Friday the Twenty-Ninth of April, 2016

Helsinki Bus Station Theory -
"You take those three years of work on the nude to the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and the curator asks if you are familiar with the nudes of Irving Penn. His bus, 71, was on the same line. Or you take them to a gallery in Paris and are reminded to check out Bill Brandt, bus 58, and so on." (filed under: photography art work transport metaphors)

Gin Still | Flickr - Photo Sharing!Was hoping it's a lane for sociables, but perhaps it was just a stencil cock-up? | Flickr - Photo Sharing!Glanced at: Brutal utopias: the National Trust launches a new tour series | Wallpaper* MagazineQuick D: Mirror Ball - YouTubeDr Williams Pink Pills for Pale PeopleWhy you shouldn't exercise to lose weight, explained with 60+ studies - VoxReverse OCRQI's No Such Thing As A Fish hits TV : News 2016 : Chortle : The UK Comedy Guide22 Bishopsgate and the steroidal towers set to ruin London's skyline | Art and design | The GuardianYou Can Actually Buy a Flask That Looks Like an iPhoneNifty Gloves Convert Sign Language Into Spoken Words - D-brief Hadron Collider: Weasel causes shutdown - BBC NewsIndependent' pharmacist's letter edited by Boots senior execs | Business | The Guardian
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Tuesday the Twenty-Sixth

The Song of La Palice - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Alas! If he wasn't dead / He would be still alive." (filed under: death language mutation humour)

Glanced at: Patrick Stewart sketch: what has the ECHR ever done for us? - video | Culture | The GuardianBeagle 2: most detailed images yet of lost Mars lander revealed | Science | The GuardianConstruction starts on ArcelorMittal Orbit slide - News - Newham RecorderNeuroLogica Blog >> Illegal Immigration and the Law of Unintended ConsequencesIn an Age of Privilege, Not Everyone Is in the Same Boat - The New York TimesLifeline - Android Apps on Google PlayBig Ben to be silenced for months by tower and clock repairs | Politics | The GuardianDan Grover | Bots won't replace apps. Better apps will replace apps.Help, My Fusion Reactor's Making A Weird Noise - YouTubeJohn Smith - The Black Tower (1985-87) (TVRip) on VimeoIntroducing Hover Camera, the self-flying camera anyone can use - YouTubePalmyra's Arch of Triumph recreated in London - BBC NewsIt's time to pay women equally, and now there is a clock to prove it | RevelistGame complexity - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaRefusal ChessFirecat Masquerade | An alternative production company based in Brighton and London with a UK-wide network of exceptional creatives, makers and performers that design and deliver unique, bespoke live events.

Monday the Twenty-Fifth

Unbuilt London (@unbuiltlondon) on Twitter
"The Meat Grinder is a 250 ft tall designer research facility in Barnet." (filed under: london architecture creations lies)
Princeton University - Video-gaming fish play out the advantages of groups
"The researchers projected the simulated prey — which appeared as small reddish dots — onto one side of a tank containing the famously ravenous bluegill sunfish." (filed under: games fish simulations illusions emergence)

Ware is this? - Concrete Utilities vintage lamp post collection, Great Amwell, Ware, Hertfordshire | Flickr - Photo Sharing!Glanced at: The Willows (story) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaPride and Prejudice: Lydias Lottery Tickets and Gaming Fish | AustenonlyIkea starts selling solar panels in UK stores | Environment | The GuardianOffshore in central London: the curious case of 29 Harley Street | Oliver Bullough | Business | The GuardianExtinction chessFunicular railway damaged in landslide on Bournemouth coast | UK news | The GuardianConcrete Utilities lamp postsstreet lighting | uk > installations > concrete utilities' museum of street lightingIs Social Media Screwing Over Explorers? | Outside OnlineImpartial game - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaPrior-Art-O-Matic (@priorartomatic) on TwitterMesosphere - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaDiscover Music via Samples, Cover Songs and Remixes | WhoSampled

Thursday the Fourteenth

Rules of Card Games: Cuttle
"The exact origin of this unusual two-player game is unknown. Dating from the 1970's at the latest, it is the earliest example I have found of a combat card game." (filed under: games cards history)

The Woking Martian | Flickr - Photo Sharing!Glanced at: The truth about Hannibals route across the Alps | Science | The GuardianGoogles Calendar Now Finds Spare Time and Fills It Up - The New York TimesA Euro game hidden in a standard deck of cards | Indian Chief | BoardGameGeekRules for Indian Chief | Indian Chief | BoardGameGeekStory of My Life: How Narrative Creates Personality - The AtlanticThe Art of War - Chinese Text ProjectHow a Japanese Pinball Maker Helped the FBI Crack the San Bernardino iPhone - BloombergTesco's fictional farms: a marketing strategy past its sell-by date? | Life and style | The GuardianDerek Nimmo goes Punk - YouTube

