Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Predominantly comprised of metal and other carbon-based materials, weapons are a thing of wonder. Used for murder, slaughter, slicing, dicing, destroying, defending and decorating, weapons can give any person, group, municipality, country or room an air of danger and malice.

Sloppy, errant destruction is a thing of the past. Today's weapons are created with a keen sense of purpose. They are not weapons for weapon's sake. They mean business and that's good news for the world's military industrial complex.

Weapons makers, dealers and smugglers have become today's jet set. They're practically stars in their own right. Without them, there'd be no fear, no reason to look behind your back. Without them, life would be a tad bit boring.

Start Touching Weapons

It's a matter of survival.

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Stay Fresh

are a potato chip product produced by Procter and Gamble. Made from a fried dough of reconsituted potatoes, they are uniform, scrumptious and available in a variety of flavors.

Earl Tupper
created a series of bowls with closures similar to paint can lids. Depending on the orientation of the closure, the lid is either slightly smaller or slightly bigger than the bowl's lip, creating an air-tight seal.

The modern wet suit is constructed of skintight neoprene, affording the human body limited protection from hypothermia in cold water conditions.

Friday, August 18, 2006

Turn Turn Turn

A pivot is a point or object on which something else turns. A shaft, a pin, a dime. A pivot doesn't do anything. But in being what it is, it lets other things do their thing.

BLOG SWARM OF NOTE: My friend Kate makes me love her even more with this brilliant and touching ode to her favorite South Korean food.

Friday, August 11, 2006

Critical Mass

Change can be intentional but it cannot be forced.
I want to be more attractive. I want to find my calling. I want to live in a paradise that includes but is not limited to: exquisite espresso, kind strangers and peaceful debates that end in community and a really cool block party.

The real subversive knows it's possible.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

The Space Between Things

Mathematical space is not a tightly defined concept. In fact, mathematical space is a series of loosely related concepts: Euclidean space, vector space and dimensional space being examples.

Physical space is a basic unit of reality. It can't be broken down further, thus it is defined by measurement. Five feet. Ten feet. One million feet.

Personal space is the place between things. It's my blank face. It's why I didn't get up this morning at seven to meet for coffee. Space can't be broken down further.