Miscellaneous Monday

These are just a smattering of links to sites I found interesting over the weekend.  They are somewhat diverse and I am sure that at least one of them will be interesting to each person who visits this blog.

Smithsonian had its annual photo contest.  I liked many of these but others made me wonder who judges these things? I liked very much #3 and wondered how much effort went into #8.  #13 was probably my favorite though, no idea why though.

The power grab of the Federal Government continues to grow by the minute.  This is a very interesting but also very disturbing article by Wired related to the decision by my government to seize sites even if they operate outside the United States.

As Kony2012 continues to be the rage there are a couple of articles that I found intriguing to say the least.  The first simply challenges many of the statements, but what stood out for me was the acknowledgement that Uganda’s situation is far more “complicated” than merely Kony.  I am not an expert, but I have been to Africa a few times, and it is definitely more complicated than any single issue. The second is a reminder that there are additional points to consider when you watch the video. Integrity is not something that operates on only one level. There is more going on here than most of us will ever know.

I have no idea who Escher is and really don’t care to know.  But this 3D panorama is simply cool.

Lastly, here is another series of photos where they took photos by Sergei Larenkov from WW2 and integrated them with current day pictures in a captivating manner.  I was not sure I would like this, but found that it was done in such a fresh way that I spent a decent amount of time just looking and then re-looking.

About Matt Henry

Middle-aged pastor trying to figure out how to be missional in his world. Loves his wife, his children, and his dog Bear. I have a love of woodworking even though woodworking doesn't always love me. The name is xagete but is pronounced exegete.

Posted on March 19, 2012, in What Tickles My Fancy and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. I’ve seen the photos by this Sergei fellow. Amazing and compelling. Last night there was a special on natgeo about Auschwitz and a Nazi photographic record that came to light in 2007. Later in the broadcast they transposed old photos of Auschwitz over what it looks like today. Having been there I found it compelling. I mean you know thousands were killed there when you are there but it’s something else to see people transposed over the same areas you walked on. Made it much less like a museum. Perhaps the most sobering comment was made by an American curator when he said he realized that the nazis were not monsters but were people just like us who did monstrous things.

  2. As a point aside, the guy that did the Kony vid was arrested last week in CA, I think LA. If true, what he did, not helpful to the cause of Christ much less the kids he’s trying to help.

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