Wednesday, September 09, 2009

A Few Things We Couldn't Help Noticing
  • Proud to Proclaim Our Ignorance. A Cleveland company we've never heard of is among Fortune Mag's 100 fastest-growing companies.
  • Yet Another Health Myth? Canada's leading newsweekly thinks so.
  • World's Weirdest Hotels. Which one is your favorite?
  • Ten Oddest Places to Work or Live. Our favorite is #7.
  • That Other 40th Anniversary (Sort Of). You can help write a history of the internet.
  • Another Kind of History. We're guessing this headline might have drawn more than the usual amount of interest.
  • Same Old Crap. This development reminded me of journalist Michael Kinsley's infamous principle about Washington outrages: the real scandal is not what people are doing illegally, but what's actually legal.
  • And Finally...This is not a fake news item from The Onion, all appearances to the contrary. I'm just trying to imagine the experience of being coached by this disturbed cretin.


At 12:56 PM, Blogger Scott Crawford said...

If you liked #7 in the places to work, you'd love living here:

At 1:42 PM, Blogger John Ettorre said...

Thanks, Scott. Got a serious kick out of that. Anyone else care to share their reaction?

At 10:11 AM, Blogger Art Durkee said...

Has anyone but me noticed how much the guy in the Observer logo looks like Rorschach from The Watchmen? I wonder.

As for the Redneck Mansion, all I have to say is that it seems even more like twister bait than usual.

At 10:19 AM, Blogger John Ettorre said...

Or maybe you could say it looks like it's already been hit by a twister.

At 10:59 AM, Blogger Art Durkee said...

There is a certain post-twister Rube Goldberg or Paul Klee vibe going on with that, isn't there?

BTW, do you know of Dwell Magazine? It's a terrific architecture magazine that openly takes the stance that modernist architecture remains something for everyone, not just for the very rich. As a mag, it's sort of the anti-Architectural Digest. Dwell held a competition to design affordable Modernist prefabs houses a few years ago, with some fascinating results.

At 6:51 PM, Blogger John Ettorre said...

I do indeed browse through Dwell every now and again when I see it on the newstand. I remember once visiting a friend's house for the first time, and when I used the facilities, I noticed she happened to have copies of both Dwell and Metropolitan magazines (the latter an even cooler title) next to the loo, as the British would say. Suffice to say these are not magazines one normally encounteres in most restrooms (Sandy is as inquisitive and discriminating as they come). I thought to myself, "now this is a bathroom I could easily see hanging out in for 45 minutes."


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