Jules Verne is hardcore. He accurately wrote about cars, planes, calculators, and submarines before they’d been invented. Plus, he was shot by his nephew. Anyway…
His stories, along with Burroughs, always make me a bit nostalgic for the mid-19th century, back when I was a lad. I’m always a bit aloof at first, but then get drawn into the adventure, whether it’s traveling to the center of the earth or to a forgotten island full of prehistoric beasts. Back before Google maps and "modern science," adventure stories were so exciting because they had the slight possibility of being real. Now that essentially the whole world has been explored, mapped, and highways put in, science fiction and adventure stories have become comparatively lame.
Instead of stories about Amazonian cannibals, we get celebrity chefs like Tony Bourdain trying exotic fishes from reputable restaurants. While Michael Crichton brought us a little taste of the old days with the first Jurassic Park, he has since devolved into boring garbage about nano-technology and rants against the reality of global warming, stating that "a belief in extraterrestrials has paved the way, in a progression of steps, to a belief in global warming." What happened to the T-Rex? It was much more believable.
One of our personal favorite artists, Sandra Fettingis, just notified us that she was going to be showing at the Bridge Art Fair in Chicago this coming weekend. Since she is a ninja extraordinaire, we are of the opinion that you should check her out.
Besides that sick photo of her piece she also sent us this message:
This upcoming weekend is going to be very exciting for Chicago, and I
am so sad to miss it! Art Chicago, Bridge Art Fair, Artropolis, the
Antique Show… so many great events!
Even though I won’t be able to attend these awesome shows, I will be
showing at the Bridge Art Fair through Ai Gallery! Below is all of
the info and a link for comp tickets…
Bridge Art Fair - Chicago
West Mart Center
April 26 - 30, 2007
Ai Gallery - Booth #8
I hope you get to experience a great weekend of art in Chicago and
everyone is doing well!
Since Don Imus got fired, I, as well as many others, have been wondering where the line will be drawn between free speech and hurtful speech.AA I do not in any way endorse Rush Limbaugh.AA I am simply posting this because it’s patently ridiculous and I wanted to know what you ninjas out there think about the fact that Rush is playing this on his show.
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Well, things are moving a little slow around the Dojo today. It may be because Heroes came back on last night, and I was busy watching… or because the Red Sox swept the Yankees out of Fenway for the first time in 17 years. Or it may be that I’m still recovering from the shock that 1990 was 17 years ago.
In any case, check out this Discovery Channel documentary called "the History of Hacking." As far as hacking documentaries it’s one of the better ones I’ve seen, though that’s not saying much. It’s definitely worth a gander though.
This is endless fun.AA Upload a photo of yourself and let the games begin.