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Monthly Archive: May 2012

May 09 2012

Let’s Have A Moment Of Silence…

…for the “moment of silence”. A moment of silence, a moment of prayer, A moment of nothing, a bit of dead air Just sit on your asses to show that you care That’s all that we ask you to do. No need to give money, or effort, or blood, Just hush now, responding to fire …

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May 08 2012

Tyrannosaurus Rex Found Alive… In Nebraska

I thought (but now, must say I thinked) Tyrannosaurs were all extinct— But now, a T-rex has been found Alive! Not fossils in the ground! The stories in the paper tell This specimen’s alive and well, And (if you can believe the News) It’s even giving interviews!

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May 08 2012

You Could Be Jesus!

Via Lousy Canuck, the news that a new production of Jesus Christ Superstar will feature Tim Minchin as Judas. That’s the (very) good news. The bad news? After the jump:

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May 07 2012

We Only Should Search Whom We Ought

For my money, one of the most powerful songs in all of musical theatre, as short as it is, is South Pacific’s “You’ve got to be carefully taught”. It was deemed inappropriate, controversial, anti-American…but it was perfect. More, after the jump:

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May 06 2012

Digital Cuttlefish Skin?

No, not the skin of a Digital Cuttlefish. That would be icky. Rather, an installation at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences: 10 feet wide and 90 feet in length, this sculptural ribbon winds through the five story atrium of the museum and is made of 3600 tiles of LCD glass. It runs on …

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May 06 2012

“So He Cut Off Her Fingers” Update

In December, I passed along the story of Hawa Akther, whose husband cut off the fingers of her right hand when he found she was attending college. The BBC has an update, with both good and bad news. The good news is, Ms. Akther is a remarkable woman. Her right hand has been surgically modified …

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May 06 2012

The First Casualty In This Year’s War On Christmas (Already?)

The War On Christmas used to be A war without a casualty A war of rhetoric and bile Of right-wing spin and practiced guile

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May 05 2012

Cuttlefish’s Kitchen

This morning, Cuttlespouse left for a weekend with friends. Cuttlehouse is, of course, significantly quieter. To compensate, the stereo is considerably louder right now, playing music Cuttlespouse does not care for. Don’t worry–there is plenty of Cuttlespouse-approved music that I love, so this is not a sign of hardship on my part. But that’s not …

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May 04 2012

Everything Old Is New Again

The Church is a constant; unchanging; a rock;The foundation of morals; the source of true light The views of society shift like the sand,But the church remains solid, and fixed in God’s Sight. (Abuse is something we’d never allow—Well, maybe before; that was then, this is now.)

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May 03 2012

…And Then, Something Like This Happens…

Ok, this is mostly personal, but I have to say it somewhere… You might have noticed a lull in my productivity recently. In previous years, the entire month of April has been scorched earth, double-plus-ungood badness, so this year has been better than most. But still. (after the jump)

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