in case you don’t want to set things on fire this 4th


beach reading

for your reading pleasure during the holiday… and BEYOND!

« S H O R T »
Who Made That Soy-Sauce Dispenser?
“One of the most enduring objects in his 60-year design career — which includes the Akita bullet train and Yamaha motorbikes — is the Kikkoman soy-sauce dispenser.”


« T A L L »
Flavor Is Price of Scarlet Hue of Tomatoes, Study Finds
“Plant geneticists say they have discovered an answer to a near-universal question: Why are tomatoes usually so tasteless?”
“Why do I look mad? Hey asshole, maybe I look mad because I actually am mad or upset about something. Something that I’m probably not going to explain to your random ass.”
Fashion Plates of the NBA Make Specs of Themselves
“At Finals, Hoops Stars Also Compete Over Stylish Eyeglasses; No Lenses Needed.”


« G R A N D E »
Obituary: Count Robert de La Rochefoucauld
“Count Robert de La Rochefoucauld, who has died aged 88, escaped from Occupied France to join the Special Operations Executive (SOE); parachuted back on sabotage missions, he twice faced execution, only to escape on both occasions, once dressed as a Nazi guard.”
The Afterlife of Cheap Clothes
“Where do your Target bargains go when you get tired of them? The Salvation Army. Rag bins. And Africa.”


« T R E N T A »
Amber Waves of Green
“GQ sent Jon Ronson on a journey into the secret financial lives of six different people on the ladder, from a guy washing dishes for 200 bucks a week in Miami to a self-storage gazillionaire. What he found are some surprising truths about class, money, and making it in America.”
The Most Amazing Bowling Story Ever
“In a bowling alley one night, Bill Fong came so close to perfection that it nearly killed him.”



and some art, in case you’re too lazy to read

Seung Mo Park: Ephemeral Portraits Cut from Layers of Wire Mesh
“Using a process that could be the new definition of meticulous, Korean sculptor Seung Mo Park creates giant ephemeral portraits by cutting layer after layer of wire mesh.”
Lee jae-hyo: Stone
Don Ken Gallery
“Born in Denmark 1978. I write and direct television shows for kids. I have a set of twins and not much time for anything. But when i have time i draw monsterdrawings on post-it notes… it is a little window into a different world, made on office supplies.
Ben Heine: Pencil Vs Camera
“Pencil Vs Camera” mixes drawing and photography, imagination and reality.



Have a fun 4th of July, everyone!



now let's all have a good time, okay?

3 Replies to “in case you don’t want to set things on fire this 4th”

  1. Amber Waves of Green is very disturbing and yet not. The have nots seemed a lot more satisfied with their lots in life which is fascinating. Not sure what the answer is but feel like tis somewhere in the middle,as it usually is.

    The Most Amazing Bowling story ever, certainly was. Wow! I found myself wishing he would cut himself some slack but I guess that is entirely up to him. I’m happy to have finally gotten to the point in my life where I’m willing to do that and I’m happier than I’ve been since I was about 8.

    Thanks for the stories and Happy 4th!

    1. Glad you liked the articles! Happy 4th to you, your bride, your kids, and your on-the-way grandkid! 😀

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