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BRAINSTORM is a work by Long Island sculptor Alex Wagman.
Unlike most of Wagman’s other statues, which were cast from bronze, it is made of fiberglass. Why?
“I can’t afford to do it in bronze,” he says.
For Brainstorm, “I sprayed the surface several times with an epoxy in which I added silver metal powder. Then I used abrasives on it, and it looks like polished metal.”
One of the only things I dislike about my Casio Exilim EX-Z75 7.2MP is the puny 3X optical zoom. So it was no surprise when this NYT article caught my attention: “There are currently two types of ultrazoom cameras: the full size and the compact. The full-size models resemble those digital single-lens-reflex cameras carried by…Read More
> Source: Toyota Tops Quality Study CHERYL JENSEN NYT, June 26, 2009 http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/28/automobiles/28QUALITY.html
You may have missed this fantastic photo of the sky over Citifield at the Yankees/Mets game by Shannon Stapleton (of Reuters) It has nothing whatsoever to do with baseball — but it is gorgeous and ominous and was hidden in the sports section. The caption simply does not do it justice: “The threatening skies over Citi…Read More
Nice collection of travel web resources, via the Frugal Traveller: Mobissimo.com Vayama.com SideStep.com Dohop.com Mobissimo Bing cFares.com Kayak SeatExpert.com (not SeatGuru.com) Venere.com. TripKick.com WheresCool.com AtlasObscura.com > Source: Travel Web Sites: A Click-On Showdown NYT, June 17, 2009 http://frugaltraveler.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/06/17/more-links-in-the-research-chain/
I don’t know why I find this so amusing, but I do: An 80s brat pack movie mashup to the tune of Lisztomania: The official video is here
The High Line, an ambitious new public space opens in Manhattan this week. Set atop once-abandoned railway tracks, the new park has been given a makeover and is already spurring development near by. Sushil Cheema reports.
My partner Mike is caddying for Todd Hamilton tomorrow on the Black course at the US Open. This came about through Caddys For A Cure, a charity that auctions off slots carrying the bags of major golf pros during US Open competitions on eBay. A day carrying bags can range anywhere from $3,000 to $10,000…Read More