Thursday, March 27, 2008

the 100 year government

I read John Hutton's, the business secretary, speech yesterday

For him the future is nuclear.

He has a 4 year job.

Maybe an 8 year job, if he is lucky.

But making decisions that you will not be responsible for is a pretty good work -if you can get it.

He won't be the one holding the glowing can in a hundred years time

He won't be the one working out where to put all the ever growing waste.

(Is wrapping it up in concrete really a long term answer?)

He won't be picking up the bill to moth ball power stations when they come to the end of their days

He won't be swimming in the polluted seas in years to come.

He won't be the one looking at the true cost in a 100 years, in 200 years, in 300 years time.

Politics is short term.

Planets are long term.

from howies blog

lib dem no to nuclear campaign
greenpeace nuclear site

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Wednesday, March 12, 2008



by Dr D via wooster collective.

visit NO2ID here

animation discovered on 5,200-year-old pottery

Animation discovered on 5,200-year-old pottery: "A 5,200 year old piece of pottery from Iran has been discovered to embody the oldest known animation in the world -- a wild goat eating vegetation:

The wild goat motif can be seen on Iranian pottery dating back to the 4th millennium BCE, as well as jewellery pieces especially among Cassite tribes of ancient Luristan. However, the oldest wild goat representation in Iran was discovered in Negaran Valley in Sardast region, 37 kilometers from Nahok village near Saravan back in 1999. The engraved painting of wild goat is part of an important collection of lithoglyphs dating back to 8000 BCE.

However, wild goat representation with a tree is associated with Murkum, a mother goddess who was worshipped by all the Indo-Iranian women of the Haramosh valley in modern Pakistan, which culturally had closer ties with Indus and subsequently the Burnt City civilisations, than Mesopotamia, which could had influenced the ancient potter who made this unique piece.


(Thanks, Robbo!)


(Via Boing Boing.)

Friday, March 07, 2008

happy sigur ros day

today is officially sigur ros everywhere in the world, well when i say everywhere i mean youtube.

every featured video today is by sigur ros and it also includes the complete film they made of their icelandic tour, 'heima'.

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Star Wars vs. Saul Bass

If Saul Bass had made the Star Wars titles!! GENIUS!!