Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Face on a rock (link roundup)

Acrylic painting on Smooth river Rock by Mike Maxwell on sale for $20. Via.

And a few more links:

1. An army lieutenant:

When I encourage young officers to go to grad school, I tell them to stay away from military people. Have lunch with the lesbian anarchists, attend the environmentalists’ weekly emergency teach-ins, and try to see the world through different eyes. That skill will come in handy later on in life.
2. Apparently BP's online magazine for employees has found a way to put a positive spin on the Gulf oil spill:
“Much of the region’s [nonfishing boat] businesses — particularly the hotels — have been prospering because so many people have come here from BP and other oil emergency response teams,” another report says. Indeed, one tourist official in a local town makes it clear that “BP has always been a very great partner of ours here…We have always valued the business that BP sent us.”
3. Last year Americans spent $168 million in mobile virtual goods.

*Previously: Cheerful rock.

*Learn how to draw faces with these books at Amazon.