Galloping Horses — Art guru James Gurney on the influence of the photography of Edweard Muybridge. This is some cool history.
Skull flower — Pareidolia on the hoof.
Bits of Mystery DNA, Far From ‘Junk,’ Play Crucial Role
NY court to decide if lap dance is tax-exempt art — In Oregon, nude dancing is protected as artistic expression in the state constitution. Not sure why that's the case, but it is.
Putin leads young cranes in flight — Because, uh. Nope. I got nothing.
The First Lady of America — Ta-Nehisi Coates on Michelle Obama.
The Public Seems to Dislike Unified Government Even More Than Dysfunction
Mike Huckabee is lying. Again. — And Mike Huckabee is telling a particularly stupid lie. President Obama speaks in public, a lot. And almost every word he has said for the past several years has been recorded on video. So claiming that Obama never says something he says all the time — the president loves quoting the Declaration — either reveals Huckabee’s hamfistedness as a liar, or else it reveals his utter contempt for those in his audience, whom he assumes are too stupid not to just swallow every bogus word he feeds them. That last would pretty much be the basis of the entire Romney-Ryan campaign, which is explicitly and knowingly promoting massive lies.
Top Ten Ways we are Better off than in January 2009 — It is breathtaking impudence that Republicans should try to campaign on whether we are better off than were were in the last six months of the Bush administration. I can’t believe we are even arguing about this. Seriously? The country had fallen off a cliff in the last years of Bush, or rather had been pushed off one by GOP policies.
?otD: For me, would you make an exception?
Writing time yesterday: 1.0 hour (revisions to Other Me)
Body movement: 60 minute suburban walk
Hours slept: 5.5 (solid)
Currently reading: Heartland by Mark Teppo