Monday, December 28, 2009
Here are my favorite links from 2009's Weekly Link Round-Up.
Aaron Rose's DIY America Series is killing it.
Amazing continuous fight scene via: Don Q's Lady Data
Andrew Zuckerman's Bird Book photos are AMAZING. Via: Kottke.
Savage Illustrations Via: Drawn.
The Botany Of Desire documentary is online in full for free.
NY Times article on Pandora's song recommending methods.
Michael Pollen's Food Dos and Don'ts.
Dallas Clayton just started up a the Awesome World Foundation. Check the video too.
Hookworm cures Asthma! Read about it here and hear about it on Radiolab.
Photos and video from Photographer/Installation artist Georges Rousse.
Just discovered Black Panther artist Emory Douglas on Studio 360.
Huxley V. Orwell comic Via: Kottke.
Color Tips for design, decorating, and life.
The Harper's Index is now searchable.
Inside the CBC Radio sound effects kitchen.
Opt out of getting phone books.
Sunday, December 27, 2009
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Monday, December 14, 2009
The first-ever WWASH get-together is next Monday — the winter solstice — December 21, and it's nothing more (and nothing less) than a chance to say hi to friends, eat some eats, and drink some drinks.
Because it's much easier to say hi to people when they're here as opposed to when they're not.
1423 O Street
Monday, December 21, 7:00 pm.
Come by for five minutes or five hours. Kids, adults, and all the rest are welcome.
Friday, December 11, 2009
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Monday, December 07, 2009
Radiolab benefit posters! Via: Drawn.
Seven principles of human behavior that con artists exploit. Via: What Consumes Me.
The making of the new OK Go video is more interesting than the actual video.
Chain restaurant flow chart.
The Rise and Fall of Design Within Reach. Long but interesting.
Andy Warhol, The bellwether of the art market video.
Saturday, December 05, 2009
Friday, December 04, 2009
Thursday, December 03, 2009
Wednesday, December 02, 2009
I just finished this book and I have to tell you I am a little bit freaked out. But not necessarily by the things I thought I would be freaked out by. Well,,, I mean I already knew that the processes used for Bleached Flour were not good and that Natural and Artificial Flavors are really neither. But Steve Ettlinger was able to scare the bejeezes out of me regarding so many other f'ed up things about food and its current processes. Via his quest to identify the sources for the Twinkie's long list of ingredients. How would I have known that the waste incurred to make Vitamins in the pill form is so environmentally unfriendly no one does it outside of China anymore. Or that much of what we eat starts out either as corn or a petrochemical. Well, I think we all knew about corn. All that said, I am still going to make good on my personal reward for completing this book by actually having one of the 500 million Twinkies sold this year. Now that I'm fully aware of all the shit that's in it, I might even enjoy it.
Carrie Browstein's NPR Blog is consistantly ripping, but her post today about Fugazi and Chunklet and James Burns' mp3 compilation of their stage banter is one of those things that makes you want to hug the internet and give it a big kiss on the lips of its mouth.