Saturday, August 15, 2009

Wayne Maine vs. NYC

I visited the American Natural History Museum with my grandparents. There were a lot of fossils and broken astronomy exhibits but, perhaps most importantly, we saw a video about the creation (and eventual destruction) of the sun narrated by Whoopi Goldberg.

Here are some pictures of dinosaurs with potentially amusing captions. Everything is blurry because most of the fossils are behind glass. Also, New Yorkers are pushy and don't care that you are trying to take a picture. Either that or I was just being obnoxious and wearing a Red Sox hat.

Gamara, the friend of all children (jet engines not pictured).

This guy was happy to see us. I think it was because he has an army helmet for a body.

-insert not at all dated Jurassic Park reference here-

Little known fact, some dinosaurs had iron bodies....

...and some dinosaurs had no bodies at all.

Sorry creationism, Archaeopteryx lithographica.

Dinosaur Dance Party?

Thursday, August 13, 2009


I talked for about two hours. No one fell asleep.

If you want, you can download my slides here. They are pretty boring.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

In which I make at least 3 comic book references

While jogging tonight I came across some fliers warning of the coming of a fascist new world order. Above the text was a photoshopped image of Barack Obama with makeup like the Joker in The Dark Knight.

Now the Dark Knight made like a million billion dollars so whoever made this should know that the Joker is explicitly an anarchist. And if I remember correctly, fascism and anarcism are kinda sorta opposite ideologies. Oh well, someone needs to read V for Vendetta again I guess.

I'm just going to chaulk this up to Long Island being bizarro world.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009


Writing lectures. Will post slides when done.

Monday, August 10, 2009

The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus

There is finally a trailer for this. All in all it looks pretty amazing. Plus it's difficult to go wrong with Terry Gilliam, Heath Ledger, Johnny Depp and friends.