrorism — but the anti-war movement is not buying into it. This opposition is simply against the war. And in that case, the move should be to get out of it.

So then, imagine more generally if we actually had balanced leadership. Imagine if people had to protest in the streets to favor a war rather than to protest only to oppose it. Imagine if our country believed in peace so much that our leaders insisted that the people ordered them to start a war. Imagine if war was not the default action but the exceptional action — a complete reversal of our current policies.

But then again, what do I know about leadership? I can't understand why anyone would resort to war when diplomacy and peace are alternatives. I guess I can't stop believing in the ideal of "good leadership" — where the seemingly miraculous solution that appeals to everyone is commonplace and war is seen as the pathetic, stupid cop-out that it is.

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Friday, November 30th, 2007

Running barefoot in the not-too-cold
by Jason Olshefsky at 11:04 am (add a comment)

Just a quick note that I went for a run this morning. It was about 32°F outside (the ground was probably a little colder still), the ground was dry, and it was somewhat breezy, but I was much warmer than Wednesday's run — when I got home the bottoms of my feet were around 60°F. I timed myself: 27:43 to run the 2.6 mile course. Although it's slower than my estimates, 10½-minute-miles are not all that bad.

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Winning the National Novel Writing Month challenge
by Jason Olshefsky at 6:30 pm (1 comment)

I was way behind at the start of today for my National Novel Writing Month novel. I should have been had around 1,667 words to go but I lost a couple days and haven't been writing as much as I'd hoped so I started the day with 3,143 words to go after finishing a 2,670 day and a 1,931 day before that — all above average. But I have persevered, and accomplished the goal with 50,098 words written. That count will probably stay if I don't update my profile again before the end of the day.

NaNoWriMo 2007 Winner

I had been reading the inspirational messages from published authors — the website sent them out about once a week — and somewhere in the halfway point, they all seemed to get mired in writer's block. At the time, I felt pretty good. My progress was steady and although I didn't know where things would go or where I'd finish, I could always keep moving. The authors said that was important and I took it to heart.

Well unfortunately, it appears those days are upon me now. Writing slowed to a crawl after Thanksgiving, and I started having doubts. I guess I have a vague goal of where I think things will go, but I don't want to put too heavy a hand on it. I get the impression that things around this point are dogging (and should you ever get to read it in some form and this scene survives, they headed to a coffee shop before going out dancing.) It seems the action is dreadfully slow — my god, will they ever get to the fucking club? But no, I've got to write dialog that plausibly consumes about the right amount of time. At least by my rough estimate. Who knows … it might take days for them to speak it all, but to me it's all done in half-hour bursts. Hell, do people really talk all that much?

So now comes the really hard part. I've finished the challenge and got half a novel sitting here. I no longer feel compelled to write every day thousands of words, so now what? I think I'd like to finish it, but will it just sit on a shelf? I sure hope not … it would be nice to be done with the first draft in the next few weeks, but who knows. At least I gotta get those folks out of that coffee shop before they're stuck there for all of eternity.

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Joshua Grosvent at Boulder Coffee
by Jason Olshefsky at 9:00 pm (1 comment)

I headed to Boulder Coffee Co.MySpace link (100 Alexander St.) a bit after the show started. I got there just at the tail end of the opening comic and I didn't get to hear his set. Shawn Murphy was next. He was pretty funny — he did "thoughtful" comedy which was kind of the theme for the night. Kate AndersonMySpace link was the same way although so dry that I she was only "pretty funny". Closing out was Joshua GrosventMySpace link whom I've seen before — at Milestones when it was Milestones. He didn't attempt any songs this time but had an enjoyable and funny set … even if it got uncomfortably personal at times. Well, "uncomfortably personal" throughout.  But funny.

Matt RohrMySpace link did a fine job opening and emceeing. He had set up the show as a benefit for The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) and (checking his blog later) collected several hundred dollars at the show.

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Nipplepalooza III at California Brew Haus
by Jason Olshefsky at 10:30 pm (add a comment)

I headed to The California Brew Haus (402 West Ridge Rd.) for Nipplepalooza III. I got there just when the show started although I guess I missed Rob Balder. I did get to see him emcee the show, though and he was good in that context at least. When I arrived, Ookla The MokMySpace link had just taken to the stage. I think they're pretty funny but they have this groove-rock, full-fledged song mentality that really doesn't sit well with a one-joke song. Next was Worm QuartetMySpace link who follow the traditional form of novelty songs: only go as long as is necessary. And fast. And sometimes absurdly short — but always really quite funny. Next was Carla UlbrichMySpace link, a funny, witty acoustic soloist … chatty and friendly too. Closing the night was Sudden DeathMySpace link who did novelty hip-hop of a caliber similar to Worm QuartetMySpace link but with videos to go along with it.

