Here's another medley of New York City pics from my March visit.
Grafitti artists gotta get creative on today's subways.
African flying monkey puppet near the WTC.
Creepy dog puppet.
Funereal dog at the foot of a knight at the Cloisters.
Friday, April 21, 2006
Thursday, April 20, 2006
Tuesday, April 18, 2006
The Easter Bunny has a little surprise for you. He's got his one eye fixed on his new partners, the Mysterious Flying Bombs to jar you out of your complacency.
I used to love two grafitti poster ghosts that lived on the corner of MLK and Guadalupe before the building was rennovated. That was a sad day for 2-D ghosts. With the death of Dominos on 26th or so and Guadalupe, a new ghost was born. Welcome to Austin, Mr. Ghost!
Sunday, April 16, 2006
Thursday, April 13, 2006
Wednesday, April 12, 2006
Yesterday I saw a dead squirrel in the street. While I have no idea who ran it down, there wasn't much question of what happened.
When I came upon this in the morning outside my school there was a bird up in the tree squawking. Was it the bird's nest? Then I continued walking and saw the severed wing with a little piece of red meat showing beneath it. Where the bird is that belongs to the wing is unclear.
I wonder what happened....?
Monday, April 10, 2006
Planned to Invade Iraq No Matter What
NSA Spying Scandal
Either Led or at Least Facilitated Revealing CIA Agent
Directly Involved in Blocking Votes in New Hampshire
Cronyism and Mishandling of Katrina
Now Threatening to Bomb Iran???
Now, I know none of this is as serious as fooling around with an intern, but COME ON! And I thought Reagan was the Teflon don of presidents.
Saturday, April 08, 2006
Archaeologists in Pakistan discovered that teeth dating back 9,000 years had been drilled using an early dental tool. The cool thing about this is that before this discovery they thought that dentistry had been developed "only" 4,000 years ago. They didn't use anything to deaden the nerves, just drilled in using flint implements.
The weird thing is that the techniques were lost after being used for 1,500 years and cavity fixing wasn't taken up again for another 2,500 years. I guess it was that lack of anesthetic.
Read about it:
AP Story or BBC Story
The original story was in Nature.
I saw this in an issue of Outside magazine and I had to write something about it here. Now, I am usually the guy that is all for useless, insane advances in technology, but I can't think of anything less usable, wanted, or comprehensible. If you're out in the woods trying to set up camp I don't think that your knife needs to play the latest Death Cab song. The USB version is kind of cool, though. I know, I'm dumb.
Wednesday, April 05, 2006
This is a picture from my trip with Sara to Colorado in December. I took it at our hotel in Roswell. For those of you X Files nerds Roswell is a Mecca of sorts when in reality it's a somewhat sleepy yet happening (by Southeastern New Mexico standards) town. This picture illustrates the closest thing you are going to see to a U.F.O.
Unfortunately, the U.F.O. museum was closed on our stopover there because one of the founders had died and was getting an alien autopsy. Or rather being laid to rest that day.