Wait, Those Weren’t Suggestions?
Posted on November 19th, 2009 at 4:50 pm by Steve

Mahatma Gandhi’s “Seven Deadly Sins” sound more like the Mission Statement for the leaders of the transnational corporations that dominate our society!

1. Wealth Without Work
2. Pleasure Without Conscience
3. Knowledge Without Character
4. Commerce Without Morality
5. Science Without Humanity
6. Religion Without Sacrifice
7. Politics Without Principle

Surprised This Hasn’t Gotten More Attention
Posted on November 18th, 2009 at 3:19 pm by Steve

Maybe I’ve just not been paying attention, but in this age of micro-blogging, I’m surprised that Paul Klee’s 1922 The Twittering Machine hasn’t gotten more play.


Produce! Produce! Produce!
Posted on November 13th, 2009 at 12:04 am by Steve

No, that’s not a green grocer chanting… that’s friend of the blog MK, in an earlier incarnation as high school TV production teacher. This photo’s for him:

(For the record, that’s a billboard takeover in the UK by mob ster.)

Yeah, I saw it on The Daily What. Didn’t you?

Graphic Design Awesomeness
Posted on November 12th, 2009 at 11:59 pm by Steve

File this one under “E” for “EPIC WIN”! Cameron Booth created this idealized map of the United States Interstate Highway System, after the style of H. C. Beck’s original London Underground maps.

digital grafitti wall
Posted on November 12th, 2009 at 12:03 pm by jaz

uh, cool.

so can i, like, print it out on something…
like maybe,
a real wall?

A Coffee Shop Calculated to Drive You Crazy
Posted on November 9th, 2009 at 9:48 pm by Steve

“Expresso, Excetera!”

Pilotless Snark
Posted on November 4th, 2009 at 6:26 pm by Steve

I can’t decide if I like either of these…

When Do I Get to Vote on Your Marriage?
Posted on November 4th, 2009 at 4:26 pm by Steve

Maine repeals its same-sex marriage law, 53-47.

Makes me wonder what that dusty old Supreme Court ruling, Loving v Virginia, really means:

Marriage is one of the “basic civil rights of man,” fundamental to our very existence and survival…. To deny this fundamental freedom on so unsupportable a basis as the racial classifications embodied in these statutes, classifications so directly subversive of the principle of equality at the heart of the Fourteenth Amendment, is surely to deprive all the State’s citizens of liberty without due process of law. The Fourteenth Amendment requires that the freedom of choice to marry not be restricted by invidious racial discrimination. Under our Constitution, the freedom to marry, or not marry, a person of another race resides with the individual and cannot be infringed by the State.

Could the voters of Virginia have voted in 1968 to amend their state constitution, to reinstate their ban on interracial marriage?

Left vs. Right – Which one am I again?
Posted on November 3rd, 2009 at 9:38 pm by dr.hoo

Left vs. Right

Thank god for complicated diagrams! Now I understand everything.

The background.

Fall Colors from the Tower in Mt. Auburn Cemetery
Posted on November 2nd, 2009 at 6:13 pm by Steve

For those of you who can’t be here to share it in person, this was the view from the top of the tower in Mt. Auburn Cemetery on Sunday afternoon.

(Click to embiggen.)

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