BBC NEWS | Europe | Amputee sprinter second in Rome
Oscar Pistorius does his thing, comes in second, and isn't happy about his time. Pistorius has received a fair amount of criticism on his "I'm not disabled stance." No comment from me -- you identify or you don't -- I'm interested in the consequences of perception.
I'm late to the party on this one. Disabled and using public transport in the UK? Check this out -- and the YouTube angle, too. Gold star for coolness.
Disapedia's getting a lot of interest right now -- a disi wiki. Neat. Forums, info, etiquette, pix, flix.... All right.
And because you know I'm cool myself: From the Oakland FireArts Festival. The Fire Odyssey (incidentally featuring a cheetah leg wearing breakdancing member of Odysseus' crew -- crips, they get everywhere). It was quite an evening. If you could get past the idea of the fire artists whose art is dependent on "bio-fuel" blasting propane fire into the atmosphere while preaching environmental responsibility, you could enjoy the little touches... Aeolus, god of the winds, giving Odysseus a case filled with blow... Poseidon being played by a member of the Oakland Fire Department... a contortionist, a ballerina, an opera singer ...
Post concludes with an image of the fire arts stage. A wire figure representing Poseidon looms to the right. Zeus is in the background (another wire figure). The stage is built with industrial style scaffolding which is variously lit by fire and blue carbon fibre.