Of Moths and Men

I tuned into Silence of the Lambs the other night just in time for the scene where Agent Starling visits the entomologists in their hidey hole at the Museum of Natural History. One of the bug guys has strabismus; the other exclaims “Tough noogies!” after a disputed move in their game of live-bug chess. On …

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Ode to Emerald

This is old news if you work in the visual arts (and non-news if you don’t), but Pantone’s 2013 Color of the Year is emerald (Pantone 17-5641). Described as lively and radiant, the intense color calls to mind Dorothy’s glittery destination in The Wizard of Oz. However, I recently learned that the Emerald City is …

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Of Dairy Cows and Downer Cows

Watch me, a longtime pesco-vegetarian, eat crow. It seems I haven't a clue which cows are destined to become ground beef, although I stated in my last blog post that the cows in Chik-fil-A's ad campaign, aside from being crappy spellers, would likely never grace a plate because they are, or appear to be, dairy cows. In the immortal words of Baby's dad, when I'm wrong I say I'm wrong. 

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