Where in the world is Paul Westerberg?... →
“Westerberg and his wife, former Zuzu’s Petals singer/ guitarist Laurie Lindeen, live just over the Minneapolis border with their son Johnny, now 13. Word is Paul has been coaching some of Johnny’s teams. He’s known to ride his bike around the neighborhood a lot. And yes, he still spends plenty of time in the basement writing and recording new songs. He just doesn’t seem interested in...
Ravens Appear to Communicate Using Gestures–A... →
“Chimps gesture to each other, as well, pointing out particular spots where they’d like to be scratched or groomed. These symbolic gestures are believed to be an important precursor to language. Now, researchers have observed ravens using gestures in the wild—the only non-primates seen doing so.”
My Wikipedia Article on the Spirit Poles!
webuiltthiscity: I was about to send someone the Wikipedia link for the Concord Spirit Poles in response to a conversation about it (see below) and I found that there is NO WIKIPEDIA ARTICLE ON THE SPIRIT POLES! So I created one. Please add your own knowledge/edits here: Wikipedia: Concord Spirit Poles SPIRIT POLES 4-EVAH WOOOOO
Why is the treatment success rate so low? Partly because, of the 1.2 million...– CDC: 240,000 Americans have HIV and don’t know it - HealthPop - CBS News Scary. People, you can usually get tested for free and the new tests give preliminary results in 15 minutes — before you even leave the clinic. There’s no excuse.
YOU KNOW YOU'RE FROM CALIFORNIA WHEN... →
All of these are awesome.
I worked at CG in 2005/6 and left because of many of these dynamics. I should...– Inside Scoop SF » Cafe Gratitude selling all Bay Area outposts (including Gracias Madre), in what they dub “legalized extortion”
San Francisco boasts (second-)best quality of life... →
*SECOND* best? WTF? Wrong.
Just in time for the holidays, Elvis Costello has a new $225 box set for sale...– Elvis Costello: Don’t Buy My $225 Box Set | NBC New York
The Millions : Reasons Not to Self-Publish in... →
Paste‘s Top 50 Albums Of 2011 - Stereogum →
This is way off, but it’s nice to see those Middle Brother, Tune-Yards and Deer Tick albums getting the recognition they deserve. Kiss Each Other Clean is also the first Iron & Wine album I’ve wanted to listen to repeatedly.
The average man weighs 196 pounds while the average woman is 160 pounds. And...– Americans Heavier Than Ever, But Most Still Say Their Weight Is “About Right” | 80beats | Discover Magazine
Greyhounds are obviously so awesome. They look like dogs held together with...– NIN Auction Memorabilia For Greyhounds - Stereogum
Are You Allowed to Have a Biglaw Job If You Need... →
Download Okkervil River Golden Opportunities 2... →
The Walking Dead Spreads Anti-Choice... →
I guess now I have a better reason to say I stopped watching it besides the fact that it got boring.
Advertisers and animators have long recognized that giving an animal big eyes...– http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/27/magazine/can-the-bulldog-be-saved.html?_r=2&pagewanted=all
Can the Bulldog Be Saved? - NYTimes →
Interesting article on our choice to perpetuate serious health problems for the sake of appearance in certain purebred dogs. Surprising fact: Bulldogs have so many genetic problems that they typically live only six years. (Thank goodness whippets’ only genetic defect is an eye problem that can be detected at birth!)
We’re all well aware of how sugary sodas are bad for teeth, but more...– Three Simple Things You Can Do to Help Avoid Tooth Decay
Study: Switch to Farming Shortened Jaws, Giving... →
Similarly, we may acknowledge that some people almost certainly do deserve to...– The Turkey ‘Pardon’ as Dark Parody - NYTimes.com Thank you to JDK for the excellent link.
The greatest concentrations of hipsters, the hiptionary definition continues,...– NPR.org » The Hipsterfication Of America
SF Examiner: Rain Dampens Spirits at Occupy SF →
“There’s just such a need. There are some people who are working and have their jobs and come after work, and people who have given up their jobs because it’s so important.” Understanding the point of the protests fail…
Pregnant Woman Blasted with Pepper Spray by... →
Wow. If this is true… just WOW.
RIP, Intermezzo and Raleigh’s. May ye rise again, like a phoenix, from the ashes, and bring forth delicious poppy seed dressing.
animalsbeingdicks: This is what happens when you let a litter of puppies stay up for a Walking Dead marathon.
Scarf, Hat, Cool-Tie Project Details | Operation... →
I sent off 10 handmade scarves I’ve knitted over the past several months to Operation Gratitude today, for care packages for our troops. It was satisfying, gave me a worthwhile knitting project, and saved friends/family from receiving even more knitted scarves from me! If you like knitting or crocheting, the link above provides all the info if you’d like to participate. They accept...
As federal funding for high-speed rail disappears, San Francisco continues to...– S.F. Transbay Terminal project has murky future
Recent research suggests that heterosexual men’s (but not heterosexual women’s)...– NCBI ROFL: The Mere Anticipation of an Interaction with a Woman Can Impair Men’s Cognitive Performance. | Discoblog | Discover Magazine
After Law School, Associates Learn to be Lawyers -... →
With the exception of a Securities Regulation class taught by Larry Sonsini (thanks!) I learned zero in law school except for 1) how to graduate from law school and 2) a base knowledge of how to pass the Bar (and even that requires supplanting with BarBri). This article is right on.