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Several people sent me links to “dog philosophy”, this great comic about the nature of dogs from threepanelsoul.com. It seems to be taking the world of great comics about nature of dogs by storm, as well it should. I’d never … Continue reading
As I get my notes organized to write about the Magritte early works I saw at the Art Institute last week, here’s a favorite later work of his that hangs in the regular galleries where photography is allowed. “The Banquet” … Continue reading
I am at a house painting party. Here are two of my hosts. (The next day: This was the first post with multiple images in it I have ever posted from my phone. After some consideration, and in honor of … Continue reading
Just when you thought the drawing of the day could not get any sillier, have a sculptor and a small figure with a very big attitude. For something so ridiculous, this drawing is actually quite formal, inked very strictly in … Continue reading
Where have I been all day? I went to to the home of Anish Kapoor’s iconic public sculpture “Cloud Gate”, to visit it and some other fine pieces of art. The Bean was precisely as usual: epic in scale, colossally … Continue reading
Good news from Mars, space people. Mangalyaan (“Mars-craft” in Sanskrit), launched by the Indian space agency ISRO ten months ago, has arrived safely in Mars orbit and begun transmitting data. This makes India the first Asian country to reach Mars, … Continue reading
Polaroid is making a very small camera in the shape of a cube. It is called the Polaroid Cube, and it is oddly attractive. It is 35 mm in every dimension, is controlled by one big button on the top, … Continue reading
Along with all your cool and interesting real-human-being style comments, I also get a fair amount of spam comments here on the blog. The blogging software’s filters take care of a lot of it so I never even see it, … Continue reading
Here in the file of Things I’m Saving Because There Might Be A Blog Post In Them is the tag off a “TEKLA” dish towel from Ikea. That’s the thin white one with the red stripe, the one that’s so … Continue reading