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September 14, 2019

The digital paintings of Jacqueline Humphries

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See them through May 17, 2020 at the Dan Flavin Art Institute in Bridgehampton, New York.

[via the New York Times]

September 14, 2019 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)


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Got Norwegian?

This website is an online information bank about the flora and fauna of Norway.

Among other things, wrote Norwegian author Long Litt Woon in her wonderful new book,


"It provides a continually updated register of species sightings throughout the country, including mushrooms."

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"Enter the name of the mushroom you are interested in on the site's map and, if you are lucky, you will be supplied with the exact coordinates of earlier finds in your district."

September 14, 2019 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

"Her Smell" starring Elisabeth Moss

This is not the Elisabeth Moss from "The Handmaid's Tale."

Not even close.

Her portrayal of Becky Something as a '90s rock superstar who once filled arenas with her band Something She undertaking a national tour decades later is off the hook crazy.

I bet Moss had the most fun ever making this 2019 film, directed by Alex Ross Perry.

It also features Amber Heard, Cara Delevingne, Dan Stevens, and Agnes Deyn (superb as the band's guitarist: I didn't even realize this was the same Agnes Deyn who used to be one of the world's top models before she bagged that career for acting).

Recommended only if you've got a strong stomach 'cause there are some really gross, grotesque scenes.

Fair warning.

September 14, 2019 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

The little red dot just above the wings of the Twitter bird favicon in the bookmarks bar


See it there?

Here, I'll blow it up:

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The top pic yesterday (top) featured it; it was absent on the lower photo (below).

I have no idea what it means: it just started appearing seemingly randomly a couple weeks ago.


I don't think I'll try this feature — "Can you spot the difference(s)*?" — again: it's annoying me and I suspect I'm not alone.

September 14, 2019 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1)

Lego Star Destroyer

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From Ars Technica:

You probably remember the first time you saw Star Wars, the first time you saw that opening crawl give way to a star field above Tatooine as the Tantive IV tried desperately to escape the clutches of an Imperial Star Destroyer as it filled the screen.

I do.

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I remember in particular how the sheer size of it made me feel.

This was one big ship — a mile long from the pointy bit at the front to those three huge engines at the back, I'd later learn.

Afterward, you may have gone straight for the Lego bricks to recreate it.

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If not, now's the chance, because Lego is bringing out a new Ultimate Collector Series (UCS) edition of the Devastator, the Imperial Star Destroyer from the beginning of Star Wars: A New Hope.

The specs are not for the faint-hearted.

Made from 4,784 pieces, the model is 43 inches long (110cm), 26 inches (66cm) wide, and 17 inches (44cm) tall, so it will need a fair amount of room on your shelf (or above your bed).

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Lego says the model features a tilting radar dish and swiveling guns, and as you'll see from the images above and below, the build looks like it involves plenty of greebling to keep you busy for hours.

In addition to the Devastator and its display stand, there are also parts to build the rebel blockade runner the Tantive IV at the same scale, and two minifigs, an Imperial officer and an Imperial crew member.

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September 14, 2019 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

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