Monday, November 23, 2009

Unbelievable card flourishes (via boingboing)

Friday, November 20, 2009

TimesOnline picks the 100 best books of the decade.
Looks like someone is porting the Commodore 64 classic M.U.L.E. game to an online version.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Fantastic Mr. Fox concept art

John Baeder
paints Diners (article at DesignObserver)
Undercover with a Michelin inspector (newyorker, via metafilter)
Hasselblad's $48,000 camera. Those 60 Megapixel snapshots should fill up your hard drive pretty quickly (acquire)

Tuesday, November 17, 2009 chronicles the vacant and deteriorating malls that dot the American landscape. Any near you?

Monday, November 16, 2009

Smiling while they steal your wallet: In anticipation of a healthcare overhaul measure that would have drug makers cut prices, the pharmaceuticals are raising prices (nytimes)

A Harvard health economist, Joseph P. Newhouse, said he found a similar pattern of unusual price increases after Congress added drug benefits to Medicare a few years ago, giving tens of millions of older Americans federally subsidized drug insurance. Just as the program was taking effect in 2006, the drug industry raised prices by the widest margin in a half-dozen years.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

"Contains Sulfites"
[Utterly Descriptive Domain Names XXII]

Thursday, November 12, 2009

This just sold for $43.7M

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Toronto Star editor takes revenge using considerable editing skills on an internal memo describing why in-house editor positions would be eliminated from the newspaper.

Monday, November 09, 2009

Re-Meet the Beatles: Popmatters does a 7 day examination of the Still Fab Four
Day 1 looks at the records

Airless tires

Endless Rain record
Charlie Allen does some pretty amazing nature (and generally everything-else) illustration. Check him out at CAWS.

Weather Drawings by Alexis Rockman

The Gallery of antique radio tuning dials (via boingboing)

Friday, November 06, 2009

Baguette dropped from bird's beak shuts down large hadron collider

Thursday, November 05, 2009

While schoolchildren go without H1N1 shots, Wall Street banks like Goldman Sachs are being sent private stocks of vaccine. This is utterly outrageous. Tell them to stop.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009


Monday, November 02, 2009

We're Governed by Callous Children (wsj)

They don't feel anxious, because they never had anything to be anxious about. They grew up in an America surrounded by phrases—"strongest nation in the world," "indispensable nation," "unipolar power," "highest standard of living"—and are not bright enough, or serious enough, to imagine that they can damage that, hurt it, even fatally.

We are governed at all levels by America's luckiest children, sons and daughters of the abundance, and they call themselves optimists but they're not optimists—they're unimaginative. They don't have faith, they've just never been foreclosed on. They are stupid and they are callous, and they don't mind it when people become disheartened. They don't even notice.