David: You look too young to have gone to medical school. Reid: They’re PhDs. Three of them. David: What are you, a genius or something? Reid: I-I don’t believe that intelligence can be accurately quantified, but I do have an IQ of 187, an eidetic memory and can read 20,000 words per minute. David: … Reid: Yes I’m a genius.
John Boehner has a primary challenger. Tea Party activist David Lewis announced his candidacy for Ohio’s 8th congressional district Friday. He will challenge House Speaker John Boehner for his current seat.
From the Cincinnati Enquirer:
“I’m not delusional. I don’t know if I have a chance at beating the Speaker of the House,” Lewis said Friday. “But what I can do is show the Ohio voters that Boehner has a box full of empty rhetoric. He doesn’t really vote for his convictions. He’s an establishment Republican. He doesn’t believe in the tea party. He doesn’t really believe in the pro-life issues.”
Lewis says he’s running against Boehner with one particular issue in mind: abortion. His stance on Planned Parenthood? He calls the organization “the largest killer of unborn babies in America.” And yes, that is a photo of a fetus on his website’s homepage.
In Contemporary Architecture, the Section Is the Generator
The following text is excerpted from Manual of Section by Paul Lewis, Marc Tsurumaki, and David J. Lewis (Princeton Architectural Press, 2016).
What is a section? In reference to architectural drawing, the term section typically describes a cut through the body of a building, perpendicular to the horizon line. A section drawing is one that shows a vertical cut transecting, typically along a primary axis, an object or building. The section reveals simultaneously its interior and exterior profiles, the interior space, and the material, membrane, or wall that separates interior from exterior, providing a view of the object that is not usually seen. This representational technique takes various forms and graphic conceits, each developed to illustrate different forms of architectural knowledge, from building sections that use solid fill or poche to emphasize the profile of the form, to construction details that depict materials through lines and graphic conventions. In an orthographic section the interior is also described through interior elevations of the primary architectural surfaces, while the combination of a section with a perspective describes in depth the interior as a space, using the techniques of perspectival projection.
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (1959) Frank Lloyd Wright New York
Notre Dame du Haut (1954) Le Corbusier Ronchamp, France
United States Pavilion at Exo ‘67 (1967) Buckminster Fuller and Shoji Sadao Montreal, Canada
Iberê Camargo Foundation Museum (2008) Álvaro Siza Porto Alegre, Brazil
Rolex Learning Center (2010) SANAA Lausanne, Switzerland
Taichung Metropolitan Opera House (2016) Toyo Ito & Associates Taichung, Taiwan
Ford Foundation Headquarters (1968) Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo and Associates New York