Thursday, April 24, 2008

Eagle v. Goat

This is amazing...and somewhat disturbing.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008


This is a surveillance camera, showing the elapsed 41 hours which Nicholas White spent trapped in an elevator in the McGraw-Hill building in New York City. The New Yorker has an excellent, very in-depth article about this event. If you have about 15 free minutes, here it is.

Sunday, April 06, 2008

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Cool Picture

Deus ex Machina

1. In ancient Greek and Roman drama, a god introduced by means of a crane to unravel and resolve the plot.
2. Any active agent who appears unexpectedly to solve an apparently insoluble difficulty.

In times of affluence and peace, with technology that always seems to arrive like a deus ex machina to solve any problem, it becomes easy to believe that life is perfectible.
-- Stephanie Gutmann, The Kinder, Gentler Military