Archive for the tubes Category

A Smart Guy

Posted in science, tubes with tags , on December 17, 2010 by John

Jessie Thorn talks to Jad Abumrad about what goes into making Radiolab, and no surprise, it’s super thoughtful. He talks a lot about storytelling, words and music; also audio editing, which I was really into.


Frank the Tank

Posted in G&T's, NYT linking, tubes on November 11, 2010 by John

I just wanted to call to your attention that The Times has actually started doing cocktail coverage, in a better late then never sort of way.

All is forgiven though, because Frank Bruni is great. He admits that he’s not a mixological expert, but I think that gives him a better perspective.

There is a lot of navel gazing in the cocktail universe. Just look at this guy in this video. He’s putting “the world’s best sweet vermouth ” in a hot coffee cocktail.

Bruni is famous for being the Times’ restaurant critic. I love how he can apply that to calling this joker out on his BS (Half the reason I posted this was for the high comedic value of this video).

Being an outsider looking in helps Bruni’s writing, and I’d like to think the cocktail culture at large. Both articles on the Frisco cocktail and spiked coffee are some of the better writing on this important subject that I’ve read. Take a look.

The Frisco

Spiked Coffee

Beach Creatures

Posted in animals, art, monsters, poetry, technology, the ocean, tubes on September 3, 2010 by John

This is a few years old, but worth digging up. Beautiful machinery. Great, great, great.

Work Wear

Posted in 2010, A Put It Up Summer, film, High Fashion, men, tubes on September 1, 2010 by John

You guys seemed to like the last one, so I figured I’d link up episode three.

“Cooking Really Upsets Food”

Posted in british humour, food, tubes, white people on August 8, 2010 by John

Posh Nosh is one of the funnier things I’ve seen in a while. British people are just funnier than us.

Here’s the other seven. If your like me, you’ll need an hour or so to waste.

Episode 2. Birthday Parties
Episode 3. Paella
Episode 4. Beautiful Food
Episode 5. Bread and Butter Pudding
Episode 6. Leftovers
Episode 7. Sauces
Episode 8. Comfort Food



Posted in NYT linking, science, technology, the future, tubes, women with tags , on July 12, 2010 by John

This is all too much for me.

I don’t like how this robot says it loves people, I don’t like how it yearns and I certainly don’t like how it uses phrases like “conspire to take over the world” in casual conversation.



Posted in film, men, money, tubes with tags on June 21, 2010 by John

I’ve been loving Vimeo docs lately. Here’s a new one from Sean Dunne, the man that did one of my all time favorites, The Archive.