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Mar 9th 2009 8:43PM This photo appears in 10 pools devoted to gear (or towels). Maybe calling it "spamming" was a bit severe, but they are certainly trying to get their word out. I'll give them props for creative marketing I suppose.
Mar 9th 2009 8:06PM Wow, they are making the hard sell these days. They just spammed every "What's in your bag" and travel gear type pool at flickr with images of their product too.
Mar 6th 2009 2:31PM I always wondered what sounds children in other countries made to "play" Americans. I know the sounds that we make to play at Chinese or French or what have you, but I can't conceive of what it would be for Americans. I asked a Japanese friend once, she just shrugged and said "We speak English." When I made our "Asian" sounds for her she was a bit appalled. Speaking English can't be the universal answer though, can it?
Dec 24th 2008 3:28PM Favorite fun fact: Starlings exist in the US because of Central Park in NYC. Olmstead and Vaux, the designers of CP, wanted it to be stocked with every bird mentioned in Shakespeare, so among others they imported 30 breeding pair of starlings to be released into the park. All the starlings in North America are descended from those 60 birds.
Nov 17th 2008 2:59PM The "No on 8" campaign is calling for a boycott of Utah. You can decide for yourself whether a general boycott of Utah is an effective tool against the LDS, but it should be noted.
Sep 8th 2008 4:41PM I totally agree with Nadia. Tourists to NYC just don't seem to understand how this city functions, walking 4 and 5 abreast on the sidewalk, standing on the escalators and blocking all hope of anyone passing, coming to sudden and ill-conceived stops in the middle of the sidewalk, stopping directly in front of entrances to subways or buildings for no apparent reason... it all gets REALLY annoying to those of us who live here. On the other hand NYers are incredibly kind and generous when it comes to helping people out. NYers love showing of our knowledge of the city and helping people find their way on the subway and in the street. We are happy to give recommendations on places to eat and see, etc. Just stay out of our way! You've got to think of the sidewalks, stairs and escalators the same way you do freeways: Stay to the right, slow traffic on the right, fast traffic on the left, and if you have to stop pull over out of the way of ongoing traffic!
Mar 9th 2008 7:28PM Boing Boing is far from a "teen" site. It is one of the most progressive link sites on the net, written by (among others) one of NPR's Tech journalists, an internationally known tech and science fiction writer and contributors to Wired. They are one of the biggest opponents of (and reporters of) this sort of net-censoring (which routinely gets them censored ironically) and DRM issues. They also are a collection of the coolest links and websites, and if I recall correctly where I first read about you guys. If you aren't reading it you should.
Feb 12th 2008 11:22AM God I HATE these stations, especially when the tiles (as in this station) is placed perpendicular to the handrail. It really screws with my perceptions and gives me vertigo. The combination of the tiles and the lack of a point of reference at the bottom makes my brain think I am tipping over. There is a station like this in Prague and one in NYC at Grand Central as well.
Jan 6th 2008 6:10PM Reminds me of the reaction of some British friends I took out to dinner when they visited the US. In typical American fashion the waiter came to the table and introduced himself, "Hi, I'm Randy." which was met with quite a bit of laughter.
Dec 28th 2007 10:57AM Naru was featured on episode 253 of the NPR radio show "This American Life" which they recently re-aired. (its available for paid download or free streaming at their website) It's a fascinating place.