Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Leanne McClurg Ceramics

Leanne McClurg Ceramics

In honor of Leanne's birthday, I've got to point you to her website with many images of her fantastic ceramics. Here are a few more images to tempt you to click over to her site.

Happy birthday Leanne!

MFA Show - Closing April 29

Felt, sculpture by Yvonne James and Full Circle, paintings by Elizabeth Cowhig, Monday-Friday, April 25-29, reception 6-9 p.m. Friday. I've been through Yvonne's studio about a month ago and Felt is a great title for her show. Many of her sculptures are hand felted with wool from the Agriculture School that she cleaned and dyed herself. I'm looking forward to seeing the show this afternoon outside the hectic show closing reception situation.

That brings me to this minor announcement. I'm taking a few days off from work (yea) and the blog. My brother and sister-in-law are visiting from Ohio. I'm leaving this afternoon and taking them to Yvonne's show. Tomorrow, we plan on hitting the Jazzfest, and they leave after an all too short visit Friday afternoon. I may get back on to post a Friday cocktail, but otherwise, there will be one more post this morning before I'm out for a much needed long weekend.

Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Google Search: Elevator - designes

Google Search: Elevator - designes
FYI, I can get some information about the people who read this blog. Nothing major, usually I can tell things like when and where you are (usually city state and country, sometimes only country) what browser you're using (currently safari 36% is just ahead of internet explorer 35%, slightly ahead of firefox 25%), and to some extent how you came to this site. That leads to this post on searching for the unfortunately spelled Elevator Designes. First of all, I was intrigued to find someone from Serbia and Montenegro had stumbled upon this little project of mine. So of course I wanted to figure out why. I figured it would probably be someone who used the next blog button at the top, which just takes you to a random blog. It turned out this person had come via a google search that pulled up my blog because I misspelled designs in the eurobad post which was near my story of the elevator at the shaw center. I gotta wonder why someone searching for elevator designes would scroll part way down the google search page and decide to click, but they did, so welcome Serbia and Montenegro.

The two most popular searches that have led here in the past were the ping island mp3, and recently Holly Streekstra.

Monday, April 25, 2005

German Police Baffeled by Bush Poo-Flags

Mikey sent me this article in an email

Police in Germany are hunting pranksters who have been sticking miniature flag portraits of US President George W. Bush into piles of dog poo in public parks. Josef Oettl, parks administrator for Bayreuth, said: "This has been going on for about a year now, and there must be 2,000 to 3,000 piles of excrement that have been claimed during that time."
A little digging turns up this website: where you can download a pdf to make your own flags. The artists hope you will photograph your work and send it to them to post at the site. I think this would really flip out the dog group that's been forming most evenings in the park across from my house, hmmm...

Friday, April 22, 2005

The Friday Cocktail - Cytrus Ginger-Mint Lemonade

Cocktail Times | Belvedere Cytrus Ginger-Mint Lemonade

It's not derby time yet, so we'll wait on the julep, but it is time to break out some mint.

- 2 oz Belvedere Cytrus (or citrus flavored vodka)
- 3/4 oz Mint infused simple syrup (or muddle mint leaves with sugar)
- 1/2 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
- Soda

Muddle ginger and mint in a mixing glass and shake with ice. Strain over ice in a collins glass. Top with a splash of soda and garnish with a spring of mint. (Credit: Julie Reiner, Flatiron Lounge)

That is the recipe from cocktail times. However, I did change middle to muddle (sounds like a non-cocktail friendly spell checker to me. I don't see any mention of how much ginger, or how to prep it. I'm guessing a little would go a long way. I'll try this with a few slices. I don't think you want to use minced ginger because it would probably make it's way through the strainer. We'll see. BTW, I haven't had a chance to try the mexican breakfast yet. Maybe next weekend when Janet's parents are visiting, we'll have a brunch and I'll report then.


MFA Show - Closing April 22 - Tonight

John Norris has created an album of indie pop music, "mostly about girls" and paintings to accompany. I haven't seen or heard this specific work, but I've enjoyed both his paintings and his music in the past and have high hopes for tonight's show. John's been a musician for the movies and music on the lawn series at the Baton Rouge Gallery, which is about to start up again, next month.

