Wednesday, April 26, 2006

No Thanks

This advertising campaign has had a billboard up near my work. It's "strange obliqueness" doesn't interest me. It just grosses me out.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

I Like It On Skin

One of the few in focus, originally uploaded by Ken-ichi.

I'm The Decider

You must now go listen to I'm The Decider, (Koo-Koo-Ka-Choo)!

Saturday, April 22, 2006

Diplomatic Zen

I know I just posted some bunny zen, but this is too much to pass up.

Stare...see all of the picture at once...

Friday, April 21, 2006

Friday Quicks

Congratulations to Juan Franco, who became the oldest player to ever hit a home run in major league baseball, hitting a pinch-hit two-run homer for the Mets at age 47.

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright can leg-press 400 lbs.

Thursday, April 20, 2006

It's Fun To Trust In The...F E M A!!

Nauseating. How can you sleep at night pulling off this shit?

Update (4/20)
The General notes, on this topic:
Gosh, it feels good to finally beat the Soviets at their own game.

Loud and Clear

Columnist Marianne Means writes today in the Seattle Post-Intelligence
The White House is crumbling internally. President Bush seems bewildered, no longer in charge. He wanders around the country talking about health savings accounts and other small-bore projects that mean little to most people. Nobody is listening.

Monday, April 17, 2006

Bunny Zen

Just gaze....
(REUTERS/Jason Reed)

Sunday, April 16, 2006

The List

An excellent list of "Stories We've Seen Too Often" - Fiction Submission Guidelines. Example:
6. The future is soulless.

a. In the future, all learning is electronic, until kid is exposed to ancient wisdom in the form of a book.

b. In the future, everything is electronic, until kid is exposed to ancient wisdom in the form of a wise old person who's lived a non-electronic life.

(via Bruce Sterling's Beyond the Beyond)

Friday, April 14, 2006


spidery, originally uploaded by xmastree.

!!!! My skin is tingling. What a beautiful creature.

Every Inch

P3297480, originally uploaded by urban_tank.

Okay, this one's creepin me out. I have no idea who these three people are, but this shot is of the walkway between the Cranbrook dining room and the parking lot.

For 10 years I ate many a dinner in this dining room (faculty and their families ate there for free) and this is part of the area where my friends and I would pass the time after we were done eating but while we awaited our parents to come out (there is also a huge open area behind the fotog and some courtyards to the left and right).

Wow. I can tell you that I remember every bump of rock on every brick in this shot. Weird.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Bad Dreamz

This week, in Shoot Myself in the Fucking Head™ (SMITFH), I bring you....

American Dreamz, opening april 21st.

Is this really happening?

I hate this movie in so many ways I can barely breathe.

Bonus: Is THIS really happening? FOX News calling the immigration marches "A Perfect Chance To Arrest Illegal Immigrants?"

Monday, April 10, 2006

Your Story Makes No Sense

Okay, bushie.

First we find that the Madrid bombing had no connection to Al Qaeda.

Now it is determined that the London bombers had no connection to Al Qaeda.

What's your story now? Would you say that we are fighting against All That Use Violence?

Bush speaking April 6:
The enemy has reminded them about the stakes. Remember that ours isn't the only country that's been attacked. There were attacks in Madrid, there were attacks in London, attacks in Egypt, there's been a series of attacks around the world -- Jordan. They go up -- al Qaeda goes in and blows up a wedding. These are cold-blooded killers now. These are people that will stop at nothing to achieve their objectives.

Saturday, April 08, 2006

Good Old Days

Remember the Good Old Days? A special book
"Much of the text is in French, and it was not uncommon around the time of the French Revolution for books to be covered in human skin.

The practice, known as anthropodermic bibliopegy, was sometimes used in the 18th and 19th centuries when accounts of murder trials were bound in the killer's skin."
Humans maintaining their civilization, eh?

Friday, April 07, 2006

light thru the trees

light thru the trees, originally uploaded by estimmel.

A nice picture from Cranbrook. I feel like if I squint hard enough, I will be able to remember the bark from that exact tree.

Maybe not.

light thru the trees

light thru the trees, originally uploaded by estimmel.

A nice picture from Cranbrook. I feel like if I squint hard enough, I will be able to remember the bark from that exact tree.

Maybe not.


I've been greatly enjoying a (fairly) new blog that regularly scans and posts old book art. This one's from a post about medical doctor Marcello Malpighi (1628-1694), whom you can read about more at the site.

Highly recommend for the "images and art" category of your blogroll...

There's even a nice chelicerata post about a clergyman that studied spiders and ants and then made fairy tale books about them!

Leggy McLegs

Oh, this little guy is so CUTE! Apparently he's now the record holder for faster bipedal robot relative to stride length.

Click through to read about him and watch a thoroughly mesmerizing long video of him walking in a circle, faster and faster, with a camera following him from the center of the circle. Wow.

Say It Loud

"A man who identified himself as Harry Taylor":
"I feel like despite your rhetoric, that compassion and common sense have been left far behind during your administraiton,' Taylor said, standing in a balcony seat and looking down at Bush on stage. 'And I would hope from time to time that you have the humility and grace to be ashamed of yourself"
Go, Harry!

(photo from Think Progress, who also has the video)

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Staff Emails

I love that I work at a place where I get staff emails like this:
The next meeting of the Linnaean Society of New York will be Tuesday,
April 11, 2006 at 7:30 pm in the Linder Theater on the first floor.

The speaker will be Dr. Mark L. Botton from Fordham University. Dr. Botton's topic is "Horseshoe Crabs and Avian Breeding Ecology."

Linnaean Society of New York meetings are open to all.
Excuse me? Did somebody say...Chelicerate?

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Mother 3

I never played the old Nintendo game Mother, and - my god - i...can't....even....bring myself to go to Wikipedia to learn about it.

Many folks are freakin out about a new revision of it, Mother 3. Well, could these screenshots be any cuter? I'm hooked.

Religion <> Empiricism, You Dork!

OMG I fucking detest this kind of rancid shit
Jesus Could Have Walked on Ice, Scientist Says
Rare conditions could have conspired to create hard-to-see ice on the Sea of Galilee that a person could have walked on back when Jesus is said to have walked on water, a scientist said today.
Blech! Yeah, and hey, could that be the goddamn ARK i see from space?

Shoot Me in the Head