I was truly sad when Christopher Hitchens died last year. As time went on and I perused more of his videos and listened to more of his opinions, I have started to appreciate his perspective even more than I imagined I would. This is a fantastic tribute by another visionary Richard Dawkins about “Hitch”.
For those of you who are not familiar with Christopher Hitchens, here is a clip which summarizes his greatness:
A strand of hair under a scanning electron microscope, a device I have been lucky enough to use in my past.
Photo courtesy of the University College Cork (Ireland)
Even on my worst days, on the days where my head is swimming through the sewers and my heart is ripped into shredded carrots, The Stone Roses never fail to make me feel better. From the greatest album ever made by the greatest band ever formed. I should have been at Heaton Park this weekend for their big reunion shows.
I’ve never been so blown away by paintings as I have been in seeing Barnett Newman’s paintings. One could easily dismiss these as too simple, too non-artistic, too ‘modern’, or any other lazy tag of insult. However standing in front of one is to absorb energy and feel a sensation of freedom. Barnett Newman’s artwork makes me feel like I want to let go instead of hang on. That feeling in itself is completely unique and remarkably absorbing.
srcs: artsWallpapers, barnettNewmanTechnart, noiseAdmiration
A beautiful piece of asian street art with the rider painted on the door, and a motorcycle leaned up against the door, from the Asia Dreaming blog
Saturdays must be the worst days to have a ‘bad day’. There are no distractions of mundane everyday life, and there is no hope to get distracted on the following day (Sunday). Additionally, it seems that the whole world is trying to enjoy themselves, while the ones who are under are just trying to make it through the day—to live another day and maintain a sense of survival.
There’s nothing quite as relaxing as standing on the side of a freeway at night, watching the cars go by like hyperactive motorized stars, and then staring up to see the real stars relaxing and burning out:
Christina. Joy Division. by Greg Kadel Studios.