My eyes went a bit nuts for a couple of seconds -- trying to properly focus.
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I've had that sensation -- after too many shots of tequila...
Edgar Degas, ‘What They See’
‘You visit museums to see works of art. Have you ever wondered what they see instead?’
happy earth day everyone…
I imagine that they must have just burned the house down after that...
Just because someone was a terrible person, doesn’t necessarily mean they can’t still inspire people, right? If you didn’t know who the quote was from, these words may make you feel more empowered. But your reaction may change quickly when you find out the author.
BONE_IF_I’D: Commissioned piece Galvanized wire, plexiglass and surgical steel 10” x 6” x 30”
After suffering a terrible roller blading injury involving the insertion of surgical screws, what does one do with the screws once they are removed? Commission an art piece! Federico Carbajal’s latest wire sculpture features the lower leg of a woman focusing on the real surgical screws used in reconstructing her ankle. The screws are bright red with a magnifying glass centered over their location. It’s a lasting tribute to the repair and recovery of the body.
Spatial sketching allows for the possibility of new representations of images in space, exploring the void and the dematerialization of volume. The physical and metaphysical presence of the human body emanate through a combination of transparent planes and spatial lines. –Federico Carbajal
Definitely check out his work at federicocarbajal.weebly.com!
You know, it has been WAY too long since my last chocolate recipe.
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He does work in mysterious ways...
This leafhopper is a myrmecomorph – it has sprouted lumpy dark extensions of its carapace that resemble an ant. It spends its whole life living in a costume!
Cyphonia clavata: The treehopper Cyphonia clavata with a mimic of an ant (top right) extending from its pronotum (photos: M. Stensmyr). The ‘ant’ presumably serves to deter predators as the treehopper struts about its habitat (lower left, photo: S. Sanowar). This peculiar-looking insect has also been depicted historically several times, as exemplified here by illustrations by (from top to bottom) Caspar Stoll (1788), Jean Antoine Coquebert de Montbret (1799–1804) and William W. Fowler (1900).
The same guy gets out of the car twice...
My mother got pulled over a couple times for speeding while taking me to the emergency room and ended up with a police escort... (I tended to do stuff that resulted in emergency room visits quite often)
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I’m not quite sure what came over me, I’d set out in search of a beer and a burger. But somehow ended up in a juice bar wolfing down falafel, quaffing a cucumber, celery, ginger smoothie and sprinkling sweet potato chips with some strange pink salt.
And it was good. Really, really good. Tasty, satisfying and altogether wholesome.
Whilst I mopped up the last of the beetroot ketchup with my rye bread and slurped the dregs of the green juice, I flicked through the menu, idly wondering why the salt was pink. Tucked away on the back page I found the info I’d been looking for.
Apparently it was Himalayan pink salt.
What I read next pretty much ruined the whole dining experience.
Himalayan Pink Salt
This is a natural salt not like white table salt, which is a drug. Pink salt is extracted from the Himalayan mountains. It is negatively charged helping to draw positive ions out the body.
I sat paralysed. And wondered if this was due to my dinner having been laced with this strange substance that had removed all the ions essential for nerve impulses.
I regained enough movement to flick on my phone and Google the credentials of Himalayan salt. My panicked state subsided. For it is 98%, good old, sodium chloride, 2% polyhalite and a smidgen of rust (hence the pink tinge).
Once my composure had returned, I continued to flick through the menu. It was laced with plenty more pseudo-scientific claptrap.
At this point I was starting to wonder if the place was run by Food babe. I rapidly made my exit and went in search of a stiff drink.
In the pub down the road, over a nice glass of single malt I got to thinking. The food, service and atmosphere in the juice bar had been great. Their products really were healthy. There was no need for the pseudo-science. Especially since genuine science about their ingredients is actually really interesting.
So I say to you Juice bar (and I will write to them) “Why not redraft your material with real science? I’ll even help you do it.”.
And if that doesn’t work, how about someone out there starts a health food cafe which doesn’t shy away from hard science, where real evidence prevails, where they tell you why the salt is pink, what chlorophyll actually does and how to eat a healthily diet. Wouldn’t such a place be more credible?
Oh, look, Alabama, that paradise for people who revere the 17th century, wants to keep doctors’ hands off men’s genitalia. It’s a novel twist, but I suspect it’s just more of the same ol’ sanctimonious regulation of the naughty bits our puritanical politicians always push.
Alabama health care professionals could refuse to perform abortions or vasectomies under legislation sponsored by a Jefferson County lawmaker.
The Health Care Rights of Conscience Act, sponsored by Rep. Arnold Mooney, a Republican, allows health care professionals to refuse to perform abortions, sterilization, human cloning and human embryonic stem cell research that violate their conscience on religious or ethical grounds.
Although it would be nice to imagine some indignant old prude leaping to the defense of the vas deferens, it’s more likely this is all just a safe cover for more restrictions on women’s reproductive rights. They aren’t criminalizing vasectomies, they’re just saying you can’t be prosecuted for refusing to carry them out. Like you can’t be prosecuted for refusing to participate in a monster truck rally in your neighborhood, just like you can’t be prosecuted for denying a permit to a Planned Parenthood clinic in your neighborhood.
I’ll be more impressed when they deny doctors who perform vasectomies hospital rights, when they impose a 3-day waiting period on the operation, and when they make men who want to be sterilized sit through a long and condescending video and lecture about how adorable babies are, before they’ll let them get snipped.
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