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  • Exit Through The Thrift Shop — Real-Life Banksy Street Art 

    Spinkter Permalink
    1:31 pm on 02/23/2012 |   

    Linda Radosinska has a photo project going that re-stages (in)famous Banksy images in real life. I’ve been on a Banksy jag lately, so I think this is great.

    Via http://banksystreetart.tumblr.com

    View Link [lindaradosinska.com]

  • Texas Leads The Way For Same-Sex Couples with Children 

    Spinkter Permalink
    11:03 am on 06/29/2011  

    (Via the Daily Dish) Chart showing the 15 metros that have the largest percentage of same-sex couples raising children under 18 years of age.

    Texas comes out on top. Where are NYC, SF, and LA?

    View Link [theatlantic.com]

  • Gary Taubes Posts His Lipid Profile 

    Spinkter Permalink
    7:54 pm on 04/19/2011  

    Either he’s a genetic freak, or there really is something to the low-carb-slash-paleo diet thing. Either way, the man is extremely healthy. The numbers don’t lie.

    View Link [garytaubes.com]

    • Antinous / Moderator 10:24 pm on 04/19/2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      As far as I know, I don’t get LDL size pattern results.

      I had one doctor who wanted to put me on statins. I got a new doctor.

    • Antinous / Moderator 8:11 pm on 04/19/2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      That’s not a particularly great profile.

      Mine:
      Total – 208
      LDL – 117
      HDL – 75
      Trig – 78

      His:
      Total – 204
      LDL – 116
      HDL – 68
      Trig – 64

      Optimal:
      Total – less than 200
      LDL – less than 100
      HDL – greater than 40
      Trig – less than 150

      In both cases, HDL is high and Triglycerides low (good), but LDL and total are higher than optimal, albeit not high-risk.

    • Spinkter 8:17 pm on 04/19/2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      The LDL size pattern is more important than total LDL numbers.

      His are pattern “A”, the good kind. What’s yours? Also, what are your triglycerides?

    • Spinkter 8:18 pm on 04/19/2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Oops, sorry. There’s the triglycerides right there.

  • 40 minute live performance of “Autobahn” in 1974 by Kraftwerk 

    Spinkter Permalink
    11:27 am on 03/05/2011  

    Not exactly destined for the front page, but this needs to be indexed somewhere for posterity. This is a youtube video of a recording of Kraftwerk performing “Autobahn” in Leverkusen, Germany on April 22, 1974.

    This recording predates the release of the Autobahn album (Nov. 1974), and is about as close as we’ll get to capturing the moment of transition of the band from its “old”, experimental Krautrock incarnation to the Kraftwerk that is now recognized as electronic music pioneers.

    The sound quality isn’t great, and it’s pretty raw and rambling. But still, a fascinating moment in pop music history.

    View Link [youtube.com]

  • Kraftwerk Sings “BoingBoing” 

    Spinkter Permalink
    12:22 pm on 01/17/2011  

    While we’re on the subject of stylophones and Kraftwerk, here’s a video of Kraftwerk (sans stylophones) singing “BoingBoing” in 2003.

    View Link [youtube.com]

  • Things Real People Don’t Say About Advertising 

    Spinkter Permalink
    1:02 pm on 01/13/2011  

    Snarky, crowd-sourced Tumblr commentary on inane advertising practices.

    View Link [tpdsaa.tumblr.com]

  • A Different Kind of War 

    Spinkter Permalink
    10:22 am on 12/02/2010  

    Melissa Del Bosque wonders how journalists can convey just how seriously upside down things have become?

    View Link [texasobserver.org]

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