People are paranoid about their online anonymity. On my recent apartment hunt I had to send emails to addresses like email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org (I made those up so don’t test them). And on Facebook, every second day I get a message telling me to change some obscure privacy setting so I don’t get photoshopped into [...]
A Cavalry of road racers unsaddle from their shiny 30 speeds Fresh off the pavement where they soared single file All bright skin tight wind blown sponsorship with reflective Glasses; they could have been on a space age mission to Free some planetary colony from intergalactic terrorists. But now with their glasses unmasked and ponies [...]
I didn’t know nuns love water bottles. And who took this photo?
With all these amazing videos making my life feel as useless as a Bob Dylan Christmas album, I decided to post this interactive chart on how small things are. It’s also a great re-fresher on your units of measure (remember: an Angstrom is smaller than a nanometer…). It also states that under the right conditions [...]
“Ways to feel small” (parts one and two) was never really meant to be a series but I just keep coming across these videos that make me feel like a ten-year-old again. When I wasn’t playing hockey or Micro Machines on Nintendo, I used to read books about space (Carl Sagan or Robert Jastrow were my [...]
I think it was Jer who awhile back wrote something here involving the ever-influential ‘Outliers’ by Gladwell. And I believe Jer was calling attention to the Canadian hockey dilemma, where birth dates reflect success. Truth be told I haven’t read Gladwell’s best seller, but I have been on vacation with many people who have been [...]
These santas freak me out. Check out the top ten creepiest santas here. (hat tip to Radio3)
Todd Hido is my favourite photographer. His images are done on medium format cameras, they’re intense, incredibly moody and provocative. He confirms my belief and devotion to analog photography.
I don’t know about you but octopuses (or octopodes–apparently that’s the real plural of octopus) are starting to make me nervous. I feel like they’re getting a little too smart. It started innocently enough with an octopus opening a screw-top jar or fitting its whole body through a tiny hole. A couple of years ago [...]
I really believe there is something to the theory that the time of year affects what music we listen to. The eponymous new album by The xx is a great example. I picked this it up late summer, gave it a couple of listens, and threw it into Willy Wonka’s “bad egg” pile. Fast forward [...]