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I'm still trying to get my mind around yesterday's news that Exxon's 2007 profit of 40 billion dollars equates to 1,300 dollars a second.
hectors video pics
While sitting at your desk lift your right foot off the ground and start making clockwise circles with it. Now raise your right hand in the air and draw the number 6. Your foot will switch to making counter clockwise circles.
Huh? Found here.
Googles guru of giving (from Economist)
They hired Dr Larry Brilliant.....and what did he do in the past??
Dr for the Greatful Dead in the 60's/70's, worked for WHO in India on a successful smallpox-eradication programme, created Seva (with some help from the G Dead) helped 3M people to not go blind, CEO of two public firms, and was co-founder of The Well.
Looking forward to what they can do!!
Apparently the first NY State record for Scottís Oriole, in Union Square Park 1/24/08. Seen as early as 12/4/07, it was initially reported as an Orchard Oriole, but when photos were posted online yesterday experts suggested Scottís, a southwestern species. 100+ birders showed up today and the bird was pretty cooperative, frequenting the plantings adjacent to the statue of Gandhi. It was generally held to be a Scottís, though some thought it too small, and the lack of white tail tips could be cage wear, indicating an escapee, but everyone hopes itís a legitimate bird. A lot of online analysis is apt to ensue.
Just want to invite you to some upcoming shows of mine
Feb 7- Andrew Kreps Gallery, NYC
March 13- The Hugh Lane Museum, Dublin
March 28- Gallery MinMIn, Tokyo
Not sure of the travel dates on the overseas shows, but if anyone wants to come, I can tell you the travel dates as soon as I know. Also email addresses to me, for my mailing list, if you can
omniroot at gmail.com
fashion collective Number (N)ine just debuted their fall 08 men's collection, inspired by Portland. Funny, Steve left the house this morning in the exact same outfit.
Northern Goshawk, immature, in Prospect Park 1/19/08.
When sailing from England to the eastern parts of the Empire (India etc) the north (port) side of the ship was more comfortable as it was shaded from the sun in the southern sky. When returning it was the starboard side that was to the north, shaded, and preferred by the passengers. Wealthy travelers could afford to pay extra for these preferences and therefore their baggage was marked P.O.S.H......Port Out Starboard Home.
Keep your shirt on! -
Shirts in the earlier days were rather expensive, so when a bloke was thinking of fighting someone he would take of his shirt. So if you had a grievance with a person and he began to take off his shirt (in other words, I don't want to fight with you.)
I would like to believe this is self parody, only I don't think it is. Gawker.com says--"if Tom Cruise jumping on Oprah's couch was an 8 on the scale of scary, this is a 10." (I think the couch thing was a 6, I give this a 12.)
This is old news, but new to me, and I'm sorry but If you think I can resist posting this, you've got another think coming.
April 11 and 12 will find the Louisiana Superdome interior turned into a pink and red vagina -- "with a big vagina entrance..."
i know you want to show that pong.
Got to hand it to this bank robber.
Pretty funny I think. And as an early iPhone buyer (pre-cost reduction) I can relate:
African slavery is so much the outstanding feature of the South, in the unthinking view of it, that people often forget there had been slaves in all the old colonies. Slaves were auctioned openly in the Market House of Philadelphia; in the shadow of Congregational churches in Rhode Island; in Boston taverns and warehouses; and weekly, sometimes daily, in Merchant's Coffee House of New York. Such Northern heroes of the American Revolution as John Hancock and Benjamin Franklin bought, sold, and owned black people. William Henry Seward, Lincoln's anti-slavery Secretary of State during the Civil War, born in 1801, grew up in Orange County, New York, in a slave-owning family and amid neighbors who owned slaves if they could afford them. The family of Abraham Lincoln himself, when it lived in Pennsylvania in colonial times, owned slaves.
The North failed to develop large-scale agrarian slavery, such as later arose in the Deep South, but that had little to do with morality and much to do with climate and economy.
WhatEVER--Okay, I apologize
if we had a humor page id put this cavett blog there
someones avatar. seemed very tree-like.
New Orleans wins, or, almost wins, again.
worst name for a college football bowl game:
the san diego county credit union poinsetta bowl or the gaylord hotels music city bowl?