Saturday, January 17, 2009

The Deep Semiotics of Flight 1549

As far as I can see, there's no reason not to take the USAir water-landing story at face value. This image is certainly laden with semiotic power, however. 

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

"A Telescope the Size of Earth"

A. Magnius Publius points us to the 17/33 synchs of this article:

The nearly continuous 33-hour observation will be conducted on Jan 15-16 as part of a demonstration at the opening event for the International Year of Astronomy 2009 (IYA 2009) in Paris.


The Day the Earth Stood Still, or The Tedium of Propaganda

"Wounded Eye of Horus" in promo poster outside theater
and the dumbest tagline ever.


 Well, me and the missus and I trekked up to the frozen gateway of the New Jersey Skylands to see The Day the Earth Stood Still (finally). 

We caught a matinee while I was catching a breather from work. If you want to know why I don't write much about all of the latest movies, maybe the fact that it cost 17 bucks for two tickets to a matinee showing of a month-old movie will explain that. 

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

There Will Always Be an England

Ben Fairhall has been following the strange goings-on and wildly-conflicting cover stories dealing with the smashed turbine in Lincolnshire. Whatever happened there is open to debate, but the goon squad has been called in nonetheless.

Monday, January 12, 2009

The (Star) Gates of Heaven

If you're going to be in Paris anytime between the beginning of March and the end of June, you may want to check the "Gates of Heaven" exhibition out at the Louvre:


Sunday, January 11, 2009

The Great Goddess and the Golden Globes

Tonight we have the poor man's Oscars, the 66th Annual Golden Globes. Fascinating art in light of recent events: an uber-phallic illuminated obelisk flanked by a gauntlet of Phoenix palm trees.