Grendel’s Laundry List

Linkage for Twitterphobes and the Facebook adverse

R.I.P. Louise Bourgeois

Burkas and Birkins by Lindy WestThis is possibly the best review of a bad movie I’ve read since I let my New Yorker subscription lapse and stopped reading Anthony Lane’s eviscerations of the cinema-merde. Sample quote:

It is 146 minutes long, which means that I entered the theater in the bloom of youth and emerged with a family of field mice living in my long, white mustache. This is an entirely inappropriate length for what is essentially a home video of gay men playing with giant Barbie dolls. But I digress. Let us start with the “plot.”

Several P.O.V.s on the Israeli Navy’s attack on the Gaza relief Flotilla:

The consensus is distilled by this tweet by Roger Ebert (@ebertchicago):

Israel is in deep shit, and deserves to be. Attacking that aid ship was not only immoral, but moronic.2:01 AM Jun 1st via SocialOomph

Peak Oil and Apocalypse Then This is an interview on Miller-McCune with Jörg Friedrichs, a lecturer in politics at the University of Oxford. Friedrichs’ analysis of how different parts of the world would likely react to a peak oil scenario was rejected by 12 different journals before it was accepted for the August issue of Energy Policy. It’s that cheery. Here is the pre-print and a shortened version of same.

The Euler Identity!

Can bacteria make you smarter? Yes, it can. Mudpies, not Mozart, improve the child. Let us follow Candide’s precept, and cultivate our garden.


2 responses to “Grendel’s Laundry List

  1. You follow tinydoctor on Twitter or Yoshev Omed on Facebook? You should already know this shit. I feel a pop quiz coming on…

  2. D.A.M. had one of these Bourgeois spiders
    on loan a couple years ago, and it created
    quite the awe as one walked under it.

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