December 27, 2008

A funny Facebook group

ABSOLUTE MUST-WATCH:


OK. Moving on.

I only lived there three months, but I can't help but be a defender and a spokesperson for Detroit. I still follow The Detroit News as much as any newspaper. So I was intrigued by a Weekly Standard article about the big bad city. It's probably my zest for Detroit that mucks up my reading of the article, but I'm having trouble deciding if I like it; if I think it's fair and accurate or revelatory in any way. I do think it puffs up one DetNews reporter a bit too much ... my hero will always be Josar.

+ Strange Maps is super great at combining quirky wonderment with more heady ideas. Most recently: pareidolia: perceiving significance in stimuli that have none. Especially in maps.

+ The best mug shots of the year. Follow the links to see more odd mugs and the story of a man arrested 1,000+ times.

+ I'm on the street fashion blog bandwagon now. This NYTimes article is a helpful guide to finding a few good ones. ... not sure why they're so fun to scroll through ...

+ Not sure how I've never seen this before: article on highest Scrabble score ever

+ I once thought indie rock was important, but now I'm too old. Facebook group, might actually be funny.

+ Two new blogs I'm working with: Street Juggling and Valley Pulse.

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2 Comments:

Blogger JHitts said...

A similar facebook group, one which I happen to endorse whole-heartedly:

Since When Did Indie Rock Refer To Pussies Afraid Of Amps?

Also, a Tiny Mix Tapes article on the same subject:

2008: The Year I Fell Out of the Loop

December 28, 2008 at 1:31 AM 
Blogger JHitts said...

Also: VENN DIAGRAMS. Gotta finally get on that shit...

December 28, 2008 at 1:40 AM 

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