- 1 Vasoconstriction
- 2 Fallow Synapse
- 3 Quinine Eve
- 4 Reunited at Birth
- 5 Nocticola
- 6 Not with a whim ...
- 7 The Devil ...
- 8 Everybody Sprays the Drool
- 9 Money Laundering and Art
- 10 Spear carriers ...
- 11 Talent
- 12 Funnel Scheme
- 13 Vomiting Feather
- 14 Animating Art
- 15 The Origin of Stripes
- 16 Fluxhouse
- 17 People
- 18 Odilon Redon
- 19 Sorting algorithms
- 20 Fair Use
- 21 Regex
- 22 Invent attribution
- 23 Curie
- 24 Copyright
- 25 Art
- 26 "The Talk" (quantum computing)
- 27 Racist history of Portland
- 28 Archery
- 29 auguremia
- 30 Fortune Tellers: Ayn Rand, Kurt Vonnegut & Aldous Huxley
- 31 Elliott Erwitt
- 32 Line drawing tattoos
- 33 Jimi Hendrix
- 34 On Voting
- 35 National Anthem
- 36 Fay Cluff Brown
- 37 Peter Struycken
- 38 copular deixis
- 39 AutoDraw
- 40 Shining Shields
- 41 I Cannot Forgive
- 42 Wooley
- 43 Cantor Parabola Meets
- 44 Cassady on Graham
- 45 Books
- 46 Links
- 47 Nonsense
- 48 Latin phrases
- 49 Links to pursue
- 50 Overheard (true quotes)
- 51 Etc.
- 52 Pynchon
- 53 Art Wars
- 54 Games etc.
- 55 Egypta Commodificata
- 56 Lords of the Phantom Zone
- 57 Mashups
- 58 Misc.
- 59 Boat-builders
- 60 External links
"Goddamn right, nicotine messes with your circulation. It's a vasoconstrictor -- that's like a boa constrictor, inside your body."
Reunited at Birth
Reunited at Birth
Nocticola: Latin for "night-dweller".
Not with a whim ...
Not with a whim, but with a banker.
The Devil ...
"The Devil doesn't need advocates, certainly not pro bono."
- One Brown Mouse @ Boing Boing
Everybody Sprays the Drool
Everybody sprays the drool sometime ...
Money Laundering and Art
Spear carriers ...
"You got your spear carriers, and then you got your spear-getter-in-the-gutters."
"Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work."
- Stephen King
"At first glance it looks like a pyramid scheme, but really it's more of a funnel scheme."
A: "Oh, man, I just ate five donuts, and I feel sick."
B: "If I had my vomiting feather, I'd share it with you."
The Origin of Stripes
- Charles Xavier Thomas (nonfiction) - Arithmometer (nonfiction)
- Étienne Bézout (nonfiction)
- Nicolas Malebranche (nonfiction)
- Jean Prestet (nonfiction)
- Jacques de Billy (nonfiction)
His work represents an exploration of his internal feelings and psyche. He himself wanted to place "the logic of the visible at the service of the invisible".
A telling source of Redon's inspiration and the forces behind his works can be found in his journal A Soi-même (To Myself). His process was explained best by himself when he said:
"I have often, as an exercise and as a sustenance, painted before an object down to the smallest accidents of its visual appearance; but the day left me sad and with an unsatiated thirst. The next day I let the other source run, that of imagination, through the recollection of the forms and I was then reassured and appeased."
- Redon, Odilon (1988). Odilon Redon: the Woodner Collection. Washington, D.C.: Phillips Collection. unpaginated. OCLC 20763694.
- Jeff Becker, an entertainment and intellectual property lawyer, said that fair use arguments rely on whether or not a piece of media is transformative or offers commentary on the original work — in this case real estate photos. He said the "satire-parody issue may be present" in the case of McMansion Hell, and that the blog "very well could fall within fair use."
- Can This Regex Be Saved?
- A temporary solution to a permanent problem.
- La radiologie et la guerre / par Mme Pierre Curie
"The Talk" (quantum computing)
Racist history of Portland
Fortune Tellers: Ayn Rand, Kurt Vonnegut & Aldous Huxley
- "Nothing means anything." - Kurt Vonnegut
- Nikita Krushchev and Richard Nixon, Moscow, 1959.
- Glassmakers of Herat
Line drawing tattoos
There's only one "i" in "voting".
Few people know this because we only ever sing the first verse. But read the end of the third verse and you’ll see why “The Star-Spangled Banner” is not just a musical atrocity, it’s an intellectual and moral one, too:
No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave, And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth waveO’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.
