I’m often a big fan of our home, but especially in rose season!
Daily Emotion Chart, Arrested Development Style.
(Source: thebluthcompany, via afternoonsnoozebutton)
Anthony Weiner’s NYC Mayoral Campaign Website Features … the Pittsburgh Skyline - Henry Grabar - The Atlantic Cities
New York City’s newest mayoral candidate, disgraced former U.S. congressman Anthony Weiner, has few allies in his bid for top office. But as ever, his greatest enemy is himself. New York Times political reporter Michael Barbaro discovered today that Weiner’s campaign website shows a photograph of the Pittsburgh skyline: It was taken looking south from the Roberto Clemente Bridge toward downtown Pittsburgh. (via )
America’s Fuel Source of the Future Could Be ‘Pond Scum’ - John Metcalfe - The Atlantic Cities
Would you drive a Ford Scumliner? Or how about a Chevy Kelpette?
Autos from the black lagoon could be a reality in the coming decades, if experiments to transform algae into a fuel source prove successful. And if they do, America could be king in a new energy landscape dominated by algal biofuel. That’s because our placid waterways and warm lakes are looking better than ever for the massive cultivation of slimes, oozes, glops and other kinds of green gold.
America’s potential headstart in the algae-fuel sector was recently heralded by researchers who found that the country is ready to grow “serious amounts of pond scum.” In particular, the scientists are giddy about the possibilities of the Gulf Coast, which has a “good combination of warm temperatures, low evaporation, access to an abundance of water, and plenty of fuel-processing facilities,” according to Mark Wigmosta, a hydrologist at the government-run Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
I have had a minor fascination with the idea of algae as a large-scale energy source since first hearing about the possibility a few years ago. At the time, the places that I heard about experimenting with it were looking at the problems of trying to transmit algal-based energy to the grid or to capture in some type of battery, but if algae as biofuel becomes a possibility, that could be a much more stable source.
And given that algae requires very few resources to grow (essentially, warm standing water and CO2-rich atmosphere), it seems like it could be far more efficient than some existing biofuel sources, like corn or switchgrass.
Vigilante Coffee pop-up at Hogo on Flickr.
Tickets, please on Flickr.
In case anyone wants to create a Millard Fillmore biopic… they found your man.
While working on the bio for Millard Fillmore for the next issue, we noticed something…uncanny.
HOW HAS NO ONE POINTED THIS OUT BEFORE
they saw the chance
they took the chance
(Source: tastefullyoffensive, via patorbezo)
Window Washing on Flickr.
(via PoPville » Lawn Decoration of the Day)
slaughterhouse90210 on ALF, and modern technology:
“This was before voice mail, recorded phone messages you can’t escape. Life was easier then. You just didn’t pick up the phone.”
― Joyce Carol Oates, Beasts
Here are the 20,000 shipwrecks in US waters. Some of them are still leaking oil, because of Hitler. (No, really, they were sunk by German U-Boats—it’s a serious environmental problem.)
First time doing yoga by David Somerville [website]
This reminds me of not just my first attempt.