- COMPETING AT BAKING. (1)
- Nick: What’s fascinating, though, is that there isn’t any cash prize for the winner. It’s purely...
- POETRY AND BASEBALL. (2)
- Nick: Correction! It’s @mornacale on Twitter. Slight typo.
- THE OLDEST FANTASY BASEBALL LEAGUE BEGINS ITS NEW SEASON. (1)
- Nick: I believe the live draft has value above and beyond nostalgia and the social benefit of seeing people in...
- THE ETIQUETTE OF EATING PEAS (COMMENT). (1)
- Nick: As is so often the case, the Simpsons have indirectly weighed in on this issue, as Homer clumsily and...
- EATING PEAS WITH A KNIFE. (1)
- milton: What was the origin of eating peas with a knife ? Comic strip ? I remember it from the late 40s.. m “I...
- A MOSQUITO AND DNA. (1)
- Nick: Not to take away from how cool that is, but I’d have to think a defense attorney would have a field day...
- HUNTERS IN THE SNOW (WINTER)—THE PAINTING. (1)
- Nick: I haven’t looked at this painting in years, but upon looking at it again I was reminded of what...
- ECONOMICS IS “A COLLECTION OF FUNNY STORIES ABOUT UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES”. (1)
- Nick: In a Simpsons episode, Bart protects two rare lizards such that they are able to breed. The population...
- A BIZARRE BASEBALL RULE CHANGE IS IMPLEMENTED (COMMENT). (1)
- Nick: And all of this to solve a problem that doesn’t really exist. Intentional walks and extra innings games...
- A BIZARRE PROPOSED BASEBALL RULE CHANGE. (1)
- Nick: I’m not a purist, but the problem with this rule is it seems that it would likely result in a bunting...
- “ŚMIGUS-DYNGUS”—A GOOD WORD FOR THE DICTIONARY GAME. (1)
- Nick: We’ve gotten a lot of joy out of a similar game called “Wise & Otherwise.” Instead of a...
- ARMAGEDDON CHESS AND “ARMAGEDDON BASEBALL”. (1)
- Nick: Given how many arms teams tend to have stashed in AAA, it’s not that hard to call up players as needed...
- COMPETING AT BAKING. (1)
Category Archives: art
THE EFFECT OF GEOGRAPHY ON THE IMPRESSIONISTS. Christie Davies, in a review on the New Criterion website of EUROPEAN ART: A NEUROARTHISTORY by John Onian, provides a lot of observations about the effect of geography on painters that had never … Continue reading
THE HISTORICAL RESEARCH BEHIND MONTY PYTHON’S ATTACK BUNNY. The dangerousminds post also mentions the killer bunny in Monty Python and the Holy Grail. It occurs to me that Terry Jones, one of the Pythons, is a medieval scholar (the author … Continue reading
GIANT MEDIEVAL ATTACK RABBITS. I posted here at the end of 2016 about medieval knights fighting snails. Here at the dangerousminds website is a collection of illustrations from medieval manuscripts of giant attack bunnies wreaking havoc. (link via instant pundit). … Continue reading
KNIGHTS FIGHTING SNAILS REVISITED. I am finishing 2016 with the same question with which I started the year. In response to a link Annalisa sent me, I started 2016 with this post about the large number of drawings of knights … Continue reading
RESTORING ROTHKO PAINTINGS WITH LIGHT.This article in the New Yorker by Louis Menand (April 1, 2015) tells how Harvard has found a way to restore/recreate the Rothko paintings by lighting them. Further, the time when the lights are turned off … Continue reading
PAINTING WITH UNSTABLE PAINT. This article by Barbara Haislip at the Barron’s website deals with the economic problems for art collectors presented by the use by contemporary artists of unstable paint. It is entitled: “How Stable is Your Rothko?” Haislip … Continue reading
SUGGESTIONS FOR ARTISTS WHO WANT TO DESTROY SOME OF THEIR ART. Annalisa sent me a link to this post on James Gurney’s website, Gurney Journey. Gurney discusses a general problem that artists have: “In the back of every artist’s closet … Continue reading
WHEN ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG DESTROYED HIS OWN ART. In a comment here on my post about Annalisa taking a sledgehammer to one of her sculptures, Jane called attention to a work of art by Robert Rauschenberg entitled “Erased de Kooning Drawing”. … Continue reading
CONCEPTUAL ART—DESTROYING THE GIANT HEAD. Annalisa had long wanted to get rid of the giant head sculpture, but it was too heavy to lift by anyone other than a pair of Muscleman Movers. A couple days ago, Annalisa bought a … Continue reading