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The Color Strata

The Color Strata

June 17, 2010

I’m an incorrigible data hound. So, once the tempting aroma of XKCD’s color name survey results tickled my nose, I had no choice – but to run to the dining room, stand up on my hind legs, and yank that statistical top sirloin off the table. Om nom nom yum yum yum!

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Where You From?

Where You From?

June 11, 2010

Ah, summertime! Citizens of great cities around the globe stroll through verdant parks, dine at sidewalk cafes, bask in late evening warmth, and sleep fitfully, wake in a cold sweat, and scream “tourists!

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Mind The Facial Hair

Mind The Facial Hair

April 25, 2010

First impressions mean a lot – especially when you’re confronted by some strange dude with a bush on his face. Is he a teddy bear? A misunderstood philosopher? A fresh release from the Penitentiary? You can answer all of those questions – and more – with Matt McInerney’s soon-to-be-legendary Trustworthiness Of Beards!

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Net Worth Fighting For

Net Worth Fighting For

April 21, 2010

Did the onerous income taxes of the 1950s and ’60s affect the behavior of big-money boxers? The Atlantic’s Henry Fetter believes so, as he explains in his recent article:

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Dig That Crazy Solar System

Dig That Crazy Solar System

March 20, 2010

Take a break from the Enya and immerse yourself in SolarBeat’s orbital ambience, courtesy of the nine planets, the asteroid Ceres, and UK design house WhiteVinyl.

A Disturbance In The Force

A Disturbance In The Force

February 23, 2010

Imagine, if you will, the burger force – a field of energy radiating from every freshly-cooked patty, earth-penetrating and inverse-squared with distance, that compels the hungry carnivore to seek out and devour the well-done ground beef at the source.

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More Steeps Of San Francisco

More Steeps Of San Francisco

February 4, 2010

Last November, as previously detailed, we searched San Francisco’s less-photogenic neighborhoods for under-appreciated inclines, rewrote the City’s “official” list of steepest streets, and discovered Prentiss Street, which, at a maximum grade of 37%, matches Pittsburgh’s Canton Avenue as the most-tilted urban thoroughfare in the world.

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Kung Fu Typing

Kung Fu Typing

January 26, 2010

If you’re one of the fortunate few who’s successfully completed a typing class, dance those ballerina fingers across the keyboard, you lucky devil!

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