Liu Bolin, The Invisible Man

Fascinating work by Chinese artist Liu Bolin. In all of these examples he has painted himself “invisible.” No camera trickery or Photoshop involved. Stunning.

Liu with friend.

Liu Bolin…The Invisible Man… – v1kram’s posterous


Nova Scotia bishop wanted on child porn charges


Have you seen this pervert?

“Raymond Lahey, a native of Newfoundland who was with the Antigonish diocese until his sudden resignation on Saturday, currently can’t be found, Ottawa police Const. Jean-Paul Vincelette said Wednesday….

…The former leader of the diocese of Antigonish is perhaps best known as the man who helped broker a $15-million settlement with people who said they had been sexually abused by priests…”


CBCNews article

U.S. broadband lags behind Asian nations

i-m-in-ur-internet-cloging-ur-tubes“NEW YORK ( — South Korea leads the world in providing broadband services, according to a study released on Thursday. The United States did not make the top 10.”

I’ve been updating my home network over the past couple of weeks and have been noting the terribly slow speeds that I’m paying Time Warner through the nose for. ¬†(Around 5Mbps FYI.) Sigh. I’m sure¬† that media moguls somewhere are lobbying the FCC to keep speeds low in order to combat piracy…

CNN Money article.

B.C. woman busted by Facebook photos in insurance case

“Police frequently scan Facebook, looking for suspects and connections between known criminals, which can often lead to investigations and charges.”

Easy to laugh at this silly woman, but let this be a cautionary tale for us all… Our private lives are not what they once were.

News of the Weird: Remote Controlled Insects

“For the first time, researchers have controlled the movements of free-flying insects from afar, as if they were tiny remote-controlled aircraft… By connecting electrodes and radio antennas to the nervous systems of beetles, the researchers were able to make them take off, dive and turn on command… “

More than a little creepy.

New Scientist article with video.

Democrats who voted against public option got $19 million from healthcare firms

No great surprises here. Lobbyists continue to hold sway in Washington, despite some unlikely election-year promises from Mr. Obama. As much blame as can be laid at the feet of the Republican opposition, its really the “Blue Dog” Dems that are really the problem at this point. Remember the celebration at the dawn of the era of the Democratic “filibuster-proof majority?”

A house divided against itself cannot stand.

The Raw Story has more.

New A-Team Movie on Deck

Daily Mail article.

Starring Liam Neeson and a surprisingly well-cast bunch. Who would have thought anyone else could have been a plausible BA Baracus?