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Friday, January 4, 2008

Morning link dump

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Occasionally I read things that aren't about Chicago. This is how I clear my head of them.

Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain. Remember when I took that home wine-making course, and I forgot how to drive?
--Homer Simpson 

Does a Moleskine notebook tell the truth? - International Herald Tribune

"The company notes that a battery of famous artists over the last century used notebooks of the same size, shape and color as the trendy pads, which sell for about €10 in bookstores around the world."

The Brains Behind Billionaire Homes - Paul Discoe - James Cutler - Peter Bohlin

"Ellison selected Paul Discoe, who is known for masterfully incorporating Buddhist ideology into practical design."

Leading surveillance societies in the EU and the World 2007

"Endemic surveillance society"--that doesn't sound good at all

Talking Points Memo | Who You Callin' a Pervert?

"An enemy without borders. Hate without boundaries. A people perverted." If Giuliani's latest ad fails, he'll threaten to kill you himself in the next one.

How To Sleep Like a Hunter-Gatherer | Mind & Brain | DISCOVER Magazine

"Western sleep, said Worthman, is arid and controlled, with a heavy emphasis on individualism and the 'decontextualized person.'"

Game Boy Around the World - a photoset on Flickr

Most depressing Flickr set ever even if--nay, especially if--you note the irony.

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