Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Today’s reading

Ally has a confession to make. Yes, another one.

Eric Crampton criticises recent media coverage of Bjorn Lomborg and extols the benefits to New Zealand of green R&D.

Joe Hildebrand frets about euthanasia (“I’ve seen the way my mother looks at me”).

This seems not to be a joke: there is a fragrance you can buy if you want to smell like a library (not a school library, obviously):
In the Library is a warm blend of English Novel, Russian & Moroccan Leather Bindings, Worn Cloth and a hint of Wood Polish. The main note in this scent was copied from one of my favorite novels originally published in 1927.  I happened to find a signed first edition in pristine condition many years ago in London.  I was more than a little excited because there were only ever a hundred of these in the first place.  It had a marvelous warm woody slightly sweet smell and I set about immediately to bottle it.

Jane Austen’s manuscripts online.

Here are five arguments  for e-publishing, but Scott Adams has a somewhat different view.

Finally, Matthew Dentith on the conspiracy theories about the Christchurch earthquake. These guys (and gals – let’s not forget Clare Swinney) sure have a problem with teleology.

Today’s viewing: REM’s “Losing My Religion”, as performed by a man with Tourette Syndrome which, as he describes it, is clearly a horrible affliction, just exhausting. So this clip shouldn’t be funny. . . but it is. “That was just a fucking dream” etc.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

In response to your comment about my work, spraying aerosols from aircraft, otherwise known as "chemtrails," and the use HAARP-related technology, which can be used to induce droughts, floods, and even earthquakes, can not be attributed to 'nature,' in my opinion.
Evidence shows that this Dr Stranglelove-like technology is causing significant harm to environments, for a number of reasons, including that the rainwater is being poisoned with heavy metals. Watch:
What In The World Are They Spraying? (Trailer)

NWO Poisoning The Rainwater (Australian film)

Chemtrails Poisoning All Life! Scientific Proof!

Aerosol Crimes By Clifford Carnicom

Thank-you for your interest in this topic.
Clare Swinney