images of a dark room filled with cigar smoking, owners....
I used to think that the sea lions at the Prospect Park Zoo had an okay life, that is an okay life for an animal kept in a zoo, but yesterday seeing them surrounded by hundreds of kids making sea lion noises sounds was a bit jarring. They seemed to be in hiding. There must have been at least twenty school groups there. It wasn't the outing I had in mind, so Willa and I left after checking that no sea lion had become a stowaway.
This week's New Yorker cover was drawn on an iPhone using an app called Brushes which also enabled an artist to make the image on the left. I believe David Hockney probably uses it too. There is an interesting post on the iPhne as a medium on a blog called artfagcity. I'm excited to try it out. Anyone have any experience with it?
threadless is now printing shirts with sayings from twitter. now you can wear little 140 character bits of user generated brilliance instead of endless cute drawings of birds.
As LOST first flashed on the large Easter Island like statue and spent time down in a Egyptian hieroglyph covered temple, I started trying to remember this book. After last night's finale of LOST I am more convinced than ever that the "pseudo-science" of Chariots of the Gods has played a big part in LOST. In fact I am convinced that Jacob and his fellow islander and sworn enemy (who may or may not have a corporal form, and who may or may not be smokey or maybe a HAL like computer) are aliens. Watchers ,"it always end the same way" waiting in classic fashion until the human race has a breakthrough so they are worthy of contact. On what do I base this astounding theory you ask? J.J. Abrams is about my age and from NY too so I would bet that we both read the book and watched the movie on channel 9 sometime in our childhoods, perhaps many times, since they repeated things often. I'm not saying things are as simple as that but I think there is a connection. Thoughts?
Current's follow up cartoon on Twitter. Very funny. Have been thinking that Oprah, the Nielson study, and other things have been implying jumping the shark but a the video shows the borg keep coming. Four other related things/thoughts below
Let me see if I have this straight: Instead of coming up with a smart strategy and innovating, they’re going to Google to help fix their own mess. If an industry can’t think for itself, well, what do you call it? How about dumb, fat and lazy?
Just to be very, very clear, I am not talking about the working stiffs — the journalists who pound the pavement, every day, looking for news and their editors. I am talking about the members of the executive suite, which with every passing day prove themselves to be as calcified as the remains of a T. rex."
Last night at blogfest I found out that FlatbushGardener used to live in our apartment. We had been getting the occasional piece of junk mail addressed to him and I wondered why so I got to use last night's event to ask. Small world. His blog has long been one of the best gardening and urban nature blogs
around and it first caught my eye when I was running GardenWeb and creating the GardenVoices reblog. We were both blessed with getting to look out on, and care for, the garden that our landlord built years ago. From early spring through late fall we eat most meals out on the deck that overlooks it. The garden lightens our days and even makes things like an oven that sets off the smoke alarm trivial. I also found out that he had planted some columbine which you can see flowering along the wall on the bricks along the wall on the right in the photo. You can also see a close up of them in a photo on his blog that was taken in from 2004. One day we will move on from this apartment too and maybe it will lead to a surprising connection.