With no Mona to deliver the Friday Word o' the Week to those bloggers in orbit around her, we are as lost little children. Luckily, I have been saving this for a rainy day.
I stole this from the ever-interesting Strange Maps, which is a blog devoted to...you guessed it, strange maps. A Swedish artist named Erik Nordenankar sent a GPS device around the world via DHL, to whom he gave detailed instructions. The "drawing" is the path of the GPS device as it traveled, by boat and truck and plane. It's a self-portrait, which makes it even cooler!
A slight adjustment in cool quotient: I just read on the artist's own blog that this is a purely theoretical project, and still in the planning stages. No GPS device was actually sent (although the detailed instructions, the meat of the piece, were drawn up). Which makes it slightly less cool, but not significantly. You can learn lots more about it by visiting his site (and as I only skimmed it, you'll likely end up knowing more about it than I). I got the sense that DHL caught wind of the project and was not amused.
Obama voted in favor of the onerous wire-tapping bill. I am quite disappointed. Even Hillary voted against it! But I guess she's not running for anything,...