Thursday, April 10, 2008

Colorless green ideas sleep furiously.

"It can only be the thought of verdure to come, which prompts us in the autumn to buy these dormant white lumps of vegetable matter covered by a brown papery skin, and lovingly to plant them and care for them. It is a marvel to me that under this cover they are labouring unseen at such a rate within to give us the sudden awesome beauty of spring flowering bulbs. While winter reigns the earth reposes but these colourless green ideas sleep furiously."

--C.M. Street

Saturday, April 05, 2008

The Gates of Hell

The Gates of Hell
Auguste Rodin
1840-1917 French

“Dante is the figure sitting at the top of the gate contemplating the horrors of hell. This figure was later isolated and became Rodin's The Thinker.”

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Google is going to Mars

April 1 is celebrated in Mongolia just as it's celebrated in the West. I learned that yesterday. Why do Mongolians celebrate April Fools?