The POOWer Squad Wants YOU!
The P is for PARTICIPATORY! The OOW is for OUMMCBNOM Of the World! The er is to make it spell POOWer!
Noam Chomsky writes that "The beauty of the democratic systems of thought control, as contrasted with their clumsy totalitarian counterparts, is that they operate by subtly establishing on a voluntary basis--aided by the force of nationalism and media control by substantial interests--presuppositions that set the limits of debate..." The OOW is committed to fostering debate outside conventional boundaries. But this goal requires the active participation of you, our readers.
Joining the POOWer Squad is as easy as writing a letter to the Editor, submitting an article or feature, or simply discussing the OOW over dinner with a friend or loved one. There are no membership fees, no entrance exams. All it takes is a commitment to be intellectually engaged. The POOWer Squad: readers and thinkers for the new millenium.
T-shirts coming soon.
Update 6.26.2000 2:32pm The Internet's Number 1 Kate and Amy!
The OOW, in conjunction with Suburban Underground, is proud to announce that, as of 2pm central time on June 26, 2002, OOW editors Kate Becker and Amy Kohn are officially the internet's number one Kate and Amy! To see for yourself, search for "Kate and Amy" (including the quotes) on internet's leading search engine, google. The result? A veritable guest list to the party that is the OOW editorial staff room. (It is a metaphorical room.) The internet, of course, is ever-changing. It is an entity capable thinking and speaking about itself. So perhaps Kate and Amy will not always remain the internet's number one Kate and Amy. But today, let us celebrate. We must savor this moment for, on the internet, as in life, all is fleeting.
POOWer to the People
Welcome the newest members of the POOWer Squad!
Be a POOWer Squad recruiter! Link one of the banners below the OOW. Just download the banner, put it up on your site, and link it to www.suburbanunderground.org. You're an instant OOW hero! Tell us who you are and we'll link to you, too.