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Vonda N. McIntyre, no stranger to fictional, hyper-intelligent cephalopods, put up a bibliography of squids in Science Fiction. One you get over the tentacles and the cat pee smell, they’re alright. Just never, ever mention calamari. Update: Luke McGuff reminded me that the site’s name is a jape at Margaret Atwood’s comment that Science fiction [...]
The sequel to the best goofy game in the whole world, Katamari Damacy, has shipped.
From Daily Variety (subscription req): Sir Alec Guinness’ Obi-Wan Kenobi costume found. Star Wars memorabilia hunters mulling a bid shouldn’t get their hopes up. An Angels [the costume shop where the robes were found] spokesperson says there are no plans to sell the cloak — though auctioneers have valued it at as much as $45,000.
Cynthia found a pattern for a moebius strip scarf in Cat Bordhi’s book, and finished it tonight while we watched Witch Hunter Robin. There’s a special cast-on (knitters have buzzwords too) you use to start the pattern, you don’t ‘cheat’ by knitting a rectangle and grafting the ends together with a half twist, so the [...]
Basing your April Fool gag on last year’s artificial shortage of GMail invites: clever. You can pick up your own supply of this “limited release” product simply by turning in a used Gulp Cap at your local grocery store. How to get a Gulp Cap? Well, if you know someone who’s already been “gulped,” they [...]
My Secret Santa gift arrived today. Thanks to whomever sent a copy of Tony Head’s Music for Elevators from my Amazon Wish List! I’ve taken care of the presents for the name I drew, but don’t want to spoil the surprise.
Just watched Rivers and Tides, a documentary about the English landscape artist Andy Goldsworthy. He creates short-lived pieces, and few permanent works, out in the field, using the materials (leaves, driftwood, ice, pigments made from plant and minerals) at hand. Some observations about why I think he’s good at it: He embraces Wabi Sabi. He’s [...]
If you haven’t read Fafblog, go, then come back later. The post will still be around. So Giblets and Fafnir talk estacology, and how they plan to transcend this whole spacetime thing. Funny they mention that, as last week, Jeff Bone pointed out a physics paper about closed-space-like causality curves. The authors call these things [...]
There’s a video making the rounds of a bunch of MIT kids who wrote a command line program to order pizza. This is not a new thing. Back when Adobe Systems was in Mountain View, the engineers wrote burrito a command line program which created a Postscript file describing a burrito and faxed it to [...]
Go find a friend with a Windows PC to watch this: an animated video for The Real Tuesday Weld’s Bathtime in Clerkenwell in which an army of cuckoos attempt to wake and bathe a reluctant human. [ Windows Media ] I got to see this last fall at a Sprocket Ensemble show in Oakland. Mind [...]
I have to link the story of Banksy’s prank because it involves the British Natural History Museum, which is a wonderful building, and ties into King Rat. The graffiti artist Banksy has managed to smuggle in his latest work, a dead rat in a glass-fronted box, into the Natural History Museum where it was exhibited [...]
[ via John Redford ] Greg Beaty’s “geek love prose poem” on aliens and culture (high and pop): Aliens enter our lives to save us, because somebody must, and Heinlein is dead.