Lunch-time discussion: How did the Ancient Celts end up living in hills which bugger your knees if you cycle up them with as little as one sheep in your panniers? And: If our genotype has adapted to grinding gradients and miserable weather, does this mean we’ll seek out optimal conditions for our powerful calves and rubbery skin when we emigrate? (With: How is it that the druids, so wise in all other things, didn’t foresee the bicycle?) This crapmap showing the distribution of the surname Jones (source: Gens) on Italian terrain (GMaps) suggests not. I’d say there’s hope for humanity.
- Noncommutative geometry
Here‘s why I had a bugger of a time trying to imitate with compass, ruler and pencil the more complex designs
- Two cool & contrasting Barcelona retro photo series
With a chart comparing Catalan to Madrilenian GDP 1980-2009.
- The problem with Bulgarian shepherds
And the attractions of Anglo hippies.
- Columbus was Irish
Following up yesterday’s Galway post, and anticipating yet more “Columbus was Catalan/lesbian/a figure of speech” lunacy on Hispanidad Day tomorrow, here’s
Joan Barril suggests making orthography subject to the weather as one more means of diverting attention from the fact that most