Look at this suave gentleman. Contrast stitch blazer, accessorized with a Cray living room set we.
This is a piece from January 9, 1984 by Robert Krulwich on something called “shopping via computer.”
Key quote: “This morning, I am going to show you exactly what it’s like to shop from home electronically, because there already are a few services up and running.”
"I’m going to show you what it is like to shop electronically"
Fuelling my Land Rover Defender obsession even further, the new Jack Ryan movie featured some aggressive looking cars.
“If you can walk to work or take your bike on a daily basis, I think that’s just about the coolest thing that there is. Every morning I listen to the traffic on the radio, and they talk about how they are jammed and I just laugh. I love traffic. I love traffic reports because I’m not in any of them.”
Jerry Seinfeld, urbanist.
Pair with a general theory of walkability and these lovely illustrated field guides to biking in European cities.
I would love for this quote to be relevant, but it’s bullshit. If you happen to be a multi-millionaire who can choose where to live AND build a secret underground garage, then you really don’t have the same urban experience as others.
(Source: , via thisbigcity)
My friend swears this is real:
My friend—we’ll call him “Dean”—works at a pet store here in Los Angeles, and recently James Avery, the actor who played Uncle Phil on Fresh Prince, has become a somewhat regular customer. Avery has come in two or three times with his dog, and each time Dean has helped him find what he needed, never mentioning that he recognized Avery from TV.
After a few interactions with Avery, Dean answered the phone at the store one day and found it was Avery calling. “This the dude who always helps me?” asked Avery. “It is,” said Dean. Avery then proceeded to tell Dean that his dog would be coming into the shop later that day, but because he was busy, “a friend” was going to bring it in. Dean said cool, and went about his day. A little while later, in came Avery’s dog, accompanied by the friend he’d told Dean about: none other than Joseph Marcell, the man who played Geoffrey the butler on Fresh Prince. Uncle Phil had sent Geoffrey the butler to the pet store for him.
Life is very seldom perfect, but sometimes it is.
RIP Uncle Phil.
- Basic bollards in San Francisco, California
- Public seating in New York, NY
- Half-wheels in Seville, Spain
- Grass and trees in Copenhagen, Denmark
- Parked bikes in Rotterdam, Netherlands
19 beautiful ways to protect bike lanes. via peopleforbikes, 04.10.13.
Ottawa - clearly not enough imagination on Laurier Street.
Termination copyright will affect your enjoyment of Disco and Mellow Rock
“If the “work for hire” doctrine can’t be made to apply to a prefab group like the Village People, it stands little chance of surviving a test against other artists who emerged in the 1970s and who always had a much greater degree of autonomy, like Bruce Springsteen, the Eagles, Billy Joel and Parliament-Funkadelic.” http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/11/arts/music/a-copyright-victory-35-years-later.html?_r=1&adxnnl=1&adxnnlx=1378905433-Wo6kGbXSudtETa+vToIUzA