Posts in Category: nothing to see here

Locals and Tourists

Locals and Tourists #3 - San Francisco

This is a pretty fascinating set of images produced by plotting the locations of photos taken and coloring them based on whether the photographer was (presumably) a local or a tourist. I can see these being potentially valuable for finding the interesting areas of a new city and avoiding the standard tourist traps.

See them all at: Locals and Tourists – a set on Flickr.

Happy birthday to me

Weber 22-1/2 Inch One-Touch Gold Charcoal Grill

Just ordered a Weber 22-1/2inch grill, side table, cover and chimney starter. Thanks to Amazon and the fine people who contributed gift certificates we’ll be grilling by Wednesday.

tonight’s dinner, recipe edition

  • 2 slices wheat bread, frozen
  • 1 banana
  • Extra-crunchy Jiff peanut butter
  1. Remove bread slices from freezer. Place on wire rack and allow to thaw for an hour.
  2. Peel banana. Slice on the bias into approx 1/4 inch slices.
  3. Spread layer of peanut butter on one slice of bread.
  4. Arrange banana slices on top of peanut butter.
  5. Top with second slice of bread.
  6. Enjoy!

a passing observation

An inventory of advertisements aired during the 00:35 break of an episode of The First 48 (warning: annoying flash video):

  • Promo spot for The First 48
  • A reality show about interventions
  • WalMart
  • Manwich
  • An IUD
  • KFC
  • CoverGirl makeup
  • Hebrew National
  • Extended auto warranties

I wonder what this says about their target demographic other than an apparent penchant for global megacorportations and annoying auto-play flash videos.

astonishing fact of the day

Sins the Catholic church considers worse than genocide:

  • attempting to assassinate the Pope
  • a priest revealing someone’s confession
  • a priest having sex and then offering forgiveness
  • participating in an abortion and then trying to become a priest
  • and, last but certainly not least, desecrating a eucharist (this includes simply not eating it)

Who knew that the Atkins diet could end up ranking you above Hitler.

via: Bad Astronomy