I never understood the appeal...
Confounding the calumniators and apostates
How to hack a Diebold voting machine.
Then they came for the watch bloggers...
Yeah, they can read your mind.
Artist Jamie Bollenbach will be discussing his work at NOMA Gallery tonight. The show will run through October 15.
"And then I remember nothing else. And I woke up the next morning in my clothes smelling of vomit."
Noted Bay Area arts writer Dewitt Cheng has a nice capsule review of the show and more photos.
Bollenbach with a Bollenbach
...have better toys that we could imagine in our wildest dream.
I was told what had happened by a young waitress, over coffee and pancakes. I cherish that I heard from a real human voice.
Chase was repairing the damaged boat on board when the crew observed a whale, that was much larger than normal (alleged to be around 85 feet (26 m)), acting strangely. It lay motionless on the surface with its head facing the ship, then began to move towards the vessel, picking up speed by shallow diving. The whale rammed the ship and then went under, battering it and causing it to tip from side to side. Finally surfacing close on the starboard side of the Essex with its head by the bow and tail by the stern, the whale appeared to be stunned and motionless. Chase prepared to harpoon it from the deck when he realized that its tail was only inches from the rudder, which the whale could easily destroy if provoked by an attempt to kill it. Fearing to leave the ship stranded thousands of miles from land with no way to steer it, he relented. The whale recovered and swam several hundred yards ahead of the ship and turned to face the bow.
I turned around and saw him about one hundred rods (550 yards) directly ahead of us, coming down with twice his ordinary speed (around 24 knots or 44kph), and it appeared with tenfold fury and vengeance in his aspect. The surf flew in all directions about him with the continual violent thrashing of his tail. His head about half out of the water, and in that way he came upon us, and again struck the ship. —Owen Chase
The captain's boat was the first that reached us. He stopped about a boat's length off, but had no power to utter a single syllable; he was so completely overpowered with the spectacle before him. He was in a short time, however, enabled to address the inquiry to me, "My God, Mr. Chase, what is the matter?" I answered, "We have been stove by a whale."
Given his obsession with both art and adorable kittens, I'm shocked that he wasn't consulted on this project.
Anthony Wong delivers his commencement address to the Hong Kong Academy for the Performing Arts.
(Bus.)(In English) Ladies and gentlemen! (In Cantonese) Small little kids and adults!Dear students, good morning.Very formally: I represent the Academy Alumni Association, and welcome you.Have you all paid your fees yet?In these few years you have to enjoy your theatrical life, and once you are out, then you'll taste the medicine.The most important thing...when you graduate...you have to join the Alumni Association.Thank you.
FSL called it.
Writing in the journal Proceedings B, scientists report a large, reproductive population of crabs in the Palmer Deep, a basin cut in the continental shelf.
Dr. Kapital tweets:
Moby Dick, "Chapter iii,"
I'm reading Moby-Dick for the first time (having successfully evaded it in high school).
Stephen Prothero asks the obvious question, which has somehow eluded the mainstream media until now: what kinds of Christians are these?
I understand the impulse to draft Jesus into your political campaign. At least in U.S. politics, Jesus is good for business. But if you are going to call Jesus to your side, you need to let voters know how that affects your politics. Might you change your mind if you saw that a political position of yours was contradicted by the Bible? Or is the Bible a dead letter, useful for invoking divine authority but never for correction or reprove?
[T]he King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’
Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’
The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’
Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.’
They also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?’
He will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.’
Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life.
Jamie Bollenbach "Untitled" 2010-11, oil on board
Um, mostly. But this looks awesome.