Saturday, January 10, 2015

Confidence in others' honesty...

A "Hidden Mickey" is the deliberate placement of a Mickey Mouse head and ears (i.e. 3 circles) in obscure places. Books have been published about all the Hidden Mickeys at the Disneyland and Disney World parks. But they're in Disney movies too as revealed by the animators themselves.

Richard Diebenkorn, Ocean Park #54, 1972. source. Today seemed like a good day for something especially beautiful.
If you need to get caught up on your reading of Newton's works, checkout the Newton Project.

Here's a behind-the-scenes preview of how 20 Go-Pro cameras were used to capture The Aristocrats live performance in Tokyo for their upcoming DVD.

An extensive interview from Innerviews with bassist Colin Edwin, "a serial collaborator."

The Hubble Space Telescope retook this image of  the Eagle Nebula (aka The Pillars of Creation)  with spectacular results. I have the original 1995 image framed at the office.

When Malcom Gladwell quotes from Steven Brill's Obamacare book "It [Obamacare] did heroic [emphasis mine] work in broadening coverage and redistributing wealth from the haves to the have-nots." I feel only disgust and anger. The review describes a psuedo-intellectual exercise in social engineering that is contemptuous and vacuous and leaves one feeling stained by its deceit.

On a related note, read how America's intelligentsia at Harvard feel about things when they're on the receiving end.

Mr. Gladwell should stick to writing pop-psychology du jour masquerading as business text. That's just for this review. God knows what Brill's book is actually like.


They've discovered a new antibiotic (in dirt) that seems to be effective and resistant to resistance.

Remember Ebola? If so, your computer can help in the fight against this disease via World Community Grid.

Damp derrieres leads to diaper rash. Hence the Baby Butt Fan. My only question: do they have an adult version? no light testimony of one's own integrity. ~Michel de Montaigne

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