Sunday, May 2, 2021
Having long detested attempts at pictorial representations of the unobservable.
— Manjit Kumar, Quantum: Einstein, Bohr, and the Great Debate About the Nature of Reality
Saturday, May 1, 2021
So big it can never be cataloged or appraised.
— Citizen Kane
Friday, April 30, 2021
Technically speaking, every image can be reproduced infinitely, but that implies that there are actually people who want to reproduce it. Viral images, which we think of as common, are actually some of the most rare images there are for this reason. Because with millions of images uploaded and instantly forgotten about every second, viral images are the ones that have beaten the odds and somehow became visible. To be worthy of infinite reproduction means the greatest number of people have found the greatest amount of symbolic value in the image.
— Brad Troemel, "The NFT Report"
Thursday, April 29, 2021
When you reach 100 years-old in Barbados, you get a postage stamp in your honor.
Wednesday, April 28, 2021
This is exaggerated.
— The New York Times fact check of President Biden's statment "America will not back away from our commitment to human rights and fundamental freedoms."
Tuesday, April 27, 2021
The only issue really that we are dealing with now is whether the replacement of the Kraft singles will actually come out of the preservation budget or if it is a new acquisition. We are still grappling with this.
— Charlotte Priddle, "Artist Interviews and Artist Books," NYU Libraries
Monday, April 26, 2021
"So when someone complains, judges can refer to it and say, ‘No, this sound or smell belongs here,’” he said, speaking in French.
— NPR story on France's law protecting the sounds and smells of the countryside
Sunday, April 25, 2021
A patriarch's love is rather like a politican's skill. Both are about perceiving what others want, and trying, within reason, to provide it.
— Jon Meacham, Thomas Jefferson
Saturday, April 24, 2021
To cross the Rubicon means to make a decision or take a step that commits one to a specific course of action from which there is no turning back. The expression cross the Rubicon refers to a decision made by Julius Caesar.
Friday, April 23, 2021
A lot of that love came from being obsessed with Japanese fish tank layouts when I was younger.
Thursday, April 22, 2021
The Nazgul is still flying.
— Dad in a text
Wednesday, April 21, 2021
When the fish are biting at the other end of the lake
— A meme Andy commented on
Tuesday, April 20, 2021
As a tribute to the Wright brothers, Ingenuity has a...bit of fabric from the brothers' aircraft...
— "NASA flies a helicopter on Mars, the first time an aircraft has flown on another planet," The Washington Post via The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Monday, April 19, 2021
It was rat poison.
— Lily on what probably killed the baby bunny
Sunday, April 18, 2021
Why not just donate the money.
Saturday, April 17, 2021
Friday, April 16, 2021
It was one of the rules which above all others made Doctr. Franklin the most amiable of men in society, "never to contradict anybody."
— Thomas Jefferson via Jon Meacham, Thomas Jefferson
Thursday, April 15, 2021
Drama, Jefferson knew, was one of the prices one paid for democracy.
— Jon Meacham, Thomas Jefferson
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
A black hole whose mass is the same as the sun has the same gravitational pull as the sun. It doesn't pull any harder than the sun. It's just that you can get closer to it because it's so small and therefore you experience the gravity more strongly, but you know a brick of mass m and a black hole of mass m, they exert the same gravitational pull.
— Brian Greene, "Joe Rogan Experience #1631 - Brian Greene"
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
"My grandmother's street is just up there," Gehry said, pointing to a rendering on the wall.
— Robin Pogrebin, "What Would I Do?’ Frank Gehry, 92, Is Too Busy to Retire," The New York Times