Monday, April 20, 2015

happy hitler's birthday

Thursday, April 16, 2015

9 plans for outer space.

tx woman feeding homeless cites religious freedom act.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015


Paul Clement, the former U.S. solicitor general who now is a partner at appellate firm Bancroft, had his hourly rates slashed by a New York federal district judge from $1,100 to $300 in an attorney fee award. Judge Mae D'Agostino of the Northern District of New York chopped by 77 percent a total fee request of $238,871 to $54,306, in a case in which Clement was among several attorneys representing Alfred Osterweil, who challenged the denial of his application for a handgun permit.
In Osterweil v. Bartlett, D'Agostino said the prevailing hourly rates for the Northern District are the appropriate guide for reasonable hourly attorney fees. "[Osterweil] does not identify what specific expertise or skills his attorneys possessed that attorneys within the Northern District of New York do not possess," she said. — Christine Simmons, New York Law Journal

Read more: http://www.nationallawjournal.com/id=1202723205231/INADMISSIBLE-A-Response-to-Roberts-LawReview-Gripe#ixzz3XJC6a8wR

Thursday, April 09, 2015

my friend randy barnett comes out as an antidisestablishmentarianist. 28 letters.

Barnett looks kind of like Sam Goldstein, an esrtwhile client of mine.
artists depiction:

Wednesday, April 08, 2015


strange, when i saved it this picture had two dogs in it.

now the dogs are back. not sure what happened.

Wednesday, April 01, 2015


http://arxiv.org/pdf/1503.07735.pdf  physics the next 100 years, paper.

mice sing.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

http://www.xeno-canto.org/ has lots of bird songs.


Monday, March 30, 2015


ray charles, you are  my sunshine
                   move it on over

Sunday, March 29, 2015


the kid. bruce lee 1950. i've been looking for this for years.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Last night my roommate took me to our town's art museum. I got to see a couple of the Turner pieces that I couldn't find last time I was there.

and the internet is telling me the IMA has a bunch more Turners back in the vaults somewhere.
I didnt see this one that the ima owns, for example.

 The IMA also holds a large collection of works by J.M.W. Turner, containing highlights such as the 1820 watercolor, Rosslyn Castle.[6] The collection, which was formed by a substantial donation by philanthropist Kurt Pantzer in 1979, includes over fifty watercolors, as well as oil paintings, prints, and etchings.[41]

My interest in Turner was rekindled recently when i saw a BBC show about art detectives trying to authenticate 3 Turners in Wales that were thought to be fakes but they proved real. What I learned from the show is that while I know Turner for his seascapes, he also did indoor stuff, nudes and such, but these have been largely hidden away by Victorian prudes. I think there's a potential book there.
I'll try to find the show and add a link.
Found it. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01n39kg

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/art/art-news/9276940/Previously-unseen-Turner-painting-reveals-his-ambitions-as-portrait-artist.html his article explores what i'm talking about.

Thursday, March 26, 2015


Wednesday, March 25, 2015

I already know this case. It's just nice to see such a concise url for it.

barrett brown interview.


Tuesday, March 24, 2015

i just realized they have dozens of mr annis's films at the historical society.

Monday, March 23, 2015


grist for the constitution-in-exile crowd.
this is the second excerpt from this book i have read. i am mostly on the other side of the argument he makes here, but i think it is a useful discussion. i largely agree with his other article about voting rights.

i just missed steve buscemi's AMA today but he mentioned a new webseries he's doing.
http://on.aol.com/show/518173474.120-park-bench/518253370 so i'm watching a bit of that.
clever of him to host it on aol, very hipster.


Sunday, March 22, 2015


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