Sunday, May 22, 2005

Okay - here's a candidate for technology at it's best - Remote Chicken Petting.

Here are two movie related synchronicity events of late:

1) On Friday, May 6, I booked 4 nights at the Hilton London Hyde Park Hotel as part of our summer vacation. On Sunday May 8, I watched Moonlight Mile. In the beginning title sequence there was a splash screen for the film's production company - Hyde Park Entertainment.

2) On Thursday, May 5, I received the DVD of Pollock from Netflix. I ended up watching it on Wednesday, May 18. After watching the movie, I Googled for more info on Pollock and came upon a story from NPR that on May 10 it was announced that a friend of Pollock's had discovered 32 of his paintings in an old storage locker back in 2002.

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Theo Jansen is a Dutch artist who creates new forms of art and nature with his wind-powered creatures that walk the beach. You can check them out at Strandbeest.

I was at a friend's house last week watching the Peter Gabriel concert DVD "Growing Up Live" and he rolled around the stage in one of these. I always wondered who would ever buy one - and now I know.

Saturday, May 07, 2005

I was out running this past Sunday morning and I saw a guy running with his dog. This of course is not uncommon where I live nor is it uncommon to see the owner running with a plastic bag full of dog poop. However, this guy was tying the bag of dog poop to the dog's collar so he could carry it under his chin. So later over the fence this dog was heard to say to his neighbor, "My owner loves me. He takes me running with him. He lets me carry my own poop in a bag tied to my collar."

Here's something odd languagewise that I encountered this week: If we eat Thai food from Thailand why don't we eat Eng food from England?

Some tidbits from around the internet today:

If you’d like to congratulate the new pope, you can send him an e-mail at benedictxvi@vatican.va No lie.

If you’ve always wondered why Bluetooth is named Bluetooth and even more about how it works, check this out.

And here’s a group who make art out of robots. My favorite is Super Dog Monkey of course.