Archives: November 2008

Short Bus would make great art car

We passed this bus on the way home from Thanksgiving in Iowa. The two guys in it had obviously decked it out as an RV. It was cool, and I thought about the many art car possibilities.

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links for 2008-11-27

Maxing out your Triangle — jackcheng.com Everything I'm doing is wrong. 🙂 Hmmmm. Maybe that IS the problem. (tags: visualization philosophy lifehacks inspiration) Category:Pejorative terms for people – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia New and exciting ways to insult my fellow man. Yippie. (tags: funny language wikipedia)

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links for 2008-11-26

Tomorrow Museum » Archive » Is the fantasy genre inherently uncool? (tags: toread) Ladywood Estates Condominiums A condominium complex by noted mid-century architect Avriel Shull. (tags: architecture Indiana) :: Atomic Indy :: Mid-Century Modern Indianapolis: Waiting around offers a time to thank others Some mid-century modern architectural info around Indianapolis/Carmel (tags: architecture Indiana awesome) Goodbye,

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links for 2008-11-24

Twistory (tags: mashup twitter history tool) CRW / Corporate Risk Watch Interesting roll overs. Nice design. (tags: webdesign inspiration designCool designIdeas) Dezeen » Blog Archive » Pipe Light by Triptyque Interesting light/architectural sculpture. (tags: architecture lighting ideas design) Technorati: State of the Blogosphere 2008 94% of blogs are abandoned. (tags: blogging trends)

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links for 2008-11-22

Then/Now – Series – The New York Times Photos taken of NYC in 1978 and recreated today. (tags: photography history)

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links for 2008-11-20

The (Mostly) True Story of Helvetica and the New York City Subway: Voice: AIGA Journal of Design: Writing: AIGA If you like typography and design, you'll enjoy this article. You huge geek, you. (tags: typography design awesome) Andy Borowitz: Obama's Use of Complete Sentences Stirs Controversy But Mr. Obama's decision to use complete sentences in

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Punny

The One America sign puts up a new joke each month, a tradition for many years.

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links for 2008-11-19

Bush delivers "The Shocker" Um. WTF? Just… Nevermind. (tags: photos) 10 sure-fire signs you're about to be made redundant (Guru) Like my stomach wasn't already in knots. (tags: employment)

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Recently Acquired Books

Books I just picked up from the book store: Full Frontal Feminism: A Young Woman’s Guide to Why Feminism Matters by Jessica Valenti Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die by Chip Heath and Dan Heath

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links for 2008-11-17

How to Tell if Your Cat is Plotting to Kill You (tags: funny illustration awesome pets humor) Newspaper Website Design: Trends And Examples | Design Showcase | Smashing Magazine (tags: webdesign inspiration designIdeas) Gaslighting – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia "Gaslighting is a form of psychological abuse. It involves an increasing frequency of systematically withholding factual

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links for 2008-11-16

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Gets a Remake Why? There's no reason. Just watch the original. (tags: movies) Truly scrumptious – The man who turned his Land Rover into Chitty Chitty Bang Bang | Mail Online Curse you for doing it first. But hey, where are the instructions? (tags: artCars)

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links for 2008-11-15

Wonkette : A Nice Chart Showing How Poor You Are Yeah. No kiddin'. (tags: graphs charts visualization economy)

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links for 2008-11-13

Indy Food Coop This is a really interesting idea that we're considering joining. You can become a founding member and get discounts on local foods. (tags: food local nutrition) Locally Grown Gardens A local produce market on 54th Street in Indianapolis. I stopped by on the way home and got free-range eggs, Honey crisp apples,

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Locally Grown Gardens

I read about Locally Grown Gardens, a new local food market on Urban Indy today, and was interested enough to drop by on the way home. It’s located at 1050 E. 54th Street, just off College Ave. and across the street from Mama Carolla’s restaurant. They carry lots of product from local farms, are open

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links for 2008-11-10

9 Free Tools to Analyze and Improve Your Website | Smiley Cat Web Design (tags: webdesign webdev tools free) Spell with flickr (tags: api flickr letters tool)

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links for 2008-11-08

Art Cars Calendar (tags: artCars) Function Web Design & Development [ Blog ] » 50 Stunning Examples of a great redesign: My Top Picks (tags: webdesign inspiration) You Can Forget My Taxes – The Daily Beast Melissa Etheridge points out — hey, if we aren't represented by government, why are we paying taxes? Good point.

