Perhaps the only nature I loathe is my own natural state. Orr writes that biophobia is “increasingly common among people living where nature is permitted tastefully as decoration” (212). Glancing in my bathroom mirror reveals that I truly do not leave much facial skin uncovered. Like a cityscape, I only allow certain aspects of my natural appearance to shine through, while blotting and blending away the others. What is wrong with me?
—“Not Chic Enough for the Natural World” SR Hoffman (2008)
Listen to Remembering the Shore by Senseless Beatings.
From their page:
Remembering the Shore is an album about the sufferings of Badiou’s “Militant of Truth.” A militant of truth loves an unrealized possible future and will remain true to it in spite of all hardships. Sworn to love what he’ll never believe twice, the militant of truth will remain loyal to the end.
If you live in the Rock Hill, SC (or Charlotte, NC) area, there is a memorial concert for a friend who passed away (You can listen to the headlining band here). The sales from the tickets go towards starting a scholarship in her name. We chose a scholarship because education was such a big thing for Lacey - in fact, she was on her way to earning a PhD and was already teaching at the University of South Carolina.
Also, even if you didn’t know her or plan on attending the concert, you can still donate to help memorialize a fellow Doctor Who and Sherlock fan, someone who loved velociraptors, a member of the LGBT community, a hardcore vegan and environmentalist, a leftist, a poet, and an overall brilliant, hilarious, honest, and passionate young person who was really, really short. Hotspur’s time here was too short, as well.
But I do love you. And I’m sorry. Don’t doubt either of those things.
—My friend, one month before she committed suicide. We love(d) her dearly and have set up a scholarship in her name. She was only 25.
Pepsi Fruit Works: Peach Papaya Real Fruit Beverage
In high school this is all i used 2 drink…..i wish pepsi would bring this drink back.
In 8th grade (2000-2001), I was addicted to this! I also enjoyed the Pink Lemonade and Strawberry Melon flavors.
I still remember the TRL (MTV) promotion:
The FruitWorks promotion with MTV is also an un-commercial. For example, two ads created by MTV and showing only on the music network focus on the Total Request Live fanatics who line up daily outside the windows of MTV’s Times Square studios to get a glimpse of the celebrities who appear on the show. In the spots, a fan discovers FruitWorks for some much-needed refreshment. FruitWorks is also sponsoring the first release of the show on home video in July. [NY Times - A very un-Pepsi-like campaign for a new line of fruit drinks]
Behold the biochemical pathways of the cell. For decades, these wall charts have adorned the hallways and laboratories wherever biochemists are at work. They are at once both reference and art.
The version pictured above (click here for the holycraphuge version) is state of the art, a subway map of interacting pathways, intersecting reactions, and a road map for the journey to make any building block our cells need. Each node is an enzyme or product, separated by color into metabolic subdomains. You really must head over to KEGG and play with the interactive version, where each dot comes alive, an interactive chemical structure.
I’m also a big fan of Gerard Michal’s legendary wall charts of yesteryear. Watching the evolution in design from his 1974 version to a later 1993 map, his layouts are chock full of vintage German aesthetic.