Archives: November 2007

links for 2007-12-01

lens culture: Helen Levitt (tags: photography urban) Disapproving Rabbits All disapproval. All the time. (tags: funny photography animals)

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Travel Adventure

I’ve always wondered this myself – why is it more interesting that Sir Edmund Hillary climbed Everest than the sherpas who guided him up the mountain? Interesting article on adventure travel: I stayed on at the Lotus Guesthouse and struggled with my article for the Major American Adventure-Travel Magazine. Every time I researched some upscale

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links for 2007-11-30

How to Boost Your Creative Output – lifehack.org (tags: creativity lifehacks productivity) 100 Notable Books of the Year – 2007 – New York Times (tags: books 2007 literature) Tim’s home away from home (tags: gadgets ideas) Harvard researchers find longevity, restricted diet link — The Harvard University Gazette (tags: longevity health nutrition food)

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Wow – busy time

Long time, no bloggy. Hmmm. Went to our traditional Thanksgiving trip; Grandma and Grandpa’s house in Iowa with the extended Mineart family. Almost everyone was there – something like 48 family members all in the same house at the same time. Yep. I took lots of photos; most from the trip are up on Flickr.

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links for 2007-11-28

emoticons-heart (tags: emoticons culture) +KN | KITSUNE NOIR » The Bearded Cap by Vik Prjónsdóttir (tags: knitting funny) Scientist finds fossilized claw of man-sized sea scorpion – CNN.com (tags: cool evolution animals) Dave Hill Online Videos, Funny Junk and Cool Video Clips on Super Deluxe (tags: funny video) The Book Design Review (tags: bookcovers books

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links for 2007-11-27

Bizarre Bazaars by William Swislow (Book) in Humor (tags: books funny signs) Sandy — your personal email assistant (tags: productivity lifehacks)

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Indianapolis

There are times when I love living in Indianapolis. And there are times when I can’t imagine why I didn’t leave on the few occasions that I’ve considered it and looked around at other places to live. I find myself feeling the second emotion after reading the IndyStar’s talkback forums regarding Congresswoman Julia Carson’s recent

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links for 2007-11-23

SpiekerBlog (en): Complete forgery The new font for german license plates resists people altering the letters with black tape or paint. (tags: fonts design typography) Jason Salavon – Field Guide to Style & Color Salavon recreates the Ikea catalog removing items and only showing color. (tags: color design interesting) subversive cross stitch: mind your fingers

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links for 2007-11-21

EVE Online a massive multiplayer online roleplaying space game – MMORPG (tags: gamesOnline) The 20 Worst Foods In America – Men’s Health wow. (tags: food nutrition health) The Great Flickr Tools Collection (tags: flickr software widgets applications) On “Bitch” and Other Misogynist Language (tags: language culture feminism misogyny) Doppelgänger – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Need

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links for 2007-11-20

Religious scholars mull Flying Spaghetti Monster – CNN.com Scientology and mormonism are both kookier than the FSM, so if they’re counted as religions, so should the noodly appendage. (tags: funny religion fsm awesome) Wireless Catalog – Wonder Woman Cuff Bracelet Want. (tags: wishlist shopping) VectorMagic | The Online Tool for Precision Bitmap to Vector Conversion

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Dear Santa…

Oh, look, there’s my Amazon Wishlist. Now how did that get there? I must have left it sitting out when I was working on my ThinkGeek Wishlist. Sure. Of course, I’ve been very good this year. What? I have!

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Blast from the Past

Normally when I upload a bunch of older photos to my flickr account, I turn off the splice between my flickr account and my RSS feeds, so those who read my blog via a feed reader don’t get a massive influx of my photos in my feed. However, last night, I forgot to do that.

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links for 2007-11-17

hitotoki : A Narrative Map of New York Beautiful, breathtaking design. My new inspiration. (tags: inspiration design designCool designIdeas typography awesome) s44 Blogged – Willkommen Another amazing design. (tags: designCool designIdeas awesome inspiration) Indy Council Watch — Accountability Is A Dish Best Blogged Another new, interesting local blog. (tags: local Indianapolis politics)

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spaceup! blue Volkswagen Bus

Volkswagen of America unveils a new concept cart – a “green” fuel-cell microbus-like vehicle called “spaceup! blue.” First – they had me at “hybrid microbus.” Seriously, that’s all it takes. Please make one. Please. I will give you my first-born. If you love me, go to the VW website contact page and tell them to

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links for 2007-11-15

The Accidental Mayor My new favorite Indianapolis-based blog. Teh awesome. (tags: blogs politics local Indianapolis funny Ballard awesome) Should Government Be Run Like Business? – Forbes.com The short answer is no. (tags: politics economy government) What’s wrong with libertarianism (tags: politics research) Eggshell skull – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (tags: legal)

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links for 2007-11-14

Fast Food Restaurants & Nutrition Facts Compared (tags: nutrition health food) NaBloPoMo Damn. Too bad it’s halfway through the month when I found this. (tags: NaNoWriMo blogs blogging nablopomo) 198 – The Ideal City (Anno 1951) « strange maps Interesting map from 1951 proposing the “ideal city.” (tags: illustration maps urban) JPG Magazine: Stories: Photo

