“But our obsession with the power of self-creation – and its symbiotic relationship with the technology that makes it possible – is hardly new. Even the 'selfie artist' is hardly a creation of 2013. Its genesis isn't in the iPhone, but in the painted portrait: not among the Twitterati, but among the silk-waistcoated dandies of nineteenth-century Paris.”
From “Keep Smiling” at theparisreview.comWhat was the first feature film created solely with computer-generated images?“It is not a lack of love but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.” – Friedrich Nietzsche“Right now I'm focusing on trying to learn the plays, learning the coverages and the game plan and the assignments. So I didn't have time to really think about history.” – Jason Collins, after signing a 10-day contract Sunday with the Brooklyn Nets and becoming the NBA's first active openly gay player.“Toy Story” (1995). More than 800,000 hours of mathematical equations went into the film, according to RandomHistory.com, which works out to more than a week of computer time for every second on the screen.deipnosophist (dahyp-NOS-uh-fist), n. – someone who is an adept conversationalist at the table, as in: “The editorial writer found he didn't become a deipnosophist until his third glass of wine.”On this date in 1781, the Continental Congress adopted the Articles of Confederation; maybe we ought to go back to it.Seahorses are the only fish that swim upright.