“Did You Know…Woodpecker Edition” – The Abominable Charles Christopher by Karl Kerschl (All Rights Reserved – Used With Permission)
In fact, I did know; but that is mostly because my children love to read
. I, however, greatly enjoy being reminded of this fact as often as possible (it is the kind of thing you know, but then forget you know – like that The Unfeathered Bird* by Katrina van Grouw John Ratzenberger was in ), especially when accompanied by such wonderful illustration. Empire Strikes Back
Princeton University Press.
This strip from
Karl Kerschl’s sits at the intersection of art, science, and otters – a place I like to call “home”. The Abominable Charles Christopher
Anatomy of an Otter Slide – The Abominable Charles Christopher by Karl Kerschl (All Rights Reserved, Used & Adapted with Permission)
Neither Karl nor I vouch for the equations represented as being either perfectly accurate or the most relevant. Rather they serve as symbols representing the mechanics that go into making something as delightful as an otter sliding into the water. We do, however, provide a comment thread, if you would like to engage in a few rounds of cathartic pedantry (I know I do from time to time).
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follow Karl on Twitter and on tumblr. The Abominable Charles Christopher
The other day, I had a twitter debate with @dellybean about the nature of “good art”. Of course, @dellybean was wrong ( Michael Craig-Martin’s “An Oak Tree” is brilliant), but art would be dull if we all agreed.
As is wise in such matters, I think it is best to defer to the man I would most like to have gone drinking with, Oscar Wilde (from the
preface to ): The Picture of Dorian Gray Continue reading ““All art is useless””