October 20, 2014

fer1972:

Poe Returning to Boston via Edgar Allan Poe Foundation of Boston

Finally what you deserved, Edgar!

October 16, 2014
engadget:

Here’s your first look at Apple’s new 5K iMac

Sexy

engadget:

Here’s your first look at Apple’s new 5K iMac

Sexy

October 15, 2014
thisistheverge:

HBO IS FINALLY GOING TO LET OYU WATCH SHOWS WITHOUT CABLE

thisistheverge:

HBO IS FINALLY GOING TO LET OYU WATCH SHOWS WITHOUT CABLE

October 7, 2014

downeastandout:

Oscar Jacobson

My goal is to look like this guy when I’m older. That is some style!

(Source: manolo.se)

October 3, 2014

kateoplis:

"Man will go to extreme lengths for the perfect sandwich.

I’ve heard that when the King of Jordan is in D.C. on business, he’ll send a driver to Baltimore to pick up pit beef sandwiches at Chap’s to eat on the plane ride home.

A brat belongs on a hard roll. A bun can’t hold up to the juice.”

"Knuckles are the tenderest part of a lobster.”

"You can copyright the name of a sandwich, but not its combination of ingredients.”

"Schottzie’s is one of the last places in St. Louis that serves a fried brain sandwich. When asked about the sandwich’s merits, the owner will say, “Brain’s heavy in protein. Heavy, heavy protein.”

Offering someone half of your sandwich is the modern version of breaking bread.”

"If you’re going to put an avocado on a sandwich, mash it. Otherwise it’ll mess up the architecture.”

A great sandwich maker is a custodian of regional identity.

The pickle that you get with your deli sandwich is one of the last free things in this world.”


25 INALIENABLE TRUTHS OF THE AMERICAN SANDWICH

pics: happinessinmyheart

That lobster-roll though!

October 3, 2014
All German Universities Are Now Free of Charge

Ok, everyone, now pay attention.

(Source: kateoplis)

October 2, 2014

kateoplis:

All hail Autumn

The best season.

October 1, 2014

gameraboy:

Putting the finishing touches on the Rebel blockade runner Tantive IV for Star Wars.

"The good ole days."

(via thisistheverge)

September 30, 2014
Net Neutrality

whatsdifferentincanada:

It’s true. Don’t get me wrong, Net Neutrality is crazy important for many reasons: one of which is that no one should be subjected to Rogers bandwidth throttling.

September 29, 2014

This baroque Songza playlist just dropped some serious Jean-Baptiste Lully. Now this is how you study Contracts!

September 29, 2014
kateoplis:

"The first thing I do is I dress for airports. I dress for security. I dress for the worst-case scenario. Comfortable shoes are important — I like Clarks desert boots because they go off and on very quickly, they’re super comfortable, you can beat the hell out of them, and they’re cheap.
In my carry-on, I’ll have a notebook, yellow legal pads, good headphones. Imodium is important. The necessity for Imodium will probably present itself, and you don’t want to be caught without it. I always carry a scrunchy lightweight down jacket; it can be a pillow if I need to sleep on a floor. And the iPad is essential. I load it up with books to be read, videos, films, games, apps, because I’m assuming there will be downtime. You can’t count on good films on an airplane. 
I check my luggage. I hate the people struggling to cram their luggage in an overhead bin, so I don’t want to be one of those people.
On the plane, I like to read fiction set in the location I’m going to. Fiction is in many ways more useful than a guidebook, because it gives you those little details, a sense of the way a place smells, an emotional sense of the place. So, I’ll bring Graham Greene’s The Quiet American if I’m going to Vietnam. It’s good to feel romantic about a destination before you arrive.” 
"I never, ever try to weasel upgrades. I’m one of those people who feel really embarrassed about wheedling. I never haggle over price. I sort of wander away out of shame when someone does that. I’m socially nonfunctional in those situations. 
I don’t get jet lag as long as I get my sleep. As tempting as it is to get really drunk on the plane, I avoid that. If you take a long flight and get off hungover and dehydrated, it’s a bad way to be. I’ll usually get on the plane, take a sleeping pill, and sleep through the whole flight. Then I’ll land and whatever’s necessary for me to sleep at bedtime in the new time zone, I’ll do that. 
There’s almost never a good reason to eat on a plane. You’ll never feel better after airplane food than before it. I don’t understand people who will accept every single meal on a long flight. I’m convinced it’s about breaking up the boredom. You’re much better off avoiding it. Much better to show up in a new place and be hungry and eat at even a little street stall than arrive gassy and bloated, full, flatulent, hungover. So I just avoid airplane food. It’s in no way helpful. 
For me, one of the great joys of traveling is good plumbing. A really good high-pressure shower, with an unlimited supply of hot water. It’s a major topic of discussion for me and my crew. Best-case scenario: a Japanese toilet. Those high-end Japanese toilets that sprinkle hot water in your ass. We take an almost unholy pleasure in that.”
"I’ve stopped buying souvenirs. The first few years I’d buy trinkets or T-shirts or handcrafts. I rarely do that anymore. My apartment is starting to look like Colonel Mustard’s club. So much of it comes out of the same factory in Taiwan.”
"The other great way to figure out where to eat in a new city is to provoke nerd fury online. Go to a number of foodie websites with discussion boards. Let’s say you’re going to Kuala Lumpur — just post on the Malaysia board that you recently returned and had the best rendang in the universe, and give the name of a place, and all these annoying foodies will bombard you with angry replies about how the place is bullshit, and give you a better place to go.”
Bourdain: How to Travel

