The secret life of plants. I’ve been sprouting various beans all summer, and these guys are always littering the dining table, trying to escape en route from the sprouting jar to the plate.Continue reading »
Threespine stickleback pretending to be barracuda. These guys were commisioned by fellow Flickerite Frenquency to commemorate the end of his PhD studies of this fish species. He studied the evolutionary loss of pelvic spines and was able to switch the relevant genes back on, producing fish with one or both perlvic spines. The thesis titleContinue reading »
From the Sixth Book of Mohammed Michael Egypt, First son of Africa. And so it came to pass that my Michael was asked to speak at Oxford, a seat of great learning in the United Kingdom. Many leading intellectuals and scholars had gathered for his address, including the rabbi Shmuley. Michael began*, Tonight, I comeContinue reading »
From the Fourth Book of Johnny Michael New Zealand, First son of Australasia Every night of every week of every year Michael would share his bed with children. He would share his bed with children regardless of race, creed or economic background. He would open his bed to children of all ages. His love knewContinue reading »
From the Eighth Book of Elizabeth Michael America, Second daughter of North America It was in his 21st year that Michael began his first racial transmigration. By this time he was one of the most famous people in the world. Everyone knew his face. The public eye was inscrutable, unwavering and unforgiving. Michael was bornContinue reading »
There was boy in California, in the city of Los Angeles, who lay dying of cancer. The doctors predicted that he would die in the coming week.
Weakened by radiation and the grim news, the boy said to his father, “Before I die I would like to meet Michael Jackson.”
His father knew in his heart that being a man of limited means he would never be able to fulfill such a request. When he left the room he collapsed in tears.
In blind desperation the father telephoned Neverland and left this message: “My son is dying of terminal cancer and has only a week to live. His greatest wish is to be able to talk to Michael Jackson.”
The message was delivered, and the next day Michael telephoned the boy.
Upon hearing the Michael’s voice the boy’s mood was immediately lifted. Michael said to the boy “I know you are suffering but I want you to get better. I will call you next week to see how you are doing.”
The boy and his family were astounded at Michael’s concern.
The boy was determined to talk to Michael again and his energy and enthusiasm began to return.Continue reading »
Marc Ngui and Magda Wojtyra, aka Happy Sleepy.Continue reading »
Here is a pataphysical approach to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. SROPSU is a self replicating sea borne plastic dissembly/replication unit. The abundant scrap plastic floating in the world’s oceans is taken into its maw with a conveyor belt. The plastic is molecularly recombined to self replicate RepRap in the fabricator end of the unit.Continue reading »
Happy Sleepy tumble and surf Building pillows drift Travel in style Dare to smile and smile Opening feelings shift Buying hides Riding the tides Eyeing the Eye of Sauron Wishing tales Jumping scales Stroking the pet of a life on earth Playing with strings and vibrating things Happy Sleepy tumble and surfContinue reading »
The natural colours in south India were just fantastic. This red earth in Auroville was used directly to stucco walls, resulting in buildings that perfectly matched their surroundings.Continue reading »
This image of a mushroom enabled garbage composter was inspired by a video podcast of Paul Stamets talking about his extensive research into the bioremediation capabilities of mycelium networks (aka mushrooms). Here is link to a transcript of another great interview with Stamets about the remarkable nature of mushrooms.Continue reading »
Here’s the sketch I was making when the guys from Hubli introduced themselves.Continue reading »