Ryan O'Malley's prints will also be showcased tonight. I've also enjoyed his work in the past and expect more good stuff from him.

LSU pottery sale is next week, April 25-28 on the union lawn from 9am to 5pm. A cup (and special student) show will be held in the studios Thursday the 28th, 7-9pm.

'Info-mania' dents IQ more than marijuana

New Scientist Breaking News - 'Info-mania' dents IQ more than marijuana
Participants in the study were bombarded with email and phone calls. They were told to focus on problem solving tasks and not to respond to the messages. IQ was reduced by 10 points on average (more for men than for women), which is more than has been found in previous studies of marijuana and problem solving.

Thursday, April 21, 2005

Experiment 33 Readers come from the nation's least healthy cities. - Health - Study: California City Is Nation's Healthiest
New Orleans is the worst in a study ranking mental health, lifestyle, physical activity, physical health, and diet. New Orleans is closely followed by Cincinnati, and Columbus Ohio. Baton Rouge doesn't make the list, probably not large enough.

Holly Streekstra Video Installation at LSU Sculpture Park

I don't know if anyone notices the flickr image spinner thing in the right column, but if you do, you might have noticed that I've finally added some pictures to the mix. Now, there's St. Patty's Day party pics, and LSU sculpture park pics to go with the Mardi Gras pics. Now that I'm up and running with the new (to us) camera, I'll probably add more.

At any rate, I wanted to highlight this photo from Holly Streekstra's video installation at the LSU Sculpture Park. For those who haven't been to the park, it is surrounded by 3 fairly typical, brick, university buildings, and 1 not so typical, brick, former engineering shop turned art building. Holly, as I understand it, found film of the buildings from when they were new. She edited the footage. Then, after dark, the night of the Sculpture park reception, she projected the videos from inside each building onto one window or set of windows. The effect was great. The photo doesn't quite do it justice. The images were very clear and you could see flickers of light in the leaves of the trees as the video shown through the window.

If you want to see any of the other pictures, just click the flickr zeitgeist in the right hand column and it will take you to my public pictures.

"You wouldn't understand, it's a right-brain thing."

Where MBAs Learn The Art Of Blue-Skying

but now they'll try to teach you. On the heels of a wired magazine article about the return of the right brain, this business week article announces a cooperative agreement between a California art and design school and the leading business school in France. The point of the program is to teach business students the importance of design and innovation. When I read the wired article I thought, that would be nice, but I didn't really believe it would happen. This looks like tangible evidence. Personally, I've always felt I was a little more left than right brained, but I always wanted both. That pushed me away from math, physical sciences, and business, and toward the social sciences. For some reason, early on I recognized the importance of creativity and innovation in social research and it fit my blend of left and right brainedness. Now, it looks like I might have missed the boat (now, I'm completely happy with what I'm doing). I realized a while ago the right brainedness of math and physical sciences, but was already happily on my path. And, I probably realized that the leading edge of business always had to have some right brain thinking, but it seemed to me that it would take too much and too long to get there. Now, maybe the tide is turning and that type of thinking is becoming more obviously valued.

Speaking of myself and my right brain. Janet and I started in earnest on our first true video collaboration last night. It was a perfect Louisiana spring evening on our patio, under the moon, jazz on the radio, cat trying to sit on whatever piece of paper we were working with. We're planning to move quickly on this and have something done in time for the art melt, which I think is in June. Of course I'll keep you informed of our progress right here.

Link via Core77

Drunk monkeys attack humans- The Times of India

Drunk monkeys attack humans- The Times of India
Don't leave your marijuana fermenting in the open when monkeys are present.
Thanks Becca

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Artist Statement Link

Well, I didn't quite figure out how to steal the code and make it work, so here's a direct link to the full size image of Paul Davies piece in the transmission show.




