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Time heals

A message of hope from Vi Hart.

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Upcoming: 46

Dan Hurlin, who created the amazing Disfarmer, in preparation of a suite of Futurist plays by Fortunato Depero, Demolishing Everything with Amazing Speed.

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Retirement

Don’t go up that green ramp, #1115! The first of Metro’s 1000-series cars is taken out of service, to live on a nice farm.

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How does it feel

To sweeten a Blue Saturday, Orkestra Obsolete plays New Order’s “Blue Monday” using only instruments and technology available in the 1930s. ᔥ kottke.org and @tcarmody

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On the island

Emily Graslie talks to Robb Telfer about his work to conserve Illinois’s only endemic flowering plant, Kankakee Mallow (Iliamna remota), to Langham Island in the Kankakee River.1 1 USDA PLANTS lists I. remota as a synonym for the more widely … Continue reading

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Baritone Darth

Lee, Randi, and Charlie, meet Frank Oglesby, voice of the MBTA.

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Happy

Featuring (now) full-time colleagues Alex and Maanvi. And check out the cameo by Stacey at 1:39.

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That sound you hear is my head exploding

Chris Ware, Ira Glass, Nico Muhly, and John Kuramoto, d.b.a. “Phoobis,” create an animated cover for this week’s issue of The New Yorker. Guest-starring a former Secretary of State. ᔥ kottke.org

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The best part is when he stops for gas

This showed up on VH-1 this morning. It’s easily the dullest, lamest video that the 80s has to offer.

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He had me at the mbira

If your cellphone rings in the middle of a John Cage concert, Paolo Angeli knows what to do with it: he’ll fine some way to wedge it into his baritone guitar. A musicologist’s wet dream.

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Syllabary

ᏍᏏᏉᏯ (Sequoyah) explains how Cherokee script has evolved and adapted with changes in technology. ᔥ Eduardo Avila, PRI

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The internet is amazing: 2

From time to time I would remember a TV series from my childhood with a fairly simple premise: whatever the problem at hand might be, it could be solved by hopping into an airboat and zipping through the bayous to … Continue reading

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The internet is amazing: 1

An unsold television pilot of Larry Shue’s The Nerd was made in 1989 and aired in 1996. Some of the corners are rounded off—Rick isn’t nearly as obnoxious as he could be—but the basic comic situation of the dinner party … Continue reading

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Now I understand why the “next train” announcement is so echo-y

Juicy views of the model board at NYC’s West Fourth Street control tower. The spokesmen for the subway system walk that fine line between letting people know that the system is safe, but oh so riddled with technical debt. ᔥ … Continue reading

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Doors open on the left

So it’s the week of meet-the-voices. Vox points to this video introduction to Lee Crooks, voice of Chicago’s El trains.

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