Jason Bitner, co-founder of Found Magazine, is making a documentary based on his excellent photo book, LaPorte, Indiana. Read more here.
merlin: The Steely Dan Dictionary Ever wondered what a bodhisattva is? Or how to gaslight somebody? Then this site is for you! You’re looking at an A-Z glossary of over 90 obscure words, people and places — all taken from the lyrics of Steely Dan songs. So few people will appreciate this.
Take Back the Beep Campaign →
Push cellphone companies to eliminate the unnecessary directions on voicemail.
Abashiri Okhotsk Blue — an inexplicably blue beer from Japan that’s brewed with water melted from iceburgs. Not sure why it’s blue, other than as an allusion to the blue of the iceburgs maybe? I doubt that would fly in the US. If nothing else, the ATF would probably rule that it was a bid to lure underage drinkers. via NOTCOT
Meet Phineas Gage →
The story behind the only known photograph of a medical marvel.
And then in the summertime such extreme summertime about a hundred and fifty...– Palin’s farewell speech (Full transcript) OMG. (via ayse) (via kellydeal) You know, speeches always look worse transcribed than in their original text, thanks to the usual vagaries and mistakes of oration, but that doesn’t explain away Palin’s incoherence. You have to wonder how much...
If John Travolta quits Scientology, I will buy every one of his movies, except...– This guy on a blog post about Travolta considering leaving Scientology (via ernie) Other than Pulp Fiction, Battlefield Earth is one of the few Travolta movies I actually would buy. It’s awful, but it’s the good, hilarious kind of awful.
The good news: a common food coloring may help... →
The bad news: You’ll turn blue for awhile.
Coca-Cola is introducing a new milk-based carbonated beverage, and Americans everywhere are going “Ewwww!” However, this isn’t the first time the idea’s been tried. 2001 saw the introduction of White Soda, which came in lemon (pictured above) and strawberry flavors — neither of which were hits. And in 2003, Mac Farms in upstate New York debuted its e-Moo and RPM...
Daring Fireball: Pay Walls →
John Gruber lays out fairly well the reason why pay walls would fail to fix the problems newspapers face today.
A little crass, but good-naturedly funny.
I’m from Chicago. I don’t break.– President Barack Obama (via mrdankelly)
Chicago Media Future Conference - panel videos →
Watch me lose my train of thought in the first one!
Traffic Light Turned Green in All Directions for... →
I Am The Anonymous Model →
Jezebel’s tell-all model reveals her identity in one of the more captivating memoir blog entries I’ve ever read.
Urban Outfitters Bike Shop →
Urban Outfitters now sells fixies. Trend over.
Foie Gras Palates, Hot Dog Pocketbooks →
Frank Bruni notes the endless niche foodblogs.