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Nitrozac and Snaggy don't mention my habit: sometimes, when I'm trying to hear what someone across the room is saying to me, I turn up the speakers on my computer. It never works.Link -via Blame It on the Voices
The Chesapeake blue crab is a symbol of Maryland, so in 1984, Baltimore artist Jackie Leatherbury Douglass made this enormous sculpture of that creature. A Baltimore Sun article from 2000 describes it:The county, wanting an eye-catching tourism display, commissioned the crab's creation more than 15 years ago, from Shadyside artist Jackie Leatherbury Douglass and her husband, John.Originally, Jackie Douglass recalls, "they wanted a 30-foot crab, which was just impossible." The three-dimensional,...
(Photo credit: Wolfgang Sauber)1. Diego Rivera’s “Man at the Crossroads”The Moral: Never hire a communist to do a capitalist’s job.During the Great Depression, Mexican artist Diego Rivera was on a roll. In 1931, he painted a massive mural for San Francisco’s Pacific Stock Exchange. And by 1933, he’d completed two more enormous murals of Ford’s assembly line for the Detroit Institute of Arts. But there was a disconnect in Rivera’s work. Although...
Guys, forget cute puppie - they're messy and poop a lot. Instead, grab a guitar when you're trying to meet women. A new study has proven that women love musicians:According to the study’s abstract, they enlisted a young man to flirt with 300 women under three different scenarios: holding a guitar case, carrying a gym bag and appearing empty-handed.Ultimately, the women were much more willing to give him their phone number when they saw the guitar case, “thus suggesting that musical...
The diet can wait until...well, let's not kid ourselves.Sarah J. Gim used already made glazed donuts and slow churn ice cream to make the sandwiches. She froze them, then dipped them in melted chocolate and served them to undoubtedly thankful people. You can find process photos and her recipe at the link.Link -via Nag on the Lake
Venezuela is facing a dire crisis. The economy is in deep doo-doo and the government is now scrambling to wipe out the unexpected problem of ... toilet paper shortage: First milk, butter, coffee and cornmeal ran short. Now Venezuela is running out of the most basic of necessities – toilet paper.Blaming political opponents for the shortfall, as it does for other shortages, the government says it will import 50m rolls to boost supplies.That was little comfort to consumers...