Archive for April, 2008

April Fools’ Day: Virgle, third-graders, Oregon

Hooray! We’re colonizing Mars. According to the latest April 1st humor from Google: “Announcing Project Virgle.” Virgle is a joint venture between the Virgin Group and Google. Visit the site: Virgle: The Adventure of Many Lifetimes. And there’s this handy time-bending feature from Gmail: Introducing Gmail Custom Time. Last year I listed a brief [...]

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The Soup Mines, elephant artists, Obama

Here’s a very Don Hertzfeldt-esque webcomic that I just found and enjoy: The Soup Mines!
Do you know about the elephant artists from Thailand? They are elephants who can paint representational forms (well, some seem to be abstract artists). Mostly they choose to paint flowers and trees. But a few elephants can apparently paint fairly [...]

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da Vinci Film Festival and Moro blood oranges

The ninth annual da Vinci Film Festival starts next Friday and runs through the weekend, April 18-20, 2008.
This weekend is the da Vinci Fast Film Project, in which participants write, shoot, and edit a film in 48 hours. The goal is to make a short of 10 minutes or less using the prop and [...]

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The Curse of Lono, Leonardo da Vinci, Tax Day

I’m currently reading Hunter S. Thompson’s illustrated hardback The Curse of Lono; somehow I missed this one before now. It’s Fear and Loathing for Hawai’i, which is appropriate because I’ll be vacationing in Hawai’i (O’ahu and the Big Island) in late summer. The book itself is enormous (15″ x 11.4″) and full of Ralph [...]

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Worst Earth Day weather ever?

What is the deal with the weather in Oregon? Still 45 degrees and rainy? Cold thunderstorms on Earth Day? C’mon, the rainy season is supposed to be all but over.
That recent 80-degree weekend was just a tease. It is getting absurdly late in April for consistently crappy days like [...]

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