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Month: May 2012

Uncle Drew

I know it’s Pepsi, but Uncle Drew is still awesome.

Friday Roundup: Links for May 11

“Every separation is a link.” — Simone Weil

Lots of questions today:

Duly quoted (Mother’s Day weekend edition):

  • “Whatever else is unsure in this stinking dunghill of a world a mother’s love is not.”  — James Joyce
  • “Mothers are all slightly insane.” — J.D. Salinger
  • “I believe that always, or almost always, in all childhoods and in all the lives that follow them, the mother represents madness. Our mothers always remain the strangest, craziest people we’ve ever met.” — Marguerite Duras
  • “David Stern should get with the mothers of the NBA and let the moms decide what the dress code should be. I asked my mother if I could wear a chain, and she told me yeah.” — Shaquille O’Neal

Bravo, Walters!

llama, chamay culture, earthenware, 1000-1470

llama, chamay culture, earthenware, 1000-1470

The Walters Art Museum has donated some 19,000 images of works from their collections to Wikimedia. They are among the museums — another is the Getty — who reject the spurious claim of some institutions that they can control the copyright on works that are hundreds of years old. In 2006 they removed admission fees. In 2011 they made 20,000 images available on their website through a Creative Commons license. I endorse this attitude, which promotes the free exchange of ideas and furthers the institution’s educational mission in a dramatic and effective way.



Kansas City Public Library

Kansas City Public Library

Nice. I’m guessing not many patrons have difficulty finding the library.




Friday roundup: links for May 4

“Every separation is a link.” — Simone Weil

Duly Quoted

  • “I think many men are much more familiar with the failed policies than a lot of other people, as well as the general public.”
    — Herman Cain, explaining the political gender gap

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