Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Wow, this guy sure seems to be in trouble

Maybe you've heard of David and Goliath tee-shirts. At least you've probably seen one of their more popular designs, boys are stupid, throw rocks at them.

Well, just maybe you have seen some of his work before... even before it became his work. Yes, it seems that "post-pop artist" Todd Goldman (who also paints the images on his tees) may, just may have produced and sold images that were... let's think of a delicate way to explain this... already created by another artist. Yes, indeedy, and you thought plagiarism was limited to graduate school dissertations. You should read the entire list by Mike Tyndall, it's quite interesting. Very interesting.

And maybe you should buy a David and Goliath tee--it's kinda like lotto for the socially hip. You just don't know which artist your money will end up supporting.

Monday, April 23, 2007

George W Bush has ruined my grammar

Or at least my diction. I can no longer use the words misunderstand and misrepresent with confidence. And forget about the word nuclear. Thanks, George, for ruining what all those salad-eating men with birkenstocks and black socks tried to teach me as an undergrad.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Noel rarely shows interest in the cats

though it would be wrong to suggest that he is not aware of them.

Monday, April 09, 2007

Google's newest devilry in the war for electronic money

Google, always trying to change the way you think about the things you don't think about, unveiled two powerful new-old tools last week. [At least I noticed them last week.] Check out these potentially landscape-changing twists to the old maps and search features and see if you don't think these are big ripples in a still-small epond. And I hope you don't sell real estate or you might get wet.

Use Google Maps to make your maps and share them with others.

Use Google Search to find houses and help break the monopolistic trust of the MLS and Real Estate industry.

Monday, April 02, 2007

I'll send it along with love from me to you

Jen is writing now about her grandmother and how she loves to send care packages with Jen at every visit. I have a great affection for Esther and these care packages partly because I've never received one, but mostly because I know how much effort she invests into each package (I should say that I have received them from Esther, but my family never gave any, so there...)

And then there are the packages themselves. Everyone has received a weird gift, a thoughtful gift, a mundane gift. But when you receive a gift that is all at once weird, thoughtful and mundane--and when you receive such on a frequent basis--that's literally remarkable.

But I wouldn't do any good trying to describe the sort of thing Jen brings home. I won't try. What I'll do, however, is show you what Jen has brought home and ask you to describe, in your words, what these pictures say to you.

With love, this post, from me (Malcolm) to you: