Everything you say lives on forever on the Internet. For some time I ignored this reality, but it's true. Everything you write--from incoherent college-student rants to posts to work-related listservs--will live on thanks to spiders and search engines. I haven't said that many embarassing things, but from time to time it may be necessary to recant.
For instance, in the spring of April 1994 I wrote that a Bloomington, IN-located "alternative" event (Culture Shock) featured a dwarf toss. The original piece was in the long-gone Indie-List Digest, which Eric and I edited and which apparently no longer exists online anymore. It got picked up by a Yo La Tengo fanzine and now lives on in perpetuity. I was once even contacted by a person from Europe who was researching dwarf tossing who wanted to get some details.
OK, people, it wasn't real! I made it up. I do not endorse tossing people of any size. Culture Shock featured many things--garage bands, disengaged hippies, hacky sack, and mud--but it did not feature a dwarf toss.
Eric and Sean, where are the I-L archives now? Despite my above rant on my past coming back to haunt me, I think we should bring them back, wherever they are. Read a few issues of the I-L's infrequently published little sister, Telegraph e-Zine, here. Not a complete set, either, but better than nothing for your early to mid-90s nostalgia. (Hey. Remember the '90s?)Posted at June 22, 2002 07:22 AM