Picasso - Three Women
Last night the family and I walked through some mind-carving original works of Picasso at the Seattle Art Museum. This morning it occurred to me that a discussion taking place in the comments of last week’s Cipher on a Wall post and Picasso had mashed together in my mind. So, here we have Bake-ru.
Thank you, Bitherwack. It was only after associating your thoughts with Picasso and putting together the post that I discovered your art. So beautiful.
Turns-out the main argument for arming people to the teeth is the so-called “Second Amendment solution.” Personally, I don’t mind making sure that the gov’t isn’t the only one with guns. But why does this have to mean that every fuckwit gets to have a gun designed to shoot 20 people or more at close range? Etc? We should be able to reach a compromise on gun control.
Windows Fetisher -
John Gruber feels that Microsoft’s propensity for propagating “Windows” to so many of its product names is hurting them:
“I, along with many others, have wondered why Microsoft named Windows Phone 7 “Windows”. It doesn’t look or act anything like Windows (the PC OS) or the old Windows Mobile. It feels like something brand new, that deserves a new name. I’m wondering now if they called it “Windows Phone” because calling it “Windows” Something was the only way they could get it approved by Ballmer.”
But perhaps it’s just a case of one fetishist being repulsed by another?
The Low Road -
So, here’s the thing. We could take the highroad and not talk about Sarah Palin at all. The problem is … she won’t let us.
The uniform for men is an expression of their alignment with authority. The uniform for women is an expression of their submission to authority. — Concerning church uniforms (aka “appropriate clothing for the traditional congregationalist”).
“Its origin and purpose are still a total mystery.”
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
There’s only one 2001.
Huffington Post. The blog equivalent of Jenny McCarthy. — Jason Kottke
Money changes everything. — The Smiths
Is there any doubt of who will win the war on Christmas? Hugs from Microsoft’s Mac Business Unit.
Google Books Ngram service is a far-out new resource. Here see the occurrence of the words “Science” and “Religion” in hundreds of thousands of books across 200 years.
Note that the cross-over occurs around the time of the Scopes-Monkey Trial. Go Darwin!
Google Labs - Books Ngram Viewer
Books: Science VS Religion