I spent the afternoon looking up pictures of stuff that was stolen from me. My parents gave me a snowboard like this for Christmas 20 years ago, and it was stolen within 2 months. I haven’t seen that weird little anti-social teenage Satan since then.
The picture is from an eBay auction and the seller was close enough to where I lived that it could’ve been the very board that was stolen, but I think mine was slightly longer.
Someone also took a Gary Sheffield rookie card from me. I only liked it because I thought he was wearing braces, like I was at the time. A while later I found out it was his initials inlaid in gold on his front teeth and I liked it even more.
Today I saw a tattoo that seemed like it was probably either Lion-O or a troll doll.
Among the stranger things I’ve seen recently: 95% of the June 2014 issue is like the other issues of the magazine: suggestions for wealthy white people about how they can spend money. Interesting mansions, trendy places to drink, places to find furniture and art, fashion shows.
And then the story on the bottom left corner of the cover is a “SPECIAL REPORT” about Seattle gentrifying and becoming an expensive shithole like San Francisco.
Not the best chemical symbol to use with food.
Common symptoms of mercury poisoning include peripheral neuropathy (presenting as paresthesia or itching, burning or pain), skin discoloration (pink cheeks, fingertips and toes), swelling, and desquamation (shedding or peeling of skin).
authentic, foreign-style foods
Another pretty wonderful mural within a mural. Apart from the generally skillful execution of the overall piece - 2 point perspective, good use of fairly naturalistic colors - it incorporates the questionable Corvette tail light bumper modification, though it looks like the pinstriping might be left out.
The over the top way he presents himself - the peculiar title, the scrolls, the church music and radiating sunlight - makes me wonder if the haircut and oversized glasses are meant to suggest that he’s already undergoing a ritualistic head shrinking.
This first one is among the most interesting murals, since it shows the rear of the truck, the mural shows the mural itself. It is far more common for it to be a front view, so you never see the tailgate.
However, I’m including that truck together with the second one because the most disarming feature of both is a shared problem with perspective. Given the size of the truck in the murals, the woman in each of them might be between 15 and 25 feet tall.
Also, the truck in the first mural doesn’t include the cap over the bed, as the actual truck has, which raises question about how permanent something needs to be to get included in the mural.
The Re-Made American Master Plunger. Really good interview.
This made me stumble on this old Metafilter question about whether those old timey round cartoon bombs were real. They were.