Vin Diesel had a few words for those mourning Paul Walker on Monday night. Thousands of fans had been gathering at the crash site since Saturday to pay their respects to the late Fast & Furious star Police asked the crowd to leave so that Paul and Roger Rodas' family and friends could have a few moments [...]
Everyone's talking about the minimum wage today. I'm in favor of raising it, and I always have been, but a picture is worth a thousand words, so here's a picture for you. Courtesy of the OECD, it shows the minimum wage in various rich countries as a percentage of the average wage. The United States isn't quite the lowest, but we're pretty damn close.
Harlequin. Vintage tobacco poster (1938). Watson McGill. Via Books and Art
A few thoughts: 1. Paul Walker dying is the saddest sad celebrity death EVER since Brian Griffin was run over by a car. 2. If a picture is worth a thousand words, how many Bitcoins does that convert to? 3. I bet before “R.I.P. Brian Griffin,” it was, “R.I.P. Clay Morrow.” 4. NO: (Via @dorseyshaw)
One million photons are worth a thousand words. Researchers at MIT have created a computational algorithm that allows them to assemble 3-D black-and-white images from individual photons in conditions that resemble total darkness to the human eye. Read Full Story
A picture is worth a thousand words — until you add text, that is. Instagram overlays add another layer to your already-fabulous pictures. They allow for endless possibilities, and today’s versatile and intuitive overlay apps can have...Show More Summary
Infographics are the new craze these days. Run a blog and publish an infographic almost regardless of its topic: People will come running. Never before have infographics become viral so easily and in these numbers. I personally feel a little fatigue, when being confronted with yet another infographic. Show More Summary
This story is set in my far-future space-opera-ish Ten Thousand Worlds, a civilization extending up and down our arm of the galaxy. I’ve probably written close to a million words in various novels and short stories set in this universe,...Show More Summary
Hannah performing on silks at the Margarita Ball You wouldn't think this was her hobby, would you? She looks like a professional aerialist... a dangerous, spike-haired professional.I understand the Moxie Mischief gang was a big hit and we are very happy for them and very proud of Hannah.
Yul Brynner Readsvia Awesome People Reading Is it art? I don't know. But it is Yul Brynner and that's someone I could look at all day. All. Day.
When did I start needing my friends at home to tell me I'm having a good time on vacation? Travel changed for the worse when I tucked a brand new Blackberry smart phone in my pocket on a 2009 trip to Morocco. Ostensibly the device was to let me stay in touch with my husband back home while I explored Marrakech with a friend. Show More Summary
Alexandra Franzen is a firecracker. There is no better word to describe this exuberant, enthusiastic, wordsmith, but I'm sure she could think of about five thousand more. That's what makes her work so fascinating -- the passion and excitement she brings to the written word. Show More Summary
Canadian researchers claim that graphic images and warning labels on cigarette packaging do reduce smoking, suggesting the FDA has underestimated their significance.The saying, "a picture is worth a thousand words" may sound like anShow More Summary
The Economist is out with a new magazine cover that may shock you: A picture is worth a thousand words but I should note...
The Altar of Ratchis, Duke of Friuli, 737 - 744 I absolutely love the carving on this altar. I could look at it all day. This is via Idle Speculations where there are more altars and a discussion of altar history.
From my quote journal.We err when we preach abstinence to lads and lasses, rather than purity, the full-blooded virtue that honors the beauty of the body by preserving its cleanliness, its youth, for the marriage and the children to which its sexuality is ordained, if God so wills. Show More Summary
And that’s more words than many humans, no? “Chaser! This is Blue,” said John Pilley, a retired Wofford College psychology professor. “Blue,” Pilley repeated, and rolled the ball to his 2-month-old border collie. He said the name again as Chaser took the ball in her mouth and held it just out of reach in a […]
In Germany, it was revealed this week, a 1938 law is still on the books that legalized the Nazi seizure of thousands of “degenerate” artworks.
What makes this even better is that, as far as I can tell from Father Pitt (from whence this photo came), this is a new theater, designed to act as the heart of a new neighborhood development. Now that's how you ground a neighborhood identity. Love it!
Anthony van Dyck (1599–1641), Self Portrait With a Sunflower, Private collection Charley at lines and colors has been looking at "selfies" done before the age of the iPhone. Thus far he has begun a series of "'selfies' created without...Show More Summary