Saturday the Twenty-Sixth of March

I don't have time for a whole game, get me the EXPRESS!! | BoardGameGeek
"...taking popular games (or even thoroughly reviled games) that can take hours to play, and turning them into quick and light games that preserve the basic essence of the original game." (filed under: games board dice hacking)

Glanced at: Print & Play Admagic Custom Prototypes, Game Parts, Print and Play GamesExpress Dice Games - or a guide to Print & Play Indented Dice Games | BoardGameGeekFrom alright to zap: an A-Z of horrible words | Books | The Guardianpaper chromatography

Monday the Fourteenth

Ex Astris Scientia - Re-Used Props - Miscellaneous Equipment
"Many props of Star Trek were later modified or even recycled without changes to represent equipment for a different purpose or of another civilization." (filed under: television hacking)

Glanced at: London Stone to move to the Museum of London IanVisitsHow Britain is really viewed by the rest of the world in pictures | Art and design | The GuardianDonald Trump Says "China" - Bass Cover by Iggy Jackson Cohen - YouTube

Tuesday the Eighth

A Chindogu Clock for Procrastinators - Dave Seah
"It's guaranteed to be up to 15 minutes fast. However, it also speeds up and slows down in an unpredictable manner so you can’t be sure how fast it really is." (filed under: time illusions)

Glanced at:'s 'ugly' animals attract less studyChindgu - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaThe Clocks at Grand Central Station Are Permanently Wrong - The AtlanticShoshana Zuboff: Secrets of Surveillance CapitalismBBC - BBC Arts - New Order, olden style: A unique take on Blue MondayEverything you need to know about whether money makes you happy - 80,000 Hours

Thursday the Third

Dirty Hands - A cheating scandal in the world of professional bridge
"In eighty-two of eighty-five videotaped hands, Fantoni or Nunes led a card vertically when his remaining holding in the same suit contained an ace, a king, or a queen, and horizontally when it didn’t." (filed under: cards games cheating)

Glanced at: Cyclists stop to give thirsty koala for a drink from water bottle | HeraldSunThe rise of American authoritarianism - VoxWhat a difference 400 years makes: the London skyline 1616 v 2016 interactive | Cities | The GuardianBicycle Drummer @ Oxford Street London - YouTubeshardcore >> Glitch News NetworkChase the Ace (lottery) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaDisused Waterloo Eurostar terminal to become a shopping centre [2 March 2016]Rules of Card Games: SuicideThe suicide club : Stevenson, Robert Louis, 1850-1894 : Free Download & Streaming : Internet ArchiveHilma af Klint -

Monday the Twenty-Ninth of February

Can an artist ever really ‘own’ a colour? | Art and design | The Guardian
"Painters are outraged that Anish Kapoor, the British sculptor who designed the blood-red Orbit tower for the London Olympics, has exclusive rights to the artistic use of [Vantablack carbon nanotube paint]." (filed under: art paint colour law)

Glanced at: The art that shows what goes on deep in the human brain - BBC NewsWild gorillas compose happy songs that they hum during meals | New ScientistFire crews mock up tube station collapse to train for emergency | Society | The GuardianThe Clean for the Queen campaign is Tory Britain at its worstUK consumes far less than a decade ago 'peak stuff' or something else? | Business | The GuardianVantablack - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaFrederik De Wilde - 14 November 2014 - 21 February 2015 | Carroll / FletcherInside the GOP Implosion and the War to Stop TrumpKolchak The Night Stalker In 3D - The Werewolf - YouTube

Wednesday the Tenth

The Radical History of 1960s Adult Coloring Books | New Republic
"This is my suit. Color it gray or I will lose my job." (filed under: history colour books)

Fibonacci | Flickr - Photo Sharing!Bridge | Flickr - Photo Sharing!Glanced at: How London's skyline will evolve if.... - YouTubeThe 10 best beetroot recipes | Life and style | The GuardianThe Lonely DungeonThe Old Time Radio Singles and Doubles Collection podcast | FourbleTactical frivolity - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaFolding and securing paper to function as its own enclosure | MetaFilter60 Free Film Noir Movies Open CultureBakschisch | Board Game | BoardGameGeekAncient Greek manuscripts reveal life lessons from the Roman empire | Books | The GuardianInside the Stupid Shit No One Needs & Terrible Ideas Hackathon | MotherboardWallpaper (1963) - YouTubeHow we typeShould we wipe mosquitoes off the face of the Earth? | Global | The GuardianShackleton Energy Company - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaEscape Room In A Box: The Werewolf Experiment by Juliana Patel & Ariel Rubin Kickstarter

Saturday the Sixteenth of January

The tube at a standstill: why TfL stopped people walking up the escalators | UK news | The Guardian
"In theory, he found, getting people to stand on both sides would mean that 31 more passengers would get on to the escalator each minute – an increase of 28%." (filed under: crowds london tube walking)

Glanced at: Japanese Escalator Riders Opt for Etiquette Over Rules - Japan Real Time - WSJ -
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