Archive for January 18th, 2012

January 18th, 2012 - 12:09 pm § in Uncategorized

Dec 18: A Horse Story

from My Cultural Landscape On December 18, 1994, Eliette Brunel-Deschamps, Christian Hillaire, and Jean-Marie Chauvet began to explore a cave in southern France that revealed a stunning collection of wall paintings by prehistoric man. Subsequently named in honor of one of the three explorers, the [...]

January 18th, 2012 - 12:04 pm § in Misc.

Calvin Trillin on Mitt as a Ken Doll

Mitt Romney As Doll, by Calvin Trillin Yes, Mitt’s so slick of speech and slick of garb, he Reminds us all of Ken, of Ken and Barbie — So quick to shed his moderate regalia, He may, like Ken, be lacking genitalia.[...]

January 18th, 2012 - 9:04 am § in Misc.

AVE Challenge: What do the Panama Canal and Stevens Pass have in common?

a. the depth of one is the same as the height of the other b. both we built as part of exportation of formerly Spanish territory c. the shared the same engineer d. the canal and the pass are almost exaclty parallel to each other. e. their construction was begun in the same year.  [...]