April 28, 2005

Catching up on photos

These are from two weekends ago, when Anatole, Mike, and I went down to the distillery district to enjoy our newfound springtime sunlight. We brought cameras, of course. Anatole's already posted a shot from that trip.

See the full set of Distillery photos.

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April 27, 2005

Tacky, but not irredeemably.

It's the Post-It Note's 25th anniversary year. Here's the story of its invention [The Rake]. Incidentally, using them to mark pages in choral scores isn't just one of their many uses — it was the first:

And then one day, in the North Presbyterian Church in North St. Paul, inspiration struck. Fry was a member of his congregation's choir; before each service, he placed tiny slips of paper into his hymnal to mark the songs the choir planned to sing that day. While Minnesota Presbyterians aren't especially known for their emphatic performance style, Fry still had trouble keeping the bookmarks in place. Every time he stood up to sing, the slips fluttered from his hymnal. Suddenly, though, it hit him: If he applied some of Silver's adhesive to his tiny slips of paper, his problem would be solved. The bookmarks would stay in place when he needed them to, without permanently bonding to the pages of his hymnal.

Also, whose salt reigns supreme? [Slate]. The winner's available in at least one shop here in Toronto.

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April 19, 2005

Oh boy oh boy oh boy...

From the product description on Amazon:

"And now, we're pleased to announce that the entire body of Calvin and Hobbes cartoons will be published in a truly noteworthy tribute to this singular cartoon. Composed of three hardcover, four-color volumes in a sturdy slipcase, this edition will include all Calvin and Hobbes cartoons that ever appeared in syndication."

The Complete Calvin and Hobbes comes out October 5, 2005.

Bill Watterson, obviously
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April 04, 2005


I took some photos while in Ottawa over Easter weekend. The city was going through its spring thaw, resulting in many big reflective puddles; also, this year's harvest of formerly-snow-covered debris seemed particularly bountiful.

See the full set of Ottawa thaw photos.

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