Good followers of Science! I Say Science Again! I am leaving for Hong Kong and Korea and will be without a predictable Internet connection for about two weeks. I am going to try to embroider this nerves of the hand diagram during the flights and hope I don’t run out of red thread. I heard the Jong-no district in Seoul sells medical supplies so I’ll poke around for cool stuff to post.
Needlepoint subjects have never been so anatomically correct as this heart based on the drawings of Julien Bougle.
Check out Seamstress Erin’s cool blog and Etsy store too! She’s working on her PhD AND doing crafty things. Respect.
What if I had a Game of Thrones themed wedding and had my wedding MC dress like Walder Frey? The wedding banquet tables wouldn’t be set with any knives and then between the appetizer and entree round the band would start playing “The Rains of Castamere” and MC Frey would gesture at the waiters and they would all pull out steak knives and hand them to people
Bill Nye is doing an AMA on Reddit right now! Ahh!
Skull and crossbones pancakes can be yours also now that Joe Sandor’s Pirate pancake griddle has successfully been Kickstarter’d. Kickstarted? Bonus classy points for hiring a hobo to serve them to you with chicken footed tongs.
Auuuu man I want this “blood vessel configuration of a bull’s heart covered with fake gold.” Click through to Wired for full story by Daniel Engber
Made by anatomist Gunther von Hagens, known for his Body Worlds series of plastinated people.
I love jazz. I also love (good) rap and electronica. The Great Gatsby movie was all about flashy, conspicuous money, an empty partying lifestyle, and a great deal of Gatsby angst. Rap icons are pretty good at doing the first two, so why not put their work into the soundtrack? 20s era jazz just doesn’t seem outrageously decadent enough for some of the scenes where you see the reckless way everybody burns through money. It was an over-the- top soundtrack for a movie which was so studiously planned to be in your face with glitter and wealth and mindless indulgence.
Old sport Nick is shoved into this strange world under the barbershop and the jarring quality of 100$ Bills seems pretty fitting since he is just as confused/out of his element as most of us probably felt with Jay Z popping up in the wrong time period.
Baz Luhrmann (Moulin Rouge!) knows how to manipulate emotions with a great soundtrack, and combined with the immersive quality of the film, it made me feel like I was right there next to
Old sport Nick being on the inside and outside. I felt like an outsider for recognizing what was obviously Jay Z’s voice, and an insider who’d been transported back in time when the soundtrack switched to jazz. If you’ve ever had a music history class, jazz was a historically controversial music which was predominantly the domain of black artists until it got mainstreamed. Sound like another genre to you? Common themes of improvisation and syncopation, “immoral” reputation, and connections to dancing and drinking exist between rap and jazz. Or maybe Luhrmann is just a big Jay Z fan. Believe what you want.
Another MS paint catastrophe, featuring my favorite crime duo. Spoilers?
Just finished watching the Elementary finale, and mad props to Doherty for making Watson more of an intellectual superior than in other iterations of Sherlock Holmes. Plus there was the great point that women can be badass mastermind killers for no reason other than wanting to (like men) versus the normal plotline of being raped into vengeance violence.
“Creator Robert Doherty said that one of his motivations in making Dr. Watson a woman was that he wanted to show that men and women can “work and live together and not end up romantically entangled”. ”- IMDB trivia about Elementary