October 12, 2010
Sure-footed bighorn sheep take a stroll on the face of the Buffalo Bill Dam*
The dam is located
on the Shoshone River
in Cody, Wyoming.
[via Joe Peach]
*Correction and amplification here.
Cookie Pocket Purse
"Roadside Picnic" — Arkady and Boris Strugatsky
This classic 1971 science fiction novella shimmers with mystery each time I reread it in its English translation.
I can't imagine how powerful it must be in the native Russian.
It's as if you're actually there on the ground with the artifacts of an inconceivably advanced civilization's abandoned objects, still possessed of otherworldly powers.
Someday this story will be eclipsed by reality.
But you and I will most likely not be there to learn of it.
In the meantime, you can read or download it here.
Free, the way we like it.
A 2010 design
by Kobi Levi.
Omniglot — Writing systems and languages of the world
For those with these specialized interests, this site is the promised land.
Fair warning: there goes the day.
John Baldessari x Supreme Skateboards
RNA purification x Soylent Green
Above, yet another wonderful juxtaposition, courtesy of Google AdSense, of one of my posts with a particularly amusing (in context) ad.
Instant Bag Handle
From the website:
Carry heavy, bulky bags like a suitcase.
Innovative handle design reduces strain on arms, shoulders, and back.
Great for dragging tarps, carrying bags of soil or fertilizer, as well as for ice melt in the winter.
Carry up to 50 pounds.
Looks like it could double as an ice scraper for your car's windows.
2 for $15.99.