Man-crush

kateoplis:

"The first thing I do is I dress for airports. I dress for security. I dress for the worst-case scenario. Comfortable shoes are important — I like Clarks desert boots because they go off and on very quickly, they’re super comfortable, you can beat the hell out of them, and they’re cheap.

In my carry-on, I’ll have a notebook, yellow legal pads, good headphones. Imodium is important. The necessity for Imodium will probably present itself, and you don’t want to be caught without it. I always carry a scrunchy lightweight down jacket; it can be a pillow if I need to sleep on a floor. And the iPad is essential. I load it up with books to be read, videos, films, games, apps, because I’m assuming there will be downtime. You can’t count on good films on an airplane. 

I check my luggage. I hate the people struggling to cram their luggage in an overhead bin, so I don’t want to be one of those people.

On the plane, I like to read fiction set in the location I’m going to. Fiction is in many ways more useful than a guidebook, because it gives you those little details, a sense of the way a place smells, an emotional sense of the place. So, I’ll bring Graham Greene’s The Quiet American if I’m going to Vietnam. It’s good to feel romantic about a destination before you arrive.” 

"I never, ever try to weasel upgrades. I’m one of those people who feel really embarrassed about wheedling. I never haggle over price. I sort of wander away out of shame when someone does that. I’m socially nonfunctional in those situations. 

I don’t get jet lag as long as I get my sleep. As tempting as it is to get really drunk on the plane, I avoid that. If you take a long flight and get off hungover and dehydrated, it’s a bad way to be. I’ll usually get on the plane, take a sleeping pill, and sleep through the whole flight. Then I’ll land and whatever’s necessary for me to sleep at bedtime in the new time zone, I’ll do that. 

There’s almost never a good reason to eat on a plane. You’ll never feel better after airplane food than before it. I don’t understand people who will accept every single meal on a long flight. I’m convinced it’s about breaking up the boredom. You’re much better off avoiding it. Much better to show up in a new place and be hungry and eat at even a little street stall than arrive gassy and bloated, full, flatulent, hungover. So I just avoid airplane food. It’s in no way helpful. 

For me, one of the great joys of traveling is good plumbing. A really good high-pressure shower, with an unlimited supply of hot water. It’s a major topic of discussion for me and my crew. Best-case scenario: a Japanese toilet. Those high-end Japanese toilets that sprinkle hot water in your ass. We take an almost unholy pleasure in that.”

"I’ve stopped buying souvenirs. The first few years I’d buy trinkets or T-shirts or handcrafts. I rarely do that anymore. My apartment is starting to look like Colonel Mustard’s club. So much of it comes out of the same factory in Taiwan.”

"The other great way to figure out where to eat in a new city is to provoke nerd fury online. Go to a number of foodie websites with discussion boards. Let’s say you’re going to Kuala Lumpur — just post on the Malaysia board that you recently returned and had the best rendang in the universe, and give the name of a place, and all these annoying foodies will bombard you with angry replies about how the place is bullshit, and give you a better place to go.”

Bourdain: How to Travel

Man-crush

September 28, 2014
"But here’s the issue: There’s no regulation that stipulates presidents must salute the troops. In fact, for the first 192 years of our republic, it didn’t happen. None of the first 38 commanders in chief did it. And some of those dudes had some serious military experience.

Eisenhower? Grant? I mean, Teddy Roosevelt was a war hero. Surely he felt compelled to click his heels together and cut a perfect knife-handed salute when he passed a uniform service member, right?

Wrong. It was literally something that Ronald Reagan made up one day."

Sorry, The Presidential Salute Isn’t A Real Thing
(via kateoplis)

(via kateoplis)

September 26, 2014
thisistheverge:

Is this the world’s newest type of cloud?
One man’s quest to find scientific recognition for the menacing undulatus asperatus

thisistheverge:

Is this the world’s newest type of cloud?

One man’s quest to find scientific recognition for the menacing undulatus asperatus

September 25, 2014
engadget:

Apple responds to bent iPhone 6 complaints, all nine of them

"All 9 of them."There you go internet hysteria.

engadget:

Apple responds to bent iPhone 6 complaints, all nine of them

"All 9 of them."

There you go internet hysteria.

September 24, 2014

I just discovered the Notorious R.B.G. tumblr.

Oh happy day.