Things that are distracting me this weekend
It’s comforting to know while I wait almost three hours for a new game (Rage) to download off of Steam and wait to see a late night Wes Anderson movie, there’s always the Internet. Here’s what’s distracting me this weekend:
- The only time I can sing low is late at night and probably after an evening of shenanigans. Vocal chords are running fast and loose and “Oh, hey. There’s a piano.” Some guy out of Missouri is breaking records by singing the lowest note in the world, a “low E”.
- I want these bomber carriers for 22oz brewskies, pictured above by @erickdoxey. The bro behind Handknit Webs makes these at his magical Moosicorn Ranch near Springdale, Wash. Word on the street, they’re time intensive to make so they’re priced at about $50. Contact Scott at @handknitwebs if you’re interested.
- Remember the Michael Chrichton book, “Sphere”? This next story reminds me of that. Apparently the sun is the roundest and most natural object ever measured. Scientists in the book say the Sphere was perfectly round, but it was most definately not natural.
- Who wouldn’t run away to live on “Mars”. Technically you can’t do that yet but a group of scientists make pretend in Utah and the Arctic. There’s also enough beer to go around, but you have to go to the end of the photo gallery first.
- Who would have thunk that the return of Poloroid film would be in the 8x10 format. The photography experiment, the Impossible Project, aims to bring back instant film and is debutting an exhibit in New York that I possibly can’t go to. They say all you do is point and click minus the filters. So, kind of like Hispmatic?
- An obituary for a moon walking astronaut isn’t legit until you get the tin-foil hat conspiracy theorists in the comments.
- I’m in love with the AP’s “10 Things to Know” bi-daily posts. Helpful for news organizations to gauge what national news to cover, but also, it’s a great guide to learn to write short snippets for very digesty news quips.
- I have no idea if these “Evernote Smart Notebook” would be handy for me as a journo, but gosh they’re pretty and I wouldn’t mind posting visuals of my interview notes to my blag.
- Finally! Gifs make it big in journalism. All it took was the “Gangnam Style” music video. The Atlantic explores the cultural significance of the Korean song and the country’s posh neighborhoods. I hate the word posh.
- Speaking of gifs, is it okay to use them in stories?
Doh! Rage is currently at 93%.