Saturday, October 22, 2005

Pink Lady

The Pink Lady, a 60-foot tall drawing of a nude woman which mysteriously appeared overnight on a sheer rock cliff above a tunnel on Malibu Canyon Road.
A story of human folly if I ever heard one.
And sadness, such a delightful work of art it was.

Friday, October 21, 2005

Space Glass

Thanks to Zeppelina for pointing out the article on the awesome properties of... (drumroll) SPACE GLASS!

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Little Lost Kid

I am watching yet another of those movies where somebody who was adopted as a baby is desperate to find his birth parents, to feel "whole".
Am I am the only one who is always thinking "who cares?!"
I had no more in common with my parents than with so many people, despite growing up with them. So what makes anybody think that finding your "real" parents who you haven't seen your whole life will be any different than meeting two total strangers? I don't get it.

Monday, October 17, 2005


Interesting old educational film about the indicators of democracy and despotism.
Thanks to William Gibson.

About glass

I broke a glass jar on my kitchen floor, and while I was trying to locate and neutralize the hundreds of small, invisible, razor-sharp fragments, I wondered: why is it that we still use glass? It is so friggin' dangerous! It breaks very easily indeed, and the resulting fragments have some of the sharpest edges found anywhere.
Show me anybody who has not been cut by glass at least a couple times, including most children.
I realize it may not be practical to get rid of all glass objects, but surely most of them. In most countries they don't recycle glass bottles and jars, so why not use plastic? It is cheaper, less bulky, weighs a lot less, and does not cut anybody.