Matthew Henry John Bartlett

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Tuesday 30 September, 02008

Wellington Calendar update

by Matthew Bartlett @ 11:54 am

I’ve tweaked (or by RSS feed). Previously I was displaying a month at a time, but now there are too many things each day to show more than a week at a time. One day I should promote this properly, because it seems like a useful thing to have all these cheap + hopeful Wellington happenings listed in one place. I am always impressed at how much lovely stuff is bubbling along around here. Good work team. If you’d like to be able to add your own events, send me a note.

Tuesday 23 September, 02008

Contributions to Global Warming: Historic Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Fossil Fuel Combustion, 1900-1999

by Matthew Bartlett @ 2:28 pm

[via WorldChanging]

And a cracker little quote from Bill English, telling it like it is:

Don’t fall for the word sustainability – what the hell does that mean? You’ve got to make money if you’re going to stay in business.

[from the 5 Aug 2008 Herald, via gblog]

Friday 19 September, 02008

Give it up up

by Matthew Bartlett @ 8:49 am is live.
and on Scoop’s front page

Thursday 18 September, 02008

Slightly richer reading experience

by Matthew Bartlett @ 3:56 pm

newsreader or e-reader + facebook’s “we’re related” app could tell you if you knew the kids of the people mentioned in the news or in biographies. Just saying.

Monday 15 September, 02008

Ends in mid-sentence

by Matthew Bartlett @ 9:55 am


Wednesday 10 September, 02008

The weaker argument defeats the stronger

by Matthew Bartlett @ 2:41 pm

From The Monkey Wrench Gang, by Edward Abbey:

No one ever stopped. Except the Highway Patrol arriving promptly fifteen minutes late, radioing the report of an explicable billboard fire to a casually scornful dispatcher at headquarters, then ejecting self from vehicle, extinguisher in gloved hand, to ply the flames for a while with little limp gushes of liquid sodium hydrochloride (“wetter than water” because it adheres better, like soapsuds) to the pyre. Futile if gallant efforts. Dehydrated by months, sometimes years of desert winds and thirsty desert air, the pine and paper of the noblest most magnificent of billboards yearned in every molecule for quick combustion, wrapped itself in fire with the mad lust, the rapt intensity, of lovers fecundating. All-cleansing fire, all-purifying flame, before which the asbestos-hearted plutonic pyromaniac can only genuflect and pray.

Monday 01 September, 02008

Nurient flow prayer

by Matthew Bartlett @ 7:12 pm

Human Rights Street Art Project

A4 x8 (recycled, mostly a Borges short story), gladwrap, 2 envelopes, teabags, banana peel, dry parsley, apple bag, flower wrapping, flower stems, carrot end, cracker wrappers, apple cores, kiwifruit peels; banana peel, teabag, milk bottle (r), 3 A4s (r); 3 A4s (r), 1 A6, pear core, carrot end, napkin, chicken packaging, mushroom bag, 2 tin cans (r), egg shells, vege peels, terrorist cap from tomato juice bottle