Sunday, August 31, 2014

Prints for Sale

Brain Waves by Chase Kunz for $17-40.

Grind/Dream by Joey Roth for $35.

Taco Bell's Willy Wonka Campaign

Digiday - "Taco Bell brings viral marketing to the real world"

"Taco Bell quotes the estimated odds of winning to be 1:2,400,000,000 in its rules section."

Foxcatcher - Teaser Trailer

November 14, 2014 
Directed by Bennett Miller (Capote, Moneyball)
Starring Steve Carell, Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo
Winner of Best Director at the Cannes Film Festival

Saturday, August 23, 2014

California Drought

Green Bridge, Lake Oroville, 2011:

Green Bridge, Lake Oroville, 2014:

The marina at Lake Oroville, 2011:

The marina at Lake Oroville, 2014:

Enterprise Bridge, 2011:

Enterprise Bridge, 2014:

Reddit - "How serious is California drought? Check out these before and after pictures, taken only three years apart."

Global Alcohol Consumption

WSJ - "Which Country Drinks the Most Alcohol?"

Bandz a Make Her Dance

Waka Flocka Fozzie Bear

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Robin Williams Clips on YouTube

Trending Food

New York Times - "Special Sauce for Measuring Food Trends: The Fried Calamari Index"

"Fried calamari made a voyage that dozens of foods have made over the years: They start out being served in forward-thinking, innovative restaurants in New York and other capitals of gastronomy. Over time, they become more and more mainstream, becoming a cliché on big-city menus, showing up in high-end restaurants in smaller cities, and eventually finding their way to neighborhood bistros in the hinterlands and chain restaurants across the country."


"But can we quantify when these food trends emerged, and how quickly they made the transition from urban elites to mass acceptance? And is the way these trends play out changing? I saw recently that Chili’s, the chain restaurant, is now offering guacamole made fresh by the side of your table; that seemed newfangled when I first had the same experience at Rosa Mexicano a decade ago. That voyage from a (once) trendy New York place to Chili’s seems a lot faster than the similar voyage undertaken by the humble squid a generation ago.

For a fascinating, if imperfect, way to measure the spread of food trends, we came up with a list of trendy ingredients and dishes of a generation ago and today, and put the Times Chronicle to work to see how frequently those terms appeared in our pages. It gives one window into the life cycle of these food trends. If anything, given the paper’s New York-centric restaurant coverage, we might expect it to be a bit ahead of the curve relative to a broader sample of newspapers from across the country."

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Hosting a Wedding

New York Times - "Does Hosting the Olympics Actually Pay Off?"

"Philip Porter, an economist at the University of South Florida who has studied the impact of sporting events, told me that the evidence was unequivocal. “The bottom line is, every time we’ve looked — dozens of scholars, dozens of times — we find no real change in economic activity,” he said. Still, even for established cities like Boston or San Francisco, there is one clear reason to chase the Olympics or the World Cup: People like hosting major sporting events. Economists tend to pay more attention to money than to happiness, because money is easier to count. But it’s no small matter that surveys routinely find high levels of public support in the host nation before, during and after the Olympics and the World Cup. “It’s like a wedding,” Matheson told me. “It won’t make you rich, but it may make you happy.” The trick is deciding how much that’s worth."

Taekwondo Master Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Wait for the goal at 6:00.

Amazon - "I Am Zlatan Ibrahimovic"

Shanghai 1987 to 2013

via @ClassicPixs.