Wednesday, November 29, 2006
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
When you've been wearing beard for a while, the day that you finally shave it off everybody goes like "dude, you really look better, you seem younger". That's why beards are cool. That's why we all should wear beards. Because, these days, to commit oneself to such an act whose consecuences directly lead you to diminish your beauty and your so called youth is brave, really brave. And the world needs brave people. People capable of believing in their ideals, or their beards, despite everybody's opinions. Despite of the fact that everybody's opinions are similar. Despite. To this point, it's quite obvious that these words are not meant to be just a hair thing. It's a proven fact that women do exist, and that hair doesn't grow in their faces. But that's not the point. The point is that they, women, certainly do have ideals. Opinions. Beliefs that shouldn't be shaven. Because they're the reason why you think for yourself. The reason why you're unique. Because they are, after all, what you are. For that, and for the fact that it makes you look interesting, wear beard.
Wednesday, November 22, 2006
The hypergraphiac was on the move, even on this cold, blustery November morning. He's becoming an unusual usual on the bridge.
Also, will begin my new "FOUND" series, where I will post pictures of random lost or tossed objects on the bridge.
Today: A bright red glove and a school child's paper cup Thanksgiving project
Tuesday, November 21, 2006
Two bums today. I got very close to the hypergraphiac and his handwriting is very small and organized!
Here's more on hypergraphia from Wikipedia:
Hypergraphia is an overwhelming urge to write. It is not itself a disorder, but can be associated with temporal lobe changes in epilepsy and mania.
Causes of Hypergraphia
Several different regions of the brain govern the act of writing. The physical movement of the hand is controlled by the cerebral cortex which comprises part of the outer layer of the brain. The drive to write, on the other hand, is controlled by the limbic system, a ring-shaped cluster of cells deeply buried in the cortex which governs emotion, affiliated instincts and inspiration and is said to regulate the human being's need for communication. Words and ideas are cognized and understood by the temporal lobes behind the ears, and these temporal lobes are connected to the limbic system. Ideas are organized and edited in the frontal lobe of the brain.
As of current, hypergraphia is understood to be triggered by changes in brainwave activity in the temporal lobe.
Friday, November 17, 2006
In Greek mythology, satyrs (in Greek, Σάτυροι — Sátyroi) are young humans, possibly with horse ears, that roamed the woods and mountains, and were the companions of Pan and Dionysus. In mythology they are often associated with male sex drive and Greco-Roman art often portrays them with erections.
Monday, November 13, 2006
Thursday, November 09, 2006
At first I thought I saw the brooklyn bridge bum at the foot of the Brooklyn side of the bridge, but he didn't have a piece of paper. Just as I put my camera away towards the end of my walk, there he was, scribbling away! He has a different jacket on too! Or is it the same on reversed?
Other sightings: a tourist dwarf
Monday, November 06, 2006
Saturday, November 04, 2006
On the way home, already dark, sightings included a huge pile of throw up on the bike lane...hmmm