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Still the Water

Thursday,  05/21/15  11:08 PM

It's [still] the WaterTonight sailed my venerable C-15 in the Sunstroke Series, in Marina Del Rey; despite some cobwebs and rust managed to finish 2nd.  My little boat "It's the Water" is now thirty-six years old (!) and still flying :)

And meanwhile, it's all happening...

Mark Rothko: Untitled (yellow and blue)Exquisite Rothko masterpiece sold for bargain price of $46M.  It's pretty abstract; lest you think the title is a clue to the intended message, it's Untitled (yellow and blue).

Do you agree?  Why is modern art so bad?  Is it?  My own view is that art has shifted from representational to conceptual; you might need to have more context to understand and appreciate it.

So, why hasn't a cure for cancer been found yet?  Net net, because cancer isn't one disease, it's over 200 different ones with similar symptoms (uncontrolled and unregulated cell reproduction).  We have found the cure for some of them, and are working the list.  Great commentary...

Lily camera - the drone that follows youWho wants a Lily camera?  Me!  A drone that follows you ... very cool.

Wow... A coalition of more than 60 Asian-Americans have filed a Federal discrimination complaint against Harvard.  Given the evidence of racial bias in admissions, they're quite likely to have a case.  Excellent, we have to abolish all racial discrimination.

The reaction of the media to Seymour Hersh's Bin Laden scoop has been disgraceful.  It is odd that the story hasn't received more respect.  Even if aspects of it are wrong, there is a lot of evidence.

So true (and in re, the climate jihadists):

Years ago, I heard the Jewish comedian Jackie Mason performing in Beverly Hills, riffing on the primary motivation of wealthy liberals. They do things, he suggested, not because they actually accomplished anything, but because "I have to look at myself in the mirror."

Among the things it explains: The Income Inequality Warriors.  There seems to be an effect that the more you try to close the "income inequality" gap, the bigger you make it.

Tina S shreds Master of Puppets16-year-old guitar virtuoso Tina S shreds Metallica's Master of Puppets.  The entire 8:32 is awesome, but for the TL:DW advance to 3:40, close your eyes, and drift...  YES.  And the solo at 5:30 totally rocks.

MG Siegler: A Penny for your Thoughts.  Have you ever thought how weird it is that everything on the Internet is Free?

 

 
 

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