Sunday, January 13, 2008
Tuesday, January 08, 2008
(Side note: If you get a chance to watch the commentary tracks on the Zhivago DVD, keep an eye (ear) out for Rod Steiger. OMFG, he kills! A dirty old man! As he describes the scene where his character is about to assault Lara, he says things like "Oh, you sly, sly Devil...." and (when he grabs Lara and starts to kiss her) "I Strike! Bwah hah hah hah hah!". He describes the instance where he tells director David Lean that he is going to fake-kiss Julie Christie and then get his desired surprised look from the actress by kissing her again (without her prior knowledge) and slipping her some tongue. He comments "But of course, you know I'd kiss her twice for free!")
Here are some shots of some X-mas lights that The ♥G♥ put up on our fence that got covered in last week's precipitation. I thought it was kind of cool how they glowed under the snow.
Henry Ford Museum Pics
Cool old Harley:
Here's a poem about Buckminster Fuller's Dymaxion House:
Happy Birthday David Bowie
Monday, January 07, 2008
The Dot and the Line
Here it is performed live:
From the author's website:
The Last Nerd Self-Test You’ll Ever Need!
1. Are you sometimes so enthusiastic about your interests that you get carried away, and lose your self-consciousness in your passion for your subject?
2. Do you believe that people can be beautiful and smart at the same time?
3. Do you sometimes get interested in a book or a hobby that’s really difficult to get into, but you do it anyway because it seems like such a cool thing to learn?
4. Do you like precision or exactitude, maybe even so much that a right answer is an aesthetically pleasing experience?
5. Do you find tracking what’s fashionable just a teensy bit boring?
6. Do you admire people who are very knowledgeable even if their topic is a little arcane?
7. Don't you just love the word “arcane”?
8. Do you enjoy vivid imaginative accounts of alternatives to mundane reality?
9. Are you comfortable with the fact that Harry Potter wears big spectacles and is also a big athletic hero?
10. Do you find anti-intellectualism just a little bit….stupid?
Among the reviews of his book:
Publishers' Weekly, 12/17/07:
Now here's the thing: There is no apostrophe in Publishers Weekly!