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Keeping up with your virals.

6 Feb

How to watch Obama’s inauguration online.

19 Jan

If you are like me and have to work tomorrow all the day long, you will appreciate this CNN article tipping off all the places to watch a live feed of the inauguration online.


click here.

Strange And Mysterious Sounds From The Earth.

16 Jan

This website, Noise Addicts, contains an interesting library of unique and unknown sounds. The famous sound byte of the Russian drillers who placed a mic into the core of the earth and heard sounds of screaming is definitely worth checking out, if you can handle it! It certainly was extremely disturbing for me.

I took a few moments to listen other sounds, all of which were informative for those who like useless, however interesting, information.

From the site: “If you listen closely, you’ll find that the earth is full of sounds.  Some are things that you hear every day, some are truly remarkable and some sounds hail from origins completely unknown.  What follows here is a list of “sonic mysteries” for your pleasure – many of them include audio.”

An article on says this whole theory of the “hell hole” is false.

The Blizzard of 1888.

16 Jan

From The Tenement Museum

blizzard-of-1888The Great Blizzard of 1888 banished New York’s overhead electric and telegraph lines underground, forever changing the face of the city. 

During the late 19th century, New York’s rapid growth spawned a tangle of electric and telegraph lines above the city’s streets. Between March 11 and 14 1888, a historic blizzard deposited 23 inches of snow on New York City. The towering piles of snow, driving winds and bitter cold shuttered businesses for nearly two weeks and damaged property to the tune of approximately $25 million.

The weight of the snow and ferocity of the winds also snapped the city’s power and telegraph lines, which confounded cleanup efforts. During his inaugural address in 1889, newly elected Mayor Hugh Grant vowed to rectify this situation by burying lines below ground. After battling cost-conscious electric and telegraph companies, Grant finally forced the lines underground in the fall of 1889.

A brilliant barter system.

29 Dec

You can buy discounted gift cards to your favorite places, or get rid of gift cards you don’t want to/can’t use and get a large percentage of that money via PayPal or trade. Awesome.

note from site: Free Shipping & No Sales Tax!

Great new tech blog.

26 Nov

Mappleblog1y friend has redesigned his new blog, and it is definitely worth checking out. One of the few people who I know to out-nerd me on a daily basis, his blog is filled with brilliant visuals and “how-to’s” on everything Apple-related.

Click on image to check it out.

50 Strange Buildings of the World.

12 Nov

The Crooked House (Sopot, Poland)

Image via: brocha

The Basket Building (Ohio, United States) 

Image via: addicted Eyes

Kansas City Public Library (Missouri, United States)

Image via: jonathan_moreau

Wonderworks (Florida, United States)

23 Oct

This is an amazing site that channels Jacob Riis, “How The Other Half Lives”. It is a compilation of startling photos, sound, and information. The site takes a tour of some of the most destitute places to live in the entire world, and its work should not be ignored. Take a look.

Read the digital version of Jacob Riis “How The Other Half Lives”. complete with photos, here.

My favorite new retail shop: Madewell.

13 Oct

I was down in D.C. this weekend and simply window shopping on a lazy Sunday. A friend turned me on to this store, and the second I walked in I was hooked. Fantastic soft fabrics, great demin and tall boots, and simple and interesting monochromatic tops that fit perfectly paired with oversized scarfs. I love this place. The shop is called Madewell, and they have a location on Broadway in SoHo. Check it out.

I feel bad, and yet there is comedy…

10 Oct

The name of the site speaks for itself, this is simply: Sad Guys on Trading Floors.

Click on the image to check it out.