March 14, 2011
March 14, 2011
March 12, 2011
TWA’s 60’s ad
a “…salute to the pleasures of a most attractive country…”
March 11, 2011
March 4, 2011
In case you’re wondering about this site’s tagline, it’s Ryan‘s fault.
March 1, 2011
Lo que me gusta España, porque me faltan las palabras.
February 6, 2011
It’s always strange to see how others experience one’s country. A marvelous read.
February 6, 2011
January 30, 2011
A neutron walks into a bar and orders a drink. “How much?”, he asks. The bartender says: “For you, no charge”.
Failbook is addictive
January 24, 2011
January 3, 2011
Dozens of people spontaneously combust each year. It’s just not really widely reported.
David St. Hubbins
December 31, 2010
Toutes choses sont dites déjà, mais comme personne n’écoute, il faut toujours recommencer.
André Gide – Le Traité du Narcisse
December 30, 2010
We live in an advertising culture where we are constantly told that the only thing that stands between our current state and wholeness is a particular commodity. It’s the central lie of our culture, and the people who hate mainstream culture the most seem to cling to this lie the most intensely. Notice how many “alternative” people define their non-conformity by how readily they conform to an alternate standard? How they buy objects that articulate their rebellion for them? It has become so ingrained in our culture that the current crop of teenagers makes no distinction between consumption and expression. They are frustrated that consumption alienates them from their own feelings and desires, but they express that frustration by consuming more commodities. It’s a vicious circle. Let go. Quit being cool.
December 23, 2010
For some unfathomable reason, and despite the fact that I have been pouring them down for many years only lately have I repeatedly been asked for my dry martini recipe.
To make it absolutely clear, under normal circumstances I would not share it, but the prospect of maybe achieving that just one person in this world stops drinking dubious concoctions ill-named after such a noble drink clearly trumps the dark clouds of resignation hanging over me as I prepare to reveal a secret that’s dear to my heart.
I should also warn the reader that what he’s about to read is certainly my recipe, not the recipe. I’m sufficiently familiar with the drink’s history to realize there is no one recipe, but rather variations or interpretations (some might call them “religions”.) Mine was not handed down to me by some higher dry martini authority but rather born from decades of selfless, persistent and dedicated experimentation. In the name of science, no effort is too small.
Thus, please refrain from commenting that my recipe is “wrong” or that you have a better one. I fully trust you do but understand that it will not be the first time such duels tickle my temptation and that time having taught me to trust and love my own chemistry, I will not enter them; if you absolutely must, please describe your rebuttal on your own blog, I’ll be more than happy to link to it here.
These are the basic materials and ingredients you need for a perfect dry martini; if you seriously intend to achieve before-dinner-bliss, please do not even think of deviating an iota from this list.
You are ready and can now enjoy your authentic dry martini. A moment of contemplation is perfectly acceptable. The speed at which you should drink it obviously varies according to geography and climate but a good reference is to finish it while it’s still cold.
No further verbiage is necessary. If you’ve followed the steps above the dry martini in your hands will now tell you the rest of the story. Should the story not be finished by the end of the drink you should absolutely prepare another one.
December 19, 2010
…los periódicos tenemos muchas obligaciones en una sociedad democrática: la responsabilidad, la veracidad, el equilibrio y el compromiso con los ciudadanos. Entre ellas no se encuentra la de proteger a los Gobiernos, y al poder en general, de revelaciones embarazosas.
El País – Lo que de verdad ocultan los Gobiernos
December 14, 2010
I have no adjectives to comment on the beauty of this.
November 26, 2010
Illustration for the previous post:
[via Groompy Tom]
November 26, 2010
The Party seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the good of others; we are interested solely in power.
George Orwell – 1984
November 24, 2010
Why should you care? Because the Web is yours.
Sir Tim Berners-Lee – Long Live the Web: A Call for Continued Open Standards and Neutrality
November 22, 2010
Could some kind soul explain to me precisely, how one goes about hijacking an airplane with nail clippers? I mean, really. How is it done?
October 13, 2010
The food slice is probably too big…