Thursday, December 31, 2009

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Friday, December 18, 2009

Report Condemns Police Lab Oversight

Times article on Garry Veeder, a forensic scientist for the State of New York in the Trace Evidence Section, whose shoddy work (couldn't properly operate a microscope from what I'm reading) and fraudulent reports were overlooked by the state for 15 years. Veeder retired in 2003 and then promptly hung himself in his garage.

The State Police superintendent states that he is certain that there were no wrongful convictions, but defendants whose cases were handled by Veeder will be allowed to file appeals.

Inspector General's Report of the Investigation

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Octopus Finds Protective Shelter For Itself

Octopi are so incredibly smart. And beautiful.
If only they didn't taste so good.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Fantastic Mr. Fox is Fantastic Indeed

Went to see Fantastic Mr. Fox this weekend. A beautiful, twisted film, that feels somewhat like a fox-version of the Royal Tenenbaums. The self-centered, certified crazy, and strangely loveable father and the dreamy, artistically inclined, but detached mother that are so completely into each other that they seem more or less interested in raising the children... Resulting in viciously competitive siblings (or cousins in this case) that love each other to pieces and yet, can't stand the sight of each other.

Anderson certainly seems intent on depicting my, ahem, pardon, his family on film. And life is all the better for it.

Go see it - it's worth every fox-minute.

Well well...

I give better gifts than I receive??
Does Barack suffer from a touch of narcissistic personality disorder?!
Nah. Couldn't be. Not Barack!
Maybe he's just a dandy.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Mishka Loves You

It's starting to look bad for Man in the Dog vs. Man debate... ;-)

Amazing Pool Dog

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Right and Left Join Forces on Criminal Justice

In the next several months, the Supreme Court will decide at least a half-dozen cases about the rights of people accused of crimes involving drugs, sex and corruption. Civil liberties groups and associations of defense lawyers have lined up on the side of the accused. Read more in today's Times.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


How it this even possible??! November will never be the same. Gourmet Magazine Shuts Down.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Friday, September 18, 2009

Live Long And Prosper

My birthday is August 22nd.
Click here to order & thanks in advance!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Japan Prepares for a Change as Voting Begins

Recent polls show that the main opposition Democratic Party is likely to win well over 300 of the 480 seats being contested, giving it the majority needed to choose the next prime minister. Such a victory, which would be driven by voter discontent with Japan’s long economic and political stagnation, would unseat the incumbent Liberal Democrats for only the second time since 1955... Read more in today's Times.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Bracelet Love

She's been around for quite a while from what I gather, but I've only just recently discovered Anne-Marie Chagnon, jeweler extraordinaire. Needless to say, I'm smitten. Head-over-heals. Bonkers. And I cannot wait to get my hands on one of these at the Salon des métiers d'art in December.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Obama's Summer Reading List

Richard Price's Lush Life, Friedman, McCullough, Pelecanos... Sigh. What a guy.
The complete list is in today's Telegraph.