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My sister sent me this a few weeks ago, and I should be punished for not posting it immediately. It’s amazing.
At the Bangkok Zoo, people stopped visiting the elephants, because they were more interested in the pandas. So zookeepers did the only logical thing. By which I mean the dumbest, weirdest thing. Here’s how that turned out.
ELEPHANTS AS PANDAS GAHHH
U.S. Embassy saves Willy the sea turtle.
Rabbit Hash, KY knows how to run an election. Meet their mayor, Lucy Lou.
Personally, I think the cat candidate was robbed. Travis was 2nd runner up- from his bio:
“Travis chose Rabbit Hash and you should choose this cat to be the new Mayor of Rabbit Hash. He is the ONLY candidate that actually resides in Rabbit Hash.” Sad. More information on this historic election here.
“The suit details problems with the plant dating as far back as 2004, describing a sewer facility permeated by the smell of doughnuts, pipes clogged with corrosive slime and the resulting raw sewage leaks that eventually shut down the southern Fairfax sewer system.
At one point, public works officials ran a closed-circuit camera along a pipe to show the grease deposits, only to get the camera stuck in the buildup.”
I especially love the Hillary section on this one.
This is the best bag LeSportSac makes, Nora and I can both confirm that. But now it’s DISCONTINUED!! WHYYY?! It is what we’ve called “clown car bag” because so much shit fits in it and it doesn’t even look bulky. Observe below (though this is a pattern I hate):
I even wrote them a damn email. I say lets boycott until Anna is back.
I love me some Frank Lloyd Wright. And I love me some Lego. I mean, who doesn’t? People who don’t love Lego suck.
Anywho, Lego has a new Architecture series, and they’ve got two Frank Lloyd Wright sets on the way. Just a reminder that my birthday is approaching.
The two sets are Fallingwater and The Guggenheim.
My sister sent me this amusing article about SkyMall. The NY Times loves reporting on how every tiny niche of society is suffering from the recession. Also, remember how Sarah had a SkyMall ad on her door of A1 for some dog bark collar?
The second one is really creepy.
shoot me in the face please. Because this show is terrible. Seriously. It’s a brain abortion.
I’m a big fan of Frank Chimero. His state illustrations are fantastic (when’s New York, Frank? Or Vermont, or Indiana??), and I used to have this inspirational poster as my desktop at work for a while (the “Aw, Damnit” part got to me, eventually). Anyway, Grain Edit interviewed Frank recently, and it’s really fascinating. I’m not even a graphic designer or much of an artist (though I’m known to doodle geometric shapes on notebooks at work).
The whole interview is a great read, but my favorite part is when Frank describes how he comes up with the ideas for the states. Here’s an excerpt:
Here, I’m trying out a few ideas. Something long and curling? An alligator? A fish? A manatee? Nah. That manatee doesn’t look like one. It’s too skinny. Not cowish enough. Doesn’t work well with the shape. The alligator is nice, but too predictable? His legs don’t integrate in very nicely into the shape. A train? Oh. Wow. That’s nice. Maybe we can use the smoke to trail off to the left to fill that difficult space. Ok. Bingo!
So cool. Anyway, Frank also mentions this great video he did for Good Magazine. I hadn’t seen it before and I suggest you watch it both for his great drawings and for the info.
This article was really interesting and sad. Reason number 385983 to to use condoms: you don’t want to be paying child support on nine different kids. I’ve been posting a lot about the need to use protection lately, huh?
Anne Marie sent me this. I’ll admit it, I don’t even really know what the Alamo is.
Whooooooaaaaa….as my temporary housemate just pointed out, Bobby Jindal sounds and looks A LOT like Kenneth Parcell from 30 Rock. There aren’t any YouTube videos of his speech yet, but I will add tomorrow.
but seriously, these are some awesome knock-offs
The Classic: Eames Molded Plastic Rocker from DWR ($479)
The Overstock Knock-off: Vinnie White Cradle Chair from Overstock ($159.99)
The Classic: Nelson Platform Bench – 60 inches long from DWR ($779)
The Overstock Knock-Off: Slat Bench in Black from Overstock ($239.99)
Now your turn:
One of the chairs below is $1,229, the Saarinen Tulip Armless Chairfrom DWR. The other is the Redd White Chair for $169.99 from Overstock.
Emily, this is for you.
University of Florida shark researcher George Burgess says the number of reported shark attacks worldwide dipped to a five year low last year.
there is only one solution to this problem. a masked crime spree/dance party:
Thanks for alerting me Anne Marie.
The above tall blue stool is $846 from Unica Home
And yet this one below is $104 from Overstock. Please explain the difference.
Well, that about sums it up. Watch it here. Thanks Alison for sending this to me.
missed connections post….
You looked cold, but cute – m4w – 54 (Hudson River)
Reply to: email@example.com [?]
Date: 2009-01-15, 5:17PM EST
- Location: Hudson River
- it’s NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
take it away, Today Show!
ORLA IS DESIGNING FOR TARGETTTTT YAY MY HEAD EXPLODE AAAAH OH MY GOD OH MY GOD IT’S LIKE CHRISTMAS AND MY BIRTHDAY HAD A BABY AND ALL MY DREAMS CAME TRUEEEEEE
FEBRUARY 1 IS THE BEST DAY EVER
Here’s some of the stuff:
I got so excited when I read this I called Dan and basically woke him up with screaming. I’m so fucking excited.