Here's a show and a series I'd really like to see. transmissionII:airborne showcases works around the theme of wireless transmission and covers many media. Unfortunately for me, it's at the New Museum for Contemporary Art in NYC and I don't think I'll be going there anytime soon. The semi-legible image above is the artist statement for Paul Davies. I find it very intriguing as it speaks to my statistical path analysis training and I think is a work of art on it's own. If I've learned to appropriate code correctly, you can click on the image above and the full-size image will appear in a pop-up window. If not, just follow the link and scroll through all the artists statements.


Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Bad Star Wars Costumes and Insults

krautboy: "Women will get sterile just looking at you." - Charles De Mar

The worst Star Wars costumes from a Star Wars convention, with insults. Many of the insults go pretty cheap, but the pictures are totally worth it.

Via I Love Bacon

Mr. Picassohead

Mr. Picassohead

Check out this silly little flash toy where you can create your own Picassohead. Just select what type of part you want (e.g. nose), then drag the specific one you want to the canvas. Once there, you can resize, rotate, color, and flip. Then choose more parts. Time wasted, 3 minutes.

Via Eyebeam reBlog

Happiness helps people stay healthy

New Scientist Breaking News - Happiness helps people stay healthy
Just something to keep in mind:

"People who are happier in their daily lives have healthier levels of key body chemicals than those who muster few positive feelings, a new study suggests. This means happier people may have healthier hearts and cardiovascular systems, possibly cutting their risk of diseases like diabetes."

Monday, April 18, 2005

Recent Art Projects Postscript

Last week I posted about Janet's work for Moonlight Interior and my work for David Storlie's MFA show. I thought some of you might want to hear how things turned out. The costumes for Moonlight Interior turned out wonderful. They were an incredible amount of work crammed into a too short period of time, but in the end Janet's proud of her work and proud to be a part of the show. She was sewing up until the curtain was drawn, getting asked to add a hole to a belt just minutes before opening with no equipment nearby. Janet, of course found a drill, but the bit was too big. Then she found a screw, so she put the screwdriver bit in the drill and screwed a hole in the belt. The premier of the show had a few rough spots, but subsequent performances were smooth as silk. Most, if not all of the weekend performances sold out, so they are hoping to find a way to add shows in the near future.

I was pleased with the way my video turned out for David. Though, after seeing the whole show, I would have done a few things differently, given more time and a better understanding of how it fit together. The show was titled, "Too Fast, Too Tight, Too Loud, Too Bright." I thought I was doing video for Too Tight and focused on the crowd aspect. This led me to layer multiple crowd scenes on top of each other to try to emphasize the tightness. Seeing the show, I think I was supposed to focus on Too Fast. If that were the case, I would have insisted on shooting some crowd footage ourselves, so I could have sped up the playback. Given the time between when I was asked to do this and when it needed to be done, and David's original idea to just use crowd clips from existing films, I didn't push the idea of shooting something ourselves. It couldn't have happened. I couldn't speed up the clips I had because they were already very short and I don't think it would have been reasonable to make it any faster. I also didn't understand how they videos were going to be played. I made 1 video, but then cut it in half and rearranged the two halves so they would not play the same image at the same time. They were projected onto the gallery walls in one corner of the space, so one projection was on one wall and the other projection right next to it on the other wall. David probably explained that too me clearly, but I'm much better with diagrams. I think that type of dual projection could have been used even more effectively if I had more time to think it through. It would have been neat to try to have the two projections interact more. All that said, I'm pleased with how it turned out and I'm looking forward to my next project.

A trusting boss is a successful boss

A trusting boss is a successful boss
New study shows that unsupervised workers tend to give more effort. The study uses a pretty unworklike game situation involving dividing points that equate to actual dollars, so a grain of salt should be applied.

Flying Cars Ready To Take Off

And it's about time!

Rolling out this year for $50,000. NASA has developed a sky highway trafic control system and the future has never been closer.


Not about television though, Indy.TV is a free web radio player that not only allows you to rate the music you're hearing, but it uses that rating to choose the next song you'll hear. It somehow tracks your ratings and compares them to others' ratings to help choose similar songs. The music is all freely accessible through the artists own websites, so if you really like a song, you can click and go to their website, and probably download it for free. I think this sounds like a great idea, but I am concerned about how it will work for those with eclectic tastes. I tend to like indy rock/pop and loungy electronica both and I wonder if my first random songs are more one style than the other, if I'll never get any of the other. Unfortunately I haven't actually used the software. I downloaded it at work, but am getting a bad net connection error. I think it's similar to why I can't do bit torrents from work due to certain firewall settings. I'll check this out at home sometime, but I try not to sit in front of the machine too much when I'm at home. If any of you try it, please comment.