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This morning at 9 a.m. at The Restaurant Warehouse (279 Burrows St., or thereabouts) is a Public Auction of all sorts of stuff (mostly restaurant-related) put on by The Reynolds Auction Company. [source: Reynold's Auction website]

The Charlie Lindner Trio will be at Bodhi's Cafe & LoungeMySpace link (274 Goodman St. N., in Village Gate) starting around 6 p.m. [source: Bodhi's Cafe MySpace page]

This evening at 6:30 p.m. in Dewey Hall, 2-162 at The University of Rochester (Elmwood Ave. at Intercampus Dr., details on River Campus Map) is a student panel discussion titled Real Talk: The Struggles and Successes of the RCSD on the state of The Rochester City School District (RCSD) (131 West Broad St.) [source: University of Rochester website]

Tonight at Starry Nites Café (696 University Ave., formerly Moonbeans) is The Standard Jazz Quartet starting around 8 p.m. [source: Starry Nites calendar] [all ages]

JayceLand Pick Kilbourn Hall at Eastman Theatre (60 Gibbs St.) will be hosting The Eastman Marimba Ensemble starting at 8 p.m. [source: Eastman School of Music calendar] [all ages]

The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Touchez pas au grisbi starting at 8 p.m. Founder and co-president of Rialto Pictures, Bruce Goldstein will be on hand to discuss this French noir film. [source: Eastman House calendar] [all ages]

Tonight and every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in the Learning Center at Brighton Memorial Library (2300 Elmwood Ave.) is a meeting of The Rochester Movie Makers Club [source: AIVF Salon Rochester Yahoo! Group]

Drinking Liberally meets at 8 p.m. tonight at Monty's Korner (355 East Ave.) [source: RocWiki calendar]


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Fly the flag today.National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day (half-staff until sunset)

Tonight at The Image City Photography Gallery (722 University Ave.) is the opening reception for their 3rd Annual Holiday Show from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. [source: Image City Photography Gallery website]

Tonight at 6 p.m. at The Baobab Cultural Center (728 University Ave., formerly on Gregory St.) is the opening reception for Cuddling Cultures and Colors featuring works by Djamila H. ML. Liniger-Strauss which will be on display through January 12. [source: Baobab website]

Genesee Pottery at The Genesee Center for the Arts (713 Monroe Ave.) will be hosting the Potter's Potluck — Tour of Chinese Potteries with Gayle Erwin from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. [source: Genesee Center for the Arts calendar]

Tomorrow is the last day to see Ariel Yichun Lin's Lost and Found: A Journey MFA thesis exhibition at The Rochester Visual Studies Workshop (31 Prince St.) and tonight from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. is the closing reception for it. [source: Visual Studies Workshop calendar] [all ages]

JayceLand Pick Tonight at The Rochester Contemporary Art Gallery (137 East Ave.) at 7 p.m. is the Re: Member members' show. The upstairs studios are having an Open House at the same time. [source: Rochester Contemporary calendar] [all ages]

The Club at Water Street (204 N. Water St.) will be hosting The Years Gone ByMySpace link, and The Morning OfMySpace link starting around 7:30 p.m. [source: Water Street calendar] [13+]

JayceLand Pick Over at The House of Hamez (389 Gregory St., formerly Daily Perks) starting around 8 p.m. is Ed Downey, The Years (members of the Blood and Bone Orchestra), and The Brilliant CornersMySpace link. [source: House of Hamez website] [all ages]

Starry Nites Café (696 University Ave., formerly Moonbeans) will be hosting Paul Hodges, and Captain Jack starting around 8 p.m. [source: Starry Nites calendar] [all ages]

JayceLand Pick Boulder Coffee Co.MySpace link (100 Alexander St.) will be hosting The Varnish CooksMySpace link starting around 8 p.m. [source: Boulder Coffee MySpace site] [all ages]

JayceLand Pick The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Gojira starting at 8 p.m. Rialto Pictures founder and co-president Bruce Goldstein will be on hand to present this original Japanese version along with a discussion of the differences between it and the Americanized version. [source: Eastman House calendar] [all ages]

Dinosaur Bar-B-Que (99 Court St.) will be hosting fun, great 1960's-styled rock from The Hi-RisersMySpace link starting around 10 p.m. [source: Dinosaur Bar-B-Que calendar]

Top Pick Monty's KrownMySpace link (875 Monroe Ave.) will be hosting fantastic hard-hitting acoustic-rock from Old BoyMySpace link starting around 10:30 p.m. [source: Freetime] [21+]


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Today from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Printing and Book Arts Center at The Genesee Center for the Arts (713 Monroe Ave.) is a workshop to Make Your Own Greeting Cards. [source: Genesee Center for the Arts calendar]

JayceLand Pick The Baobab Cultural Center (728 University Ave., formerly on Gregory St.) will be presenting a screening of A Patch Of Blue tonight at 7 p.m. [source: Baobab website]

Over at The Club at Water Street (204 N. Water St.) starting around 7 p.m. is definitive rock band LongwaveMySpace link, and These Electric LivesMySpace link. [source: Water Street calendar] [13+]

