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    18 June 2008


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    I'm cracking up at the fact you are so 'bronzee' because you live in LA. Maybe I should start telling people that.

    Nothing to do with paleness, but the lady in the picture is so skinny, it's scary!

    Don't you think she's just very young?

    I believe this image is beautiful enough to hang in the Louvre. I would buy as many photos of your particularly perfectly pale and mysterious form as were offered. It's the image of the prize for which all men achieve and aspire. No human work of art can compare.

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    Today's quotation

    • Most educated people are aware that we are the outcome of nearly 4 billion years of Darwinian selection, but many tend to think that humans are somehow the culmination. Our sun, however, is less than halfway through its lifespan. It will not be humans who watch the sun's demise, 6 billion years from now. Any creatures that then exist will be as different from us as we are from bacteria or amoebae.

        --Martin Rees, quoted in essay "J.G. Ballard: The Catastrophist," by Christopher Hitchens (1949-2011) in posthumous anthology Arguably

    Le petit aperçu d'Ailleurs

    • Argentina is in default. The country was not able to reach agreement with all of its creditors, some of whom refused to agree to the payment plan worked out after long negotiations; this killed the agreement.