Category Archives: pictures of things

“rust-red scar”

just like all you see of 9/11 in the media is the spectacle of the towers falling, all one sees of hiroshima is the mushroom cloud.  From ground-level the true force of the blast, hidden by the sterile awe of the cloud, is observable on a human scale.  The story behind the pictures is pretty unbelievable, too.

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Hiroshima: The Lost Photographs

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darling of nyc

david byrne seems to be having a pretty excellent year—“playing the building” was well-recieved, and is still open until the 24th of this month, and now, through a serindipitous series of events, he designed a number of metal sculptures that double as, “accidentally very useful” art: bike racks.

[nytimes]

(image from flickr)

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sim city

flickr stream of “rich people rooftops” in New York City.  the isometric angles remind me strongly of simcity, and there’s a pretty wide variety of styles evident…

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hiatus

the hours of mandatory computer time enforced by my job have thus resumed, so grumblybear.wordpress.com will go untouched for months on end no longer.

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the golden age of advertising

i am amused. 

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infantile

okay, like, I understand that it’s traumatic when the university expands, and that every tree in upper-campus is, like, a precious jewel of the ecosystem and stuff, but really, you’re not lending yourself credibility when you express your contempt for The Man in such a juvenile way:


and how about getting the fucking acronym right, eh?  too hard for you? I bet you spell woman “womyn.”

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imagine if you woke up…

…and your house looked like this.

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