Momma Says Spock You OUT.
Ne’er has that particular Homerism been more appropriate than at this moment.
Roman Cortes constructed the above artwork, a feat which is unremarkable until you realize that he created the entire thing using HTML and CSS. Ned Batchelder has the (appropriately) jQuery-animated version of the construction to demonstrate just how flippin’ sweet the whole thing is.
I’m still dumbstruck by the sheer awesomeness of the feat. Wowsers.
(Picked up by way of John Gruber.)
By way of Geekadelphia we have rather striking visual evidence of the similarities between the ’89 Michael Keaton Batman and this summer’s Christopher Nolan/Christian Bale/Heath Ledger Dark Knight incarnation. Judge for yourselves:
Obviously, since the underlying material is so similar, it’s going to be impossible for there not to be overlap. Still, the above is definitely an interesting exercise.
Oh, and Dark Knight is totally going to rock.
For instance, Stephen Fry’s BBC documentary on the Gutenberg press:
Watch the other 5 parts on YouTube as well. It’s excellent viewing for all linguists and Anglophiles alike.
This is a pretty nifty idea: Youngme / Nowme asks folks to send in photos of themselves 1) from their younger years then 2) recreating (to the best of their ability) the scenes in the photos right now. Some are hilarious, some are touching, all are worth looking through.
No. No they isn’t. Whoops:
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is fond of quoting a particular passage of Scripture. The quote, however, does not appear in the Bible and is “fictional,” according to biblical scholars.
In her April 22 Earth Day news release, Pelosi said, “The Bible tells us in the Old Testament, ‘To minister to the needs of God’s creation is an act of worship. To ignore those needs is to dishonor the God who made us.’ On this Earth Day, and every day, let us pledge to our children, and our children’s children, that they will have clean air to breathe, clean water to drink, and the opportunity to experience the wonders of nature.”
Distinguished biblical scholars, however, cast doubt on the existence of the passage.
As many other commentators have noted, though, Genesis 1:28 does speak to the same issue, although it’s pretty much diametrically opposed to Ol’ Nan’s invented Scripture.
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