Friday, January 07, 2005

Lotto Winner Comes Forward After Divorce

Right here.

It's not quite like it sounds at first - the ol' lady did know about it, they were already separated, and she divorced him after she was informed.

That's not to say his heart was pure. He'd heard that another man had tried a stunt like this a few years before and the judge had really reamed him for it.

Wednesday, January 05, 2005

Whittaker sighed

National Review has turned 50, and NRO will be posting items from its archives in celebration throughout the year.

And look here - we have a contemporary review of "Atlas Shrugged" by no less than Whittaker Chambers.

Then as now the book was controversial. IMO everyone ought to read it once just to see what the fuss is about.

Monday, January 03, 2005

That jacket is really you...

I mean, it's really you...
Fancy a partially alive jacket, possibly grown out of your own skin? In reality, it may not be that far away.

Oron Catts and Ionat Zurr at the Tissue Culture & Art Project are attempting to grow a semi-living jacket in an effort to create "victimless leather." Hoping to highlight the possibility of wearing leather without killing an animal, the duo is presently focused on growing living tissue into a leather-like material and having it mature in the form of a miniature, stitchless, coat-like shape.
Read the rest here.

What's next? I suppose they can use penile skin to make telescopes. Or maybe they could give it acne and use it for self-regenerating bubble wrap. Chia-Pets could grow real hair. Any other suggestions?