Archive for November, 2009

The Monday Photo (Happy Birthday Samuel Langhorne Clemens)

<img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-8183" src="" alt="mark twain" online casino width=”200″ height=”314″ /> November 30, 1835, Florida Missouri

Inconspicuous consumption

Welcome to Black Friday, Whatsiters.  I hope you are curled up in a post-Thanksgiving haze, browsing your favorite news sites, sipping coffee, and giving a second round of thanks that you are not battling crowds at the mall. In October, I went to the Washington City Paper’s Crafty Bastards craft fair, which turned out to […]

On the Run


mom.  (sigh,  . . . it’s just so embarrasing . . .)

Is this cheating?

Is it okay to break a rule in sports if you don’t get caught? In baseball, especially, cheating is not only tolerated; it’s celebrated. If a pitcher can throw a spitball and not get caught, all the better for him. But in most other sports, cheating is seen as, well, cheating. If you do it, […]

The Monday Photo (happy thanksgiving!)

35 amazing science fair projects

Update:  Oooops… Threw this online in a hurry this a.m. when there was no other post, but it seems I’ve been punk’d. At least some of these are photoshopped, if this is any indication. So, these may or may not be actual projects, but at least the kid with the orange spiky hair seems to […]

A Child is Born to Dad and Papa

What an incredibly joyous reason to write a post. I am so happy to introduce Hanover Robinson Gottlock to you all! Our dear friends (and former TGW contributers) Brian and Robbins Gottlock welcomed their first son into the world last Thursday November 12, 2009, at 8:54 AM. He arrived 3.5 weeks premature and weighed in […]

Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon

Man, Bob Dylan is still out there. Dig it. (Via Yglesias.)

Model No. ZS-X3CP Personal Audio System

I teach designers how to model their ideas using 3D software and computers, a process I call Creative CAD.  This is the time in the semester when we shift focus away from modeling and focus instead on visualization. Modeling is about the development of form.  Visualization is about material, color, texture, and the composition of […]