Friday, September 28, 2007
Thursday, September 27, 2007
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
(New Yorker, where you should also check out "Mapping Manahatta" that explores Manhattan island, pre-urbanization)
Monday, September 24, 2007
Sunday, September 23, 2007
Fabiano Busdraghi's Antarctic Photography
Extreme Rich/Poor divides
(deputydog, who also (accurately) lists the most repulsive buildings on earth)
(via Daily Awesome)
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Book Autopsies (biobliopsies?)
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Unfortunate name that this company went with.
“Sir, this is an improvised electronic device. You will never be allowed to fly with this.”
I responded to many questions with information about my occupation, circuit theory up to and including Ohm’s law, and a discussion of the market for bicycle power meters. But they still would not let me fly with the programmer. I had to leave it behind.
Monday, September 17, 2007
And the founders saaaaaid!...
George Washington, 1st President (1789-1797)
"... the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion ..."
Source: The "Treaty of Tripoli," negotiated and signed by the First
President of the United States, on November 4, 1796
John Adams, 2nd President (1797-1801)
"This would be the best of all possible worlds, if there were no religions in it.
Source: A letter to Thomas Jefferson, May 15, 1817
Thomas Jefferson, 3rd President (1801-1809)
"Christianity ... (has become) the most perverted system that ever shone on man. ... Rogueries, absurdities and untruths were perpetrated upon the teachings of Jesus by a large band of dupes and importers ..."
Source: Six Historic Americans, by John E. Remsberg
James Madison, 4th President (1809-1817), often called the Father of
"Religious bondage shackles and debilitates the mind and unfits it for every noble enterprise."
Source: Letter to William Bradford, April 1, 1774
"I have found Christian dogma unintelligible. Early in life I absented myself from Christian assemblies."
Source: "Toward the Mystery"
Thomas Paine (1737-1809):
"I would not dare to so dishonor my Creator God by attaching His name to
that book (the Bible)."
The Age of Reason, Part 1, Section 5
"In every country and in every age, the priest has been hostile to liberty. He is always in alliance with the despot ..."
Source: Thomas Jefferson letter to Horatio G. Spafford, 1814. ME 14:119
Thomas Paine (1737-1809):
"The study of theology, as it stands in the Christian churches, is the study of nothing; it is founded on nothing; it rests on no principles; it proceeds by no authority; it has no data; it can demonstrate nothing; and it admits of no conclusion."
From The Age of Reason
Sunday, September 16, 2007
(where you should also play every second and experience how long a second really is)
Friday, September 14, 2007
This also explains how we went from soul, jazz, country, and blues to "jam bands"
Hindu hardliners say the project will destroy what they say is a bridge built by Ram and his army of monkeys.
Thursday, September 13, 2007
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
(conservative brains were detected?)
Sunday, September 09, 2007
Thursday, September 06, 2007
A bizarre Victorian collection of whale illustrations from bibliodyssey. why the hell not?
Tuesday, September 04, 2007
Weidner explains that some high-level factions in Masonic society may be using the murals to alert the general population to the earth-shattering political and environmental changes in store for 2012. Either that, or those factions are amazingly arrogant. Because for Weidner and other conspiracy experts, the symbolism is as explicit as a manifesto.