Friday, April 15, 2005

The Friday Cocktail - Breakfast Cocktails Mexican Breakfast : Cocktail Recipe

I'll be in a workshop most of the day (might get back in the late afternoon and if so, I'll probably blog the end of the day away) so I needed to get the Friday cocktail posted early. I try to save the post for late afternoon, when it seems more appropriate. So, for the early post, I thought I should search for breakfast cocktails. The Mexican Breakfast, from sounds yummy, though I doubt I'll ever have the exact ingredients. I could probably adjust it though, substituting other marmelade's and rums.

2 shot(s) PORFIDIO SINGLE CANE - Plata (rum, possibly a coconut rum, check the link)
1 shot(s) Lemon Juice
1 shot(s) Orange Juice
3 dash(es) Grapefruit marmalade
3 dash(es) Runny honey

Stir the rum, honey and marmalade in a shaker until the honey dissolves, then add the other ingredients, shake and double strain into the Martini glass.

Thursday, April 14, 2005

Study finds racism in French Quarter bars

AP Wire | 04/13/2005 | Study finds racism in French Quarter bars
The study used male secret shoppers dressed similarly and sent them into bars within minutes of each other. The black men received worse treatment 57% of the time. Most of the discrimination was in charging more for the same drinks. There were also phantom dress codes, and pseudo manditory drink minimums. The study is somewhat in response to an incident on New Year's Eve, when a young black man was suffocated to death by bouncers.

MFA Shows - Closing April 15, David Storlie & Joanna Coke

Joanna is a great painter. Her show is titled "Persona". I haven't really seen it yet, so I don't have much else to say.

David Storlie is a sculptor who's show is an installation titled, "Too Fast, Too Tight, Too Loud, Too Bright." This figures to be an interactive piece with motion sensors setting off various elements. I'd be looking forward to this show regardless, but about a month ago David asked me to help him with a video for the piece. I believe that the video is related to the too tight part of the title. However, it speaks to too fast and in some ways to too loud as well. The video consists of short clips of crowd scenes spliced together and overlayed. The clips are mostly city crowds walking briskly and though there is no sound, it makes me think of loud city streets. I have yet to see how exactly the video works in connection with the whole installation, but I'm looking forward to it.

Eurobad '74

Eurobad '74

Would anyone keep their horse next to the kitchen? Enjoy the sweet designes of Europe from 1974.

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Moonlight Interior - Dance Performance in NYC

Moonlight Interior
Why would I be blogging a Dance Performance in New York City from Baton Rouge Louisiana? Because Janet is there right now fitting costumes. Around the holidays, Janet's brother Jann, who is doing the music for this production, was working on the press release. Since Janet's written a ton of press releases, she started to help, found out more about the project, and eventually was asked to do the costumes by the choreographer.

The piece speaks about alienation and inner vs outer lives. Janet's costumes transform from drab work clothes, to vibrant fanciful garments. Even without the slight nepotism angle, I can't imagine a better fit.

So if you have any friends in NYC, you might want to tip them off to this production opening Thursday and running through the weekend. From the press release:

YC Movement Theatre shatters the alienation of our modern times with a collaborative piece, MOONLIGHT INTERIOR. Moving to the choreography of Yo-el Cassell and the music of Jann Klose, the performers seek to reveal the extraordinary within each of us. The evening length production will take place at the Sande Shurin Black Box Theater, 311 West 43rd Street, 6th floor in New York City, April 14-17. The Sande Shurin Theater is located between 8th and 9th Avenues, and near the A, C, E, 1, 2, 3, 7, 9 and S subway stops. Show times are: 8 pm (2 pm Matinees on Saturday and Sunday), admission is $20 ($15 w/Student ID), with the opening night performance as a benefit for the YC Movement Theatre company for $50. The public can call 212-726-8060 for more information.

Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Idaho State Legislature Commends Napoleon Dynamite

Full Text of Resolution to Commend Napoleon Dynamite

Passed unanimously on 4/6/05. I thought maybe it was an April Fool's joke with lines like:

"WHEREAS, tater tots figure prominently in this film thus promoting Idaho'smost famous export"
"Napoleon's artistic rendition of Trisha is an example of the importance of the visual arts in K-12 education"
"WHEREAS, any members of the House of Representatives or the Senate of the Legislature of the State of Idaho who choose to vote "Nay" on this concurrent resolution are "FREAKIN' IDIOTS!" and run the risk of having the "Worst Day of Their Lives!"

I did a little digging (googled for the official site of the State of Idaho, then followed links to government, legislature, and legislation) and it looks legit. Read the whole bill. It's almost as funny as the movie.


Monday, April 11, 2005 these birds are hipper than you these birds are hipper than you
New hipster indie rock cartoons site, so you can say you liked it before it became well known. The image didn't scale down well, so lets just say the punchline was "coldplay is the kind of music computers will make when they get smart enough to start making fun of humans."

Friday, April 08, 2005

Another Weekend Art Event in Baton Rouge (and St. Louis, Memphis, and Quad Cities)

Venus Envy
"Venus Envy, a St. Louis, Missouri-based non-profit organization dedicated to empowering women through the arts, is proud to announce the 7th annual Venus Envy visual, performing and culinary arts celebration, taking place throughout the month of
April. This historic and spectacular cultural event was founded in St. Louis in 1999 and has since expanded to include three sister cities – Memphis, Baton Rouge, and the Davenport, Iowa – all located along the Mississippi River."
The Baton Rouge event is this Saturday night at Oculus. Janet doesn't have anything in the show this year (she has for the past 2 years) because she's too busy completing a costume job for next week. Participating Artists include:

  • Rachel Bergeron
  • Anne Bigger
  • Kara Bourg
  • Rancy Boyd-Snee
  • Mary Campbell
  • Joanna Coke
  • Marcia Eisworth
  • Rene Fletcher
  • Cynthia Giachetti
  • Robin H. Hartman
  • Yvonne James
  • Amy James
  • Kimberly Lewis
  • Juliet Lockwood
  • Sarah Ashley Longshore
  • Chicory Miles
  • Nyiece Owens
  • Ashley Savoy
  • Holly Streekstra
  • Robin Tolar
  • Susan Wingard

A New Experiment


Last night, after my raquetball game and before I hit the shower, my mobile phone was ringing. Turns out Janet had a last minute invite to an after hours open house at the LSU museum of art in the new Shaw Center downtown. So, I shower quickly, head home, change, and we were off. This put us in the Center shortly after 8. The building is hopping. Lots of events everywhere. We hit the 5th floor button on the elevator. We start to go up, but the light on the button won't stay on. We stop on 4 and someone who works in the building gets on. We hit 5 again and we start to descend, um not what we intended. We ask the worker what's up with the 5th floor. We arrive on 1. We keep talking, heading back up to 6 this time. The worker doesn't know what's up, so after we end up back on 1 we exit the elevator and wait while he checks into it. Turns out, the 5th floor doesn't work after 8pm. It's been a really crappy week for us (not getting into that though, it's over anyway) and we can't believe that we have an invitation to an open house at 7 and the elevator won't let us arrive, albeit late, but certainly the event is still happening. So, the guy offers to see if he can get anyone else to help. Soon after we end up in the freight elevator for a real behind the scenes look at the center. Once on 5, we were totally blown away with how wonderful this museum is. The exhibits are fantastic, very interesting, diverse, and beautifully displayed. The jade exhibition is phenomenal. Absolutely worth the trouble.

