April 14, 2018
"In Praise of Feeling Bad About Yourself" — Wislawa Szymborska
The buzzard never says it is to blame.
The panther wouldn't know what scruples mean.
When the piranha strikes, it feels no shame.
If snakes had hands, they'd claim their hands were clean.
A jackal doesn't understand remorse.
Lions and lice don't waver in their course.
Why should they, when they know they're right?
Though hearts of killer whales may weigh a ton,
in every other way they're light.
On this third planet of the sun
among the signs of bestiality
a clear conscience is Number One.
World's first 3D-printed steel bridge
It looks like an artifact that might have been left by an alien civilization,
à la "Roadside Picnic."
Spanning 40 feet, it will be installed next year over the Oudezijds Achterburgwal canal in Amsterdam.
Oregon Trail Handheld Game
"Authentic 80's graphics, sounds and game play!"
AA battery included.
[via The Verge]