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Buy a book this weekend

Editorial Ass has some good advice for those in the book publishing industry. Since I’m one of those people, and I’m married to one, and most of my friends have something to do with publishing, I’m going to quote quite a bit of this blog post: Let’s talk a little bit about what happened in

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links for 2008-11-07

Motel Hell – a set on Flickr (tags: signs) death does come, of this we are sure (tags: architecture death memorial designCool inspiration designIdeas) Facebook | Karl Baden's Photos – Discreet Deaths Heads: a Collection Collection of Death's Heads (skulls) hidden in mystery novel book covers. (tags: bookcovers) The Best Inventions of the Year –

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links for 2008-11-06

Jottit Quick and easy webpage creation (tags: tools publishing cms) Is Obama President? Yes, he is. (tags: election2008 funny)

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Still I Rise

Maya Angelou You may write me down in history With your bitter, twisted lies, You may trod me in the very dirt But still, like dust, I’ll rise. Does my sassiness upset you? Why are you beset with gloom? ‘Cause I walk like I’ve got oil wells Pumping in my living room. Just like moons

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The Onion on Obama Victory

The Onion on Obama Victory: Nation Finally Shitty Enough To Make Social Progress Carrying a majority of the popular vote, Obama did especially well among women and young voters, who polls showed were particularly sensitive to the current climate of everything being fucked. Another contributing factor to Obama’s victory, political experts said, may have been

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Mixed emotions

So many reasons to be happy, and yet… California and Prop 8 is still to close to call. And as the NY Times explains — “Ban-gay-marriage amendments were approved in Arizona and Florida, and gay rights forces suffered a loss in Arkansas, where voters approved a measure banning unmarried couples from serving as adoptive or

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links for 2008-11-05

Brooke Smith's 'Grey's Anatomy' ouster is not right and not okay | PopWatch Blog | EW.com Fuck ABC. (tags: television ABC lgbt rights)

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links for 2008-11-04

FiveThirtyEight.com: Electoral Projections Done Right: What A McCain Win Looks Like… (tags: election2008 politics) Chris Kelly: The Quotable Palin "I wonder if Churchill would have enjoyed Sarah Palin's joke about reading prisoners their rights, or if he would have thought she was kind of an asshole. I know this sounds nitpicky. But she's the one

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Bottle Cap Art Car Project – the finale

We took the Art Car to Michigan City this weekend to turn it over to Stephanie’s niece Raven. Stephanie went up on Saturday and taught her how to drive a stick, and I went up on Sunday to help finish up work on the car and to drive Stephanie home. We ended up finishing most

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Anchovy-stuffed Olives

As long as I’m blogging about silly stuff — Anchovy-Stuffed Olives are yum! I cannot begin to tell you how much I love these. So much I put ’em on my Amazon Wishlist. 2022-03-12 Update: Well literally nothing about this post is relevant anymore. Every link broke, I decided I like garlic-stuffed olives better… It’s

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Barack Obama on saggy pants

In an MTV interview – Obama tells you to pull up your pants. He does it more politely than I do to teenagers in target. Sway: Our next question comes from Eric out of Huntington Beach, California: “There are numerous cultures and subcultures in the United States today. Powers-that-be set statutes with monetary penalty on

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links for 2008-11-03

Elegant Web Typography – SlideShare Haven't watched this yet, but the designer internets are raving about it so I'm bookmarking for reference. (tags: reference typography webdev) Vote for Change | Voter Protection Center Know the facts to make sure your vote is counted tomorrow. (tags: election2008 voting rights) Blue Indiana:: Look what happened at my

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links for 2008-11-01

Restatement of the Law, Second, Torts, § 652 Federal laws regarding photography (tags: photography rights privacy reference) Links for Photography Law, Legal Aspects of Taking and Publishing Photos (tags: photography rights privacy freedom) USATODAY.com – New digital camera? Know how, where you can use it (tags: rights photography privacy freedom) Photographers' Guide to Privacy (tags:

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