May 9th, 2008

Road Spoiled - Full of Other hoboes

9273 - Friday!

BHK is continuing to make great gastronomic strides with her "meatball" and bean soup. The veggie meatballs got a little crumbly, but they still added excellent texture and flavor to the spicy bean brew. Had more of the salad from yesterday as well, and it was a tasty counterpoint of cold crunchy to the hot and spicy.

Watched the first half of Rataouille (hey! got the spelling in one!) over our supper, and it looks very cute thus far.

Rainy outside... tornado warnings for Calvert and Prince Georges Counties.

Lunch today will be more fajitas and salad - tasty and very healthy.

CCTV boom has failed to slash crime, say police.

Per the always aware flying_blind - "I was surprised to see not only how many Betty Boop cartoons there are in the Internet Archive, but how much other stuff the Film Chest cartoon collection contains. 66 cartoons! That's like eight hours worth!"

The problem with bio-art is that it’s often made of living tissue — and sometimes living tissue gets out of control. That’s what happened late last week at a New York MoMA exhibit called “Design and the Elastic Mind,” where a tiny living jacket made out of stem cells had to be put to death for growing too fast and trying to burst out of its container.

The art piece was called “Victimless Leather,” and according to The Art Newspaper:

The artists, Oron Catts and Ionat Zurr, say the work which was fed nutrients by tube, expanded too quickly and clogged its own incubation system just five weeks after the show opened . . . Paola Antonelli, head of MoMA’s architecture and design department and curator of the show, says she had to make the decision to turn off the life-support system for the work, basically “killing” it.

Ms Antonelli says the jacket “started growing, growing, growing until it became too big. And [the artists] were back in Australia, so I had to make the decision to kill it. And you know what? I felt I could not make that decision. I’ve always been pro-choice and all of a sudden I’m here not sleeping at night about killing a coat…That thing was never alive before it was grown.

Link via, original story here.

1 year ago - Pictures: Steve the Caterpillar is missing, Lime vanilla Ice, Kitty hugs, and green leaves - also lasagna, not shown.

2 years ago - allergies, ultraman, money scans, feng-shui phone, map thingie

3 years ago - little scotto, work, spanish, bimini boatyard, hot dog water, missed free comic book day, Carnivale, rufus, tv, dan and kev scarce, blood donation factiods/excuses, sweater fashion, work form

4 years ago - MD, Nat'l Lampoon, RPG database mail (never came to fruition), Celestia, DIE DUCKS, added by kscare

5 years ago - owie sleeps, There Quest victory, telecommuting, clear channel hubbub, Hala finished Portalzilla, CitizenX closed down

6 years ago - cleanup, and milk crate shelf, did new code that's all over Ramada,playing with Newtie, real estate invaders. newt pics I need to locate and rehost

7 years ago - </b></a>menstrualhut grows rapidly, journal types, mp3s in rotation, illegal confessions (feel free to keep adding to it.)Geotarget