Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Living in one of the epicenters of gas drilling i was pretty blown away by this video of a guy setting his tap water on fire. You should also be.
The story in the FW Weekly was shocking. There is a lot of stuff not being mentioned with all this drilling. Stuff about catastrophic accidents every 6 months, corroding pipes, awful infrastructure and horrific eminent domain stuff. I suggest you go read that article here.
Monday, October 19, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
So this "hotel" which has been in process for 20 years in the N. Korean capital has finally resumed work. It is a colossal failure and makes pretty much every worst building ever list. Now, much like the rest of the city, they are cleaning up the facade but aren't keen to give firm details about it being useful. They do say the rotating restaurant will function come 2010. Go read the BBC article for more info.
Why didn't i ever work somewhere like the Hotel of Doom?? Think of how little customer service must be involved in that job. Don't like the beds? Too bad. The Great Leader chose them. It is that or forced labor camps.
God bless you North Korea and your "antics". Speaking of... read Guy Delisle's fantastic graphic novel about living there for a bit.
Pyongyang: A Journey in North Korea
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Monday, October 5, 2009
It is still really surreal seeing a felled tree just chilling in your backyard. The tree looked especially cool this morning lit up by my headlights in the pre-dawn. I should try to get long exposure photo of it. Have to admit I kind of like it though, part of me wishes we could work it into the landscaping.
- "Anger at Montblanc's Gandhi pen"[BBC NEWS] via Consumerist.
- "Indian farmer's daughter is most bad-ass woman in the world" via Boing Boing.
- Preview Art for Grant Morrison's new Joe the Barbarian leaves me wondering how in the world this has escaped my knowledge until now. It looks like a fantastic trip. via the Vertigo Blog