Posts by kalaity

Don’t Hate Me Because I’m Beautiful

By on Nov 11, 2012 in Cuttings | Comments Off

A proposal for an art installation Materials * 100 mirrors of various sizes * Vinyl lettering spelling out the phrase “Don’t Hate Me Because I’m Beautiful” on each mirror’s surface Ideally installed in as small a space as possible that nonetheless allows viewers to be completely engulfed by images of themselves. Inspired by a story in notoriously misogynist publication The Daily Mail, where a conventionally attractive woman claimed that other women hated her for her beauty, and even more so by the vitriolic backlash against her piece,...

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The Last Ant

By on Sep 24, 2010 in Humor | Comments Off

The Extinction of Cook’s Bi-Articulated Hairy-Legged Carpenter Ant Edward must have known he was the last of his kind.  As Dr. Peterson, head of the Moore Labs, was fond of saying, “Dying is easy; lifting 32 times your own weight is difficult.”  Nonetheless, no ant has ever been as pampered as this remnant of an obscure subspecies, his handling due entirely to the unusual circumstances of his life and death. We learned from Peterson that normally males die immediately after fertilizing a queen, and many do not make it to sexual maturity in an endangered colony, as...

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