Those of you with an interest in things Chinese and para-Chinese (I’m looking at you. Ahem.) might be interested in reading the blog that anthropologist David K. Jordan has been maintaining while spending a semester teaching in Asia. It’s chock full of linguistic and religious observations, all with that pleasant snarkiness that DKJ has mastered.
…to Poseidon! Yup. I’m torn between “err, it’s kind of resort-y” and “Oh my Gosh, it’s keen! We each get personal submarines! We can feed fish at our room window by pushing a button on our control console! Each suite is independently able to be lifted to the surface in case of emergency!” Everything is [...]
image and story courtesy Springwise SilverJet recently announced they have crossed from the dark side into the neutral side… CO2 neutral, that is. And being the first airline to do so gets the official wooden nickel from me. I never thought the airline industry would come close to getting CO2 neutral. Heck, if they can [...]
Gizmodo has posted the first images of SpaceShipTwo, the ship being built by Scaled Composites for Virgin Galactic flights starting next year. (Ships, rather. The VSS Enterprise is the first to be named, but a total of five are on order.) It’ll hold two pilots and six space tourists, with big comfy seats (for soft [...]