Internet Travel Guide: 03/14/2014

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.”
-Albert Einstein

Happy Pi Day! I hope you remembered to honor everyone’s favorite mathematical constant in the traditional way:


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Hey speaking of food (boom, segue), I  have discovered the absolute best way to eat raw cabbage (which is super good for you, surprisingly): Cabbage Salad with Goat Cheese. I used feta instead of goat cheese, and topped it with salmon & olives, and it was glorious. Husby even liked it, and he doesn’t like salmon or cabbage! Bonus: cabbage keeps in the fridge for like two weeks, unlike lettuce which seems to go nasty & slimy within a couple of days. I think this is a new staple in my packed-lunch lineup!

Cabbage Salad With Goat Cheese | Kitchen Stewardship

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If you ever took an Art History class, you are probably aware that medieval art was FULLY BONKERS. As in, the people creating this art either could not draw, or could not see, or (perhaps most likely) were under the influence of Ye Olde Shroomes. How did this style of art become standard? Who decided that perspective was a waste of time, and that toddlers definitely look like miniature full grown adult people? Probably these guys I guess.

The realism, it boggles the mind

That’s not to say contemporary art is any less insane, of course.

You see, over the years art has become less utilitarian, as photographs can now be used to merely capture the memory of a person or place. In the modern age, artists have the luxury of communicating complex ideas and feelings through their medium of choice. We’ve thusly replaced straightforward visual representations with more abstract symbolism, meant to  invoke an emotional response apart from simple aesthetic pleasure. For example, Designers at the Royal College of Art decided to go for the emotional response of “pants-sh*tting terror.”

Their installation art piece, called “Space Replay,” was released into public spaces, to hover around freely, record and play back ambient noise, follow people into elevators and – I assume – steal their eternal souls. Good show, chaps.

THE DARK ORB APPROACHETH. ALL KNEEL BEFORE THE DARK ORB. KNEEL AND DESPAIR.

THE DARK ORB APPROACHETH. ALL KNEEL BEFORE THE DARK ORB. KNEEL AND DESPAIR.
THE DARK ORB APPROACHETH. ALL KNEEL BEFORE THE DARK ORB. KNEEL AND DESPAIR.
THE DARK ORB APPROACHETH. ALL KNEEL BEFORE THE DARK ORB. KNEEL AND DESPAIR.
THE DARK ORB APPROACHETH. ALL KNEEL BEFORE THE DARK ORB. KNEEL AND DESPAIR.
THE DARK ORB APPR…

Whoa, hey, what the heck was that? Is… is my nose bleeding?

Art.

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