October 7th, 2009

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Public Faces, Private Images

The debate over Don't Ask, Don't Tell included these claims: Laws against hate crimes promote necrophilia, destroy freedom of religion, wreck the economy, and lead to Nazism. Thank you, Representative Gohmert (R, TX) for showing us what you see when you look into the face of a GLBTQ soldier.

A quiz for font geeks: 20 Famous Helvetica Logos converted to Arial. Can you spot the difference?

The Google logo for today is in honor of the 57th anniversary of patenting the bar code.

Ralph Lauren doesn't want you to see this, and not just because it's a grotesquely bad Photoshop job. Fascinating discussion in comments of the fashion industry, anorexia, and the uncanny valley.

Body Image in Japan and the United States. Fascinating article exploring the cultural differences. Disclosure: The two lead authors are friends of mine.

Quotes of the day:

What is a face, really? Its own photo? Its make-up? Or is it a face as painted by such or such painter? That which is in front? Inside? Behind? And the rest? Doesn't everyone look at himself in his own particular way? Deformations simply do not exist.--Pablo Picasso

When the time comes to you at which you will be forced at last to utter the speech which has lain at the center of your soul for years, which you have, all that time, idiot-like, been saying over and over, you'll not talk about the joy of words. I saw well why the gods do not speak to us openly, nor let us answer. Till that word can be dug out of us, why should they hear the babble that we think we mean? How can they meet us face to face till we have faces? --C.S. Lewis
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From Twitter 10-06-2009

  • 01:12:46: @whittles On at least one occasion, borrowing someone else's inhaler probably saved my life. #asthmasucks
  • 01:14:15: @CumaeanSibyl On LJ someone posted the whole novel as entries, following the book's timeline. Haven't seen a tweeted or FB Dracula.
  • 16:12:41: I'd say "passion." RT @oletheros: if you are not willing to transform your life to suit your obsession, is it really an obsession?
  • 19:46:15: @closetmastrbakr I wish I were there, too. Noplace can compete with the northeast when it comes to leaf color. San Francisco doesn't try.

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