Month: October 2020

  • The week that was

    The week that was

    Times are a-changin’ in San Francisco. The last blinking billboard within the city limits, the old Coca-Cola sign that sat at 5th & Bryant since 1937, was taken down. Downtown a developer closed on the purchase of the Transamerica Pyramid building for $650 million, a $61 million discount off the price agreed upon before the […]

  • Democracy in Action

    Democracy in Action

    One of the final acts before changing our address to NYC was to mail in our ballots for the upcoming election. There was a bit of a hiccup because the post office didn’t automatically forward our ballots to our NY address so I had a pleasant conversation with Lisa at the Alameda County Registrar of […]

  • Deadicated

    Deadicated

    Getting into the weeds on Bobby Weir

  • Walkin’ NYC

    Walkin’ NYC

    Did I mention that we’re walking the streets of Manhattan in order to get to know the neighborhoods? I use this iOS app called Trails to track where we go and then trace it old skool style with a sharpie onto a tourist map. The nice thing about Trails is that it automatically logs everywhere […]

  • Talkin’ NYC

    Talkin’ NYC

    I can’t believe that New York City is my new home. We’re still nailing down details of a place to live (more on that later, don’t want to jinx it) staying in a furnished apartment in the meantime so it feels temporary. But no. NYC is our home. Weird. I’m now one of youz guyz. […]

  • Kyrö Distillery

    Kyrö Distillery

    Friends from Finland shared this advert for Kyrö Distillery, a Finnish distillery, who gives us a master class at how to introduce the world to their unique line of products. If you’re going to introduce a new Malt Rye Dairy Cream Whiskey to the world, there’s only one way to do it. With a naked […]

  • The week that was

    The week that was

    HBO host John Oliver traveled to Danbury, Connecticut to celebrate the renaming of the town sewage plant to the John Oliver Memorial Sewer Plant. The ceremony marked the end of a months-long playful spat with the town. Oliver remarked on his show “at the end of this awful, awful year, what could be more important […]

  • The week that was

    The week that was

    Japan has been storing radioactive water from the damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant in leaky holding tanks since the earthquake in 2011. This week the government announced that it plans to release over one million tons of contaminated water into the surrounding ocean. Have they never seen Godzilla? Singapore Airlines, stuck with a couple of […]

  • Leaps of Faith

    Two different perspectives on taking a leap. You never know what’s on the other side, sometimes you just gotta go for it. 12-year-old Sky Brown takes on Tony Hawk’s “mega ramp.”

  • The week that was

    The week that was

    The number of Covid-19 cases in the UK was vastly undercounted due to a file size limitation in Microsoft Excel. A Canadian seed company’s advertisements were banned by the Facebook ad quality algorithm because its photo of Walla Walla onions were deemed overtly sexual. Venice’s annual acque alte was rebuffed for the first time in […]

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