Kintsukuroi: the Japanese craft of repairing pottery with gold, making something more beautiful for having been broken.
|Tomorrow, 24 Mar 2013, is the 40th anniversary of the UK release date of Pink Floyd's iconic album, Dark Side of the Moon. The album will be streamed at pinkfloyd.com and listeners are invited to tweet their thoughts using #DarkSide40.|
Craft brewers' income grew 17% during 2012 and their volume brewed grew to about 6.5% of the total U.S. beer market. In terms of dollars spent by consumers, craft brews now represent 10.2% of the U.S. market.
I wonder how much of that craft beer goes into this: craft beer ice cream from Frozen Pints. Vanilla Bock anyone?
|Sam Gilliam, Swing 64, 1964|
Tectonic plates come and go. But sometimes they hang around longer than you think. Geologists have determined that an "anamoly" under a portion of California is actually part of the old Farallon plate that subducted under North America 100 million years ago.
Regardless of whether you believe Airplane! to be the funniest movie of all time, take this quiz to test your knowledge of this great film.
Leon may be getting larger but polar bear genitals are getting smaller.
Men may think with their penis but a giant sea cucumber eats with its anus.
|Didn't I just say I hadn't seen many font generators in a while? Here's a kitten font generator called Neko Font.|
Have fun with book titles - Sorted Books.
Hollywood execs didn't like Blade Runner when it was screened in 1981. "This movie gets worse every screening."
|More classic prog rock goodness. A 30-minute performance by Genesis in 1972 on Belgian TV.|
I guess those math slackers weren't involved in developing the ability to watch a chemical reaction at the molecular level in real time.
Science is a fickle bitch. Nothing can cut a diamond except another diamond, right? Wrong. Superheated water can etch a diamond.
|Rashid Johnson, Cosmic Slop, 2011. I'll leave it for you to figure out how I got from this work to the Gilliam included above. (I also include this here for one reader whose buttons will be pushed by a black painting.)|
Meanwhile, in China they're serving a double beef, double sausage burger at McDonalds.
Disgusting. No crab should have a 9-foot leg span nor should anyone get into a tank with it and hold it.
...than to repair broken men. ~Frederick Douglass