Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Sunday, November 18, 2007
The world is in chaos, who's going to make it better? I have little faith in the curative properties of the American presidency, let alone in any of the candidates. Still, it's fascinating to see what their logos say (or try to say) about each of them.
Illustration by Ward Sutton
Friday, November 16, 2007
My friends Emily and Ryan are getting married in a library. Perhaps I could interest them? These are photos of the Billy Graham Library, taken by Jeremy Lange for the New York Times. Admission is free! And is that a silo in the top photo?
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Monday, November 12, 2007
Sunday, November 11, 2007
Saturday, November 10, 2007
Never have I felt so guilty for mixing up Bonnie Raitt and Reba McEntire. The video is courtesy of Yuval Ben-Ami's blog (over there on the lynx list). I don't know why I'm still surprised when foreigners like American folk and country music. I should more just be surprised when Americans don't.
For a fine performance and explanation by the writer of the song, look no further:
These two photos are from "Defenestrated: An Account of My Semester in Prague," a blog by my friend Amneris's niece. The photos were taken in London and Berlin, respectively.
I like how many times the bottom one says curry...and the fact that they're eating french fries.
Friday, November 9, 2007
Like the song, this video gets old pretty quick. But for about a minute it's brilliant (in the case of this video, for about a minute and ten seconds - I love the guy with the bird mask).
"Crank that (Superman)" by Soulja Boy
Saturday, November 3, 2007
People are sometimes surprised to learn that I currently have no desire to visit Europe. My feeling is, I get enough culture in this blasted city, give me some open space to roam around in, preferably in shorts.
Both photos are from the New York Times. The first one is of Green Beach in Vieques, and was taken by Michelle Higgins.
The second photo is of the Texas Hill Country, which I've traveled through and is really great...to travel through (probably not to stop in is my guess). Maybe I'm just saying that because one of the towns in the region is named Slaughter. (Sidenote: There's also a town in Texas called New Boston - some guy killed a bunch of people in a KFC there.) The photo is by Mark Graham.
Thursday, November 1, 2007
Dennis Kucinich's comment about seeing a UFO wouldn't seem so creepy if he didn't kind of look like an alien. As for Obama's response, it's like my friend Cornelia said: when you're asked a question like that, how do you not deflect it like hell?
Finally, I know this is really vicious, and I like to think that I dislike Hillary Clinton for better reasons than her laugh, but I'm genuinely surprised this video isn't more popular: