Sleep Wittgenstein, Fly Berlin
Hotel de Filosoof is a Dutch hotel devoted to philosophy. Even though I don’t like Amstedam (mosquitoes, stoned tourists make for tedious foot-traffic), the rooms devoted to Thales, Bataille, Wittgenstein (pictured above) and others get me all aflutter. Reviews are so-so. A mid-size room is about 100 Euro. Alstublieft! This is “Flying Bed” at Berlin’s Propeller Island...
Tricking People into Doing the Right Thing
GOOD Magazine has a clever article about sneaky behavior modification. Check out the bit about how to trick people into quitting cigarettes: Quit smoking without a patch: Committed Action to Reduce and End Smoking is a savings program offered by the Green Bank of Caraga in Mindanao, Philippines. A would-be nonsmoker opens an account with a minimum balance of one dollar. For six months, the client...
In a recent study, 70 percent of Australian participants were able to point out...– from Asylum
I had two weeks to learn to play piano, violin, accordion, and break-dance, to...– Rachel Weisz Tries Comedy in ‘The Brothers Bloom’ — New York Magazine
This Recording →
I’m fequently asked, “Sarah, what are some good websites to waste time with while I’m at work?” This is one answer. This Recording is everything I’d want my blog to become if I had unlimited time, Red Bull and wisdom. Snarky, acerbic writing that beautifully ties together all of your favorite cultural stimuli. Pictures, sounds, deconstructivist analysis of Mad Men?...
I found him to be somewhat intimidating,” says Rudd. “I played Trivial Pursuit...– Paul Rudd on Jon Hamm (Don Draper)
From Radar's "100 signs your college isn't...
32. Shakespeare professors teach only from the Shakespeare in Love script 33. Care packages confiscated and redistributed to senior faculty 34. Offers only two study-abroad options: Busch Gardens or Epcot Center 35. School describes itself as “accredited in all the right places” 36. The first “i” in university is dotted with a heart 37. Statue of founder in the fetal...
The Second Most Beautiful Girl in New York →
The New York Observer has a really compelling profile about being transgender in the city.
Bloomberg News accidentally published Steve Jobs’ 17-page obituary while...– via BuzzFeed. You can read the obituary here.
Things That Are Sticky →
Just in case you were confused about what is and isn’t sticky, Kevin elucidates.
Sorry about the mixtape download issue. You can get the whole thing right here.
Los Angeles Craft Mafia →
File under: Things we like. Next LACM event: $20 for all the knitting needles, yarn and intruction you can handle. It happens tomorrow night at 7pm, at That Yarn Store in Eagle Rock.
After taking a 27-year breather, Brian Eno and David Byrne have followed up My Life in the Bush of Ghosts with Everything That Happens Will Happen Today. Written in the style of what the duo refer to as “electronic gospel,” Everything is mature yet contemporary, but certainly not in the oh-no-grab-your-ears-it’s-tenor-saxophone kind of way. You can stream the whole thing for...
Hamlet (Facebook News Feed Edition) →
Horatio thinks he saw a ghost. Hamlet thinks it’s annoying when your uncle marries your mother right after your dad dies. The king thinks Hamlet’s annoying. Laertes thinks Ophelia can do better. Hamlet’s father is now a zombie.
ShhhhshhhhshhhhhshhhhhshhhhhhshhhhhshhhhhhhhshhhhhWWOMPP…...– From Losanjealous’ review of 88Boadrum
This week in bad taste →
The museum at Forest Lawn Cemetery is running a show called “In Search of Tiki.” Apparently the collection will feature pieces done by actual natives of the Pacific islands, as well as as contemporary artists “who are stretching the genre.” Great! Bring the whole family!
auntie eliz has a blog on examiner.com! →
Look! My Aunt is really smart! If you like -my- blog, you’ll really like hers! Here is the fancy blurb about her: Elizabeth Oakes is the braintrust behind MarriageToGo.Com, a unique marriage licensing and wedding officiation service in Los Angeles, CA. She creates and conducts hundreds of civil and event weddings per year and writes from the trenches about weddings, marriage, and our...
Steal This Hook? Girl Talk Flouts Copyright Law →
I’ve been a fan of Greg Gillis, aka Girl Talk, for at least a couple years now. Yeah, everyone knows his music is irresistible, but he’s also trailblazing the next wave of intellectual property legislature. If you’ve ever heard me rambling about “copyleft” or “fair use,” and thought “…wha?” this NYT article should clear everything up.
Huey Lewis recorded the theme for pineapple... →