Friday, September 22, 2006

Anna Belenki: cats discuss the fate of world

cats discuss the fate of world
Originally uploaded by annabelenki.

One of a series of fantastic tiles from Anna Belenki's MFA thesis show. Many more on her flickr page.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

60's Space-y Bar Top! | Because We Can

60's Space-y Bar Top! | Because We Can
In honor of getting my bar back next week, and LuRu getting her first ever home studio, here's a beautiful bar top with some details about the making of. There are more details about the cutting process from a link within the article, and more pictures.

Via Hoopty Rides

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Our Vinyl...
" The history of the Jews in America has been spelled out in books and dramatized on the big screen. But it has never been told through LP covers. Until now."
They're seeking submissions and posting them blog style with comments. Here's a few examples:

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

More Bad Album Covers

Don't miss Zip Zap Rap, ManOWar, The Many Facets of Roger, or any of these great album covers. There's a speed control for the slide show in the bottom right corner.

Friday, September 01, 2006

America's Drunkest Cities -

America's Drunkest Cities -
Forbes magazine took the top 35 metro areas in the US and rated them on 5 alcohol related categories:

1. State Laws 9 point rating scale (using a variety of sources) low scores are more loose with their liquor laws.
2. Number of Drinkers (1 drink in last 30 days - self report)
3. Heavy Drinkers (2drinks/day for men and1drink/day for women)
4. Binge Drinking (more than 5 drinks on one occasion - not clear about the time frame)
5. Alcoholism (number of AA meetings as a proportion of population)

The top of the list is mostly cold-weather midwestern cities, with the exception of Boston at 4 and Austin at 5. I seem to be making my way down the list to less drunk cities. Here are the cities I have some connection with:

3. Columbus, OH - #2 in heavy drinkers, 5 in binge, and 6 alcoholism. #17 in drinkers, and relatively strong laws 7 (out of 9) Maybe some OSU influence here.
7. Cleveland, OH - #2 in alcoholism, 7 in drinkers, 10 in heavy, and 19 in binge
16. Cincinnati, OH - middle of the road score for middle of the road city
24. New Orleans - quite a surprize, main surveys were conducted in 2004, so the data should match the former New Orleans, ranked 33rd in number of drinkers, but rated a 4 in liquor laws - would probably be a 1 if they took into account how the laws are actually enforced
33. Miami - maybe a combo of the health nuts and old people at work on this low rating.

Via Neatorama