The Advantages of Closing a Few Doors

May 17, 2008

By JOHN TIERNEY
Published: February 26, 2008 in The New York Times

Link to article here.

One cat just leads to another…

June 17, 2007

Ape Lad's laugh-out-loud cats at Flickr

I seem to be getting a lot of traffic from folks looking for lol cats.
Oh, well. Since I’m not doing much here lately, here’re some links for you accidental tourists. Enjoy!

The picture above is from Ape Lad’s Flickr set
The real origin of Laugh-Out-Loud Cats
I can has cheezburger?
LOL Cats, Volume 1
LOL Cats, Volume 2
Macro Cats
Rate My Kitten
Kitten War 
The Infinite Cat Project
LOL Cat Bible Translation Project 

“One cat just leads to another.” ~Ernest Hemingway

God Bless You, Dr. Kevorkian

May 28, 2007

The painting on the left is a mirror image.

Happy Birthday, Dr. Jack. Welcome back.

More paintings by Dr. Kevorkian can be seen here.
The art used above (the one on the left is the mirror image) is titled Very Still Life. A detail from this painting was used on the cover of his audio CD (reviewed here).

July 2008 Update: Kevorkian has collected enough signatures to run for congress in Michigan’s 9th district.

November 2008 Update: Link to election results

Do we own ourselves? by Miriam Allen deFord
Published in The Realist, issue 41, June 1963
Page scans available at The Realist Archive Project:
Link 1
Link 2
Link 3

Post title borrowed from Kurt Vonnegut.
Transcript from WNYC’s On the Media of Kurt Vonnegut’s meeting (courtesy of Dr. K.) with Eugene Debs in the afterlife available here. There is also audio (includes a lot of extraneous crap) at that link.

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Kurt is up in Heaven now

April 12, 2007

Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
1922 – 2007

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The Nuclear Family

November 22, 2006

Virgil T. Crow's Little Suzie and Atomic Energy

Lil Suzie and Atomic Energy, an animated gem from Virgil T. Crow, explores the wonders of radiation.

Update: The Virgil T. Crow sites are nomo.  Sorry. You missed a gem.

Scenes from the Fallout Shelter Handbook (1962)
presented by the Ward-O-Matic.

The cold war classic, Duck and Cover
is available at The Internet Archive.

Update: Comic books, If an A-Bomb Falls and Power For Progress.

Interview with Ray J. Mauer, former Archer Productions, Inc. in-house writer, about Duck and Cover. Here’s something about the catchy tune. I was surprised to learn that Dave Lambert (Lambert, Hendricks, and Ross) had a hand in that.

Less amusing content follows.

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Don’t let this happen to you…

November 12, 2006


Feeding cats for health at CatNutrition.Org.
This will explain the photo caption, perhaps.
I can has cheezburger?

Vote

November 7, 2006

Did you settle?

Pass the Lord, and praise the Jesus pizza

November 5, 2006

Art by Ken Brown

Looking for the Lord in all the wrong places?
Jesus of the week might help.
As if the miracle of transubstantiation wasn’t tasty enough,
here’s s’more Jesus.

Update: Parable of the Pie postcards are available (wholesale) here.
Holy hotcakes! No more waiting for a miracle to occur. Serve them up daily from your very own Jesus Pan.

The Voluntary Human Extinction Movement Site

November 4, 2006

Among other things, I like Nina Paley’s art at VHMET’s website. If you scroll to the bottom of the main page, you can access some animated shorts in QuickTime movie format. There’re three static samples in the Biology and Breeding section.

VHEMT website

 

Q: What is the Voluntary Human Extinction Movement?

VHEMT (pronounced vehement) is a movement not an organization. It’s a movement advanced by people who care about life on planet Earth. We’re not just a bunch of misanthropes and anti-social, Malthusian misfits, taking morbid delight whenever disaster strikes humans. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Voluntary human extinction is the humanitarian alternative to human disasters.

We don’t carry on about how the human race has shown itself to be a greedy, amoral parasite on the once-healthy face of this planet. That type of negativity offers no solution to the inexorable horrors which human activity is causing.

Rather, The Movement presents an encouraging alternative to the callous exploitation and wholesale destruction of Earth’s ecology.

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Call any vegetable

November 2, 2006

MoFA
Birth - Mark Ryden
Tuber Family - Ken Brown

Carrot from The Musem of Food Anomolies.
Oil Painting (The Birth, 1994, 30 by 40 inches) by Mark Ryden
Postcard (Tuber Family) from Ken Brown’s postcard collection.

You say goodbye and I say hello

November 2, 2006

Dog, are you bidding adieu to your tender, lickable, dangly parts? Never fear, Neuticles are here.

To paraphrase the spiel: Neuticles are the revolutionary testicular implant procedure for pets. Over 100,000 caring pet owners worldwide have selected Neuticles as a safe, practical and inexpensive cosmetic option that allows your pet to retain his natural look and self esteem.

Can’t afford canine cosmetic surgery? Take solace in the arts:
Haiku for the newly neutered.

Good-bye, testicles!
I will meet you in heaven.
Now I gnaw on shoes.

- skot

Show me! Shoyu!

November 1, 2006

It’s intercondimental warfare!

What sauce to use?

St. Maneki Neko

November 1, 2006

From Michael Paulus’ on-line gallery:  Skeletal Systems.

St. Charles

November 1, 2006

Cause And Effect

the best often die by their own hand
just to get away,
and those left behind
can never quite understand
why anybody
would ever want to
get away
from
them

Charles Bukowski

St. Frank Vincent Zappa

November 1, 2006

Frank Zappa On Crossfire, from March of 1986.
You can also view (or download) this at The Internet Archive.


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