April 12, 2006
Breasts of the Moment
Boingbong reported that one of the French protestors re-enacted Eugène Delacroix's "Liberty Leading the People", bare-breasts and all. (I remember my mom answering questions I had about that painting with explanations of how it was kind of like a metaphor for freedom.) This is kind of a cool collision of sex, politics, and art, though I keep thinking how much her hat (seen better in some of the other links from the BoingBoing article) looks like what Papa Smurf was wearing.
Game Link of the Moment
Of intense interest to a small subset of people who keep up with kisrael... a page on StarFox 2, the unreleased SNES sequel to the classic, with a 45 minute gameplay movie. It looks like an outstanding game, a real pity that it got pushed-aside for the much prettier but entirely more pedestrian Starfox 64. This game has an interesting framework where you have to travel on a map screen, zooming into battle as enemies keep advancing in real-time on the map. Kind of like a supercharged version of the old 2600 game Space Attack.
Quote of the Moment
"Love is the difficult realization that something other than oneself is real."