FastCompany picked up one of our graphics for a short piece on climate change. One of the first things I did at WRI was to standardize infographics with our branding and a URL, and it’s great to see them all here.

Date posted: August 26, 2014 | Filed under shortlinks, WRI | No Comments »

This is sad news. I don’t watch the show on a regular schedule, but Mythbusters is always interesting, entertaining television. And Finn likes it too. I just read that co-hosts Kari, Grant and Tori have left the show after ten years. They’re talking about a reboot of the series, getting back to its roots with the two main hosts; I just hope they don’t fuck the whole thing up.

Date posted: August 22, 2014 | Filed under entertainment, shortlinks | No Comments »

A picture I took of Hillary Clinton is on VICE. I don’t know whether to be happy or irritated with them–but at least they gave attribution (to WRI).

Date posted: August 12, 2014 | Filed under photography, shortlinks | No Comments »

I’ve been enjoying having Hefeweizen on tap for the last two weeks, but obviously, I have much more sampling to do, according to this list.

Date posted: August 8, 2014 | Filed under brewing, shortlinks | No Comments »

There is little in the way of mental rest. Being a freelancer means never turning down work when offered. You don’t skip a gig because of vacation or anything like that, because you know that’s leaving money on the table. You can see the money burning in your head.

–Drew Magary, one of my favorite bloggity authors, on Deadspin

Date posted: August 7, 2014 | Filed under art/design, shortlinks | No Comments »

Bill Weir, CNN host, commenting on a Fox News “news report”: “Weather is not climate, you ignorant fucksticks“. Priceless.

Date posted: August 3, 2014 | Filed under humor, shortlinks | No Comments »

Hmm. i don’t know how much I agree with some of the choices on this list, but, Deadspin wrote a list of 18 Overrated Beers.

Date posted: July 28, 2014 | Filed under brewing, shortlinks | No Comments »

I haven’t played bass much in the past couple of years, but I’m still very interested in vintage instruments. Here’s a great place to scratch the retro itch.

Date posted: July 21, 2014 | Filed under music, shortlinks | No Comments »

I have a 5-year-old son who hates losing. I don’t mean this as a compliment. He BLOWS at losing.

Drew Magary at Deadspin, writing about kids and competition:

This is competition as an institution, feeding itself at the expense of your kid’s enthusiasm. Sure, the kid will learn to hate everything, but at least she’ll be fucking competitive.

Date posted: July 16, 2014 | Filed under general, shortlinks | No Comments »

This accumulation of wealth and power is getting worse and worse and worse. So, the cost is the loss of our democracy and the loss of our liberties. This was the basic truth that previous generations of Americans understood.

From Free markets killed capitalism, an interview with Barry C. Lynn, on Salon. Fantastic reading.

Date posted: July 1, 2014 | Filed under politics, shortlinks | No Comments »