Thursday, August 31, 2006
Wednesday, August 30, 2006
Cartoonists vs. Republicans on Climate Change
I was very happy to see Tom Toles' August 27th's post. Since many people are still not convinced by the vast amount of scientific evidence proving anthropogenic climate change, then maybe some cartoonists are helping us out with this, since they are kind of "preaching to the choir" as someone once said. Oh and please remember to rock the vote this coming November!
Sunday, August 20, 2006
Another Greek island ferry experience
...love the fine red print
Just like every summer, this year again there has been a lot of hype concerning how old some of the Greek ferry boats are and how bad it is for tourism and that they should be taken off the shipping routes. This poster is from Romilda, a boat well known for its problems and it just goes to show that since rabies has been erradicated in wildlife, especially canine, in most EU countries since the 1990's, nobody has bothered with this really trashy ferry since. Today rabies is spread and maintained in the EU by red foxes only...and I sure as hell haven't seen any on the boat. Rock on Mr Kefallogiannis I say!!!
Monday, August 07, 2006
Off to Mystery Island
Thursday, August 03, 2006
M. Ward - The new troubadour
Crystal Palace Concert Platform
I stumbled upon this really interesting concert platform today on the web, it’s located in the park that was laid out by Joseph Paxton in 1864 to accommodate the Crystal Palace (Sydenham Hill, London SE20, UK), originally created for the Great Exhibition of 1851. It was designed by Ian Ritchie Architects (1996), who have a great range of environmentally beautiful projects.
Wednesday, August 02, 2006
Straight (and not) out of the comics!
Renee and Two Face (Gotham Central: Half a Life)
In Half a Life, when Gotham City was destroyed by an earthquake, Renee formed a friendship with the criminal Two-Face. She was able to reach the kinder 'Harvey Dent' persona, and he fell in love with her. However, Two-Face was still mentally unstable. Believing that the only way to have her was by taking everything else away from her, his more sinister side later outed her as a lesbian to the public and had her framed for murder. He then had the bus carrying her to prison attacked and kidnapped her, making it look like she had escaped. When Renee discovered that it was Two-Face who was behind everything, and that he did it because he was in love with her, she was incredulous:
HD: "You're the only person who never treated me with pity. You've been kind to me. You visited me at Arkham. It's obvious how I feel about you, Renee. And I thought that, perhaps, you felt the same. That you loved me, too."
RM: "Harvey, you outed me! I'm gay! I'm a dyke, a lesbian, I like girls! Didn't you look at the picture before you started sending it around?"
In 52 (the real-time weekly limited series chronicling a year in which Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman have all mysteriously vanished from Gotham City) - Week 7, Renee meets Kate Kane, her former lover (as we gladly find out) and part of one of the wealthiest families in Gotham City, in the park. So, after weeks of teasing and taunting appearances, Batwoman is finally out. Kane has her first full appearance as the costumed Batwoman in 52, Week 11, where she won’t be fighting Intergang, a major crime organization, alone, but she’ll have Montoya’s help.
Ocean guard rails
The full english version of "The Future Oceans: Warming Up, Rising High, Turning Sour" released by the German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU) is now available for download at http://www.wbgu.de/wbgu_sn2006_en.html. This is an excellent report that focuses on key linkages between climate change and the oceans.