Wednesday, April 18, 2007

One of My New Favorite Words


The nerds at Digg and mental_floss pointed out a type of word I never knew existed - the contronym.

It's a word that, through an odd evolution of the English language, is its own antonym. Stuff like "apology," which means both an admission of guilt and a formal defense for your actions; and "weather," which can mean both withstanding something and the act of getting worn down by something.

There's a long list of examples here. Get ready to get your mind blown.
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Tuesday, April 17, 2007

I Am A Patron of the Arts

So I *finally* went to the I am 8 Bit art show today. After 2 years of missing it, I was able to sneak in for the opening, and had a great time.

Lots of friends from work and ex-work were there, including Jon "GameJew" Mann, whose site you should frequent.

The artwork was pretty incredible across the board. Lots of great stuff in all different styles, from your standard oils and inks to sculptures and an awesome diorama of a scene from Super Ghouls and Ghosts, rendered in Mexican Day of the Dead calaveras.

Here's some lame cell phone pics of some of the ones I was digging.

Oh, and that last one? It's called 'Clash of the Titans' by Andrew Wilson. And when the show closes in mid-May, that painting is living in my apartment.

It's my first step to High Society.

I assume.

Jeremy bought five. He's way classier than I am.


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Go See This

Just a quick note.

I managed to catch a sneak preview of "Hot Fuzz" last weekend.


Go see this movie.

It is awesome in every way. I'll even go out on a limb and say it's better than Shaun of the Dead.


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Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Our Country is Not Fucked / Fucked

Point A). The Supreme Court ruled the EPA is accountable for CO2 emissions, which effectively and legally declares - finally - that CO2 is a greenhouse gas. This also clears the way for the states that usually trailblaze in environmental areas - my adopted West Coast and native New England - to push for higher mileage requirements and other environmental legislation.


Point B). According to a Newsweek Poll, almost half of Americans (48%) reject evolution. Of the 34 countries, we ranked just above the bottom. Only Turkey has more fundamentalists. Way to go, guys.



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