Just another one of my happy-making songs. In other news, I’m not really in the mood for blogging today. I think updating the blog three times a day has finally gotten old to me. Need to try something new. I’ll figure it out tomorrow.
- IKEA Product or Cheese? | Online Quiz | Mental Floss
I don’t know much about cheese but I’ve been to IKEA enough to score 73%. The average score was 54%.
- Graphic: How to turn a dead whale into a museum display – The Globe and Mail
It’s going to take at least two years for the dead beached whale from Trout River, Newfoundland to become a museum display at the Royal Ontario Museum.
- This is who you should mute on Twitter | The Verge
I’m not afraid to unfollow or not to follow back so I don’t need the mute button. It’s a different story on Facebook. I rarely unfriend but I unsubscribe a lot.
- Re-Thinking the Game of Monopoly | Capitally | Big Think
I think playing Monopoly by the rule explained in this article would make me hate the game even more.
- Craving Italian? Set Sail to this Far-Flung Indonesian Island : Condé Nast Traveler
I don’t know what to think of this. Indonesian food is so good! All the tourists who go there for Italian food will miss out on something wonderful.
I couldn’t decide which music video to post today because there are so many songs I love that I would like to share, it’s so hard to choose from, so I made this rule: when in doubt, post something by a Canadian artist. Metric it is then!
“Calculation Theme” is probably our most favourite song by Metric. It’s from their first full album, “Old World Underground, Where Are You Now?” (2003). There’s something haunting about this song, and not just because of the ghosts.
“Tonight, your ghost will ask my ghost, who put these bodies between us?”
- Quiz: How many of these 80s album covers do you recognise? | Music | theguardian.com
My husband thought I’d do better on an 80s album sleeve quiz than the 90s one. He wasn’t completely wrong. I got 6 out of 15!
- Five Things Every Smart Traveler Should Do in May : Condé Nast Traveler
Go to Europe? I’m there! (I wish.)
- Meet Mega Ran, Your New Favourite Videogame-Oriented Rapper
If you’re into Hip Hop and videogames.
- You Can Close The Studio, Amazon Patents Photographing On Seamless White – DIY Photography
This made me go all “WTF?!?”
- The masked men and women of 'Star Wars' tell their stories in 'Elstree 1976' | The Verge
A documentary about the masked bit players in the original Star Wars film, looking for backers on Kickstarter.
This song is my most favourite song from Jonathan Coulton‘s latest album “Artificial Heart”. It’s such a beautiful song. Plus, it’s featuring Suzanne Vega of “Tom’s Diner” fame! The whole album is actually really good. We listen to it a lot and it never gets old. We always skip one song, though. My husband really hates “Je Suis Rick Springfield” for some reasons.
- Quiz: can you identify these world cities from their logos? | Cities | theguardian.com
I got 6 out of 10. The average is 4/10 so not too shabby!
- A Sherpa’s Final Moments – NYTimes.com
A video footage of the Mount Everest sherpas made by one of them shows a glimpse of them 30 minutes before they were killed in an avalanche last month. Sad, as is the rest of the report.
- How to stop a wedding
A pretty elaborate howto with what seems to be custom vector illustrations. Favourable results not guaranteed.
- Our Sun Has a Sister – Megan Garber – The Atlantic
This is mildly interesting. 110 light-years away, eh?
- 10 Hotel Secrets from Behind the Front Desk – Neatorama
Note to self: Don’t drink from hotel glasses. Maybe use the disposable cups instead? Not sure if Pledge is safe for human consumption.