Sleeping Chinese

December 3, 2008
the ultimate bedtime story.

Periodicals: the ultimate bedtime story.

Here is a blog with hundreds of photos of Chinese people napping in public places. Huh.
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I could only like this photo more if there were sleeping kids using the teeter-totter.

I could only like this photo more if there were sleeping kids using the teeter-totter.

Something is horribly wrong with that cow.  (Melamine?)

Something is horribly wrong with that cow. (Melamine?)


NoKa: No way.

December 3, 2008

This is a lengthy (10+ pages), but sublimely satisfying blog post.

NoKa is one of the priciest chocolate retailers in the world. Their plain truffles or matchbook-sized rectangles of plain chocolate sell for between $800-$2500/pound. As a point of comparison, the writer points out that “foie gras is $50/pound, marijuana in El Paso is $350/pound, and a fat stack of dollar bills is $454/pound”.

The obvious question is, What’s NoKa worth?

The answer, and the thoroughness with which the blogger (Scott of DallasFood.org) determines his answer, is pretty darn fun to read. Along the way you’ll learn some fun tidbits about chocolate production, too. (My only complaint with this article is that the female CEO of the company is criticized more harshly than the male, and it sounds to me like blame should be shared.)

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Igloo 101

December 3, 2008

A great vintage mini-documentary by the National Film Board: How to Build an Igloo. 10 minutes. I love how bare it is- just footage and voiceover, few edits, no effects, no background music- and yet totally absorbing. Good content needs no crutch.

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