03 January 2011

tenis en agua

roger federer and rafael nadal played a little tenis on a floating court somewhere in the middle east which is the only place where people can afford to buy this kind of publicity. oooh except for china. it might be china. via.

not the way this is supposed to work


a place for cats

via. via.

polar bear puppy?

sleepy polar bear puppy wakes up and sings a song. you'll want to see that.

why can't i have a grizzly puppy

ill hug it the entire time. via.

polar bears are awesome

watch them tear shit up. via.

tom ford s/s 2011 womenswear


are you watching the oprah channel?

im not, but i would like to be. what is your favorite show? is there enough oprah? too much oprah?

what about gayle? nymag says its kind of boring, but maybe they're just jealous.

will we ever get out of this hole

this little article from record uses the literal hole in the ground that was supposed to be the chicago spire to discuss the state of the profession.

the long and short of it is that the recession isnt over for architects, we still have about a 20% unemployment rate, there is no end in sight, and no one is quite sure what is going to fix us.

if you're looking for a silver lining, its that winter wipeout is starting on thursday on abc!

the last thing you need.

there are about to be no more bananas.
This week's New Yorker has a huge story about the banana industry that touches on all of the familiar complaints against it: the inherent lack of sustainability of their product, company-funded massacres. But what it mostly focuses on is Tropical Race Four, a sort of super-fungus that turns Cavendish bananas into mush. So scientists are trying to build a better banana! One that is resistant! Here's the thing: It doesn't sound like they're making a lot of progress.
One of the most interesting pieces of info in the story is that this already happened once. See, the bananas that were originally eaten all over the U.S. weren't the Cavendish variety, they were Gros Michel bananas. (They were also, by all accounts, far tastier.) But a fungus called Race One, which is closely related to Tropical Race Four, wiped them out in the first half of the twentieth century. Really, one of the main reasons we have Cavendish bananas is because they're resistant to Race One. But it sounds like we might not have them for much longer either. (via)

thx a lot, liz.

did everyone else know this?

i saw this in the sidebar when i was reading about man made thunderstorms in the UAE. did y'all know this? not that they broke up, but that they were even dating? for eight years?
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