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Banksy Does New York

Banksy in New York from Artnet Seeing this story of Banksy’s latest art dialog with the people of New York City, reminded me of this cynically hilarious but little known film called “Exit Through the Gift Shop” which documents a French amateur film maker’s story of filming all about Banksy.  Called Mr. Brainwash, the director follows on … Continue reading

Communications / Culture / News Commentary / Technology

Google Panic Attack

There will be a lot written about this….I wondered, could it be possible that Google is down?  Wow, I thought of the Russian hacker attack that lasted for 2 weeks in the White House–we DO have a CTO at the Federal level right, so errr…how could this happen? Ahem.  Anyway, I also remembered that Russian muscle-flexing cyber attack … Continue reading

Arts & Culture / Culture / Curiosities / Food / Middle East

Curiosity: Meet the Halal Marshmallow.

photo credit:fyinspiration.org     Ah memories of childhood, playing out in the snow and coming inside to a steaming cup of hot chocolate heaped with those yummy mini marshmallows and of course roasting them on skewers over a campfire until they sometimes got so crispy, there wasn’t much left except a caved in poof of carbon.  Haven’t … Continue reading

Archaeology / Curiosities / Desert Exploration / Environment / Film / Middle East / Outdoor Adventures

Even The Emirates’ Desert Can’t Escape Google’s Camera

Now you can be an armchair desert tourist, thanks to Google’s having mounted a camera on a camel to document some areas of what has always been known as the Liwa, an Oasis, in one of the desert areas in the United Arab Emirates. Liwa is located in the northern edge of the magnificent Rub al Khali … Continue reading

Archaeology / Curiosities / Middle East / Religion / Science

A Niche Conference on “The Single Most Studied Artifact in Human History”

A friend in the electronic voting business really took me by surprise today announcing that she planned to attend this conference about the Shroud of Turin! There’s a global community of scientists, archaeologists, and people across faiths who’ve been captivated by the widely presumed association between this shroud and the crucified Jesus.  I copied directly … Continue reading