Sunday, June 29, 2008

Romance! Dragons!

I'm stealing this from Virginia Heffernan. After watching this interview with Judy York, a top romance illustrator, I suddenly find the covers of those novels a lot more interesting. I never really thought before, "Hmm, I'll bet the Knight's Lady wishes she had some antibiotics and toothpaste."

My favorite quote has to be - "Dragonborn by Jade Lee is about a woman who is incubating a dragon." I actually admire that she doesn't see anything funny about that. (It is a really serious problem.)

And since we're talking about dragons:

Sunday, June 8, 2008

This is cheating no more!

I had a rule against posting things that were from any of the links to the right (--->). But no one was actually looking at those pages (even fewer than the number looking at Rahul Owns My Soul). So, times gotta change.

This is from Yuval Ben-Ami's blog. He's in Europe, the bastard (meanwhile, I get to travel to Bronx, NY everyday and go to housing court).

Without the Knights Templar, we might not have had the Crusades...or The Da Vinci Code. But we also wouldn't have magnificent churches like this, which is in the village of Alonei Aba, in Germany.

Six Points to Remember for Your AIPAC Speech

I have my own worthless opinions on America's role in the Middle East, but that's not why I'm posting this graphical analysis of Obama's and McCain's speeches to the American-Israeli Political Action Committee (AIPAC). Rather, I just love how cleanly it exposes the ingratiating ways in which candidates present their ideas.

Umbrellas of Hanoi

These are pictures my friend Devin took on his recent trip to Vietnam. The umbrellas served as a canopy for the outdoor seating area of a cafe he went to.