Black Ships and Samurai

Black Ships and Samurai. 200 Japanese and American graphics depicting the 1853-1854 mission by Commodore Matthew Perry that led to the opening of Japan to the outside world. The Core Exhibit brings together a wealth of rarely seen graphics from both sides of this historical encounter. It is really quite amazing how the different (art) styles and culture saw the same events. Great job by MIT & OpenCourseWare.

People, please erase your old hard drives.

Scramjet going to be tried again.

Bush put on a slide show, calling it the “White House Election-Year Album” at the Radio and Television Correspondents’ Association 60th annual dinner, showing himself and his staff in some decidedly unflattering poses. There was Bush looking under furniture in a fruitless, frustrating search. “Those weapons of mass destruction have got to be somewhere,” he said. You see… its funny… because we lied! Zing!

Now for some real news: Richard Simmons Cited For Slapping Man At Airport

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