I have been flickr averse lately for some reason – I still have piles of things to post from Europe (all of Torino, Dusseldorf and Essen). Things have gotten out of order — but this is one of the better photographs I’ve taken lately: coral bells in my parents’ backyard, early May.
Michael Jackson, Farah Fawcett, and now Billy Mays? I guess the rest of them can sleep peacefully for a few weeks.
Airport blogging by Rochester Free WiFi…. You know, I should have told everyone sorry in May and extended my stay, but for remarkably little more than that would have cost me I’m on my way back to Germany for a visit. Spur of the moment, but it will be fun!
Eli Raz was peering into a narrow hole in the Dead Sea shore when the earth opened up and swallowed him.
I avoid Dead Seas. They sound like places where the wrath of God would cause the earth to swallow you up.
I read an interesting catalog from an exhibition about the depiction of children and childhood in ancient Greek art a couple of years ago – Coming of Age in Ancient Greece, but I am not remembering if there was anything much about the exposure of unwanted infants. Somehow I always think of this as a male response – but read this article about women and men responding babies with facial abnormalities. Hmm.
This is neat – looking for crop circles with Google Earth. I knew that people were doing this, but follow the link to see pictures!
via (well, after following some links) Brian Tiemann
In 2006 the relatives of Dutch-Jewish art dealer Jacques Goudstikker used the proceeds from the sales both privately and at auction of restituted art to pay off the millions of dollars worth of legal fees and expenses that had accumulated over the nine years it took to finalize their agreement with the Dutch government. As of April 2008, they had already sold two-thirds of the 200 Old Master paintings they reclaimed. Unfortunately, it is highly unlikely that the same number of paintings that hung in museums around the Netherlands prior to their restitution are still hanging in museums or public spaces today.
The families recovering the art are turning around and selling it. Of course, they are entirely within their rights. After all, just because these paintings have been hanging in public collections for 60 years or so doesn’t been they belong to the public.
I’ve commented before on the two-edged sword we have in shipment tracking. Worse, though, is when you get an email at 3 p.m. announcing that your new computer is on campus (two days earlier than expected!) but that you can’t pick it up until the invoices are all complete and assembled!! Argh!
As a conservative do I have to start eating breakfast cereal?
Lincoln MKZ. Talk about target marketing. Here’s a picture of the car.
Here’s the video with music. Tell me, people over 35, that this doesn’t say “buy me! buy me!”
Maybe there’s SOME hope for the American car industry after all.
Here’s the whole cover version.
I have a cracked LCD, and that L really does stand for liquid. The oozing liquid is bad and getting worse pretty rapidly. I waited until Apple announced the new MacBook Pro lineup, paid off the remainder of the payroll deduction loan for the broken one, and have ordered a new one.
Sotomayor belongs to an elite single-sex club.
“I do not believe that my membership in the Belizean Grove violates the Code of Judicial Conduct,” Sotomayor wrote. She told senators that the group involves men in some of its events and that she was unaware of any man who had tried to become a member.
Yeah. Try this from the first google hit, the group’s own website:
Having observed the power of the Bohemian Grove, a 130-year-old, elite old boys’ network of former Presidents, businessmen, military, musicians, academics, and non-profit leaders, and realizing that women didn’t have a similar organization, Susan Stautberg and 26 other founding members created the Belizean Grove, a constellation of influential women who are key decision makers in the profit, non-profit and social sectors; who build long term mutually beneficial relationships in order to both take charge of their own destinies and help others to do the same.
The Seven Samurai.
The Magnificent Seven.
Now a set-in-the-Middle-Ages version. I’m sure it will be highly accurate. *HUGE SIGH*