: Connect. Share. Communicate. But Only At Applebee's. [more inside]
Record Store Day
encourages music lovers to support their independent record store on the third Saturday of April. Since 2008, the day has been growing in popularity, and this year more than 700 stores across the U.S. are participating
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Blogger BirdAboard discovers not one, but three fake Apple stores in Kunming, China
"It is no mean achievement that IKEA has continued to embody in the public mind the modernist ideals of simplicity and minimalism yet all the while its total product range has been growing – to the point where, by 2010, it comprised some 12,000 items." Decluttering with IKEA
asks: What are we looking for as we wander through IKEA? [more inside]
The Ateneo Grand Splendid Bookstore.
"Argentinians are a famously literary people. In coffee shops, parks, on the bus and even while walking down city streets, their heads are often buried in a book. So it’s only fitting that Buenos Aires can lay claim to one of the world’s most incredible book stores: The Ateneo Grand Splendid."
The Situationist App.
For the revolution of everyday life, or not?
When I was 17...
it was a very good year. Opera is now available in the Mac App store but you must be 17 years old to download it
. Those under 17 can get it outside
the app store.
"I’m Charlie Cappa floating through his nightclub in a sharp Italian suit in MEAN STREETS, Henry Hill being lead through the back door of the Copacabana to a table right in front of the stage in GOODFELLAS, or Ace Rothstein at the dead center of the frame as he walks through the Tangiers in CASINO. I’m also Michael Barnes and I am walking through Atlanta Game Factory on a summer day three years ago. Imagine the Ronettes or the Rolling Stones on the soundtrack and you’ve got a pretty good picture of what it felt like to walk into AGF at the peak of its powers. All my life I wanted to be a game store owner."
Gameshark has just posted the tenth and final installment of the strange saga of the rise and fall of the Atlanta Game Factory.
Need some barbarian repellent
? How about some leeches
? You can get it all at the Echo Park Time Travel Mart
. They travel time so you don't have to.
20ltd.com is a new and unique online shop.
They have 20 limited edition items for sale at any time, and each item is a limited edition made exclusively for 20ltd.com. And they have a jukebox with some great tunes on to shop by.
has the most amazing anime-inspired hats ever. I wonder if I can get a Totoro one in time for the DC Meetup
(Sorry, Flash site so no direct links...click on "store" then "hats".)
is the Basil Fawlty
-like proprietor of a video game store in Canada. He appears to be a real-life Comic Book Guy
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(for flame's sake, this is not a post about the band itself) is a new service created by Phish through which people can download SHN or MP3's of their upcoming new years eve shows and burn them themselves, for a fee of course. The recordings are due to be available two days after the shows are over. It will be interesting to see if the service is successful and profitable. Assuming it is, will there be an effect on the music industry and the RIAA? Might they realize they can make money on music downloaded on the internet? Only time will tell.
Did you know "88" means "Heil Hitler"? Neither did a buyer at Target.
"August 27, 2002 -- Target, the nationwide department-store chain, said today it will pull shorts and baseball caps emblazoned with neo-Nazi hate symbols from its shelves.
" After dithering for a few weeks, Target responded to tolerance.org's campaign, but is now shooting themselves in the foot again by being less than accomodating of returns of the offending (and I do mean offending!) product. The link above is to the original story, the Aug. 27 update is linked at the bottom of that page. Howcum I never saw this on CNN? 8
Wizards of the Coast
was quite a strange place to work for in the early days. A gamer paradise of freebies, fun, and sex. A game or Truth of Swill changes everything. Now WOTC is owned by Hasbro and the February closing of the Seattle Gamecenter is the final nail in the coffin of gamer paradise.
Can you believe they sell these things online? $1.2 million Sun Enterprise 10000 server
or a Sun StorEdge T3 Array
, which has a mere 168TB
capacity. (yeah that should hold my mp3z)