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‘My Heart Will Go On’ by Me First and the Gimme GimmesThat whole stompy bearded hipster jive.

‘My Heart Will Go On’ by Me First and the Gimme Gimmes
That whole stompy bearded hipster jive.

The second problem I have with our constant pursuit of the productivity train is that it teaches us that setting boundaries to spend time with our friends and family = laziness. I got some raised eyebrows at work recently when I declined an invitation to watch a World Cup game in a conference room. But here’s the thing. If I watch the World Cup game with a bunch of people at work today, guess what I have to do tonight? I have to work to catch up, instead of spending time with my family. And that is not ok with me.

I have a weird rule about this. Work has me—completely—between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. It has 100 percent of my attention. But outside of those hours I consider it part of being a sane and good human to give my kids a bath, chat to my wife, read, and reflect on the day that’s past and the one that’s coming—without the pressure of having to be online all the time. I swear it makes me a better (and more productive) employee, but I can’t shake the feeling that I shouldn’t be writing this down because you’re just going to think I’m lazy.

But hey, I’m going to face my fear and just come right out and say it: I try not to work nights. There. That felt good.

Work Life Imbalance ∙ An A List Apart Column

We’re in a bad state when a post about work-life balance and setting boundaries has work taking up 100 percent of the author’s attention for nine and a half hours a day, including lunch.

(via davidcarlton)

‘The Power of Yet’ by Janelle MonáeGood one to remember.


My Top 10 Male Characters on Television -

    8/10 : Abed Nadir - Community

    “When you know who you are and what you like about yourself, changing for other people isn’t such a big deal.”

‘Voight-Kampff’ by San Andreas Fault is my new jam.


Today’s the day. The day you help save the internet from being ruined.


Yes, you are, and we’re ready to help you.

(Long story short: The FCC is about to make a critical decision as to whether or not internet service providers have to treat all traffic equally. If they choose wrong, then the internet where anyone could start a website for any reason at all, the internet that’s been so momentous, funny, weird, and surprising—that internet could cease to exist. Here’s your chance to preserve a beautiful thing.)


This is the highlight of my year.

<3It’s like glass: easier to see if you break it a little


This is the highlight of my year.


It’s like glass: easier to see if you break it a little


I’m hosting a new series for Mental Floss! (which is ironic cuz I also use dental floss. (that’s not irony. (I don’t know why I say things sometimes. (yes I do. it’s cuz I’m an idiot. (don’t worry. I don’t feel bad about it. )))))


Some people don’t seem to get this. They say “If you don’t want your noodz stolen, don’t put them on iCloud!” And then everyone’s freaks out and they’re like “I’m just giving advice!”

Because there’s two ways that sentence could be understood. To them it sounds like “Here is some helpful advice…



"Balloon Dog Deflated" (GIF file) by Michael Green "

A GIF artwork on ebay, hoping to be the ‘most expensive GIF of all time” and make $5,800:

"Balloon Dog Deflated" ( is a GIF animation by the net artist Michael Green, an excerpt from his tumblr GIF series “luxury.obj” ( which explores the desire of class “objects” through the replication and representation of the original object, with specific attention detailed on the essence of the object itself, through the use of various digital lighting and texture techniques. “Balloon Dog Deflated” is an ironic re-working of the 12 foot stainless steel sculpture “Balloon Dog” (1994) by Jeff Koons, which sold in an auction for $58 million dollars, which according to The New York Times, claims that the sculpture is “the most expensive work sold by an artist in an auction”  Jeff Koons would have a staff of the most skilled “employed” craftsmen to compose his work …

… The museum of 2o14 is the internet. The museum is in Tumblr, the most relevant “space” for the culture to see any work of art and/or image related/unrelated; the spectator and the relationship of the image. Physical museums, like compact discs and books are dead. It’s in the cloud now, and it is time to embrace this fact and make the essence of an art object relevant to everyday society …

Jeff Koons sold his original “Balloon Dogs” through a physical auction for a record $58 million dollars. HISTORY ALWAYS REPEATS ITSELF. Here we are, 20 years later on ebay (a digital auction) with the same artwork, created in the medium of our times (3D animation/GIF) , about to make history once again. When you commit to buying the original GIF file, rendered directly from the artist’s computer, you will be making history, as you will have purchased the most expensive bitmap image format in the history of mankind …
I can’t see it happening …
You can check out the ebay listing here
You can also check out all of the luxuryobj GIFs at the Tumblr blog here

Really interesting work, but the legal back end of the sale doesn’t feel 100% thought through…