They made a movie about that woman?

Friday, August 8, 2014 | |


Damn Yellow Composite (DYC)
It all started with–
Little Brown Mushroom (LBM)
 It all started when we were–
Little Brown Job (LBJ)
It all started–

Teatotalism

Monday, August 4, 2014 | |


 Teatotalism :
The practice of substitution of alcohol beverages with those of the many forms of camellia sinensis, commonly know as the tea plant.
Teatotaler :
One that practices teatotalism

A Pattern Language for Effective Activism

Thursday, July 31, 2014 | |

In logical reading order:
  1. Full House — Stephen Jay Gould
  2. When Elephants Weep — Jeff Masson
  3. Freeman Dyson’s Brain — Wired Magazine
  4. The Story of B — Daniel Quinn
  5. A Language Older Than Words — Derrick Jensen
  6. The World We Want — Mark Kingwell
  7. The Spell of the Sensuous — David Abram
  8. The Truth About Stories — Thomas King
  9. Humans in the Wilderness — Glenn Parton
  10. Against the Grain — Richard Manning
  11. The Commonwealth of Life – Peter Brown
  12. Short History of Progress — Ronald Wright
  13. (Haven’t found it yet — will report when I have)
Well, the missing and perhaps final slot on this list has now been filled, by London School of Economics Philosophy professor John Gray’s Straw Dogs.

The Nine Nations of China

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 | |



Kaitlin Manning, an associate at B & L Rootenberg Rare Books and Manuscripts, says part of the reason why modern viewers are so captivated by marginalia is because we expect this era to be so conservative. For example, few Monty Python fans realize that the comedy group’s silly animations are direct references to artwork in illuminated manuscripts. (Illuminated simply means decorated with gold or silver foil.)