06 June 2011

The Mimbres buried their dead close to their natal hearth, usually beneath the very floor they lived on.

One day we discussed the importance of throwing rocks. There is quite a bit of archaeological evidence for early rock throwing. Wrangham told me that there was actually physiological evidence of of selection among protohumans for the anatomical ability to throw hard and accurately. This was a small but critical piece of information.

07 April 2009



22 March 2009

If I remember, some of you do not like him ... but I found it incredible to see him talking ...

21 January 2009

tommi's comment on a diary entry of kafka

kafka, Sunday, 19 July:
slept, woke, slept, woke, miserable life

tommi, June 25, 2005 03:14 AM:
Seems like you can't download porn and games. I understand. Life really sucked in 1910.

20 December 2008

A professional photographer uses photography to make a living

"Vultures seldom attack healthy animals, but may kill the wounded or sick. Vast numbers have been seen upon battlefields. They gorge themselves when prey is abundant, till their crop bulges, and sit, sleepy or half torpid, to digest their food."

match box camera

Matchbox Camera - Watch the top videos of the week here

14 December 2008

spare the effort

Thousands of Muslim pilgrims cast stones at a pillar, symbolizing stoning Satan, in a ritual called "Jamarat," the last and most dangerous rite of the annual hajj, near the Saudi holy city of Mina on December 8, 2008. To complete the ritual, a pilgrim must throw 21 pebbles at each of three 25-meter (82-foot) pillars and this year the faithful are being given pebbles in pre-packed bags to spare them the effort of searching for the stones.

02 December 2008

21 November 2008

Beauty and truth in physics

A beautiful new theory of everything

all about emoticons

creativity and play

20 November 2008

LIFE images available on Google

I just love when I can get that close to the reality and life process that is History ....

29 October 2008

Daito Manabe

Originally blogged here : today and tomorrow
Sent to me by : rebeccamissing


21 October 2008

Christian Boltanski
Monument Odessa 1991

17 October 2008

Half Breed

A Traveller not born into the clan, but associated through, for example, marriage or one of two parents."

Madonna of the toast

"A look at the visual manifestations of religious and secular icons"


16 October 2008

15 October 2008

Dans mon appartement...


The apparent contradiction between individuality and uniformity:

13 October 2008

12 October 2008

Utopia > First settlers

The sect believed that the world would enter a 35,000 year long period of peace, and that in order to achieve enlightenment, they must live in communes with one another. Fourier's followers had attracted several families to live in Utopia for the fee of $25 a year, and in turn each family would receive a wooden house on a small parcel of land. Interestingly, the members also believed the oceans would turn to lemonade as a sign that their mission had been accomplished.


10 October 2008

naku penda piya-naku taka piya-mpenziwe

In modern Liberia, soldiers under "General Butt Naked" Joshua Blahyi fought naked in order to terrorize their opponents.

Nude except for lace-up leather shoes and a gun, the general led his fierce Butt Naked Battalion into battle on behalf of the warlord Roosevelt Johnson, who hired the unclothed warriors for their fearlessness and fighting skills.

Drunk and drugged teenagers and boys composed much of the warlords' fighting forces, and in their intoxicated states they would move into battle wearing flowing dresses, colorful wigs and carrying dainty purses looted from civilians.

As the war wound down, so too did Blahyi's commitment to kill. Today, he is an evangelical preacher leading his End Time Train Evangelistic Ministries on a crusade against war and warlords.


At age 11, he claims, the Devil called him on the telephone, commanding him to his later excesses.

Blahyi now claims he would regularly sacrifice a victim before battle, saying, "Usually it was a small child, someone whose fresh blood would satisfy the devil.

further reading on Blahyi

Hey ! hbh is gone !

What happened ?