2nd September 2014
Not only is there a class war among our food:
"We also found expensive crisps more likely to use the language of… negation (“never fried”, “no fluorescent orange”). In fact crisps cost 4 cents more per ounce for every additional “no” on the packet. This use of distinguishing language supports French sociologist Pierre Bourdieu’s theory that upper-class taste in food has the role of “distinguishing” the rich from other classes."
But good food is also apparently some kind of vice:
"When a review of an expensive restaurant was positive, writers tended to use metaphors of sex and sensual pleasure… But positive reviews of cheap restaurants and foods instead employed metaphors of drugs or addiction"
15th August 2014
Charting the names of MLB ballparks.
Just a quick sketch for my own amusement; I might tidy it up later if the mood takes me.
9th July 2014
Thanks to the Brazilian media, I think the whole world now knows the Portugese word “Vergonha” (Shame)
13th June 2014
*Please refrain from attempting to converse while simultaneously masticating.
6th June 2014
Randall doing what Randall does.
3rd June 2014
Mr Small tries a succession of jobs for which he is woefully mismatched - they are all manifestly too big for him. He lacks the basic knowledge and skills to hold down any of the occupations he attempts. Does Hargreaves here break from his usual social conservatism with a damning indictment of an education system that is not adequately preparing the workforce for increasingly skilled and mechanized labour?
These are amazing
20th May 2014
This book should be the go to reference manual for all design engineers.
14th May 2014
Post reblogged from Mostly signs (some portents) with 13 notes
Boris bikes are like cops: never one when you need it & under control of a horrific Tory scumbag
12th May 2014
Sometimes the poor are praised for being thrifty. But to recommend thrift to the poor is both grotesque and insulting. It is like advising a man who is starving to eat less. For a town or country labourer to practise thrift would be absolutely immoral. Man should not be ready to show that he can live like a badly-fed animal. He should decline to live like that, and should either steal or go on the rates, which is considered by many to be a form of stealing.
— Oscar Wilde, ‘The Soul of Man Under Socialism’ (1891)
23rd April 2014
A 1997 study by the same guy concluded:
fathers of children with autism were more than twice as likely to be engineers
2nd April 2014
Photo reblogged from rstevens’ Joe Biden Fan Club Tree House of Furor with 37 notes
my itunes organization system is why steve jobs died
28th March 2014
Photoset reblogged from The Veronica Mars Movie: Official Tumblr with 571 notes
Rob Thomas’s first VERONICA MARS novel: The Thousand Dollar Tan Line — is on sale today!
Read an excerpt here: http://bit.ly/1gxkTb1
"Classic Cliff McCormack material."
That first one though… love Cliff so much.