Posts Tagged: Morning Coffee

Dan Weiss’s Morning Coffee

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Dan Weiss is off today, but we’re channeling him. Smoke. Stone. Super Nintendo. Skin under a band-aid… 50 Shades of Grey. Animals with fraudulent diplomas. Yesterday, a giant solar-powered airplane departed from Switzerland in its first transcontinental flight. Here are some vintage photographs that capture the special bond between ventriloquist and dummy.

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It’s all happening. For the next few days, with Canadian assistance, San Francisco continues its conquest of bad-assery. Secret indoor gardens are the best kinds of gardens. Space bureaucracy. Architects wearing architect glasses. (Why does this exist?) We bring you into the weekend with an official memo: TrustoCorp, The Rumpus hearts you.

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How about some rad London street art that is not by Banksy to start your day. If you should find yourself in Oklahoma, perhaps you would like to check out the Woolaroc ranch? I certainly would. Scientific fact: smart women are alcoholics. The Canadians have uncovered a Chinese internet espionage ring. Way to go Canada! […]

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Propeller Mag has been collecting the various terrible covers for Karel Capek‘s super great War With the Newts. An affront to human decency: proper nouns to be allowed in Scrabble. Fascinating lost turn of the century female sex study. Behold the rainbow eucalyptus! Big Picture has some more robots for you. Thanks Big Picture!

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Department of The Japanese are Better Than Us: polar bear clouds! Also on the Asian whimsy front, in Thailand you can have food served to you by a samurai robot. Gerry Canavan has kindly pointed us towards a rad MeFi post on the about to launch new spaceplane! (!!!) Well-lit abandoned places. It is hard […]

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Listening to the music of the spheres. Very important information: how to repossess an airplane. As long as Olafur Eliasson keeps making things I will keep linking to them. Did you read this weekend’s NY Times Magazine article on gay animals? It was sort of adorable. Salon on the venerable tradition of evil writer characters.

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It is hard to imagine any better way to start a day than with pictures of sleeping bugs covered in rain. I am linking to this because it is called Fun With Burgers. Flat San Francisco. There is some dang crazy architecture in the U.A.E. Here is a pretty cool new example. The Homosexual Ghost […]

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Department of tiny things: Dalton Ghetti makes sculptures out of pencil tips. Also his name is Dalton, which is pretty rad. Every Playboy centerfold from 1988-1997 (completely safe for work). A moral tale of Seahorses and unplanned pregnancy. Tetris soothes the mind and soul. Get to know the winner of this year’s Pritzker Prize (this […]

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Just when I was starting to lose faith in my city of choice, they go and announce a trampoline park. The New York Times wants you to be all about container gardens. Meanwhile, in England, Cambridge celebrated its 800th year, as all dignified people and places do, with a rad light show. And if you […]

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NY Times slide show on Conrad Gessner’s beastiaries. Anyone want to go live in a sweet cave house with me? Important advances in the field of robot journalism. I’ve often asked “what are the ten strangest moons?” Here are some pictures of a new born otter. I dare you to have a bad day.

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MOMA has acquired the @ symbol. Way to go MOMA. Another reason why India is going to take over the world. Super rad photographs of childhood fantasies. Look, I’m not going to lie to you, it’s been a slow day, so I’m going to link to this Bill Paxton pinball machine. I’m sorry. The Church […]

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A visual history of tourism ads. The Ghost Orchid has risen from the dead. And as long as we’re on the subject: the Pompeii fast food establishment Thermopolium is set to reopen. Free public light for all! (woo!) I would live the shit out of this truck house.

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Big Picture has a rad look at the buildings of the shanghai expo. US vs UK book covers, no-holds-barred cage match. I heart Japanese train station design. There is no good reason not to look at pictures of the Great Western Alpaca Show. The phrase of the day is “deadly insect ejaculate.”

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Dolphins are really tired of all this “trying to swim with them” crap. Looking for a job? Flavorwire wants to show you their favorite pieces of SoCal architecture. Exploring the world of Arabic design. (via JourneyRoundMySkull.) On the personhood of animals.

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Spring! (almost) German prison cells are mostly nicer than my apartment. Words get in David Byrne’s way. Technically this is about old type interfaces, but let’s be honest here it’s just typewriter design porn. The sun is out today, and this house’s above ground pool is all sorts of appealing. What this country needs: Jonathan […]

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A little political guerrilla satire to start off your Tuesday: the first corporate candidate. I don’t understand the sudden influx in vintage match boxes online, but I am in favor of it. The world’s first building with built-in wind turbines has been completed. Another life goal dashed. Christoph Niemann finds his way. Evidence for life […]

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Environmental Graffiti takes a look at Germany’s hanging railway. We usually try to stay away from commercial stuff like this, but we think it’s pretty rad that Tropicana literally built a sun to make their point. A very important tutorial: how to use a semicolon. Cleveland mall farm! Nobel laureate Lolcats : the internet is […]

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Pictures of plant gall, one of the weirdest/raddest looking things in the world. It is hard to argue with 8-bit NYC. By the way, if you live in New York, you should probably go see Olafur Eliasson’s new installation (for free!). A look at NASA’s very first wind tunnel (old science is the best kind […]

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Behold the (wildly impractical) coffee-powered car. Still more vintage matchbook covers (these ones have animals on them!) The Maldives have commissioned the building of several floating star-shaped islands. In related news: the Maldives evidently are totally awesome. The Maskatorium. Take a look inside a chinese toy factory. In the name of starting your Monday off […]

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I’ve just got this hunch that things might be ok. Watching Shrek in Tehran. Hey, so, what happened to that tsunami? Related: The Chilean earthquake did however probably (possibly?) make the day shorter. Why the internet will never catch on. Gang signs of the deep. A very important issue: taking a stand against alphabetism.

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So precious it hurts: microscopic origami. A concise listing of man’s landings on celestial bodies (via Boingboing.) Oh hey recycled boat, what’s up with you? GerryCanavan Points us to the answer of a very important question: how does a student at BYU grow a beard? Typographical New York.

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The tragedy of umbrella genocide. If you should find yourself in Ahrensburg, Germany, perhaps you’d like to check out the Flour Art Museum. Also, in the above situation, you’d probably be able to read the text that goes with these rad photos of bureaucracy around the world. Flavorwire takes a look inside the never built […]

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Sherman Alexie has written you a poem about My Sharona. (via GerryCanavan.) WFMU’s best show takes you through the darker side of power pop (mp3). The always reliable New Scientist has a handy list of tricks for alien trackers. Check out this little dude, made entirely through friction. Recently some news has been been published […]

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Scientifically speaking, we are all really boring. I don’t really understand how this works at all, but the code organ is a mighty fine way to kill some time. Diary Type is here to supply you with your weekly dose of font porn. Slate brings you the story of 1930s government sponsored alcohol poisoning. Rad! […]

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Start your weekend off with some fine Victorian era photographs of Japan. The Guardian UK takes a look at unreliable narrators. Jeez, stop talking about the upcoming 2010 Shanghai World Expo, move on man, 2012’s will be way radder. Long story short, everything in your house is trying to kill you. Who wouldn’t want to […]

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Robert Voit’s new trees. Crazy rad optical illusion sculpture schizophrenia test! If I understand this correctly, prosecutors are charging half eaten hamburgers with murder (note: this is a gross misread of this story). Why yes, I am still into abandoned buildings and things. “When the internet is having a slow day, retro-futuristic rocket pictures are […]

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