So, I've been thinking recently about how fortunate I am to be surrounded by art. And, I realized I often don't really appreciate it, especially the art that surrounds us everyday in our home. Thus, art appreciation Thursday was born. I actually had that thought earlier in the week, but kinda forgot about it with the surprise museum stop. After the museum we made a couple of cocktails and retired for the evening, but Janet remembered and she grabbed a Hundertwasser postcard off the wall. For this new experiment, we decided to make sure we pick a different piece of art from our home and look at it together for at least 5 minutes. The postcard worked well cause we were ready for bed. This turned into a 45 minute discussion covering topics from color theory, to death, to blogging, and probably lots more I can't recall. Couldn't have had a better start. If anyone else gives this a shot, let us know. The picture above isn't the one we looked at, but it's still a Hundertwasser. The link goes to the KunstHaus which speaks for itself.

The Friday Cocktail - The Sazerac

The Sazerac Company, New Orleans, LA - Company History

Heading to New Orleans this evening to see our friends Rod and Greg and Rod's performance in the Gulls and this put me in the mind to feature this old favorite New Orleans coctail. This is definitely a love it or hate it drink. You'll fall in the love it camp if you like whiskey and licorice. That tends to leave a lot of people in the hat it camp. The link takes you to an interesting history of the cocktail and the company. A less official, and more in depth history can be found at the gumbo pages.

Here's a version of the recipe from the Sazerac Company:
Take two heavy-bottomed 3 1/2-oz. Bar glasses; fill one with cracked ice and allow it to chill while placing a lump of sugar with just enough water to moisten it. Crush the saturated lump of sugar with a bar spoon. Add a few drops of Peychaud's Bitters, a jigger of rye whisky and several lumps of ice and stir briskly. Empty the first glass of ice, dash in several drops of Herbsaint, twirl the glass rapidly and shake out the absinthe. Enough of it will cling to the glass to impart the desired flavor. Strain into this glass the rye whisky mixture prepared in the other glass. Twist a lemon peel over the glass, but do not put it in the drink.

It's important to use Peychaud's bitters since that's the origin of the drink. You can substitute any absintheesque liquor for the Herbsaint, but I find Herbsaint is very good and less expensive than say Pernod. I often make this with bourbon and serve it on the rocks, but Hunter swears by Rye and I think Mike agrees (I can't recall if you use rye in Sazeracs or just Manhattans). I feel a taste test coming on.


Blogger Acting Strange

Haven't been posting much this week, but I've got a ton to share today. However, blogger is acting strange. See this wired news article for more. Hopefully, I'll be able to get some things up later today.

Thursday, April 07, 2005

Art Prostitute @ LSU Friday

Art Prostitute
I don't know how to (or if it's possible to) put one of thier pictures in this post because their site's all flash based. So trust me and follow the link and check out their work. Or, you could check out Mark Searcy and Brian Gibb Friday afternoon at LSU. There's a reception at 5 in the Design building atrium, followed by a presentation from 5:30 to 6:30. After that you could head over to Foster for the next MFA show. Todd Hines painting, and Kim Greene Ceramics.

If that's not enough, there's also the Art and Money show at the Shaw Center on Saturday from 3-5. Here's a piece that will be in the show by Paul Dean:

And there's more. Saturday evening from 6-9 there will be an art auction at the Baird Studio (near Christian St. and Perkins Rd. overpass) to benefit the New International School.

Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Partial Solar Eclipse Friday Afternoon

Eclipse starts around 4:20pm and lasts until about 6:00pm with the most coverage around 5:15pm. The BREC observatory is having a special viewing. Maybe Janet can bring her welding goggles and she can check it out while we're on the road to New Orleans to see the Gulls.

Baton Rouge Gallery Events Tonight and Sunday

The Baton Rouge Gallery's monthly reception is tonight from 7-9. This month the gallery hosts the winners of a high school art competition in one space, and a group members show in the other. Hope to see some of you there.

Sunday, the gallery is having it's annual artist studio tour. The tour includes a diverse selection of artists from new member (and Experiment 33 reader) Leanne McClurg working in ceramics (pictured left) to founding member Jim Burke, landscape painting.

Also on the tour are painter Kelli Scott Kelley (pictured right), photographer Amy James, and painter Steve Schmidt (picture below). Steve has a fabulous studio. Tickets are $15 or $10 for members or students and can be purchased at the gallery, or at DeAngelo's restaurants. When you purchase your ticket, you'll get a map of the studio locations, and you can take the tour at your own pace. The studios are spread about town, but none are more than 10 minutes from the Gallery.

