Friday, November 10, 2000

For no special reason, my brother-in-law on a Kodiak Island beach, with a friend.
Japan Amazed as Archeologist's Magic Exposed as Sleight of Hand: L.A. Times article must lead us to ask, "What good are experts?"
"In September and again last month, Mainichi reporters hid video cameras in the ruins of Fujimura dig sites. Shots taken Oct. 22 show him driving up at 6:18 a.m., looking around furtively and removing a plastic bag from his pocket. He then digs several holes, buries stoneware and stamps the dirt down for "discovery" later when his colleagues are presumably around to witness the find."

Thursday, November 09, 2000

I'm not saying that I agree with everything in this Atlantic Monthly article about dog genetics but I am saying it makes for fascinating reading. Robot Wisdom led me to this.

Wednesday, November 08, 2000

CounterPunch has a truly moving obituary for the Arch-Druid, David Ross Brower
BBC News | SCI/TECH | Patient gives old heart to museum
Robert Moss walked into the Science Museum in London, UK, on Tuesday and put the diseased and enlarged heart removed from his chest into a display cabinet.

Tuesday, November 07, 2000

In case you were looking for the official TinTin site.
I guess everyone knows about sodaconstructor "the online toy where you can build and play with things made out of masses, springs and muscles" by now.

Monday, November 06, 2000

Scott McCloud is the author of Understanding Comics and Reinventing Comics but before you tune out, THEY'RE ABOUT MORE THAN COMICS! Both books, particularly the first, are more genuinely useful to anyone seeking to express themselves than any of the books that are part of the creativity trend. Give them a try. And check out Scott McCloud's latest creative effort, Zot!, in which he seeks to try out some of his ideas in web-based comics.
Review by Jon Carroll of an interesting book about retail store layout, with an interesting thought about Public Transit appended at end.
"Read this book, and you'll never look at a store the same way again. You will see advertising through a new pair of eyes. You'll begin to see the skeleton beneath the skin of marketing."

Sunday, November 05, 2000 Great lawyer jokes... except they're not jokes.