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links for 2007-11-10

Gary Voth Photography: The Forgotten Lens (tags: cameras photography reference) Shutterbug: Rediscover The 50mm Lens (tags: cameras photography) Shifting Pixel “a stunning milieu of photographic experiences and techniques from landscapes to macros as presented by artist Joe Lencioni” (tags: photography photos gallery) holga Toy camera modified by art photographers to take interesting photos. (tags: cameras

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links for 2007-11-09

Secret Camera Investigation: Every Single Hotel Failed To Wash Your Cups And Glasses Wonderful. (tags: video whistleblowing)

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links for 2007-11-08

Man angry with son-in-law fingers him as terrorist to FBI – Yahoo! News Yes, the FBI will arrest and detain anyone you denounce to them. As we’ve been pointing out since 2001 – you thought this was fiction? We’re not reading a novel here, people. (tags: surveillance rights freedom politics) Conservative Authors Sue Regnery Publishing

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Indianapolis Election Results

2022-03-17 Update: Greg Ballard was elected, for contrast. He was re-elected four years later. He basically bankrupted the city on pet projects and did such an awful job that even Republicans were endorsing his opponent.

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links for 2007-11-07

“Happy Counterterrorism Day” by Scott Horton (Harper’s Magazine) (tags: terrorism torture history) Pakistan Rounds Up Musharraf’s Political Foes – New York Times Our ‘ally’ Pakistan becomes a totalitarian country. Wow, how you’ve fucked up, Mr. Bush. (tags: news world politics) pencils down I love Tina Fey. I really do. (tags: television writing unions) The Top

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Wanted: Bottle Caps

Wanted: Bottle Caps Just to put this out there into the ether – my lovely girlfriend is working on an project(s) involving bottle caps, and is seeking as many as we can find. It doesn’t matter what kind they are, or if they’re new or vintage, (although colorful and rare would be treasured and appreciated).

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links for 2007-11-06

Modern, modular carpet tiles and area rugs for Do-It-Yourself ease – FLOR Modular Tiles We’ve been looking for area rugs that fit our house – this looks like an interesting option. (tags: green interiorDesign home) Kentucky GOP Pushing Anti-Gay Message In Final Days Of Gov Race The Kentucky governor is having singer Pat Boone robo-call

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links for 2007-11-05

Amazon.com: Guerrilla Gardening: A Manualfesto (tags: garden urban subversive) Amazon.com: Great Neighborhood Book : A Doityourself Guide to Placemaking: Books: Jay Walljasper (tags: urban neighborhood books) Amazon.com: The Art of Placemaking Interpreting Community Through Public Art and Urban Design: Books: Ronald Lee Fleming (tags: urban neighborhood art) Leica M8 (black) Digital camera reviews – CNET

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Gender Identity Things

A couple of posts down, I answered a meme wherein I mentioned that I “have some gender identity things I don’t talk about much.” To that post, one of my former co-workers added a comment. When I initially read it, I deleted the comment. It’s been a very draining weekend, and I thought the post

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My Comments on other’s stuff….

My reply to Richard Prince’s column on Rishawn Biddle, on the Maynard Institute website. The column was being discussed in the forums. If a white male writer in Indianapolis had written what Rishawn wrote he would have been fired, and probably a lot more quickly than Rishawn was. What he wrote wasn’t edgy or even

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links for 2007-11-04

breakfast (tags: food photography visualization) Ananova – Axe wielding killer on advent calendar Tourism officials have been slammed for featuring an axe wielding serial killer (from their city’s history) on a children’s Christmas advent calendar in Hanover, Germany. (tags: holidays funny) theory11 – Bicycle Guardians Playing Cards (tags: cards design wishlist)

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links for 2007-11-03

30-Second Bunnies Theatre in which a troupe of bunnies parodies a collection of movies by re-enacting them in 30 seconds, more or less. (tags: animation funny movies parody) How to Make a Cootie Catcher – Moms Minivan.com Travel Games I spent half a day trying to remember how to make one of these, and eventually

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Our friend Joe’s Obituary

From the Indy Star: Griffith, Travis J. Travis Joe Griffith 37, of Indianapolis, died October 30, 2007. Travis is the beloved son of Charles and Delores (Trover) Griffith, grandmother: Thelma Griffith, brother: Wayne (Paula) Griffith and half sisters: Debbie Aiken and Angela Miller, and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral services will be Friday, November

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links for 2007-11-02

Church ordered to pay $10.9 million for funeral protest – CNN.com (tags: religion lgbt rights equality) Scienceline » Does the “Right Brain vs. Left Brain” Spinning Dancer Test Work? I linked to this awhile back – an inquiry into whether the spinning dancer really indicates how your brain works. (tags: science psychology research optical meme

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Oh! that my young life were a lasting meme!

Maxine Dangerous has tagged me with a meme! Oh, noez! Here’s the plot: 1. Link to the person that tagged you and post the rules on your blog. 2. Share seven random and/or weird facts about yourself. 3. Tag seven random people at the end of your post and include links to their blogs. 4.

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Twilight

After complaining that I’m frustrated by my start and stop reading lately, I sat down with our next book club selection, Twilight, and finished it in less that 24 hours. Abiding by the first rule of book club, I won’t discuss the book, but obviously I blazed through it. (it’s about vampires, and I liked

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Rishawn Biddle Gets Fired

I’ve been trying to avoid writing about local politics of late, just because the bile and animosity therein was way to much to deal with given my increased workload at my place of employment, and because others do a much better job of saying what I would anyway. On occasion here, I’ve ranted about Indy

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