Category Archive: Art

Mar 08 2014

I don’t understand how this was made


You’d think I’d have noticed if ever someone had cracked my chest open. Unless…there are others like me?

Mar 06 2014

Sorry, art historians…

You’ve all been replaced by a simplistic algorithmic protocol, which, as a side effect, has completely ruined van Eyck for me for all time.

Feb 26 2014

So that’s what zebrafish are made of


They’re much simpler than I expected.

Feb 04 2014

What do you get when animals multiply?


My favorites are the Squiraffe and the Squorse — but all the ones that cross phylum boundaries are the best (notice that everything is a vertebrate but one? The most specialist, neatest one.).

Jan 28 2014

I thought he’d live forever

Dharma Forest

Pete Seeger has died. No, I said that wrong — read that amazing obituary, and you realize that Pete Seeger has lived. Just for the contrast, the NY Times also has an interview with the odious Tom Perkins, who is now equating the 1% with the people who are creative…while flaunting a $300,000+ watch. I …

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Nov 01 2013

If you can’t get rid of garbage, worship it

Every time you use a plastic bag at the grocery store or buy another bottle of water you are contributing to the deluge of one-use, throw-away plastic products that pile up in our landfills or float out to sea. One group in Baton Rouge is trying to raise consciousness with Sacred Waste, a performance art …

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Oct 11 2013

Adjust your image of cave painters


You may have heard that men and women have some subtle differences in morphology — there is considerable variation and overlap, of course, but there are discernable patterns. It’s not just the obvious breasts and shoulders and hips, either, but, for instance, slight differences in the hands. Men tend to have ring fingers that are …

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Sep 05 2013


Or should I say dysteleological physicalesque? Richard Feynman wrote poetry.

Aug 16 2013

My current mood, illustrated

by Ronnie Tucker

In case you can’t tell, that’s a Cthulhoid me careening through the cosmos on a space hopper.

Jul 18 2013

Scroobius Pip speaks

The Edinburgh Fringe Festival seems to be the place to go in early August. I can’t make it this year, but I’m trying to talk my wife into taking a vacation (I know, what’s that?) next year, and taking a little journey from Oxford up through the north of England and into Scotland and just …

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