Category Archives: Media

Unsung


Art is, perhaps, one of the most expensive things I’ve ever done. And yet the process from setting pen or pencil to paper and producing something coherent seems effortless, flawless, quick, and easy. We make it easy, because we’ve had … Continue reading

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‘Tis the Season


Not one to celebrate most holidays, it rarely occurs to me to accommodate others. This holiday season, many of my non-religious friends join in the merriment of their more religious friends, and at the same time family (mostly a-religious or … Continue reading

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On the Nature of Being a Pterosaur


Pterosaurs are one of those groups that attracts pure and unadulterated fascination, though not the kind that in children is bent to sabre-toothed tigers and roaring, rampaging dinosaurs. No, pterosaurs evoke a sense more of the subdued wonder, and intrigue, … Continue reading

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Criminal Lineup


Via Facebook comes this cute comic from Felippe Nanni posted on his DeviantArt page: Little does the officer know, she kidnapped the oviraptor’s own eggs and took a bite before the oviraptor came home and called the cops. The cops … Continue reading

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Time to Update Wikipedia


Currently, Wikipedia represents one of the best resources for gathering information about … well, everything. The thing it, Wikipedia only works as long as two things are true: 1. The information presented in it is accurate, and updated with new … Continue reading

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Where I Question Commitment to Value of Open Access Everything


It is OA Week, so while this post would normally fall into the Thursday slot for my ‘regular” posting, I am putting it up now as my post for the remainder of the week.

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Tyrannosaurus Publicity


There’s a trope in media whereby using a famous figure for advertisement, viewers have a tendency to associate that figure instead of anything the advertisement might actually contain. Celebrity sells. In American comics, for example, this is called “Wolverine Publicity,” … Continue reading

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