Twenty Years And A Day

Mark Nelson’s Pripyat series on flickr is full of the pictures of desolation that people seem to be looking for as we solemnly honor the twentieth anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster. Google added high-resolution satellite photos of the area yesterday, and offers both stories and photo galleries to help us remember. It is there […] » about 200 words

Chernobyl and Pripyat Satellite Photos

Today, on the twentieth anniversary of the disaster, Google has added high-resolution satellite photos of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant and the abandoned town of Pripyat. Above is the plant; the damaged reactor is on the left. In Pripyat, the ghostly ferris wheel was easy to find, but where’s the vehicle graveyard? Update: here it […] » about 100 words

The Things They Do To Students At Rice

I won't say why I went looking for pictures of people getting poked with sticks (but you'll figure it out in a later post). I will say I was happy to find these from the <a href="" title="Poke-A-Spontaneous-Combustion-Member-With-A-Stick-Day">Poke-A-Spontaneous-Combustion-Member-With-A-Stick-Day</a> at <a href="">Rice University</a>. Look, they even have <a href="">a price list</a> that includes: <ul type="none"><li>$1<ul type="none"><li>poke with a stick</li> <li>song/poem on demand</li> <li>two minute massage</li> <li>lick a SC member</li></ul> </li> <li>$2<ul type="none"><li>picture with [unreadable]</li> <li>kissing</li> <li>whack with a stick</li></ul> </li> <li>$3<ul type="none"><li>marker tattoo</li></ul> </li> <li>$4<ul type="none"><li>attempt hedge jumping</li></ul> </li> <li>$5<ul type="none"><li>human piñata</li> <li>shave a leg</li> <li>we wrestle each other</li></ul> </li> <li>$15<ul type="none"><li>jump <span style="text-decoration:underline;">into</span> hedges</li></ul></li></ul> » about 200 words