Hello Cruel World
Saturday, March 27, 2004
Most of these links are via "Making Light" by Teresa Nielsen Hayden
"The Panda's Thumb" is many things...
First, it is an example of jury-rigged evolutionary adaptation made famous by the late Stephen Jay Gould in an essay of the same name. Second, it is the legendary virtual bar serving the community of the legendary virtual University of Ediacara ( http://www.ediacara.org/ ) somewhere in the Ediacaran hills of southern Australia, growing out of the lore of the Usenet talk.origins newsgroup. And now it is a weblog giving another voice for the defenders of the integrity of science, the patrons of "The Panda's Thumb".
Richard Harter's Evolution Quiz - from the University of Ediacara site
Post-Furman Botched Executions
(from the Death Penalty Information Centre)
Not nice reading.
Wonderful, spooky image of Mars
Body Modifiers Alert!
Risks. This section of BME is designed to allow practioners, clients, and enthusiasts to exchange information about risks, complications, and their treatment in a non-judgemental forum with the purpose of fostering a self-regulating safe and responsible body modification community. Please be aware that this section is always growing and should not be treated as a complete archive
These slippers are made by knitting a pair of gigantic [and I mean GIGANTIC!] socks at a very loose gauge, then slowly felting them either in the washing machine or by hand to a custom fit.
If you've never knitted socks before, these slippers are ideal. They knit up quickly with worsted weight yarn and large needles and the felting process is very forgiving of errors. In the end, it's nearly impossible to tell they were knitted at all
Old Views of Rome: sights.seindal.dk/sight/768_Engraving_by_Tempesta.html
This is my blogchalk:
Australia, New South Wales, Sydney, English, photography, reading, natural history, land use, town planning, sustainability.