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The Paris Time Capsule Apartment | Messy Nessy Chic Messy Nessy Chic The owner of this apartment, Mrs. De Florian left Paris just before the rumblings of World War II broke out in Europe. She closed up her shutters and left for the South of France, never to return to the city again. Seven decades […]

Does 'Sarah Hanson' exist? The story of this 19-year-old entrepreneur may be a hoax. MAY BE a hoax? Regardless, the idea is somewhat brilliant. Too bad it's soiled now. I think it would have been a great way for someone to get a jump start on life.

Flip Flop Fly Ball - MLB uniforms, 2013 BTW, why do so many teams have so many jerseys these days? What's wrong with having a single "home" and "away" jersey? Less sales revenue, that's why!

Ebonics is like French

Bet you didn't know that. Lex Friedman tells us how: Ain't No Thing: The Grammar of African American Vernacular English.

If you ask me, he never really got a fair shake. He's out.

13 Things Roger Ebert Said Better Than Anybody Else My favorite? "All clear-minded people should remain two things throughout their lifetimes: curious and teachable."

Michael Malloy When that failed, they decided that it was unlikely that anything Malloy ingested was going to kill him, so the Murder Trust decided to freeze him to death. On a night when the temperature reached -14 °F (-26 °C), Malloy drank until he passed out, was carried to a park, dumped in the snow, […]

St. Patrick’s Day 2013

Happy March 17. Last year it was almost 80°. Today the temperature in Fahrenheit is closer to the date (the 17th).

Pi Day 2013

Just think - next year we'll have an entire pi MONTH!

Added to the reading list.

ICE in iOS 7

It's not going to happen, most likely, but Chuq has a good bit on how Apple could enable ICE in addition to "dial 911" when your iPhone is locked. I'd do this. I have RoadIDs and things when I'm running, but when I'm just out I've only got my wallet on it, and it may […]

Good Michael Jordan Article

OTL: Michael Jordan Has Not Left The Building. He has, however, turned 50.

New Eyeglasses

For years I've worn a pair of rimless Silhouette eyeglasses. They were lightweight, flexible, and worked well. I got a pair of sunglasses and a new pair in the same model four years ago, but it was time for a change. I ended up going with the Oakley Clubface frames. I didn't even know what […]

He needs one this year. And yes, I'm filling space.

What’s Wrong with SI?

From 2007: What's wrong with Sports Illustrated? Apparently SI is losing money and is in danger of going away very soon. The last time I seriously looked at an issue of SI was in high school.

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