Stone Spoon BaboonMySpace link will be at The House of Hamez (389 Gregory St., formerly Daily Perks) starting around 8 p.m. [source: House of Hamez website] [all ages]

JayceLand Pick The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Muppet Commercials and Experiments starting at 8 p.m. and again on Sunday at 2 p.m. It's what the Muppets were before they were the Muppets. [source: Eastman House calendar] [all ages]

Tonight at Java's (16 Gibbs St.) is The Dylan Smith Trio starting around 9 p.m. [source: Java's calendar] [all ages]

Over at The California Brew Haus (402 West Ridge Rd.) starting around 9:30 p.m. is crowd-safe "bluesy" country band The Commander Cody Band, and Jeff Elliott. [source: Freetime]

Fun ska from Mrs. Skannotto, and okay rock-ska band Room 30MySpace link will be at The Dub Land UndergroundMySpace link (315 Alexander St., formerly Whiskey) starting around 9:30 p.m. [source: Freetime]

Top Pick Tonight at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) is better-than-excellent rock/surf-rock/rockabilly band The Sadies, good white-boy blues band The White DevilsMySpace link, and a perfection of 1980's-styled rock from Tiger Cried BeefMySpace link starting around 10:30 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar] [21+]

Over at Monty's KrownMySpace link (875 Monroe Ave.) starting around 10:30 p.m. is The Shitty FaggotsMySpace link. [Note: Freetime Magazine lists only "S.F." instead, but I deciphered their censorship.] [source: Freetime] [21+]

Betty's Sing-a-Long is regularly scheduled at Betty Meyer's Bullwinkle Café (622 Lake Ave., a.k.a. "Bullwinkle's") starting around 10 but since September, 2007 people have reported they were closed.


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Today from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. is another Holidays at the Market at The Rochester Public Market (280 Union St. N.) of course. [source: City Hall press release]

Today at 2 p.m. at The Memorial Art Gallery (500 University Ave., near Goodman St.) is a lecture by Peter G. Rose titled The Forgotten Holidays. [source: Memorial Art Gallery calendar] [all ages]

JayceLand Pick Bri's Bitchin' Birthday Bash featuring fucking awesome punk-rock from The BlastoffsMySpace link, hard/punk rock from The UV RaysGarageBand linkMySpace link, The SpaztiksMySpace link, The Uta HagensMySpace link, The Insubordinates, and Love Pork will be at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) starting around 3 p.m. The bands are really good. I only met Bri a couple times in the past, hanging out more with her mom to drink (friends of friends) and her dad (who's in several bands I've liked) so it's kind of weird, but hey, the bands are really good. [source: Bug Jar calendar] [all ages]

This afternoon from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) is another Holiday Musicale this time featuring Margaret-Anne Milne. [source: Eastman House calendar] [all ages]

JayceLand Pick Today at 7 p.m. at Shipping Dock Theatre (31 Prince St., new location at Visual Studies Workshop) is Shipping Dock UnleashedMySpace link. [source: Shipping Dock Theatre website]

The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Le cercle rouge (The Red Circle) starting at 7 p.m. The Eastman House calendar says, "[the] wonderfully tense and philosophical film opens with a Buddhist aphorism about fate binding two men to meet again, and ends with a police chief pronouncing all men ultimately guilty." [source: Eastman House calendar] [all ages]


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Bored? Why not check out 1980's DJ night at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) starting around 11 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar]


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This morning at 7:30 a.m. in the cafeteria overlooking the arboretum in Bausch and Lomb (140 Stone St.) is the Artists Breakfast Group meeting ... anyone interested in art or creativity is invited.

If you're a member of George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) note that tonight from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. is Members' Only Shopping Night. [source: Eastman House calendar] [all ages]

JayceLand Pick The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Eros and the short film Lo Sguardo Di Michelangelo (Michelangelo Eye To Eye) starting at 8 p.m. The feature is an anthology of three erotic stories from different directors. [source: Eastman House calendar] [all ages]


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Tonight at Kilbourn Hall at Eastman Theatre (60 Gibbs St.) is The Eastman Jazz Ensemble starting at 8 p.m. [source: Eastman School of Music calendar] [all ages]

JayceLand Pick The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing King Creole starting at 8 p.m. in which Elvis — playing a nightclub singer — gets wrapped up in a world of crime ... Elvis at his most rebellious. [source: Eastman House calendar] [all ages]

JayceLand Pick Over at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) starting around 10:30 p.m. is MatschoMySpace link. [source: Bug Jar calendar] [18+]

Poor People United meets tonight and every Wednesday at 7 at St. Joseph's House of Hospitality (402 South Ave.) [source: the proverbial grapevine]

Every Wednesday starting at Monty's KrownMySpace link (875 Monroe Ave.) at 7 p.m. is the Rochester Cruisers Ride for bicyclists. [source: RocBike website]

There's an Open Mic for Acoustic Music at Boulder Coffee Co. (100 Alexander St.) tonight around 8. [source: the proverbial grapevine]

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