The world is a foul and meaningless place full of pimps and mutant wolves. And who isn’t fucked up and miserable about that fact? People with hobbies. It’s as though by finding something you love and climbing all up in it until it’s so tight around you that you can barely breathe, the misery can’t squeeze its way in. Maybe I’m oversimplifying it. Or maybe people with hobbies are as morbid as the rest of us but we only ever see their weirdly contented exteriors.
— Model Trains and the Secret of Happiness
The Case for a 25-Hour Work Week, I’m a sucker for these “do the work week different” articles. Tacitly related: Defeating Busy by @brettharned.
Two Google hacks via Waxy: Boomerang, email scheduling and more for Gmail. The Old Reader, Google Reader with the sharing baked back in.
Hailpixel Color, more hex colors than you could ever want.
Some nice nostalgia art: The Hobbit, The Blues Brothers, and Homer’s brain.
Mashups for the People, not neccisarily good, but neccisary in that “I wonder what Marvin Gaye and Slayer would sound like together” way.
A knee story, I read this a couple of weeks ago and think of it every time I go running.
Video of skateboarder falling 31 times while trying to do a backflip, as painful as it sounds.
Jon Contino, nice brand work.
Play fighting, little people
North Beach at Buntzen Lake, BC.