April 8, 2008

“I definitely believe in plastic surgery. I don’t want to be an old hag. There’s no fun in that. “

Filed under: art, Books, Food, I.T — liberrydwarf @ 9:13 pm

So, WordPress has a new interface, eh? Seems JSTOR’s not the only e-Botox-whore this week then! Not going to say I don’t like it… but I must admit I do feel a bit, well, uncomfortable? Going to take me a bit of getting used to. At least WP’s working, which is more than I can say for JSTOR (haha… grumpy librarian much??) Anyway, to prove to myself how flexible and adaptable and wonderful I am (that’s what my resume says and I’m sticking to it…well, not the wonderful part, paraphrasing there) let’s dive right in!

1) We know by now I love art, and I love food. And I love to combine the two…. actually if you’re a long time reader you know the grosser the better. This isn’t gross, but it is pretty cool: ever compared the used gum under your cinema seat to a Gaugin? No? Well Italian artist Maurizio Savini begs to differ…

2) Well, I thought this was interesting: the future of the internet?? Don’t know if you’ve ever read William Gibson’s Sprawl books (Neuromancer in particular) but that immediately sprang to mind… I especially like the part where they’re being sued because of the risk of creating giant black holes. And not just by one crazy, but two SEPERATE crazies, so hey, we should really look a little closer… The irony of winning the case and then being sucked into said black hole does not escape me!

3) Finally, one for the Liberry’s BookLover fans… grab your red pens and tick off your collection in the Telegraph’s 110 Best Books list, covering everything from the Classics to science fiction to kid’s books. Oh, and the reader comments at the end? Almost more interesting and telling than the list itself! Perhaps the only disappointment is that “The Greek Billionaire’s Baby Revenge” didn’t make it on the Romance list… what is the world coming to, eh?

Cover - The Greek Billionaire's Baby Revenge


1 Comment »

  1. You tick off book lists like that as well? … speechless

    Anyway, you are 100% right about the greek millionaire’s baby revenge. It should be on there. If only for the classy title.

    Comment by kalafudra — April 8, 2008 @ 10:28 pm

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