Monday, August 25, 2003

The Free Store in Brooklyn
pick me up some!

Sunday, August 24, 2003

The Caves of Lascaux has a website

Saturday, August 23, 2003

Friday, August 22, 2003

"Learning about the world through photography"
Flood the Zone Fridays,
brought to you by Karl Rove

"This Friday will be fiscal irresponsibility day,
where we blanket the media
(using the Bush website's Action Center tools)
with calls and letters
about Bush's absurd fiscal policies."

Thursday, August 21, 2003!
scenes from a HummingBirdNestCam

Wednesday, August 20, 2003

The Borgesian Book Review Contest
"In the spirit of Borges' remark,
write a book review of an imaginary book."
Why not have a quick look at
(it's free)

Tuesday, August 19, 2003

Lessons in how to lie about Iraq
Brian Eno comments in the Guardian!

Monday, August 18, 2003

Friday, August 15, 2003

Real Talk wordlist
Hey kids! Be in there like swimwear, yo!

Thursday, August 14, 2003

A 24 sheet map,
26 inches to a mile,
surveyed by John Rocque 1735 to 1746
java web programming explorations
source for live bootlegs, remixes,
and other commercially unavailable music
by and of The Future Sound of London
Heeeere's Cliche Finder
(if it was a snake, it woulda bitcha!)
"so-called 'junk' DNA must do something important
because it stays virtually identical across many species."
Web's first 'e-première'
(who are YOU wearing?)
lo-tech flash-mob photo-blog

Wednesday, August 13, 2003

"We can scarcely begin to see "Girl with a Pearl Earring"
until we are alive to what must have been at stake
for Vermeer in painting it,
to the meaning it must have held for him
as a personal creation and as a thing apart."

The Diary of a Nobody
first published 1892

Tuesday, August 12, 2003

Monday, August 11, 2003

Pyramid of Capitalist System
exquisitely illustrated
What are Dave Eggers and Ben Katchor are listening to...
N.B. Those are not Dave's dogs,
goshawk provenance is unknown
"From the first moment
the first Neanderthal
scratched a crude stick figure with boobies
on the wall of his cave,
man has been fascinated with CARTOON BABES"
"The Night Air is a new kind of radio program;
an ever-changing,
90 minute composition
of music, sounds, ideas and stories"

Sunday, August 10, 2003

How Bush Is Changing America And For Whom
"Bush & Co. are systematically rewriting the rules,
seeking (and, so far, mostly succeeding)
to produce a permanent, structural change
in how America operates, and for whom.
With thousands of executive orders,
budget shifts, regulatory rewrites,
omnibus laws, tax perversions,
trade agreements, legal opinions,
re-interpretations, cabinet directives,
policy letters and such, these clever boys
are enthroning the money powers
over the rest of us,
abandoning 225 years of striving
for a society in which egalitarianism counts."
Don Hong-Oai
Photography in the Classical Chinese pictorial style
Pavement Terror
a gallery of unsuspecting pedestrians
reacting to a violently backfiring van
An Elephant at Play
(India, circa 1770)

Friday, August 08, 2003

Elephant tramples Kenyan poacher
This is it! The time has come!!
Rise my wrinkly behemoths, RISE!!!
The Story of the Marriage of Black and White
(I ALWAYS cry at Flash-driven photo galleries)
Smallworld: Six Degrees of Separators
(be advised: they were just "NPR-dotted")
(another nice overview here)
Athanasius Kircher: "sometimes called the last Renaissance man"
(scroll down for must-see color prints)
Ancient Trees
a selection of photographs
DNA Codes Inspire 'Genomic Music'
hmph! totally derivative!

Thursday, August 07, 2003

Wednesday, August 06, 2003

Quantum Soccer
"the aim is to shape the wave function
of a quantum-mechanical “ball”
so that the probability
of it being inside one of the goals
rises above a set threshold..."
Remote tours of several zen gardens
(what is the sound of one hand clicking?)
Genuflect and click onto the Patron Saints Index
and put in a good word for me
to Clotilda, patron saint of disappointing children

Tuesday, August 05, 2003

organic and farmer's market-finder
"American Action Market: trading futures contracts
that deal with the two most important questions facing the world today:
(1) What will the U.S. government do next?
(2) What is informing the U.S. government's current behavior?"

[more here]

Monday, August 04, 2003

From the July Harper's Index:
Number of Grateful Dead concerts
attended by columnist Ann Coulter : 67

Metafilter's uncanny Blogstop thread
(formulating abstruse, belabored lexigraphic extrapolation)
"Dead Man Eating is a weblog listing last meals
of American prisoners put to death."

Friday, August 01, 2003

expressing complicated messages
by means of flower arrangements.
"kale: explain yourself more clearly, if i am to understand you."

a special kind of acronym where the initials
spell out a word or phrase
relevant to the expanded version