Stefan Jones says: "One of the local (Beaverton, OR) movie theaters is a dowdy, badly located concrete box from the beginning of the multiplex era.
"The Regal Cinemas chain shows some special interest films there, plus popular films nearing the end of their run. The marquee space is severly limited, resulting in sublime concatanations like the one shown in the picture." Read the rest
Cat and Girl saddle up to the bar for a comic send-up of contemporary/avant-garde art called "Where is the Little Andres Serranos Room?" Link (Thanks, Professor Cupcake!)
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Available from the Cat and Girl
comic's online store, along with gothic script t-shirts that say, "Capitalists do it Ruthlessly." Link
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Star-nosed moles detect an edible treat like an insect larva or worm and gulp it down faster than the human eye can follow. Researchers at Vanderbilt University timed the moles' actiosn as part of a new study published in this week's issue of the scientific journal Nature. From the press release:
(Biologist Kenneth) Catania, working with laboratory assistant Fiona E. Remple, captured the elusive moles' feeding behavior with a high-speed video camera. Because they live in darkness, the moles have very poor eyesight. So they continually survey their environment by repeatedly touching the objects around them with their star appendages. Timing the moles' actions, the researchers found that after touching a small piece of food they took an average of 230 milliseconds to identify it as edible and eat it....
"The star-nose has the strangest teeth," Catania says. Its incisors are very small compared to other moles and are formed like tweezers. "This allows them to grasp small prey very precisely," he says.
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Cat and Girl is a great net comic-strip.
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