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by Tom Scocca ???? The clouds interrupted the sun often enough and for just long enough that each interval of light dazzled anew. The air had a distinct, appropriate chill. The screen of Yoko Ono's live sky-video installation, by th...
by Tom Scocca ???? The clouds interrupted the sun often enough and for just long enough that each interval of light dazzled anew. The air had a distinct, appropriate chill. The screen of Yoko Ono's live sky-video installation, by the Asia Society's elevators, was featureless and without color. A woman walked a pair of little white dogs down Madison, calling to them by name: "Let's go, Isabel!" Sometimes the left dog gleamed brighter, sometimes the right. Another woman, on the phone, announced that it was "kinda warm but kinda cool." People lay out on the rocks in the Park, singly or paired. Sunset brought a deep double streak of maroon and orange on the horizon. The crescent moon shone blurrily through deep blue cloud. 0 CommentsThe post New York City, October 8, 2013 appeared first on The Awl.
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Martin Braun recreated MacPaint in HTML and called it Cloudpaint, and my brain just went careening back in time. Via Daring Fireball.
Martin Braun recreated MacPaint in HTML and called it Cloudpaint, and my brain just went careening back in time. Via Daring Fireball.
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An undercover cop from the Riverside Sheriff's Department pressured a teen with autism, Tourette Syndrome, and bipolar syndrome to buy a tiny amount of pot for him, then arrested him and got him expelled from school. What a shameful thin...
An undercover cop from the Riverside Sheriff's Department pressured a teen with autism, Tourette Syndrome, and bipolar syndrome to buy a tiny amount of pot for him, then arrested him and got him expelled from school. What a shameful thing to do. The ordeal began on the first day of school last fall. The family had just moved to a new neighborhood and their son began his senior year at a new school, Chaparral High, in the Temecula Valley Unified School District. Their son rarely socialized, so his mom was thrilled when he announced that he had made a new friend in art class on the first day of school. "We were so excited. I told him he should ask his friend to come over for pizza and play video games," says Catherine Snodgrass, "but his new friend always had an excuse." His new friend, who went under the name of Daniel Briggs, was known as "Deputy Dan" to many students because it was so apparent to them that he was an undercover officer. However, to their son, whose disabilities make it hard for him to gauge social cues, Dan was his only real friend. Dan reportedly sent 60 text messages to their son begging for drugs. According to his parents, the pressure to buy drugs was too much for the autistic teen who began physically harming himself. Riverside Cop Tricks Autistic Teen into Buying Pot
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I make $35,000 a year. I know I should save. I want to save. But each month there's nothing left. The problem isn’t that I don’t try (my planner is full of meticulous calculations), or that I’m super extravagant (though I can be), o...
I make $35,000 a year. I know I should save. I want to save. But each month there's nothing left. The problem isn’t that I don’t try (my planner is full of meticulous calculations), or that I’m super extravagant (though I can be), or that I don’t like working (life is work and I'm a hustler). I think the problem is the sneak expenses. Here's where my money goes each month: Post-tax biweekly salary after deductions: $1,061 Rent: $800 Phone: $75 Student loans: $300 (yes, IBR and consolidated) Gym: $90 (I know, but please let me have this, it’s in on the ground floor of my office building and it keeps me sane.) Credit card: $150 Transportation: $100 Read the rest at The Billfold. The post I'd Totally Save Money If It Didn't Feel Impossible appeared first on The Awl.
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Wolverine Half MaskAre your keen animal senses telling you that winter is coming? Make sure you are prepared to do battle with the cold with the Wolverine Half Mask from the NeatoShop. This fantastic knitted mask looks like Wolverine's m...
Wolverine Half MaskAre your keen animal senses telling you that winter is coming? Make sure you are prepared to do battle with the cold with the Wolverine Half Mask from the NeatoShop. This fantastic knitted mask looks like Wolverine's mask. Be sure to check out the NeatoShop for more great Winterwear! Link
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It happened in Pennsylvania, it happened in China, and now it's happened in Germany. Around 70 volunteer firefighters in Saterland, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, responded to a fire call and arrived to find their own station burning d...
It happened in Pennsylvania, it happened in China, and now it's happened in Germany. Around 70 volunteer firefighters in Saterland, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, responded to a fire call and arrived to find their own station burning down! But by the time the volunteer fire fighters arrived at their station, which was just five years old, the blaze had already consumed the building, making it impossible for them to enter.Despite their best attempts to control the flames from outside, the 70 volunteers were forced to watch on helpless as the entire building was destroyed.No one was injured. The damage is estimated at about five million euros. -via Arbroath
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by Alex Balk "A whisky sipped in a room smelling of fresh-cut grass with the sound of sheep 'baa-ing' in the background tastes different from having the same drink in a sweet-smelling, red room with piano music playing, re...
by Alex Balk "A whisky sipped in a room smelling of fresh-cut grass with the sound of sheep 'baa-ing' in the background tastes different from having the same drink in a sweet-smelling, red room with piano music playing, research suggests." 0 CommentsThe post Another Reason To Regret Not Becoming A Scientist appeared first on The Awl.
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A prisoner molded this soap mask as part of his escape plan. At least that's what this guy on Reddit says. I couldn't find any news about it.
A prisoner molded this soap mask as part of his escape plan. At least that's what this guy on Reddit says. I couldn't find any news about it.
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From Tinneddesires's tumblr: a meticulously deconstructed, knolled Torpedo typewriter. My old Torpedo typewriter needed a cleaning (via Things Organized Neatly)
From Tinneddesires's tumblr: a meticulously deconstructed, knolled Torpedo typewriter. My old Torpedo typewriter needed a cleaning (via Things Organized Neatly)
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Last night's Frontline documentary about how the National Football League denies and hides overwhelming evidence linking the sport with brain injuries among its players is available for free online. (Trailer above.) The film is based on ...
Last night's Frontline documentary about how the National Football League denies and hides overwhelming evidence linking the sport with brain injuries among its players is available for free online. (Trailer above.) The film is based on the book League of Denial: The NFL, Concussions and the Battle for Truth. It was written by Mark Fainaru-Wada and Steve Fainaru, investigative reporters for ESPN. The documentary was initially a collaboration between ESPN and PBS but back in August, ESPN abruptly pulled its affiliation with the project due to pressure from the NFL, according to the New York Times. In other news, go team! Frontline: League of Denial (PBS.org)
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