Saturday, October 25, 2003
Alice in Wonderland free online
"Yes, it is his business!" said Five. "and I'll tell him -- it was for bringing the cook tulip-roots instead of onions."
Seven flung down his brush, and had just begun, "Well, of all the unjust things -- -" when his eye chanced to fall upon Alice, as she stood watching them, and he checked himself suddenly: the others
looked round also, and all of them bowed low.
"Would you tell me," said Alice, a little timidly, "why you are painting those roses?"
Five and Seven said nothing, but looked at Two. Two began in a low voice, "Why, the fact is, you see, Miss, this here ought to have been a red rose-tree, and we put a white one in by mistake, and if the Queen was to find it out, we should all have our heads cut off, you know. So you see, Miss, we're doing our best, afore she comes, to -- -" At this moment Five, who had been anxiously looking across the garden, called out, "The Queen! The Queen!" and the three gardeners instantly threw themselves flat upon their faces. There was a sound of many footsteps, and Alice looked round, eager to see the Queen.
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Peridot deposits found on Mars
Peridot (as a vibrational or homeopathic remedy) can apparently be used to remove toxicity if used for a long period, good for liver & eyes, releasing subconscious tension and expanding sight. [Gem Elixirs and Vibrational Healing, Vol. 1]
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Puff piece on amazon's digital book archive [last 2 posts form Arts Journal]
The notion of Amazon scanning all of its books but allowing users to search only those they own is a clever way around the central barrier to creating a digital archive: Copyrights are distributed among tens of thousands of publishers and authors. But when Manber told Bezos his idea, he found the Amazon founder ready to work on a grander scale. Bezos wanted his customers to be able to search everything.
With persistence, serendipity and plenty of time in a library, I may have found these titles myself. The Amazon archive is dizzying not because it unearths books that would necessarily have languished in obscurity, but because it renders their contents instantly visible in response to a search. It allows quick query revisions, backtracking, and exploration. It provides a new form of map.
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Nice piece on the RIAA/file sharing blahblah by Tonya Jameson
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Friday, October 24, 2003
the american gallery of psychiatric art [Orlin Grabbe]
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Thursday, October 23, 2003
R.I.P. Janice Rule
I'l always remember her in Three Women and Bell, Book & Candle. She was quite good in both.
I didn't remember that she was married to Ben Gazzara for nearly 20 years.
Apparently she became a psychoanalyst in the 70s, after a distinguished acting career.
I wonder if she wrote about her life at all. Bet she had some interesting viewpoints.
BTW -- I promise I'll post more than obituaries here soon. Life just too big lately.
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