Tuesday, April 05, 2005

The Found Footage Festival

The Found Footage Festival
Ever find an old home or industrial video and take a look. Bet you found lots of unintentional comedy. That's what the Found Footage Festival is all about. Check out the preview video to get a taste. The picture is from Kirk's 40th Birthday. My favorite in the preview is the Wendy's training video with the amazing special effects and rapping about how to make burgers. I don't think employees are allowed to modify their uniforms that much though. Beware, the preview contains outtakes from a promotional film of a guy demonstrating a winebago. Beware because he can't stop saying f*ck.

Monday, April 04, 2005

Archaeologist finds 'oldest porn statue'

Guardian Unlimited | Arts news | Archaeologist finds 'oldest porn statue'
I think it depends on how you define porn. But Archeologists have found realistic male and female clay figurineds that they think are 7,200 years old. The oldest frescos with sex scenes are only 2,000 years old. The figures appear to have been working it doggy-style.

Friday, April 01, 2005

The Friday Cocktail - April Fool's Edition

First, let's highlight a new (to me) drink search engine - Droogle. Check out the Liquor Cabinet, where you can select all the ingredients you have and find out all the different drinks you can make. Lots of strange ingredients can be used.

Drinkwise, I'll post several today all found via droogle:

First the Love Birds for Janet:
1 1/2 oz. Vodka
1/2 oz. Grenadine
2 oz. Lemon Juice
1 dash Dark Rum
1 cup Crushed Ice
Mix in blender

For Greg, who pointed the droogle site out to me:
The Greg Dulli
dash Bitters
1 1/4 oz. Dark Rum
1 1/4 oz. Bacardi Light Rum®
1 1/4 oz. Gold Rum
1 oz. Cranapple Juice
Shake with cracked ice and pour unstrained into a goblet.
Garnish with fresh fruit such as a small piece of strawberry or a fresh cherry. Not sure if you'd like it, and I'm pretty sure you're not an Afghan Wigs fan, but it's the only result in droogle for Greg

And for a friend who needs a cocktail:
The Betty Paige
1 Cherry
1 oz Sweet Vermouth
1 oz Gin
1 tsp Cherry Liqueur
Mix the gin and vermouth like you would a normal martini.
Pour into cocktail glass and add cherry liqueur.
Garnish with cherry. BTW, look up your own name - has some interesting results.


ThinkGeek :: iCopulate

ThinkGeek :: iCopulate
The latest and greatest IPod accessory.

MFA Show - Closing April 1 - Update

I just received this postcard image from Josh Spahr's MFA show and I wanted to share.

Gmail Giving Away Infinity + 1 of storage

Welcome to Gmail
Just log into gmail to see the news (you don't actually have to log in, just go to the log in page).

Google Gulp

Google Gulp

Search enhancement via beverage from our friends at Google.

New Scientist Breaking News - Free trade may have finished off Neanderthals

New Scientist Breaking News - Free trade may have finished off Neanderthals
New theory tested via simulation and supported by some archeological difference that humans overtook Neanderthals as the dominant species because they traded amongst themselves. Trade facilitated the specialization of duties allowing the best hunters to hunt more and the best tool makers to spend more time making them. Theory still in development, but seems promising.

Not April Fool's Related.

Breakthrough in P2P Communication

Breakthrough in P2P Communication
Unfortunately, I can't link directly to the press release (it keeps timing out). Read about this magnificent breakthrough allowing for direct short and medium-range interpersonal communcation, without the use of a computer or mobile phone.

BTW, feel free to send any April Fools sites my way, or post them yourself in the comments area.

Let the Pranks Begin

Happy April Fool's Day! Check out this boingboing parody site. I'll post any other April Fool's related things I stumble upon today.

Also, for those of you in Baton Rouge, don't forget the MFA show tonight at Foster Hall.

Today also happens to be the 15th anniversary of the day I met the love of my life. Happy anniversary honey!