Friday Quick Hits and Varia
December 9, 2011 § Leave a comment
Yesterday was the last day of classes and today I’m hunkered down in my home office and contemplation how long I can work here without feeling guilty about not going into my academic office. I think I can make it to 3 pm, maybe a bit later.
It’s also pretty chilly and clear out (although it’s still dark). So a pretty good time to warm up with a particularly irreverent and whimsical group of varia and quick hits.
- So Will Ferrell apparently asked Old Milwaukee if he could make some ads for them. And this is the result.
- Really tall buildings.
- Ice Cube on Eames on the YouTubes and in the NYT.
- Cats in Tanks (with some violent, but completely context appropriate language).
- Fields from 1927 uncovered by Mississippi floods (h/t Diana Gilliland Wright)
- A depressing story about the situation on the Greek island of Samos. (h/t Dallas DeForest)
- A Digital Programs mission statement from the clever folks at ISAW.
- Adam Rabinowitz on Digital Archaeology.
- Yes, Grand Forks is a really cold place to live. (I am not sure that I understand the point of telling us that on March 30, the high was 66 in 2009. March 30th isn’t technically or even conventionally during the wintertime, and it should be clear to any thinking person that Grand Forks gets hotter in the summer).
- I just bought a $25, lightly-used Playstation 1 for this reason.
- Prof or Hobo (because some people were asking about this last night).
- I’m excited about James Pattinson too, but we should keep it in perspective: New Zealand had to work a bit to beat Zimbabwe.
- If you’re into Byzantine stuff, this is cool all the way around.
- What I’m reading: Paul Virilio, Bunker Archaeology; Charles Hailey, Camps.
- What I’m listening to: The Bats, Daddy’s Highway and The Guilty Office; The Clean, Anthology.