Monday, October 20, 2014

That was the hottest September in 135 years of record keeping. It was the fourth monthly record set this year, along with May, June and August.

Saturday, October 18, 2014


Friday, October 17, 2014

ramen museum. photo by tynan.


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Thursday, October 16, 2014


Wednesday, October 15, 2014


thunderstruck, by ac/dc, arranged for bass fiddle banjo mandolin accordion spoons and anvil.
performed by steve n seagulls.

AbbVie Said Close to Shire Reversal as Tax Rules Change

Bloomberg - ‎37 minutes ago‎
AbbVie Inc. is on the verge of abandoning its $51 billion takeover of Shire Plc after recent talks with the U.S. Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service left it convinced that tax-rule changes would undermine the deal's rationale, people familiar 


learn a bit of scots dialect. national library of scotland site.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014


book of cicero's advice to his son.

mentioned in this long long article about books



an article in vanity fair about robert caro's landmark bio of lbj. found while i was browsing for photos.

I like the way the second pic shows bobby looking at lyndon looking at jack.

Monday, October 13, 2014

[–]_KeanuReeves[S] 1470 points  
Today I will pick: If you haven't seen A Scanner Darkly, Please watch A Scanner Darkly. A film I'm fond of is Henry's Crime. I'll pick those 2 today.
[–]hypetech 383 points  
A Scanner Darkly was awesomely done.
[–]Enlightenment777 359 points  
A Scanner Darkly - Bike Scene - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=seP2DPqd0o8
  • Robert Downey, Jr.
  • Woody Harrelson
  • Keanu Reeves
  • Winona Ryder

Sunday, October 12, 2014

xkcd's randall munroe has the #3 nyt bestseller with "what if".
i heard it was #1 at some point but i wasn't able to verify that.


thelma and louise.
gina davis, susan sarandon, brad pitt.

the dr bronner documentary.
i swear by this stuff.

picnic at hanging rock
my girlfriend, back in 1982, introduced me to this movie and director peter weir,
who made mel gibson a household name.

Saturday, October 11, 2014


Monday, October 06, 2014


a bit of local history i didnt know.

Sunday, October 05, 2014


Interesting business model I ran into while camping this weekend with a Burning Man crowd in Ohio.
 It's a for-profit high end restauarant but for every soup they sell they donate a soup. I plan to stop by tomorrow with some of our extra food from camping and see if they want it. A group of our food not bombs crew were at the campout, but it turns out they were there more to party than cook, so I brought too much food. After that I'll check out http://www.soapboxbooks.org/ or finley market then head home for a couple days.

Thursday, October 02, 2014

january 11th, 2015. shameless, us version, season 5 starts.
a couple of the shows i watch have finally started back up.


tatstes awful, and you can only get it in chicago. must try. this is a note to myself, otherwise i'd forget.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

tynan starts a cruise gang, cruises hard.

Over the past 20 years, the population of monarch butterflies has fallen dramatically — from a high of 1 billion down to only 35 million last winter, a decline of over 90 percent. 
monarchs aren't just cute little critters. like a canary in a coal mine, they are a way to monitor your environment - if the monarchs die, it's not that safe for people either.

Earth lost 50% of its wildlife in the past 40 years, says WWF

Monday, September 29, 2014

The housing collective I live in is thinking of buying this $100,000 church, if we can pull it off.
We've been renting a similar sort of place.

http://www.salon.com/2004/11/15/andas_game/ a cory doctorow story in salon.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

in case i wan t to do a bit of self-improvement over the next month.


crazy idea: make a record (whatever the kids call them these days) of songs the clash later covered.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttJBdr6eBuo clash bankrobber
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eADdngEvvzg chumbawumba bankrobber
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNFRoenaY_E hot __ tuna, bankrobber
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-opWssGIDig ukepunk bandrobber

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HvNHXbTL7Oc vince taylor brand new cadillac original
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBoxSMjocww brand new cadillac brian setzer

clash on broadway, an album i dont know. mostly stuff that's on other albums but still.
every little bit hurts - a clash song that's new to me.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVKC5YE85Ks clash, hitsville in uk. w/ ellen foley.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gp38HYNSz8c vince taylor i'm evil


Willie Williams armagideon time


James Waynes - Junco Partner (1951)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4E5aF_rdX9Q police on my back the equals 1967

hmm it looks like somebody's already done this project


hill made of olive oil jars


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