Things I like.

SuperheroSuperheroAn ongoing list of non-map related links:

Raven Tales. NW Native creation stories. APTN has been running this for a couple of years now and I think it's fantastic. Cool characters and great animation blended with the artistic conventions of the Haida. Also on YouTube.

The Cools The greatest rock and roll song ever written, by anyone, anywhere.

Things I Like. "Contextualize. De-contextualize. Re-contextualize." This is classic art school stuff! WARNING: Cartoon blood. Delve deeper into JoeCartoon at your own risk: most of it's pretty crude. Language. Graphic violence. Gerbil jokes.

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. I recall a guest-house commonroom discussion at Goh's in Singapore on the merits to travelers of the sarong versus the towel. http://www.bbc.co.uk/cult/hitchhikers/ and http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0371724/

Feinberg's "Square Root of Three." My reading of Kumar's poem. The producers(?) thank Feinberg for the poem, just after the music credits. The eleventh line is definitely spoken, ‘When arc!...', but I guess it could also be written, ‘When ‘ark!...' I changed a couple of breaks between verses, rather arbitrarily.

There, I Fixed It. I once said to one of the guys from Gateway, "You here to fix the coolers?" The answer I got was an eye-opener. "I don't fix things," he said, "I repair them. Fixing something implies that something was wrong with it. Repair is part of the normal maintenance of the machine." I think a part of his point was that you need the proper tools in order to repair something, while you can usually fix most things with an aligator clip, duct tape, or binder twine.Book dartBook dart

Book Darts. To mark a quote or where you left off, there is nothing better.

CBC Ideas. Radio for smart people and co-sponsor of the Massey Lectures. I mentioned The Origins of the Modern Public series in a previous post but also highly recommend the 24-part, "How to Think about Science." I plan to keep listening to "Living on Oxford Time" until I understand it.

Narrow ruled paper. Somehow, around the time Canada went over to metric, narrow ruled paper went the way of the dodo. For a while I compensated with those children's scribblers with the dotted middle line, but I got a lot of weird looks on campus. Then I discovered Grand & Toy's narrow-ruled office pads. (Product #99729) Comparing these to the numbers on the Wiki page, I find they are actually extra-narrow ruled by U.S. standards: just under 5 mm/line and 51 lines/page!