04 04 14
reblogged from: NPR
31 03 14
reblogged from: NPR
digg:

If you’re a Dodgers fan, you may want to try it at a little league game. (via)


Another reason to hate the Dodgers. I didn’t need one.

digg:

If you’re a Dodgers fan, you may want to try it at a little league game. (via)

Another reason to hate the Dodgers. I didn’t need one.

03 03 14
reblogged from: PAUL F. TOMPKINS IS ONLINE
humansofnewyork:

"You want to photograph me eating chicken?""Yep.""Well, if I let you, I need you to help me deliver a message.""What’s that?""I work at this library. And before that, I was coming here for twenty years. It’s my favorite place in the world. As many people know, the main reading room of this library is supported by seven floors of books, which contain one of the greatest research collections in the world. Recently, the library administration has decided to rip out this collection, send the books to New Jersey, and use the space for a lending library. As part of the consolidation, they are going to close down the Mid-Manhattan Library Branch as well as the Science, Industry, and Business Library. When everything is finished, one of the greatest research libraries in the world will become a glorified internet cafe. Now read that back to me."

humansofnewyork:

"You want to photograph me eating chicken?"
"Yep."
"Well, if I let you, I need you to help me deliver a message."
"What’s that?"
"I work at this library. And before that, I was coming here for twenty years. It’s my favorite place in the world. As many people know, the main reading room of this library is supported by seven floors of books, which contain one of the greatest research collections in the world. Recently, the library administration has decided to rip out this collection, send the books to New Jersey, and use the space for a lending library. As part of the consolidation, they are going to close down the Mid-Manhattan Library Branch as well as the Science, Industry, and Business Library. When everything is finished, one of the greatest research libraries in the world will become a glorified internet cafe. Now read that back to me."

28 02 14
revawilliams:

Sometimes, I need a little perspective.

revawilliams:

Sometimes, I need a little perspective.

18 02 14
reblogged from: Skunk Bear

skunkbear:

Randall Munroe of xkcd put together an amusing/fascinating set of gifs showing the relative frequencies of various events.  This is just a small sample - see them all here.

16 02 14
Oh my weekend? Pretty good I guess. Mostly trying to invent a way to dye hair extensions green without using bleach. #theatre

Oh my weekend? Pretty good I guess. Mostly trying to invent a way to dye hair extensions green without using bleach. #theatre

13 02 14
reblogged from: THE MADE SHOP
12 02 14
reblogged from: NPR
nprfreshair:

Ken Tucker reviews Lake Street Dive's new album Bad Self Portraits:

When you look at YouTube videos of Lake Street performing covers such as the Mamas and the Papas’ version of “Dedicated to the One I Love,” what you get is not a fresh interpretation of a song initially made famous by the 5 Royales and the Shirelles, but rather a very nice Mamas and the Papas impersonation. But enough times on this album to make it worth your while, Lake Street Dive powers past nicety to connect with the passion that brings blood and sweat to the tears that heartache songs need in order to thrive.

nprfreshair:

Ken Tucker reviews Lake Street Dive's new album Bad Self Portraits:

When you look at YouTube videos of Lake Street performing covers such as the Mamas and the Papas’ version of “Dedicated to the One I Love,” what you get is not a fresh interpretation of a song initially made famous by the 5 Royales and the Shirelles, but rather a very nice Mamas and the Papas impersonation. But enough times on this album to make it worth your while, Lake Street Dive powers past nicety to connect with the passion that brings blood and sweat to the tears that heartache songs need in order to thrive.

05 02 14
reblogged from: Skunk Bear

skunkbear:

Bathing suits are not the only things that have gotten smaller in the past fifty years.

All these photos were taken on the same dock after fishing trips in the same waters. The last one was taken by post-doc Loren McClenachan, the rest were compiled by her from the records at Key West’s Monroe County Public Library.

Using the display boards as a size reference (they haven’t changed in half a century), McClenachan was able to accurately plot the shrinking size of the fish.

Read more about big fish stories getting littler — from Robert Krulwich — here.

04 02 14
reblogged from: NPR