Fay Cluff Brown
Fay Cluff Brown (1881-1968) was a physicist and inventor who created and supervised the development of educational exhibits, most notably in the Museum of Science and Industry at New York City’s Museums of the Peaceful Arts. Much of his scientific research focused on the element selenium. Early in his career, Brown invented a device using selenium, which translated printed text into sound.
copular deixis: see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oblique_case
Autodraw is a web app that looks at what you are drawing and offers up clip-art style images that resemble your sketch.
"Shining Shields" reported by Pliny the Elder
I Cannot Forgive
I Cannot forgive (AKA I Escaped from Auschwitz) by Rudolf Vrba
"Commodore Woolsey was of middle height, sailor-built, and of a compact, athletic frame. His countenance was prepossessing, and had singularly the look of a gentleman. In his deportment, he was a pleasing mixture of gentleman-like refinement and seaman-like frankness. His long intimacy with frontier habits could not, and did not, destroy his early training, though it possibly impeded some of that advancement in his professional and general knowledge, which he had so successfully commenced in early life. He was an excellent seaman, and few officers had more correct notions of the rules of discipline. His familiar association with all the classes that mingle so freely together in border life, had produced a tendency, on his excellent disposition, to relax to much in his ordinary intercourse, perhaps, but his good sense prevented this weakness from proceeding very far. Woolsey rather wanted the grimace than the substance of authority. A better-hearted man never lived. All who sailed with him loved him, and he had sufficient native mind, and sufficinet acquired instruction, to command the respect of many of the strongest intellects of the service." — James Fennimore Cooper, Lives of Distinguished American Naval Officers
Cantor Parabola Meets
Hmmm. Oscar Barnack certainly. Lewis Carroll. Allan Turing. Jules Verne. And Georg Cantor of course.
Cassady on Graham
Neal Cassady summed up Bill Graham on sight: "He was out on the street checking tire treads to see if they’d picked up any nickels."
Though Konrád has frequently portrayed his Berettyóúfalu childhood in his novels, and particularly in The Feast in the Garden, he attempted to present this period in a more precise documentary form in two more recent books, Departure and Return (2001) and Up on the Hill During a Solar Eclipse (2003). The first of these books treats a single year – 1944-45 – while the second covers fifty, after beginning with a reflection on the final years of the twentieth century, more precisely the morning solar eclipse of 1999, experienced from the peak of St. György Hill. These books were published separately in Europe, and together in New York as A Guest in My Own Country (2007).
- Caedite eos. Novit enim Dominus qui sunt eius. ("Kill them all. For the Lord knows those who are his."). Supposed statement by Abbot Arnaud Amalric before the massacre of Béziers during the Albigensian Crusade, recorded 30 years later, according to Caesarius of Heisterbach. cf. "Kill them all and let God sort them out."
Links to pursue
- Aimee Laurel
- Andrea Graham
Overheard (true quotes)
- "I vow to crush all of my children's dreams. That's my main goal in life." (Female co-worker in her mid-thirties.)
- Trysting, trysting ... one, two ....
- Florin for your thoughts.
- I Gambol as I Grumble.
- Cards Longa, Vita Brevis.
- As far as I'm concerned, your out of control is under control.
- I'll take it under behoovement.
- Squanderosa: the dinner club for a gilded era.
- Pig Bodine (nonfiction)
- Abstract Impressionism (nonfiction)
- Harold Rosenberg (nonfiction)
- Manhattan Project (nonfiction)
- Manhattan Project
- Rock the Cradle (nonfiction)
- Diego Rivera (nonfiction)
- Diego Rivera Shakes His Fist
- Atomic Manhattan (drink)
- Soviet Union (nonfiction)
- Julius Rosenberg (nonfiction)
- Ethel Rosenberg (nonfiction)
- The Book of Daniel (novel) (nonfiction)
- Balloon Wars - speech balloons vs. thought balloons
- Origami Crane - Origami Crane game
- The Stepford Consumers
- Green Treacle 5
- The Bespokesman
- Carrie d'Auouei from Hawaii
- Too Early Gig ("Twirly Gig")
- Silk Tornado
- Ocean Front Properly
- Ocean Front Prosperity
- Leonyda, Leona, Lyonah
- Tarski's World
- Pharaoh Unlimited
- United Afterlife
- Necropolis Associates
- North-South Kingdoms Free Trade Association
- Greater North Kingdom Co-Prosperity Zone
Lords of the Phantom Zone
Rodeo Clown MASH_UP Mystery Date
Moon in your perfume MASH_UP Shooting Star
- Copper: the Shameless Metal
- Alba Zorba
- Straw dogs, plastics sturgeons -- whatever it takes.
Boat-builders are a breed apart. What Texans are to land, boat-builders are to water.