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Why Didn’t I Think To Make That A Blog #2 by carlmagazine
October 14, 2008, 4:37 pm
Filed under: Internet | Tags: , , , ,
Aren’t you amazed when one of your really smart friends, or really smart people on tv or in magazines throws out some idea or tidbit so obviously cool and interesting that you think “Why can’t I think of this. It’s so obvious.” I’ve noticed that lots of cool blogs usually have that same Ah Ha! moment. To showcase one of these conceptual jewels, here’s the second installment of Why Didn’t I Think To Make That¬† Blog. Of course, if you find one of these great blogs, you’ll shoot them our way won’t you?

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http://ampersand.gosedesign.net/

About (from the site): I like the ampersand. I think it is often the most attractive character of them all. This blog is an attempt to give this humble ligature the respect it deserves.

Why It’s Great: The complexity of the shape of the ampersand combined with its growing obsolescence placed high above the number 7 on the keyboard makes the ampersand an unusually captivating typographical character. And while the average joesixpack (what if Sarah Palin was really talking about unhealthy Americans, calling them JoeSicksPack? Just blew your mind?) might not be using the character too often in e-mails and such, this blog shows the “Where’s Waldo” quality of the character. It’s both plastered on walls, looped in neon lights, and used to shorten the length of all number of signs, but we never really notice do we.

Well, thankfully, now you’ve got a website to document all the sightings.

-Alex Sciuto

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Appetite For Chicken N Beer by Greg Hunter
October 14, 2008, 3:46 pm
Filed under: Internet, Music | Tags: , , , ,

As much as I’ve enjoyed following Chinese Democracy‘s path to completion, I’m not sure I’ll ever actually listen to the album when it comes out.¬† But for the next couple hours in the CMC, I will be listening to Cassettes Won’t Listen’s Ludacris/leaked Chinese Democracy tracks mash-up album. Listen here:

http://www.ludacrisdemocracy.com/

-Greg Hunter



Life lessons and how to make Mac&Cheese pancakes by Alex Sciuto
October 14, 2008, 11:35 am
Filed under: Food | Tags: , ,

“It’s a great business. It’s not like being an oncologist of some shit like that. You know. Yeah, there’s nothing wrong with it at all. You’re never gonna get rich, but why would you need to. I don’t need to do a bunch of coke to be happy.” That’s a quote from a New York Diner Cook and owner who was videoed by the New York Times. It’s very funny, profane, and you learn how to make macaroni and cheese pancakes!

-Carolyn Frischer