Q marks the spot – Treasure Map 35 (August 2011)
by Mark Meynell
- Carl Trueman is his trenchant, swashbuckling self in his corrective about current obsessions with all things urban
- Jason Ramsami has remarkable graphic gifts. He’s now made his Jesus Comic (which is available as an iPhone app) freely available on his website in its entirety.
- Been doing the rounds, but Taylor Mali does a brilliant job of cultural deconstruction with his earnest appeal to speak with conviction. Check it out if you’ve not done so yet.
- It can happen to any of us – C J Mahaney takes a leave of absence. But there are other encouragements surrounding this – a reconciliation letter and overview of situation.
- Anglican Mission in England (AMIE) launches a new site
- It’s hard to imagine what North Korea is really like. Here are a few snapshots…
- The 7 Deadlly Sins of CEOs from the FT’s Lucy Kellaway…
- When high winds make waterfalls go UP
- Imagine meeting some of these art installations round a street corner… awesome. (I love Banksy’s murdered phonebox)
- Some great mishearings of U2 lyrics
- Some wonderfully terrible poetry… here’s one example to give a bit of a flavour:
Then through the white surf did she haste,
To clasp her lovely swain;
When ah! a shark bit through his waist,
His heart’s blood dy’d the main.
– James Grainger (1721-1767), “Bryan and Pereene”
- Here’s another gem from Futility Closet: a plan to dam the Straits of Gibraltar
- The connection between the octopus and cartography…