Archive for April, 2011

Passport to Lunacy

Written by Nexcerpt on Thursday, April 28th, 2011 in Patterns & News.
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[Sigh] OK, left-leaning conspiracy theorists — and you know you’re nearly as common as Birthers — I’m sorry to burst your bubble, but the State Department has not gone batshit insane, no matter how many mouths have already frothed over the notion.

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Harbor Shores

Written by Nexcerpt on Wednesday, April 20th, 2011 in Patterns & News.
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Watching the Benton Harbor takeover escalate recently — in particular, the devious private agendas of Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, Michigan Representative Fred Upton, and their cronies — I was reminded of the relentless misrepresentations in early development proposals for the Jack Nicklaus “Signature” golf course at Harbor Shores.

Below are my comments on Harbor Shores’ first wetland permit request, as I submitted back in 2005. Unfortunately, all the worst has come to pass.

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Dating Language

Written by Nexcerpt on Wednesday, April 6th, 2011 in Dating & Online, Patterns & News.
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Turnstyle describes Online Dating Lingo Tapped and Mapped, visualizing the language of online dating profiles. Well… allegedly visualizing the language. Sort of. If you don’t care about language.

The project is by R. Luke DuBois. It’s a promising concept, weakly implemented. It shouts, in pale grey blue and mauve, why artists who lack analytical skills should stay out of the infographic business.

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True April Fools

Written by Nexcerpt on Saturday, April 2nd, 2011 in Patterns & News.
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These are not April Fools pranks! There certainly are pranks here, but nothing funny. All these news articles about massive wealth appeared within a few hours of April First. Considering the deviltry they describe, and the terror such corporate devils sew — and will one day reap — this news would be more fitting on Halloween.

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