Friday, July 25, 2008

Monday, July 07, 2008

1943 is NOT the year I was born

In 1943 (the year you were born)

Franklin Delano Roosevelt is president of the US

Detroit erupts in race riots which cause 34 deaths, 7000 injured

The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising holds the Nazis at bay for several days before the ghetto is liquidated

US military begins invasion of Italy

Marines begin advancement on Gilbert Island

The Soviets turn back Hitler's troops at Stalingrad

Albert Hofmann writes his first report about the hallucinogenic properties of LSD

Joe Pesci, Christopher Walken, Newt Gingrich, Joni Mitchell, and John Kerry

Nikola Tesla dies

New York Yankees win the World Series

Chicago Bears win the NFL championship

Detroit Red Wings win the Stanley Cup

The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand is published

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Revisiting with the Doof Clenas

See the 43 in the eyes of the skull? Oh yeah!
The Doof Clenas is the most awesome motorcycle club known to man. Not only are the members of this organization above par in both intelligence and shear sexiness, they have stolen this girl's heart by focusing rides around the hiways & biways numbered 43.
The picture here is SafetyMan. Hella sexy.
One day I am going to buy a motorcycle & chase these guys around. Or a Vespa. Or something. I have a route 43 sign stolen by someone from somewhere. Maybe I can set it in front of my house & trick them into coming by and taking me for a ride. Hehe.
Love you guys. <3

Monday, June 30, 2008

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Aristarkh Lentulov

mental_floss made the following post today on the weekly series "Feel Art Again" about the Russian artist Aristarkh Lentulov (b 1882 - d 1943).

I had not heard or seen anything by this artist, but the painting they showed is quite impressive & I intend to do much more research on Mr. Lentulov.

more paintings can be found here:

Monday, June 23, 2008

1543: Henry VIII & Katherine Parr

In July of 1543, King Henry VIII married his 6th and last wife, Katherine Parr. Katherine Parr was one of the two wives to survive Henry VIII, the other being Anne of Cleves. After Henry's death in 1547, Katherine Parr went on to marry Thomas Seymour. Their relationship reportedly started to bloom in 1543, but was halted due to Henry VIII's interest in Katherine.

-all links are to wikipedia

Copernicus, Vesalius, & the Scientific Revolution

Nicolaus Copernicus was born in 1473 and died May 24, 1543. Legend has it that the first printed copy of De revolutionibus orbium coelestium was placed in Copernicus's hands on the very day he died, allowing him to take farewell of his opus vitae (life's work). He is reputed to have woken from a stroke-induced coma, looked at his book, and died peacefully. The De revolutionibus is the first instance of a computational heliocentric model, with the Sun at the center of the solar system/universe (prior models for heliocentrism were philosophic and not mathematical in nature). His assumptions:

1) There is no one center of all the celestial circles or spheres.
2) The center of the earth is not the center of the universe, but only of gravity and of the lunar sphere.
3) All the spheres revolve about the sun as their mid-point, and therefore the sun is the center of the universe.
4) The ratio of the earth's distance from the sun to the height of the firmament is so much smaller than the ratio of the earth's radius to its distance from the sun that the distance from the earth to the sun is imperceptible in comparison with the height of the firmament.
5) Whatever motion appears in the firmament arises not from any motion of the firmament, but from the earth's motion. The earth together with its circumjacent elements performs a complete rotation on its fixed poles in a daily motion, while the firmament and highest heaven abide unchanged.
6) What appear to us as motions of the sun arise not from its motion but from the motion of the earth and our sphere, with which we revolve about the sun like any other planet. The earth has, then, more than one motion.
7) The apparent retrograde and direct motion of the planets arises not from their motion but from the earth's. The motion of the earth alone, therefore, suffices to explain so many apparent inequalities in the heavens.

The publication of De revolutionibus orbium coelestium in 1543 is cited as the beginning of the Scientific Revolution.

A second important scientific publication from 1543 was De humani corporis fabrica, by Andreas Vesalius. This is one of the most influential books in human anatomy & Vesalius is often refered to as the father of human anatomy. "His work is associated with a decisive break with medieval practices. Previously, the teaching of human anatomy derived primarily from texts and dissections were performed as a support for their authoritative opinion. The anatomy lesson consisted of reading by a lector accompanied by a dissection by a barber-surgeon whose work was directed and indicated by an explicator. In essence, the knowledge and practice of anatomy were discrete categories. Vesalius, by contrast, combined commentary and dissection to produce an anatomy based on experience and direct observation rather than on authority (1)." Of note, Vesalius' anatomy was in conflict with the established veiws based on Galen's research, and corrected many of the errors inherit in Galen's views.

A copy of the book can be found here:

- all links are to wikipedia except as noted.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne, Sieur de Bienville

Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne, Sieur de Bienville was a colonizer, born in Montreal, Quebec and repeated governor of French Louisiana, appointed 4 separate times during 1701-1743. Most importantly, Bienville was the co-founder of the city of Mobile, Alabama (1702) and the founding father of New Orleans, Louisiana (1718).

Monday, June 02, 2008

Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson (April 13, 1743 – July 4, 1826) was the third President of the United States (1801–1809), the principal author of the Declaration of Independence (1776), and one of the most influential Founding Fathers for his promotion of the ideals of republicanism in the United States.
He also went to the same college that I did: The College of William & Mary in Williamsburg. There is a statue of him there. Go figure.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008


"In 1843 the Hungarian physician Heinrich Kaan published Psychopathia sexualis ("Psychopathy of Sex"), a writing in which he converts the sin conceptions of Christianity into medical diagnoses. With his work the originally theological terms "perversion", "aberration" and "deviation" became part of the scientific terminology for the first time."


Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Monday, February 25, 2008

my tattoo

i got this on my birthday but completely have forgotten to update my blog or add a picture.

Friday, November 30, 2007


There is a really beautiful photographic periodic table of the elements. Each element is represented by a sample if available, or, as in the case of Technetium, the closest thing you can get to a sample.
Buy the photographic periodic table here.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

╬ The Crow.

I have been looking for a screen shot of the cop car with the #43 on the hood ever since I first saw The Crow. It's in the first first scene of this video.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Sunday's Game

Is she 43 already? (at 7:30)

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Marc's Fabulous Tattoo

I am not sure if I have ever been so jealous of someone's tattoo in my life.
Marc found this page & left a comment that I might like his tattoo. I hurried to email him & ask for a picture of this allegedly wonderful ink, and of course, I not only like it, I think it is quite possibly the best tattoo I have ever seen.

If I ever meet Marc in real life, he might be shocked to find we have matching ones. :)

He also sent me another pic that I love & want to share.



Links sent to me by my friend, Aaron, which all have a pretty 43 somewhere included. How he found some of these... I may never know.

43 Totally Awesome Retro Flash Intro’s

NASA's X-43A

FACT: 43% of Homeless Males Over 25 are Veterans!

Geometrical Theorems on Einstein's Cosmological Equations (I can't get this to open at the moment)

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Less Chair by Jordi Canudas

Jordi Canudas is a London artist who creates odd and thought-provoking art installations such as lamps that give more (or less) light over time, sofas that bend from both sides, and the shared hat.
<<< "Less Chair" is a design project that he describes as "the act of physically achieving less chair by chopping a uselessfound chair into 43 bits. Each chair bit was pre-defined and numbered and thensold for £1. Less always implies more."

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

43 Seconds

Found a game on called 43 Seconds. Haven't been able to get the link to work quite yet, but I am going to post it here so I can try it later.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Doof Clenas

I hate when I get something awesome in a comment & forget about it... so sometimes I repost them as entries just so I don't miss them. This came from 8-Ball...


We seem to share the same interest (43). Our motorcycle collective is known as the Doof Clenas; D=4 C=3.We have hundreds of members who ride their motorcycles to Highway 43 signs around the nation and photograph their bike and the highway 43 sign. We have had custom timing covers fabricated for our bikes with the 43 inscription. We have 43 on our license plates, etc. You really need to stop by and check us out.

Photo of bike and 43 road sign:

Many more bikes and highway 43 signs:

Check out our website at:


I LOVE THESE GUYS!!!!!! I am going to go buy a Harley so I can join.

I am posting a few of my more favorite pictures from their site... but they have so many more.

<--- 8 Ball, I heart you. Thanks for sharing this with me.

More Pictures From James' Set

More... as promised.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Pictures from James

James Whitney, my newest 43 connection, emailed me today to let me know that he has been taking pictures of the number 43. Of course, I wanted to get copies of them. He forwarded 43 of them!

More to come.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

San Juan Parangaricutiro Church

On February 20, 1943, a volcano suddenly rose from the ground at the Mexican state of Michoacan, and buried two villages in lava and ashes. Today, 64 years after the eruption, the only trace of the villages is the church tower of San Juan Parangaricutiro, a little building which stood above a sea of rugged lava.

Wednesday, May 09, 2007


Gadsby, by Ernest Vincent Wright, is a story that not only has over 50,000 words which neatly organize into 43 chapters, the entire story is written without one single instance of the letter E.

In his introduction, he teaches us:

"As the vowel E is used more than five times oftener than any other letter, this story was written, not through any attempt to attain literary merit, but due to a somewhat balky nature, caused by hearing it so constantly claimed that “it can’t be done; for you cannot say anything at all without using E, and make smooth continuity, with perfectly grammatical construction—” so ‘twas said."

The link is: or click on the title of the book above.

Friday, May 04, 2007

Thursday, May 03, 2007


I was browsing the internet today and ran across an article where artist Oli Goldsmith is creating 999 paintings of the character Borat for some reason or another. You can read all about it if you want by following this link.

Of course, all it did was remind me that I needed to add the fact that in the movie "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan," he introduces his mother and states that at age 43 she is the oldest woman in Kazakhstan. Makes it a 5 star movie in my eyes.

I have also been for the exact quote, but have yet to find it. Oh well.

Friday, March 16, 2007

Excerpt from Stranger Than Fiction

"Every weekday, for nine years, Harold would tie his tie in a single Windsor knot instead of the double, thereby saving him up to 43 seconds every morning. Hist wristwatch thought the single Windsor made his neck look fat, but said nothing."

From the movie "Stranger Than Fiction". Screenplay by Zach Helm. Starring Will Farrell.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

On My Street

I have lived off of Dorchester Road all my life. Of course, I was overly interested in finding 43 Dorchester Road, which doesn't exist. But interestingly enough, 4343 Dorchester Road belongs to the infamous Chateau Exxxperience.

You can visit their website here:

I have been here once. It is a very scary place full of porn and chocolate. And leery looking guys.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Passage from The Cider House Rules

"If he had known Mrs. Gorgan's prayer, he would have tried it, but the prayer that Homer used to clam himself was the end of Chapter 43 of David Copperfield. There being twenty more chapters to go, these words were pehaps too uncertain for a prayer, and Homer spoke them to himself uncertainly -- not as if he believed the words were true, but as if he were trying to force them to be true; by repeating and repeating the words he might make the words true for him, for homer Wells:

I have stood aside to see the phantoms of those days go by me. They are gone, and I resume the journey of my story."

---From The Cider House Rules, by John Irving

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Lake Sent Me a Picture

Lake is nice. She likes subways. Nice people like subways.
That's logic, folks.

Monday, February 12, 2007

February 12th

Today is the 43rd day of the year. Happy 43rd day of the year, everyone.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Prices are "Fall-In" This Fall

Taken at the Antique Market in Mt Pleasant, SC.... In Winter.

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Excerpt from Survivor's Ball


"What kind of convention is this?" Jasper said as Sarena said, "You're American, aren't you, Mr. Donner?"
"Yes," he said. He looked at them, his eyes lingering on Serena's forehead. "First thing, why don't you go freshen up? We've put you upstairs in Room 43. The key is in the door," he said almost apologetically, giving them a photocopied sheet of directions. "I'm afraid the hotel is a bit of a maze. Just keep turning left when you up the stairs. Try not to get lost."


"Some of use have come from very far away," Mr. Donner said. "We meet every year. We clebrate the triumph of the human spirit in situations of great adversity. We are all travelers, survivors of adventures, calamitous expeditions, of tragedies. We are widows and orphans, the survivors of marriages and shipwrecks. This is the 143rd Survivor's Ball."

----From Survivor's Ball, or The Donner Party, short story by Kelly Link, published in the collection stranger things happen