Famous/Literary smoking decoys
cathyerway: Lemon drops – Haruki Murakami Lashing out at big tobacco – Jonathan Franzen Having a series of strokes – Carson McCullers Lung cancer/death – Raymond Carver “and kiss me I’ve quit smoking” proposition – Magnetic Fields There have got to be infinite others… [Possible addition] David Sedaris on Smoking and Not Smoking…..
Regreen (helpful guide for green projects) →
“It is easy and tempting to boil down green building to simply product selections and glide over or even ignore the challenges of green building as a process. The REGREEN Program and the REGREEN Residential Remodeling Guidelines are about products and process, about synergies and unintended consequences. In green building, it is rarely a single product or building component or a collection...
boutofcontext: …mobile phones were left in New York City Taxis during the last 6 months! [Report] Apparently these items were also left behind….”a sawn-off shotgun, a couple of kids, 12 dead pheasants, 2 dogs, 1 cat, toilet seats and more… When the cabbies were asked to recall what the strangest objects were that they’d found at the back of their cabs they reported that it wasn’t...
Goddamn you, MacArthur.
noraleah: I am working my butt off here and ONCE AGAIN you look me over. Maybe it would help if I start wearing glasses? your time will come, genius-face. I liked this: “I find that if you limit your palette and you limit your tools, you have to think more creatively about how to use them,” he says. “And sometimes that leads to novel solutions.” -Walter Kitundu, the...
Working Vacations on Organic Farms →
Working Vacations on Organic Farms
I like your website. →
Best of the Blogs: Editors' Picks →
cathyerway: Lucinda Scala Quinn is my, uh, new favorite person… Yay! congrats
Viele Map of Manhattan →
I heard about this map from someone yesterday - it shows Manhattan’s original waterways.
NEW ORLEANS BINGO! SHOW →
Dressed in black, white and red like the leering faces on a good poker hand, the Bingo! Show is a multimedia stage experience that includes original “black-and-white silent films, aerialists… audience interaction, bingo games, slapstick comedy and shady characters who remind you that every stage door opens into a dark alley.”
In which the universe tries to tell me something
noraleah: Moments ago, I was walking up the stairs of my office building, carrying my new BPA-free Nalgene bottle, open and filled to the brim with filtered water. I was thinking about my new-found interest in celibacy (last night I announced to my roommates that I’m considering not having sex for one year — though it may be by default), when suddenly the bottle slipped from my hand and the cold...
oats: What’s up y’all… Just chugged a coffee while chilling out in a pub. Currently in High Wycombe (Buckinghamshire) about an hour from London. Criss-crossing this country on the trains. Next trip I’ll have to rent a car to save time. Holy mess I am reading the best book right now. The Patron Saint of Plagues is a “medical thriller, cyberpunk romp” and I don’t want to put it down. But I did...
The Scale of Intervention :: NewMuseum.org →
Last minute! pyschogeography talk! tonight. I think I will go and check it out.
I have to work at a grocery store for the third night in a row this week… sorry, just bitching a little. It’s cool though, I’ll get all the grass-fed whatever and vegan-dairy-free-organic stuff I want soon enough!