What An Unbranded Cow Has Cost

Shoutout to jrdfrnk on Instagram, whom I don’t know I don’t think, but whom put some closeups of this painting on his Instastory:

a different coloration in the Wikiart version?

reminding me to take more looks at Frederic Remington

How cool was Frederic Remington?

The Scream Of Shrapnel on San Juan Hill:

The guy’s first sculpture was this:


April Ryan

Ice cold response to demeaning patronizing by Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

Ryan has been a member of the White House press corps for American Urban Radio Networks since January 1997 and has long been the only black female reporter among the White House correspondents.


‘Oumuamua

This artist’s impression shows the first interstellar asteroid: `Oumuamua. This unique object was discovered on 19 October 2017 by the Pan-STARRS 1 telescope in Hawai`i. Subsequent observations from ESO’s Very Large Telescope in Chile and other observatories around the world show that it was travelling through space for millions of years before its chance encounter with our star system. `Oumuamua seems to be a dark red highly-elongated metallic or rocky object, about 400 metres long, and is unlike anything normally found in the Solar System. (source)

No known asteroid or comet from our solar system varies so widely in brightness, with such a large ratio between length and width. The most elongated objects we have seen to date are no more than three times longer than they are wide.

says NASA.

My theory?  This is a bullet shot at Earth 300,000 years ago by a mysterious civilization that knew what we’d get up to.

An interstellar sniper shot.

Let’s hope 1) this is a one-off shot and 2) it’s gonna miss us.

How frustrating for this distant civilization if they put all their resources into one shot and it misses by a hair!

Here’s a documentary that compares two searches going on in Chile’s Atacama desert: the search for distant objects to the search for the remains of people murdered by the dictatorship.

 

 


Is it ok to have this calendar up in my office?

got it for free at Laguna Beach Surf and Sport.

Asked a female colleague her opinion, she didn’t care, but how much can we weigh that?  here it is in some more context.

Another surf shop in Laguna is Thalia

Thalia as we all know is the muse of comedy

Thalia by Nattier 

Here’s today’s surf report from Thalia via magicseaweed:

 


Uma’s example

into Uma’s example of not speaking in anger and waiting to be ready to speak on stuff.

feel like Twitter Internet etc. has made everyone feel like they need to have a Take on everything instantly.  I enjoy a good Take a much as anybody.  But feel like I can’t remember the last time I heard someone say “I need to reflect on this before I comment.”

Remembering that Uma’s father is a scholar of Buddhism.

The Man From Onion Valley. source.


The Revolution eats its children

[Jaques Mallet du Pan] is known for coining the adage “like Saturn, the Revolution devours its children,” which originally appeared as “A l’exemple de Saturne, la révolution dévore ses enfants” in his widely circulated 1793 essay Considérations sur la nature de la Révolution de France, et sur les causes qui en prolongent la durée.

Goya’s painting above.  Wikipedia tells me Goya had this painting in his dining room.

Rubens on same theme:


Don’t be a Søren

Good lil bit in this Aeon article by Julian Baggini about Kierkegaard: