Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Monday, April 23, 2007
Friday, April 20, 2007
Thursday, April 19, 2007
- Air Sex - I still don't really get it (they say it's like the difference between guitar and air-guitar), but here's a video:
- Predictions from 1900 - My favorite:
Prediction #16: There will be No C, X or Q in our every-day alphabet. They will be abandoned because unnecessary. Spelling by sound will have been adopted, first by the newspapers. English will be a language of condensed words expressing condensed ideas, and will be more extensively spoken than any other. Russian will rank second.
Monday, April 16, 2007
- I had a strawberry milkshake on Friday.
- Karaoke on Saturday night with Fair White (she posted video evidence earlier). I sang a very convincing "Like a Virgin" and did quite well on the guitar-solo in "Cowgirl on the Sand".
- Went on another bizarre date.
- Watched Godard's Masculin-Femin. What a beautiful movie. I alternated smirks and grins throughout the entire film.
- Raised my LSAT practice score 10 percentiles in a week.
- Received 2 letters and wrote 1.
- I can't decide if this is awesome, terrible, or ridiculous:
It is, observers of the trend say, a visceral backlash to life in a Paris Hilton world. It's a chance to impress a mate, or a potential date, by flexing a body part that has lost ground in recent years to biceps and pecs -- the brain.
Sunday, April 15, 2007
Saturday, April 14, 2007
As China's modernization continues to pull hundreds of millions of people from farms to cities and suburbs, a construction boom has given rise to a vast landscape of foreign-looking settlements. These real-estate developments are the latest manifestation of the technique that has fueled China's economic boom: making copies.Read more here.
In Nanjing, there are Balinese retreats and Italian villas. In the southeastern city of Hangzhou, there are Venice and Zurich. In downtown Beijing, everything is about Manhattan, with Soho, Central Park and Park Avenue.
"Many people in China today associate the exotic with wealth. They buy into these developments to differentiate themselves from ordinary people," said Tino Wan, a manager of ERA Real Estate in Shanghai.
Shanghai's plan is among the most ambitious, calling for a ring of satellite developments modeled after different parts of Europe, including German, Czech, Spanish and Scandinavian districts, in addition to the one that looks like London, known as Thames Town.
Friday, April 06, 2007
I think people like to see correlation in Art. It plays off itself. "Art" about "other art" makes "other art" and "art" both look important merely because they call out each other's existence.
What existences do you recognize?