Month: October 2008

I go Pogo

Someone gave me a Pogo book recently. Among memorable campaigns, the possum’s ranks high. Howland’s comment above reminds us that it’s a good thing for Obama that Democrats…

Doubleday Publishing announces big layoffs

The NYT is reporting that Doubleday Publishing will lay off 10 percent of its employees. The company denies the move is related to delays in the delivery of…

Tailored messages

With one week to go, Barack Obama is unveiling his closing argument. The McCain campaign, meanwhile, is still working on their clothing argument. . UPDATE, 11/05, via┬áNewsweek ……

Left face / right face : Gary Busey

This is the latest in my left face/right face series. I noticed Gary Busey has a very asymmetrical face. The original photo is in the middle. The image…

Friday roundup

“Our courses do not diverge; but as the web of destiny is woven it is fulled, and we are cast more and more into the centre.” — Thoreau…

Two weeks until election day

Impossible not to talk politics now. So let’s look at the electoral map. It’s hard to see how McCain can pull this one out. Even Ohio + Florida…

The Neon Boneyard

This great photo is from a series by Andy Clymer devoted to Las Vegas’s Neon Beonyard, where neon signs go to die be preserved for posterity. The Boneyard,…

Ghost type: Brignole Estate General Merchandise

I wonder how old this ghost type is. Located on an old building in historic Sutter Creek in Amador County in California’s Sierra Nevada (the town takes its…

Off the grid

I might be without internet for about a week. I haven’t built up a reservoir of posts because I’ve been working on other stuff, so posting will be…

Careless

We all know we should keep our webware up to date to avoid security vulnerabilities. But some of us get careless sometimes and let things slide. Bad idea….

The Island at the End of the World

Penguin Books and Creativity magazine recently ran a Hearts and Minds Talent Competition for which entrants designed the cover of a book by Sam Taylor, described as “a…