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On parking, in where else, Los Angeles magazine. by Dave Gardetta, Dec. 2011 If you grew up here, the earliest and most essential phrase drilled into you by adults—“Remember, we’re in blue Mickey”—was uttered in a parking lot bigger than Disneyland itself. Angelenos can immediately recognize outsiders, lost souls seen wandering through parking garages with no memory of where the Corolla...
I was drunk and I bought it, and I forgot about it, and it showed up in the...– “Online Merchants Home In on Imbibing Consumers,” by Stephanie Clifford, NYT, Dec. 27, 2011
I love Los Angeles. I know a lot of people go there and they see just a huge...– David Lynch, Catching The Big Fish (via bbook)
Anyway it only makes sense if you assume those premises; that all human...– This interview with David Graeber on “What Is Debt?” is one of the most thought-provoking things published this year about the premises of finance. (via moorehn) Super fascinating! Very fun, go read this.
moorehn: I now think of everything in life as “before the financial crisis” and “after the financial crisis.” So basically, if it happened before June 2007, it’s ancient history. Every time I find a book that looks fantastically relevant to my thesis topic (Iceland’s response to the financial crisis), I flip to the front first. If it was published before 2008, I’m wary. On a...
People just get things wrong. They read them wrong, or remember them wrong or...– What Is Good Fact-Checking? | Mother Jones (via rubenfeld)
Help! Someone Just Put a Loaf of Homemade... →
Glamour, Dec. 19, 2011 This is a real question!
You gently consume time.– Nicholas Felton, from the article ‘Designers Behind Facebook Timeline: 5 Lessons For Creating A UI With Soul’ (via fastcompany)
Winter Poems →
from the Poetry Foundation
I think maybe because it’s Christmastime, he’s sort of more reflective?”...– “As Rivalry Tightens, Romney is Reflective,” by Ashley Parker, NYT, Dec. 13, 2011
Physicists around the world, fueled by coffee, dreams and Internet rumors of a...– “Data Hints at Elusive Particle, but the Wait Continues,” NYT, Dec. 13, 2011
Every Single Word in Icelandic: Pulsa (or pylsa,... →
icelandwantstobeyourfriend: “Pulsa” is an Icelandic word for a thing that people like very much to stick into their mouths and eat. “Pylsa” is another Icelandic word for the same thing. What does Icelandic have two different words that sound almost the same and mean the same thing? Find out by klikking on Every Single Word in Icelandic.
The private equity industry’s titans have long been worried this moment would...– Mitt Romney’s Run Puts Spotlight on Private Equity - NYTimes.com (via littleyanners)