Shifting Sands: An Empire From a Tub of Goo →
And how much oil is there? Estimates bounced around for years until 1999, when Alberta got serious about determining its potential. Based on data from 56,000 wells and 6,000 core samples, the Energy and Utilities Board (EUB) came up with an astonishing figure: The amount of oil that could be recovered with existing technology totalled 175 billion barrels, enough to cover U.S. consumption for more...
11 minutes of the audio from Annie Hall set to Getty Images stock footage. (via Matt Haughey)
If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the...– Carl Sagan (via lars)
In the U.S. south, is Canadian a new racial slur? →
In the U.S. south, is Canadian a new racial slur? — karmcity I have actually heard several people do this, in Kentucky and Indiana. “Canadian” is code for a black person. — musicbrain I hope that:1. this catches on 2. black people do the “own the word” thing and start calling each other “Canadian” 3. we start hearing it in rap songs
Anne Sexton killed herself because it is too painful to live in this world...– Erica Jong, the New York Times. rach: Discovered by my friend Emily, who is actually not at all morbid, just sharp enough to realize that this is a really, really beautiful way of putting it.
What I learned today.
you down with MHC? Just read this interesting article in Time Magazine about how romance is linked to smell. We respond to olfactory cues and in fact, smell helps us narrow our choices of potential partners. MHC (the major histocompatibility complex), a set of genes that controls the immune system and influences tissue rejection is especially critical. You jive best with a partner whose MHC is...
If people are going to upload a tonne of photos on to Facebook then I’m going to...– box of Jack
Monome (via livejamie) — mareen
so then i walked around pretending i could shrink myself and other people to...– self titled: i am a hero
One of those companies is Want More PROMO?, a Florida-based outfit that claims...– For Only $1,200, Your Crappy Band Can Seem Really Popular On MySpace — kellyreeves I think there are a lot of bands on myspace that would have a hard time resisting something like this.
The New Yorker: George Packer - The Choice Because of all the lazy candidate analysis that surrounds us quality like this really stands out. Packer compares Hillary and Barack and the different ideas of the Presidency each exemplifies. The best part, to me, is the very fair and full look at Hilary. Packer is one of my favs; as Rach says, his essays are nearly perfect. His blog and books are...
Even just the though of putting my lady-junk on display squicks me out; i...– jessicalouise The part before the semicolon made me laugh out loud. Junk has always been my favorite euphemism, and is squick even a word? As for the the topic, it’s all about knowing what you have and dressing appropriately. Some people can get away with a lot more than others. It’s...
German DJs and their living rooms →
Hardwood and white walls. (via TMN)
All five finalists for Best Picture were made independently of the big studios, and four of the five — Atonement, Juno, No Country for Old Men and There Will Be Blood — were released by the so-called indie subsidiaries of the majors. Each of the five films was made for $30 million or less — unheard of when the average studio project costs three times that — and Juno had a ludicrously low budget...
Edmontonians found most-addicted to cars →
The new report found that 77 per cent of adult Edmontonians made all their trips by car on the day the survey was done. It topped the eight major Canadian cities studied in 2005, the most recent year for which numbers are available.
The notion that a contemporary woman must look mannish in order to be taken...– Anna Wintour in response to Hillary Clinton’s backing out of a photoshoot for Vogue because she feared she’d appear too feminine. — what I learned today
Bill Clinton: 'Screw It, I'm Running For... →
There’s a part of me that wants to go streak and run outside and jump...– Barry Zito, MLB Pitcher.
MTV | Tom Cruise Scientology Video Glossary →
The Talk Show with John Gruber and Dan Benjamin →
This is a priceless episode — mainly because of Cabel’s hilarious story about Candybar piracy: “Oh, my craaaazy roommate.” — implodr I find it funny that the guy actually e-mailed him with that ridiculous excuse. If you are already the type of person that does stuff like that, why would you even try to respond… wouldn’t you just ignore the e-mail?
I was laughing when we had the debate a couple days ago…. People were...– Barack Obama — squashed Sigh. I think actually liking a candidate is setting me up for huge disappointment. There is no way someone saying such perfectly reasonable things can be elected.
Tiff: (Looking at $1000 dinnerware for wedding registry)
Marco: Well... I guess I just bought a $3000 computer.
Tiff: I like this stuff! This is what people register for.
Marco: I should register for some RAM.
Tiff: You can't register for RAM.
(from Marco... I really wish I could insert html into chat posts....)
Which Episode of ‘Seinfeld’ Should Eli Watch... →
Canada places U.S., Israel on torture watch list →
Farwell thee, often visted third tab from the...
I’m trying to clear all my tabs and I just couldn’t bring myself to close this one without posting some kind of memorial.
Defining Characteristics of the Second World →
“streets that don’t drain, iron fences around suburban homes, good but watery beer, kiosks full of cheap plastic toys, sidewalks with little square lakes where tiles are missing, affordable cigarettes, escalators with wooden steps, the cinder block as the unit of construction…”
Do you feel like you might be hung up on labels and isms? Because I don’t...– Jon Stewart, in response to Jonah Goldberg on A Daily Show. I would link to the video but Comedy Central blocks Canadian IPs, forcing people like me to use other methods… the part where Jonah tries to explain how organic food is fascist makes it worth seeing.
HEMA - online winkelen →
Woah! :) — jensnikolaus — mareen Apart from the cool flash stuff, I think the design of the page really suits what I’m guessing is an Ikea-like company. It makes me want to shop there, something about the bright and friendly kid colours.
It is the contradictions in works of art which make them able to represent us—as...– Randall Jarrell, from Seed: The Future of Science…Is Art?