more harvard obligations

When Lawrence Lessig explained why he couldn't be the lawyer for prosecutorially hounded hacker (and later suicide) Aaron Swartz, he mentioned that he had a conflict that forced him to choose between Swartz and "obligations to Harvard," where Lessig was employed. That's the phrase he used, "my obligations to Harvard."

Now comes Ricardo Hausman, adviser to Juan Guaido, explaining that he had to break with America's chosen Venezuela coup leader because of "obligations at Harvard," where Hausman teaches.

Apparently the black hole of this elite school allows neither darkness nor light to escape its gravitational pull.

bad g**gle drawing of the day - the spectators

bad_spectators

As noted previously, Eric Schmidt's company greenwashes its diversity problem with an endless parade of cultural "others" on its main search page.

Above is a drawing cropped from the same picture as yesterday's bad G**gle image of the day, celebrating women's soccer.
These are the spectators, a happy melting pot of women waving tiny American flags. (With one male, wearing a lei.)
They are all reacting with identical robotic smiles as lady liberty smacks the ball with her shin.
The artist combines Norman Rockwell feelgood-ism with a kind of desperate propaganda style, like old Chinese Communist posters of happy factory workers.

Bonus: If you like women with tiny heads and big thighs, there is a monopoly technology company that openly displays them:

huge_thighs

This somewhat resembles the work of Matisse, except the poor figure drawing is unintentional. He also had a better color sense.

bad g**gle drawing of the day

lady_soccer_liberty

The Incredible Hulk meets Pippi Longstocking?
Is it possible a human figure drawing could be more poorly proportioned?
How is it these artists always make the most dynamic moments seem utterly slack and lifeless?
Can this artist draw a round ball?
Would someone actually play soccer wearing a foam NYC tourist "lady liberty" hat?
Is that color supposed to be verdigris?
Is it better to kick with the toe or the shin?
Do soccer fields have small mountain ranges on them?

startpage

Startpage.com ("The world's most private search engine") supposedly pays Google for its search results and recycles them for the privacy-minded, without ads, trackers, and other nonsense. Great, what's the catch?