Sunday, August 3, 2008

stray bullets

Instant-Messagers Really Are About Six Degrees from Kevin Bacon Big Microsoft Study Supports Small World Theory.

New Bargains on Old Furniture Some antique furniture is going for a quarter of what it fetched a year ago as people gravitate toward contemporary styles. On top of that, struggling consumers have been liquidating their collections of vintage pieces, flooding the market. Even high-end auctioneers such as Sotheby's have seen some disappointing sales of all but the rarest pieces. Time to buy low. The pendulum will swing. (via)

The 85 Weirdest Storytellers of the Past 85 Years!
Tom Waits writes about his 20 most cherished albums of all time (good taste) (via)
Philip Toledano - Days with My Father (touching photo essay) (via)
Digital Archive of Toyo Bunko Rare Books The digital archive of basic references on Silk Road, including 92 rare books (29 authors : 19,242 pages) by the digitization of whole books from cover to cover. (beautiful) (via)
Interactive Map of Early Modern London (via)
Ten Great Examples of Science Fiction World Building (via)
August is World Building Month
We Are What We Do a new movement inspiring people to use their everyday actions to change the world. (via) (via)

Ray Bradbury on Literature and Love (via)
Today I Googled "Biggest Regret" (thx)
They don't nag and they don't eat much (bizarre sex life)
Play With Your Food (vegetable symphony)

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