Monday, August 30, 2010

Superheroe in Historical Picture
Superheroe in Historical Picture
Superheroe in Historical Picture
Is it possible, I wonder, to study a bird so closely, to observe and catalogue its peculiarities in such minute detail, that it becomes invisible? Is it possible that while fastidiously calibrating the span of its wings or the length of its tarsus, we somehow lose sight of its poetry? That in our pedestrian descriptions of a marbled or vermicilated plumage we forfeit a glimpse of living canvases, cascades of carefully toned browns and golds that would shame Kandinsky, misty explosions of color to rival Monet? I belive that we do. I belive that in approaching our subjectwith the sensibilites of statisticians and dissectionists, we distance ourselves increasingly from the marvelous and spell-binding planet of imagination whose gravity drew us to our studies in the first place.
"Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?"

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Sunday, August 29, 2010

Ever had an inescapable emotion?
Love? Hate? Paranoia?
That emotion is a product of evolution. The feelings ingrained in your brain are a result of perfections through millions of years of beautiful evolutionary work. swweeeetttt
dave and thomas hoboo army

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Gary Larson, you sneaky sneaky

I know it's a little late to be weighing in on the Danish cartoon controversy, but I was leafing through a book of Gary Larson Far Side cartoons today and came across this one published in 1994! The Far Sidewas syndicated in hundreds of newspapers around the world, including Canada's Globe & Mail. I admit I may not have been paying much attention in 1994, but I don't recall any boycotts or embassies being burned.

Quote Saturday

Without a firm idea of what he lives for, man will not consent to live and will sooner destroy himself than remain on earth, even if there is bread all around him.
—‘The Grand Inquisitor’ in The Brothers Karamazov

Behold —
-via feastingonroadkill