Monthly Archives: June 2007

Real or not?

This quiz asks you to differentiate between real photographs and computer-generated images. Regrettably, I only got 7 of 10 right – CGI is beginning to scare me! Via

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Angel, 2005 paper and glue in artist made frame Peter Callesen This beautifully written essay at Cabinet of Wonders, Mechanical Thinking and the Human Soul, includes some amazing sculptures by paper artist Peter Callesen. Callesen’s A4 papercut series are razored … Continue reading

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Eight random facts about moi

Oh no, I’ve been tagged with a blog meme! I generally tiptoe past memes when I encounter them; as they drowse in the hot summer sun, they are unlikely to retaliate – unless prodded with vintage medical paraphernalia, of course. … Continue reading

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Poem of the Week: Pray that the road is long

Sunrise at Scala, Kefalonia Bombdog ‘s flickr stream “but low-lying Ithaca is farthest out to sea, towards the sunset, and the others are apart, towards the dawn and sun.” -Homer, Odyssey “Ithaca” Constantine Cavafy When you set out on your … Continue reading

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A is for Ape

“Alphabet Animals” series #38 Copyright A.S. Meeker, 1910 A fabulous find out of a drawer of old postcards in an antique shop in a very small town. The original recipient (in February of 1912) was Miss Katie Hedler of Idaho. … Continue reading

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Rethinking fat

Normalcy One Size Does Not Fit All, 2002 Beverly Naidus A while ago, I promised to share my impressions of Gina Kolata’s Rethinking Thin. I finished the book last month, but I wanted to let my response percolate before posting. … Continue reading

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A Warning

Despair Inc.’s custom Parody Motivator Generator is too much fun.

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And who exactly would Mother Goose’s “peers” be? Peter Rabbit and Squirrel Nutkin?

My PhD is four years old, and has long lost what transient lustre it held for me. Yet I’m somehow still involved in never-ending rounds of revision on a paper based on graduate work to which I will never return. … Continue reading

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Poem of the Week: artful cuts

“Flayed Angel” Jacques Gautier d’Agoty If you’ve not yet done so, pop on over to new blog Morbid Anatomy for a tour of some beautiful vintage medical illustrations. My favorite recent post was this collection of links to the work … Continue reading

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Free Aegypt!

Hidden Cities II: Embarkation for Cythera¬† Peter Milton, 2004 For you impoverished John Crowley fans out there, there are two more days to win a free copy of volume 1 of the “smart-looking” new paperback reissue of Aegypt. To win, … Continue reading

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