Oasis’s “Wonderwall” was released twenty years ago today. And your back hurts. But this is the version I prefer.
Category: Art and culture
The Beacon is out — just in time for GA
I just got a pseudonymous email, informing me of the publication of a new edition of the satirical magazine, The Beacon. A magazine that proves that just because something’s not factual doesn’t mean it’s not true. Here’s the link. (PDF)
Embedding an Archive.org book
I got an aside from a Well-Respected Minister who liked “that little book video insert piece” in my last blog post. It’s the BookReader of Internet Archive, the source of the book. I think it’s the best desktop or laptop interface for reading books, and since the Internet Archives has a large number of public-domain… Continue reading Embedding an Archive.org book
What is your favorite Easter or Passover film?
An open post, for comments. I was thinking about how many Pesach/Paska films there are — or at least with a biblical theme and replayed on television this time of year. The Ten Commandments, sure, but does anything else appeal to you? Must watches?
Palm crosses: the result
Home and work life will be busy this week, so the blogging will be necessarily light. I hope y’all had a stirring Palm Sunday, and great prayers for Holy Week. Here are the palm crosses I made yesterday afternoon from the palms I got at church. Typical 30-32 inch strips, once trimmed of the very… Continue reading Palm crosses: the result
How to make a palm cross
I watched a bunch of palm cross how-to videos, so you don’t have to. My bias is to make a palm cross out of a single strip, and to have both arms, the head and of the foot of the cross folded back into the central knot. I think they look better, because they’re less… Continue reading How to make a palm cross
What I’m reading: March 1, 2015
I’ve not been blogging much lately, and I don’t have much zeal to do so. I’m a little sad that Leonard Nimoy died, but mixed with that hope that I too might live long and prosper. I could walk though the pros and cons of UUA.org, but I don’t know what that would prove, other… Continue reading What I’m reading: March 1, 2015
Saraswati statue dedicated in D.C.
Daisy the Dog took me out on my evening walk, and we happened upon the aftermath of the dedication, at the Indonesian embassy, of the statue of Saraswati, the Hindu deity of learning. I was glad to see the dedication plaque: the right-hand plinth had a rough top for ages, and I thought it might… Continue reading Saraswati statue dedicated in D.C.
“Threads” at 30
First broadcast thirty years ago today on BBC2. Back when we thought we’d all be nuked. I mention it now in thanksgiving. Alas, the video, once easy to find, has been pulled down.
Lost pictures of Universalist, recovered
Yesterday, Cory Doctorow wrote that millions of public domain images, recovered from Internet Archive’s optical text recognition, have been uploaded to Flickr. The listing includes the text context, and a link back to the book. Like a image index as much as an image resource. So I’m looking for Universalists, of course. Because the books… Continue reading Lost pictures of Universalist, recovered