There is only one Missed Connection on the entirety of the Reykjavik Craigslist. It’s in the Men-for-Women section and it’s entitled yo girl at the puffin store. Yo girl, I saw you at around 13:00 today, folding shirts outside of the Puffin store. I know you didn’t see me, but whatever. I just wanted to say you’re my dream girl. You look like a hotter Natalie Portman but...
Just realised I totally missed the opportunity earlier to use the phrase “Listen up, Thunderdome.” Damnit, Ryan, this is why we run the drills.
jorshuwah replied to your post: Anybody who paints such a generic picture of a nationality (Australians in this case) will tend to demean themselves more than the nationality they portray with their broad brush strokes. I think I just found the only Australian without a sense of humour.
There are only 300 000 people in the country of Iceland. The city I grew up in has over 3 times that. That it’s so few makes meeting an genuine Icelandic person seem like collecting a particularly rare Pokemon. (Not like, say, meeting an Australian, a nationality that seems to be absolutely bloody everywhere, to the extent it sometimes seems like you can’t open your fridge without...
essdogg asked: Volcanos, man.
After the Rapture
everythinginthesky: We all just kinda stood around for a while. Everyone was a little embarrassed, truth be told. The Big Event had happened and here we were, the ones left behind. It was like at a party when someone’s a little too drunk and makes a bad joke without realising the person they’re joking about is right behind them. There’s that terrible silence afterwards. It was like that. Anyway....
I like Muji notebooks and Muji pens because they work well, yet don’t feel...– An interview with Frank Chimero I do this! I do this exact thing for the same reason with the same tools! Validation!
This short video by the Extra Credits team is ostensibly about why America developed the “first-person shooter” genre of video-game first, rather than Japan, but it delves into how America conceptualises / mythologises what a gun is and means. It’s a fascinating viewpoint and adds some great insight (at least, for someone like me who isn’t American) into why some Americans...
The Croatian currency is the Kuna, which is divided into 100 lipas. The word “Kuna” means marten, a weasel-like animal, whose fur Croats used for payment many centuries ago. The one thing I regret about not visiting Croatia when I had the chance was that I never got to ask someone, “How much is that in weasels?”
Last Friday I took an 8 hour train from Florence to Paris. The journey only really started in Milan. I’d been lucky enough to get a small compartment to myself and was hoping I’d get to just watch the scenery alone when a young Russian girl, no more than 16 and wearing what appeared to be solely a napkin, dragged her mother onboard. “You speak English? Da? Going to Paris?”...
Bitcoin: P2P Currency (The Most Dangerous Project... →
As a concept, Bitcoin, a P2P currency, is bloody fascinating. I kinda doubt it’s the harbinger of economic doom that this article makes it out to be, but hey, I’m no economist (though neither is the writer of this article.) I can’t wait until the first viruses hit that target Bitcoins. Russian hackers transferring the money right out of your digital wallet (assuming they’d...
Photography is all right if you don’t mind looking at the world from the point...– David Hockney
Oh man, [Newt Grinich] announced [his run for Presidency] on Twitter?...– Jon Stewart on the Daily Show
indefensible: The rest of us have been placing the comma outside quotation marks for hundreds of years. And your attempts to tell us it’s wrong is just another tiny sliver of hubris from a nation that simply assumes whatever it does is the best. How are US imperial measurements working out for you, by the way? brilliantorange: Listen up, Thunderdome, we haven’t invaded your country yet...
The Facebook Sonnet
Welcome to the endless high-school Reunion. Welcome to past friends And lovers, however kind or cruel. Let’s undervalue and unmend The present. Why can’t we pretend Every stage of life is the same? Let’s exhume, resume, and extend Childhood. Let’s all play the games That occupy the young. Let fame And shame intertwine. Let one’s search For God become public domain....
girl-detective asked: I've always wanted to ask...who's your Morocco Mole?
The internet will change over time, just like Radio, TV, Films and Music did...– Kek-w on warrenellis.com
Guide To The Emotions of Dinosaurs →
I feel ya, Anxious Dinosaur. I feel ya.
Who does a guy have to blow to get some service in this town?– Seen scrawled in black pen on a restaurant wall in Florence.
Florence again. I have mixed feelings about the city. It’s beautiful, with its sandstone coloured walls and the wide, shallow Arno winding its way through its edge, but there are tourists everywhere and I have been too drunk here too many times with too many people in hostels in an attempt to socialise. Swallows dart through the air in the hottest part of the afternoon. Their flight...