A while back on the slow-moving Thingsville, US, I linked to the Danger Dog phenomenon. I just got an email from the people behind the project, asking me to pass on the word that you could get your own Danger Dog at the Craft and Folk Art Museum in Los Angeles ("right across from LACMA", so everybody says) this next Saturday, May 30th (CFAM calendar here), and some will be sold at discount prices. Michelle of the Danger Dog site says: "It's that time of year again! Another Danger Dog trip -- the fifth already! We will be back in early August with the new commissioned orders...30 Danger Dogs were featured in the Venice Art Walk benefiting the Venice Free Clinic. Not only did the Dogs do well -- 14 sold with 4 bidding wars -- overall the Silent Auction brought in as much money as last year #
In 1492, Christopher Columbus stood on the deck of the Santa Maria, telescope in hand, and sighted land. St Kitts, an island amongst those visited by Columbus, commemorated the event by issuing a postage stamp depicting exactly that. Whoops: the telescope wasn't invented until 1608. It doesn't, however, stop anyone from including telescopes in crafts, costumes, clipart, or coloring books of Columbus' adventures. More than just nit-picky, the inclusion of such complex tools overlooks Columbus' accomplishments, given the utter lack of technology at his disposal.