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Friday, October 31, 2008

Good to know

Missouri 2008 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Status
LR Constitutional Amendment 1 Use of English language Establish English as the official language of all governmental meetings where policy is discussed or decided. On ballot
LR Constitutional Amendment 4 Storm water control Amends constitution relating to storm water control finance provisions On ballot
CSS Proposition A Gaming Taxes & School Funding Provides new revenues for schools by increasing the state tax on casinos to 21% and eliminating Missouri's current $500 loss limit for individual gambling losses On ballot
CSS Proposition B Health care Creates a Missouri Quality Homecare Council to recruiting, training, and stabilizing the home care workforce On ballot
CSS Proposition C Business Regulations Requires utility companies to use an increased amount on renewable energy On ballot

Monday, October 27, 2008

You know Banksy right?

"Banksy began as a freehand artist before switching to stenciling around the year 2000; his anti-war, anti-establishment and pro-freedom graffiti images began springing up on city walls in the late 1990’s. Although he has given numerous interviews and even published several books, Banksy’s true identity remains unknown."
From : www.villageofjoy.com

Banksy's website

Sunday, October 26, 2008

300 love letters

The author explains it better but she wanted more love and better relationships in the world so she sent 4oo, started with 300 but kept going, love letters out into the world to a myriad of different people. Be sure on the website to read about her reasoning and the meaning of the different colors. That'll make sense when you get to the website.


Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Al-Qaeda supporters back McCain

From the London Times...

"It emerged today, however, that al-Qaeda supporters have been posting internet messages in recent days hoping for a victory by Mr McCain, even saying they would welcome a pre-election terror attack on the US because it could tip the election the Republican’s way.

One message, posted on the extremist website al-Hesbah — which is closely linked to al-Qaeda — said that if the terror group wants to exhaust the US economically and military, then victory for the “impetuous” Republican candidate would benefit them because Mr McCain would continue “the failing march of his predecessor” President Bush. "


Tuesday, October 21, 2008

I want my own bibliochaise

It's a chair with your personal library in it! How great!


Carlton Dance Compilation!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Oh My Goodness Gracious that's AMAZING

Artistic Cycling

"Artistic cycling is a form of competitive indoor cycling in which athletes perform tricks (called exercises) for points on specialized, fixed-gear bikes in a format similar to ballet or gymnastics. The exercises are performed before judges in six minute rounds by singles, pairs, four- or six-man teams."
Thanks wikipedia

Africa has 54 countries and they're all different.

How to write about Africa
article by: Binyavanga Wainaina

"In your text, treat Africa as if it were one country. It is hot and dusty with rolling grasslands and huge herds of animals and tall, thin people who are starving. Or it is hot and steamy with very short people who eat primates. Don’t get bogged down with precise descriptions. Africa is big: fifty-four countries, 900 million people who are too busy starving and dying and warring and emigrating to read your book. The continent is full of deserts, jungles, highlands, savannahs and many other things, but your reader doesn’t care about all that, so keep your descriptions romantic and evocative and unparticular.

Make sure you show how Africans have music and rhythm deep in their souls, and eat things no other humans eat. Do not mention rice and beef and wheat; monkey-brain is an African’s cuisine of choice, along with goat, snake, worms and grubs and all manner of game meat. Make sure you show that you are able to eat such food without flinching, and describe how you learn to enjoy it — because you care."


Sunday, October 19, 2008

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Monday, October 13, 2008


Theoretical Girl - The Boy I Left Behind

Reverse grafitti

"Here’s one instance of green-washing that we’re 100% behind. The Reverse Graffiti Project imbues the guerrilla tactics of street-art with an eco-friendly element, detourning the definition of graffiti by actually cutting through and cleaning up grit to leave a lasting impression. You may remember Paul Curtis aka “Moose” from our coverage of Reverse Graffiti in the UK last year; we’re excited to announce that the Reverse Graffiti team recently teamed up with the eco cleaner brand GreenWorks to create a clean, green, 140 foot mural on the walls of San Francisco’s Broadway tunnel. The artist scraped through the grit and grime of the tunnel walls to reveal a stunning portrait of a lusher San Francisco, transforming the dingy tunnel sidewalls into a flourishing forest of native plants, providing an inverse reflection of how the site may have looked 500 years ago."


I see London but not France

"The Telestroscope is an artistic landmark created by artist and inventor Paul St George that allows people in London to visually see people in New York and vice versa in real time. They can be found by the Thames near the Tower Bridge and the other on Fulton Ferry Landing by the Brooklyn Bridge in New York.

The website publicizing his device claims that the mechanism works via a very long tunnel running through the earth’s crust with the images bouncing back and forth which not many would believe. A more realistic explanation of how it really work would be that it must be using optical fibers to provide high resolution video using a broadband Internet connection."

From: www.zimbo.com

Friday, October 10, 2008

What's what

Maybe it's not CNN, New York Times or the Washington Post but Glamour magazine published and rather helpful little breakdown of what each candidate wants for the presidency. I was having trouble really knowing in simple terms what their goals were. It seems a little bias but I can't seem to find anything that isn't.


I want the funk

Saw this commericial for the first time in a while and just thought everyone else should see it to. I'd like to know these kids.

It doesn't even look real

This is Cinque Terre on the west coast of Italy. It's a series of 5 small villages that are all linked by hiking trails. If you're really ambitious you can pass all of them in one day. I'm really ambitious because I want to live here or somewhere very near by after I finish grad school.
You can come too!


For my new apartment



Pictures of Walls

Walls and random surfaces around the world...with things written on them.