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Yahoo's Idea of 'Entertainment'

I said I didn’t feel like blogging today, but this picture pretty much captures my mood: –Yahoo’s Idea of ‘Entertainment’ (Yahoo! News) This photo rather indelicately appears in Yahoo’s “Entertainment” section, as part of a profile of Edward Teller (inventor of the hydrogen bomb). As a kid growing up in the 80s, when Russia was still the “Evil Empire,” I often had nightmares of seeing the mushroom cloud rising above the…

World Trade Center: Literary and Cultural Reflections

Skyscrapers in general, and the twin towers of the World Trade Center in particular, symbolize, for many writers, either prideful arrogance, or a new technological beauty. This site attempts to survey what has already been written on this topic. –World Trade Center: Literary and Cultural Reflections I first put this page up on the afternoon of 11 Sep 2001. I had already started blogging this entry when the bells started…

Beadgee

Jill/txt describes Beadgee At first you see a collection of gizmos, each connected to a rhyme. Choose a gizmo and explode it into its separate pieces and a dot will start to dance along the words of the rhyme attached to it, just as a nun runs her fingers slowly along the beads on her rosary as she prays. Click a piece of the gizmo and it appears in your…