On Letters and Numbers

Purely random:

Not only does 12+1=11+2, but the letters “twelve plus one” rearrange to give you “eleven plus two”

Courtesy of @neiltyson on Twitter.


The Angel Oak


A sketch based on an old picture of mine of the Angel Oak in Charleston, SC.


Another Sketch-Barbed Wire


So apparently the iPad and Autodesk’s SketchBookX application brings out my creative side.

I’ve never been one much for drawing, but the iPad makes it very fun.


I Drew This Bug


Trying out SketchBookX by Autodesk on my iPad. This is honestly the best thing I’ve ever drawn. Very cool app.


On Groucho

Roger Ebert looks back on Marx Brothers movies and his time spent with Groucho.

Ebert on his interviews with Groucho:

In two sessions separated by a couple of weeks, I heard him talk for hours at a time, always in the same way, circling his material looking for loopholes. I began to think of him as a soloist, and speech as his instrument. Like a good musician, he no longer had to think of the notes; he worked in terms of timing and the through-line, and questions did not inspire answers but improvisations.

To watch Groucho deliver lines and play with language is to truly watch a virtuoso at work. Do me a favor and watch any or all of the Marx Brothers movies.