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Sep 01

The Bean in Chicago, from above

The Bean in Chicago, from above

1957 Jaguar

1957 Jaguar

“One thing about humans is that they will put up with all but the most absurd and alarming events once they’ve signed on to a situation. There is in fact a moment when the teenage girl could jump out at the stoplight once she starts to get the smell of bad magic on the guy who said he’d give her a lift home, when the homeowner could close the door on the man at the front steps whose face isn’t composed right at all. But if you don’t bail right away, chances are you will be along for the entire ride, however windy and gruesome and never-ending it turns out to be. We’ve all done it: taken the cab even though the driver seems weird, gotten on the plane even though that guy in the trench coat is sweating and talking to himself, stayed in a situation even though some tingly instinct is telling you to flee. And what you’ve learned from those experiences is that it always, always works out. Trust is how Craigslist works in the first place. The shocking thing isn’t that the occasional bad actor on Craigslist shows up and takes advantage of that trust. The shocking thing about Craigslist is that it almost never happens.” — The Craigslist Killers - GQ

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My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2014-8-31) From Last.fm -

  1. The New Pornographers (168) 
  2. Rubblebucket (22) 
  3. Beverly (18) 
  4. Twin Peaks (16) 
  5. Bleachers (11) 

Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz

Aug 31

fortherecordpodcast:

In Episode #4 of For the Record, we discuss The New Pornographers’ “Brill Bruisers,” and Adam sees how many times he can use the word “barnburner.” 
Episode link: http://fortherecordpodcast.com/podcasts/download.php?filename=2014-08-31_ftr-episode-04-new-pornographers-brill-bruisers.mp3
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fortherecordpodcast:

In Episode #4 of For the Record, we discuss The New Pornographers’ “Brill Bruisers,” and Adam sees how many times he can use the word “barnburner.” 

Episode link: http://fortherecordpodcast.com/podcasts/download.php?filename=2014-08-31_ftr-episode-04-new-pornographers-brill-bruisers.mp3

Subscribe to the podcast: http://fortherecordpodcast.com/podcasts/feed.xml

canoneero:

Twin Peaks San Francisco

canoneero:

Twin Peaks San Francisco

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landscape photography Golden Gate Bridge San Francisco water bay nautical silver art loft decor- Golden Gate Surf 16x20 by ModernMoodPhoto (70.00 USD) http://ift.tt/VwNglV

divinitatefotage:

landscape photography Golden Gate Bridge San Francisco water bay nautical silver art loft decor- Golden Gate Surf 16x20 by ModernMoodPhoto (70.00 USD) http://ift.tt/VwNglV

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Explaining White Privilege to a Broke White Person... -

"And listen, recognizing Privilege doesn’t mean suffering guilt or shame for your lot in life. Nobody’s saying that Straight White Middle Class Able-Bodied Males are all a bunch of assholes who don’t work hard for what they have. Recognizing Privilege simply means being aware that some people have to work much harder just to experience the things you take for granted (if they ever can experience them at all.)"

Aug 30

“More than one in three Americans, a Kaiser Family Foundation survey found, hold at least one wrong belief about HIV transmissions. About 27 percent don’t know it can’t be spread by sharing a drinking glass, 17 percent don’t know it can’t be transmitted by touching a toilet seat, and 11 percent don’t know it can’t be caught by swimming in a pool with someone who is HIV-positive.” — This is what it’s like to have HIV in 2014

11 Reasons Email Is the Worst -

OH GOD #11

(via The tape deck you probably won’t be leaving for your great-grandson - Boing Boing)

(via The tape deck you probably won’t be leaving for your great-grandson - Boing Boing)

Meet Annie, the weirdest (and sweetest) dog I’ve ever had. - Imgur

Meet Annie, the weirdest (and sweetest) dog I’ve ever had. - Imgur

Why Doctors Are Sick of Their Profession - WSJ -

"In surveys, a majority of doctors express diminished enthusiasm for medicine and say they would discourage a friend or family member from entering the profession. In a 2008 survey of 12,000 physicians, only 6% described their morale as positive. Eighty-four percent said that their incomes were constant or decreasing. Most said they didn’t have enough time to spend with patients because of paperwork, and nearly half said they planned to reduce the number of patients they would see in the next three years or stop practicing altogether."