Rage. Probably political rage. Maybe just personal rage. Lots of sarcasm and cynicism. Also pretty pictures.

archiemcphee:

Check out this awesome starry driveway! The beautiful stellar effect was achieved by mixing glow stones with gravel. You might have already encountered glow stones, which are often used in aquariums. They’re a synthetic aggregate of photoluminescent pigment and synthetic resin.

According to Jinan Chenghao Technology, “When exposed to light sources, the photoluminescent pigment within Glowstone becomes chemically excited and will afterglow (i.e. glow in the dark).” The glow is initially very strong, but then slowly dulls over night.

We’d love to see all of the driveways and sidewalks in our neighbourhood covertly decorated like this. We could go out each night for a star walk. And during the day passersby would be none the wiser.

[via enpundit]

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guardian:

Photograph: Ivan Coleman

Pedal-powered mobile coffee shop anyone? Our favourite ideas from the London 2012 Design Festival.

Why don’t we start by talking about the waiters who are walking in front of this camera, who are working their third job, who get their sons or daughters through community college — I wonder what they think about this message?

Morning Joe co-host JOE SCARBOROUGH, commenting on Mitt Romney’s “47 Percent” remarks.

I don’t think Joe realizes that Mitt doesn’t see those folks at all.

(MSNBC via Mediaite)

nprfreshair:

Like wnyc radiolab, we too would like one of these in every color, please. 
World map carpets by Area Pavimenti

nprfreshair:

Like wnyc radiolab, we too would like one of these in every color, please. 

World map carpets by Area Pavimenti

(Source: voyager-vie)

(Source: ForGIFs.com)

theatlantic:

Americans Are So Fat, We Need Bigger MRIs

…The problem is two-fold: First, MRIs, CT scanners, and X-rays just can’t penetrate the greater masses of tissue, and secondly, those machines just can’t hold morbidly obese patients. And what it all boils down to is that severely obese Americans can’t get the treatment because surgeons won’t operate without the scans.

Read more. [Image: AP]

theatlantic:

Americans Are So Fat, We Need Bigger MRIs

…The problem is two-fold: First, MRIs, CT scanners, and X-rays just can’t penetrate the greater masses of tissue, and secondly, those machines just can’t hold morbidly obese patients. And what it all boils down to is that severely obese Americans can’t get the treatment because surgeons won’t operate without the scans.

Read more. [Image: AP]

theatlantic:

In 20 Years, More Than Half of Americans in 39 States Will Be Obese

Mississippi is in the most danger: if nothing changes in the next 20 years, just over two-thirds of its population would be obese, contributing to national obesity-related health-care costs of between $147 billion and $210 billion a year, and lost annual productivity to the tune of up to $580 billion.

Read more. [Image: Brian Fung]

theatlantic:

In 20 Years, More Than Half of Americans in 39 States Will Be Obese

Mississippi is in the most danger: if nothing changes in the next 20 years, just over two-thirds of its population would be obese, contributing to national obesity-related health-care costs of between $147 billion and $210 billion a year, and lost annual productivity to the tune of up to $580 billion.

Read more. [Image: Brian Fung]