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A missing piece of the puzzle

I’ve been puzzling over the rationale for some recent events… Exxon has a large contract to develop oil and natural gas resources in the Russia. This can only go forward if sanctions on Russia are lifted, which seems likely to happen in the near future. But, there is too much oil and capacity to surge…

Glöggt er gests augað

The Aspen Art Museum is doing a series of interdisciplinary lectures, titled “Another Look” Another Look Lecture: Gabriel Orozco & Cosmology – so this is a thing. I did one of the lectures. The first one, I gather. It was quite an interesting experience, for me at least. Good fun, riffing on the perspective from…

All Roads Lead to Rome

Roads to Rome moovel lab makes funky maps, go play

Today is the 12th of december, and there are 13 days until christmas. This means, of course, that the first of the yule elves came to town this morning. As you know, Bob, there are thirteen of the Yule Lads, or jólasveinar, as we call them. And they are not really elves, since their mother…

In case anyone hasn’t noticed, Iceland is playing England in the Euro 2016 Cup today, round of 16. This is the first time Iceland has been in a major football tournament, the first time, obviously, they have progressed to the second stage, and as I write this they are unbeaten in tournament play. Iceland has…

“If life were a mellow elementary school run by well-meaning education PhDs what would your report card say?”

Nice cuppa tea

Why sex is just like a nice cuppa… This animation from Emmeline May and Blue Seat Studios is really quite excellent and has been making the rounds, but that doesn’t mean everyone has seen it… “Copyright ©2015 Emmeline May and Blue Seat Studios Non-commercial use: Video must have copyright information displayed below video, with a…

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iPod iChing throwback

We haven’t done an iPod iChing prognostication in a very long time, and needs must! So, Oh Mighty iPod One! What say you? Whoosh goes the randomizer. Woosh. The Covering: The Secret Marriage – Sting The Crossing: I Will Not Be Denied – Bonnie Raitt The Crown: Away in a Manger – Kenny G The…