Thanks to Decor8 for this amazing news.
This is how they had to practice. What dedication!
My sister sent this to me back in February and I just read it now. But it was really interesting and accurate. Note the part about Buddhist converts.
When will you ever stop? Washington Mayor Adrian Fenty was confronted face-to-face Thursday with some of the district’s crime problems, when it turned out the host of the morning talk show he appeared on had been mugged in the city an hour earlier.
Thanks Justin for showing me this sotry.
I watched this with no sound but I can only assume that this man shrieks like a a girl.
My sassy sister sent this to me. It’s actually kind of gross looking. Too bad about the baby being rejected by it’s mom. (Maybe his mom is just autistic).
Thanks Hannah for notifying me. And “get used to seeing yellow in places you’re not used to seeing it.”
I do not have any money so am sending you this drawing I did of a spider instead. I value the drawing at $233.95 so trust that this settles the matter.
To commemorate this occasion, I will give you –
Kitteh Has Too Much To Drink
and Cat Fart Explosion
THAT just about sums it up. Happy Thanksgiving!
I learned this when my old boss Ronnie yelled to me across the cafeteria “did you hear Burlington is the healthiest place in the US? And the least healthy place is the U.S. State Department.” Zing!
THE WALKING, RIDE-ABLE, TALKING, MUSIC-PLAYING TRICERATOPS
Watch these kids have a fucking blast with my future favorite thing in the universe:
KOTA WHY WON’T YOU JUST COME TO MY HOUSE AND LET ME TICKLE YOUR CHIN AND FEED YOU LEAVES??
Google knows everything and now they are predicting the future…. apparently google can predict flu outbreaks better than the CDC according to where and how often people use google to search for “flu” -both frightening and amazing.
check it out here. they also provide an in-depth explanation of their methods which is also frightening/interesting.
Kevin: Have you been following the news?
Olivia: Yeah, I don’t really get it.
Kevin: Imagine that I let you borrow $50, but in exchange for my generosity, you promise to pay me back the $50 with an extra $10 in interest. To make sure you pay me back, I take your Charizard Pokémon card as collateral.
Olivia: Kevin, I don’t play Pokémon anymore.
Kevin: I’m getting to that. Let’s say that the Charizard is worth $50, so in case you decide to not return my money, at least I’ll have something that’s worth what I loaned out.
Kevin: But one day, people realize that Pokémon is stupid and everyone decides that the cards are overvalued. That’s right—everybody turned twelve on the same day! Now your Charizard is only worth, say, $25.
My sister sent this article to me with the message “These clothes are not affordable in tough economic times. Sorry, NY Times, you are wrong.”
New buzzword: Gotcha journalism.
From Wonkette: Because she’s masochistic, Sarah Palin went back for more inquisition with her MORTAL FOIL, the ancient fire dragon Katie Couric. Of course this time she brought her actual father, John McCain, to come and sit in and change the subject when Katie Couric starts getting mean. Palin sounds, uh, better(?), and is able to not completely mangle her 2002-era platitudinous bullcrap about “the terrorists.” On the other hand, Palin comes off as extremely pathetic because JOHN MCCAIN HAS TO DEFEND HER CONSTANTLY FROM KATIE COURIC.
In the Roosevelt Room after the session, the Treasury secretary, Henry M. Paulson Jr., literally bent down on one knee as he pleaded with Nancy Pelosi, the House Speaker, not to “blow it up” by withdrawing her party’s support for the package over what Ms. Pelosi derided as a Republican betrayal.
“I didn’t know you were Catholic,” Ms. Pelosi said, a wry reference to Mr. Paulson’s kneeling, according to someone who observed the exchange. She went on: “It’s not me blowing this up, it’s the Republicans.”
Mr. Paulson sighed. “I know. I know.”
Seriously, who isn’t gay these days??
Amy Poehler: Leaving ‘Saturday Night Live’ will be ‘hard’
Tuesday, September 16th 2008, 2:16 PM
“It’s gonna be really hard – Boyz II Men hard – to say goodbye to yesterday,” Poehler jokingly said of her nearly seven-year stint on the show.
“‘SNL’ was dangerous, late-night, last-minute and star-studded, but like any good drug, you need to know when to put it down.”
According to an SNL rep, the actress is staying with the show until her baby is born.
Though the mom-to-be makes no guarantee for a return to late-night TV, the star is reportedly working on her own show with “The Office” producers and writers at NBC.
Just last weekend, Poehler made headlines again for her spot-on portrayal of Senator Hillary Clinton in SNL’s season premiere.
I guess I have to cite The NY Daily News for the story, but jesus, Daily News, lay off the linking to your goddamn photos. Just report the fucking story.
this is the best news story of all time.
Neighbors of Andy Lacasse say the sign, which says “OBAMA HALF-BREED MUSLIN [sic]” breaches the fine line between free speech and inappropriateness.
“I got nothing good to say about Obama,” Lacasse told News 13.
Lacasse put the sign in his front yard four days ago.
“If I see anybody touching that sign, I got a club sitting right over there,” Lacasse said.
stolen from adam’s gchat status.
Watch out Florida. Ike is coming and boy is he huge.