No money, no problem

July 22, 2009

Daniel Suelo decided to quit money cold-turkey. He lives in a cave in Utah and scavenges for everything he needs.

His hands are black with dirt, and his hair, which is going gray, looks like a bird’s nest, full of dust and twigs from scrambling in the underbrush on the canyon floor. Grinning, he presents the booty from one of his weekly rituals, scavenging on the streets of Moab: a wool hat and gloves, a winter jacket, and a white nylon belt, still wrapped in plastic, along with Carhartt pants and sandals, which he’s wearing. He’s also scrounged cans of tuna and turkey Spam and a honeycomb candle. All in all, a nice haul from the waste product of America.

This isn’t really a sustainable lifestyle for everyone, even if none of us cared about being dirty and having mice in our caves. He’s living off the garbage of a system he denounces, but without the system, he wouldn’t have any cans of Spam or honeycomb candles. Still, this kind of lifestyle is interesting.
Via The Awl


Facebook Hamlet

July 21, 2009

McSweeney’s has a wicked Facebook News Feed version of Hamlet. Written by Sarah Schmelling, and Photoshopped by Angela Liao; click the graphic below to view large. Awesome.

CLICK TO ENLARGE.  written by Sarah Schmelling; art by Angela Liao.

CLICK TO ENLARGE. written by Sarah Schmelling; art by Angela Liao.

Thanks to Carly for the tip!

Yoga, sort of

July 21, 2009

Yogis are supposed to be moderate in their recreational activites, no?


More here. Thanks to Andrea for the tip!

Chimp Raised With Human Child: WN Kellogg’s Hubris

July 20, 2009

kellogg chimp gua donald

1930s scientist WN Kellogg brought home Gua, a 7-month-old female chimpanzee, to raise alongside his 10-month-old son, Donald.

Here’s an interesting and very charming 10-minute lecture explaining what happened. Includes really cute video clips of the child and chimp, showing their developmental similarities and differences.
Despite a sad ending, this presentation is really great.
Via Metafilter.

Interval Training- The 6-Minute Workout

July 19, 2009

Researchers wonder if 6 minutes of hardcore interval training- extremely intense 2 minute bouts of very hard exercise- might build fitness as well as hours of comfortably-paced exercise:

Six minutes or so a week of hard exercise (plus the time spent warming up, cooling down, and resting between the bouts of intense work) had proven to be as good as multiple hours of working out for achieving fitness. The short, intense workouts aided in weight loss, too.

There’s a catch, though. Those six minutes, if they’re to be effective, must hurt. “We describe it as an ‘all-out’ effort,”… You’ll be straying “well out of your comfort zone.”

Article, with info about how to try this, here.

Lonely Robots Art Show

July 16, 2009

Lonely Robots. I’m doing an art show tonight. Yeah, art.


It’s called Lonely Robots and it’s gonna be awesome. Look who’s in it- real artists! (and me!)


Party 7-10 tonight at Magic Pony, on Queen W of Bathurst. New friends welcome- come say hi!


Audrey Hepburn’s deer

July 15, 2009
Photo by Bob Willoughby

Photo by Bob Willoughby

Did you know that Audrey Hepburn had a pet deer that followed her around like a dog? Like on the street and in the grocery store and stuff? GAAAH SO ADORABLE. Where do I get one?

A-hep and Pippin The Deer, photo by Bob Willoughby

A-hep and Pippin The Deer, photo by Bob Willoughby

Via SallyJane Vintage. And here are some more gorgeous Willoughby photos.