Neat site having to do with radio dramas. Check it out -- it's got some interesting foley links, some articles on equipment and engineering, among others.
Kinetic sculpture is fun; I've always liked it at a visceral level, beyond that which I can actually explain. So, when I paused at snopes.com for some fun urban legends, I found a posting on The Honda "Cog" ad, a Rube Goldbergian video of various Accord parts moving from one spot to another; it's just chock full of fun stuff.
Snopes, naturally, goes further and says that a) the voiceover is by none other than Garrison Keillor, and that two guys who made this movie called The Way Things Go are suing Honda for stealing their ideas...
Truth be, I'm more curious to see other examples of this art form. It's really rarely seen, but The Rolling Ball Web has a huge list of really interesting rolling ball sculptures, such as those found at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, in one of Mount Hood's lodges, and at the Boston Museum of Science (done by George Rhoades.
Got any other cool kinetic sculptures that you know of?
Been busy this week... but I got out and hit a few movies this week at the Atlanta Film Festival; do see American Splendor, a very hilarious and well made movie about a lesser-known alternative comics writer. It's a hoot.
Also, I got to see the Animation Extravaganza, the only animation festival around Atlanta (that I know of -- if you know of one, post it!)
To put it bluntly, if Bush has taken Congress and the nation into war based on bogus information, he is cooked.
A very interesting article. Can the president be impeached over this? I suspect even if it's true, the people who gave him the information are more likely candidates "to be cooked". But the arguments are compelling, as are the facts.
Kevin Cornell took his sketchbook and put it all on the web; its a fascinating viewing! A sketchbook is usually a very interesting portrait of the person drawing it. Furthermore, Cornell is a very talented artist and has a great sense of humor. Definitely take a look.