Monthly Archives: October 2005

Cat Paintings

The titles given to these painting by cats are a little nauseating.

FURTHERMORE: I was doubtful that these cats were actually purposefully applying the paint, but it sounds like they might be. From the FAQ:

Cats will often use their front paws to scrape at earth (or litter), that has been soaked with their urine and then transfer the scented earth to a tree trunk or wall. In this way they can get their scent into a higher position from where it will carry more effectively. Because the ammonia in the scented acrylics smells a lot like cat pee, cats will mark with it in the same way as they do with the earth. Obviously, if you can manage to mix in a little of the cat’s own urine with the paints, the cat will be more likely to use them. After a while your cat will come to see that the unique marks it makes in applying the scented paint are just as representative of itself as the scent is.

I still think that last sentence is probably bullshit. Oh and while I’m at it, here’s a recent Slate article about the dangers of projecting personhood onto pets.

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A Snail Bridges the Gap

 A Snail Bridges the Gap
This is how we do it.
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Wilma, Alpha, Beta

With Wilma, we have used all our hurricane names for the season. If another tropical storm pops up, it will be named Alpha.

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Wayne Allard Wants “Flexibility”

Andrew Sullivan has my senator Wayne Allard’s justification for opposing a bill amendment that would make torture of anyone anywhere by the US military illegal. He spends two paragraphs expounding on the evils of the torture that has been exposed and then wraps up with this:

Furthermore, codifying the Army field manual, as required by the McCain amendment, does not right the wrongs committed by those individuals who were clearly acting outside of the Army’s existing regulations and the laws of our country. In fact, in my mind, all it does is tie the hands of the Department of Defense at a time when maximum flexibility within the boundaries of the U.S. law is needed.

As if the purpose behind the amendment were to right past wrongs rather than to prevent future wrongs from occurring. What’s missing here is where the Senator explains why he thinks some of this behavior should remain legal.

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Vikings Battle to the Rock

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 Vikings Battle to the Rock

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Sax Solos from the 80s

Some are shitty. Some aren’t as shitty as you’d hope.

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The World as the Palette

It seems to me a kid could go pretty nuts over the I/O Brush.
 The World as the Palette

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Woot

Woot is an acronym for “We Own the Other Team”. Now I know.

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The SMS Bible

“In da Bginnin God cre8d da heavens & da earth.”

“The old days when the Bible was only available within a sombre black cover with a cross on it are long gone.”

His son Michael spent six weeks translating the Bible into text messages.

There have been several attempts to make the Bible more accessible in recent years, including another Australian version which referred to the Virgin Mary as a “pretty special Sheila”, and one launched in the UK two weeks ago which its author claims can be read in less than two hours.

I think I’ll look for that 2-hour one. Though I suppose they’d have to leave out the good stuff.

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UPDATE: The 100-Minute Bible

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Donkey Kong Hates Anime

Up top, Donkey Kong.

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