Monday, March 26, 2007
- Grass and jelly as artform:
"We are tracking the progress of grass and jelly from ert to inert" said Mr Peterson. "We are alert to the shifts of meaning brought about by evaporation and vandalism," added Ms Walsh. To put it another way, these keen science buffs are turning matter into dosen’t matter. "We are demonstrating the fleeting bloat and shrivel of life," said Ms Walsh. "When the novelty of the original concept evaporates, we are left with a dessicated husk of meaning." added Mr Peterson.Nigel Peterson and Deborah Walsh's website contains photos of the ephemeral grassworks. [via kottke.org]
- One of the men caught up in a Dothan, Alabama prostitution sting operation allegedly offered the female police officer posing as a sex worker six freshly killed squirrels in lieu of cash. I imagine he thought she'd jump at the chance to cook up some fierce squirrel stew. [via Neatorama; whose post title would make a great scratch-your-head band name: Squirrels for Sex.]
- Traveling around the world, in search of a Seat of Comfort? Try Public Toilets.org!
- In honor of the season that mysteriously disappeared this weekend, we present the Digital Snow Museum, complete with photos of a rare phenomenon I actually have seen in person on snow-covered fields in just-south-of-Quebec Northern New York, snow rollers - and their even rarer and more striking siblings, snow doughnuts!
- According to a Uppsala University research study, chemicals in the environment can cause frogs to change their sex.
- How should one "have soup"? Keiichiro details the relative cultural pros and cons of spoons, bowls, and chopsticks.
- 16 Things it Takes Most of Us 50 Years to Learn.
- Biff! Bow! Clanketh? Argentinian site Batmania catalogues all the onomatopoeia in the original Batman TV series.
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