Thursday, February 09, 2006


NYPL Digital Gallery provides access to over 415,000 images digitized from primary sources and printed rarities

arrr, a whale

oh look, it's you

this happens to me a lot

and this is what a sloth looks like

3 fine looking lads

oh, i cannot go to the bottom of the sea with you
you see i am a laaaaddyyyy

also thousands of illustrated cards from old cigaretter packs

gimme a smoke eh!


Michael Crichton received a "journalism" award this year for his book "State of Fear." Why would a novelist win a journalism award for a work of fiction? Well, the plot of "State of Fear" embodies Crichton's opinion that global warming is bullshit, and the presenter of the award is the American Association of Petroleum Geologists.

The book is "demonstrably garbage," Stephen H. Schneider, a Stanford climatologist, said in an interview yesterday. Petroleum geologists may like it, he said, but only because "they are ideologically connected to their product, which fills up the gas tanks of Hummers."