Monthly Archives: April 2009

Intron Depot

Masamune Shirow is one of my heroes, and this is a collection of sketches, paintings, line drawings etc, by him. He’s the creator of Ghost in the Shell, Dominion Tank Police, Appleseed, and various other robot-centric future stories.  Some of … Continue reading

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100 Flowers

Last year while we were in New Mexico we visited the Georgia O’Keefe museum. It’s pretty small, and we were able to cover the whole thing in a couple hours tops. Unfortunately I don’t have any pictures from it, I … Continue reading

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History of Art

I’ve taken quite a few art history classes at this point, and man are the textbooks ever expensive. They’re always so pretty though, so I’ve kept all of them. This was from my first Art History class at EMU, and … Continue reading

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100 Masterpieces of the Detroit Institute of the Arts

It’s no mystery that the Detroit area is pretty depressed. Jobs are being lost  left and right as the auto industry and all related businesses slowly implode. It seems like every other day I hear about someone else I know … Continue reading

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The Diary of Lady Murasaki

This diary of the author of the Tale of Genji is mostly notes. The actual diary is only a few pages, and should only take a couple hours at most to read. The rest of the book is filled with … Continue reading

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Columbia Poetry Review

Rebecca has this thing about really bad poetry reviews. This one is pretty good for laughs. Sometimes I feel bad making fun of bad poetry, I’m sure the writers are trying really hard, and hey at least they’ve been published … Continue reading

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Nothing in This Book Is True, and It's Exactly the Way Things Are

This weird little book I bought after reading a review of it somewhere.  It kind of disappointed, but I dunno what I expected. It’s a mishmash of conspiracy theories, bad pseudoscience, New Age stuff, and I don’t even remember what … Continue reading

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Movie OS

Something I’ve kind of obsessed about on and off is the creation of a MovieOS.  I love the weird nonsensical interfaces that you sometimes see in TV shows and movies, where someone will type in a bunch of random letters … Continue reading

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An Introduction to Poetry

Here’s another from the series of textbooks on the shelves.  I took this poetry class a long time ago, and it was actually a lot cooler than I expected.  I have never been very much into poetry, but the teacher … Continue reading

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Irish Slang

There are a number of Irish related books in the house, including duplicates of the Teach Yourself Irish book and audio tape. This one is pretty sweet though, and has lots of fun terms not found in the others, including … Continue reading

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