I happen to be reading Judges today (haftorah for parshat Beshallach), about how “In the days of Yael the highways collapsed and travellers took to the backroads…” (Judges 5:6, a post-apocalyptic scenario that has a certain ring to it) when I came across this little story (Judges 4:18-22) which I decided n
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I really like this musically. Wilco – One Sunday Morning (Song for Jane Smiley’s Boyfriend) (Audio HQ) – YouTube.
Reminds me of 1977. Still speaks to 2012. http://youtu.be/zjoE6MiuQUM via Peter Tosh – Downpressor Man (1977) – YouTube.
A long windy and probably doomed defense of the 4th amendment. Wyden Floor Statement on FISA Reauthorization Act and Proposed Amendments – YouTube.
The Life we have is very great. The Life that we shall see Surpasses it, we know, because It is Infinity. But when all Space has been beheld And all Dominion shown The smallest Human Heart’s extent Reduces it to none.
I’m enjoying these sounds. via BROTHER SUN, SISTER MOON – Ghosts Of Barry Mill (OFFICIAL) – YouTube.
Just like you, I’ve stared for hours at Vitruvian Man (1487) and said, yes, I see that you can draw a circle around the extended arms and legs of a man Leo, but why?! Why would we do that?!! Well it took a few centuries for folks to work out the details, but at last
… Both parties deprecated war, but one of them would make war rather than let the nation survive, and the other would accept war rather than let it perish, and the war came. One-eighth of the whole population were colored slaves, not distributed generally over the Union, but localized in the southern part of it.
O memory, thou midway world ‘twixt earth and paradise, where things decayed and loved ones lost in dreamy shadows rise… Poetry by Abraham Lincoln.
“When someone is impatient and says, “I haven’t got all day,” I always wonder, How can that be? How can you not have all day?” “One can never know for sure what a deserted area looks like” “Just cause you got the monkey off your back doesn’t mean the circus has left town.” “The very
Shameless excellent Springsteen paraphrasing. Titus Andronicus – A More Perfect Union – Pitchfork Music Festival 2010 – YouTube.
Are you hep to the now generation? A recent survey of musical preferences among local teenagers (n=1) provides new insights into the minds of this happening generation of virtually educated young androhumans. The Guild – Do You Wanna Date My Avatar – YouTube.
Great photos of subway reading: Underground New York Public Library.
This might be a workable technology, but Sadoway is a charming presenter in any case. Donald Sadoway: The missing link to renewable energy | Video on TED.com.
That song always had good bones. It just didn’t have ukuleles, until now.
A little humor.
The Ephemera Society of America. People are always trying to trivialize ephemera. Well it has to stop, and I know just the flimsy scrap of paper in an old jacket pocket that is going to make that happen. Or would, if it still existed.
via One too many mornings – Bob Dylan – YouTube.
via Bob Dylan – One Too Many Mornings (Rolling Thunder Tour) – YouTube.
I have no idea what the politics or values that this flag reflects are, or what the reality of life in the Jewish Autonomous Oblast is like in 2012. Everything I know about the region I read on Wikipedia. But I thought, as a flag, that it was beautifully done. I mocked it up in
Climate change is real. (A brief guide to the scientific consensus on climate change by Laurence Lewis) It’s the biggest thing that has ever happened in your lifetime. It will be happening for the rest of your lifetime. It is the ultimate test of human community, the moment when we learn whether evolution and culture
Leora and I enjoyed The Trip last night. This was a memorable scene.
I’ve been consolidating my many web presences that have developed over the years. In particular I want to raise the visibility of my current professional identity, as it appears on Google Plus and at my professional site (Applied Information Design LLC.) I love my Portland Ground photography project, a wonderful midli
Once you grasp that it is possible that the universe is infinite, meaning, no matter how far you travel in any direction you will continue to encounter new stars and planets, and once you grasp that some 14 billion years ago this infinitude of space, energy and matter was entirely concentrated in a single point
If it’s not humorous it just doesn’t seem that serious. Wow, I hope that’s humorous. Or is made funny by the self referentiallity of sentence two. On the other hand, if the previous secondary level of self referentiallity doesn’t help, then this tertiary level won’t save the thought. But seriou
Man walks into a doctor’s office for a $15 copay visit, routine follow-up, and walks out with an $85 bill because, hey, it’s the new year, so the Providence Choice health plan annual deductible started over on Jan. 1. In what rational world should delaying the date of service delivery from late December to Janua
Some of my ancestors lived their lives in Iowa. This is happily NSFW.
I think I like this rendering the best.