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25 Posts

December, 2012 Posts

NYC Christmas Trees
December 03, 2012
The unpermitted tradition of selling Christmas trees in NYC.
What Blog?
December 06, 2012
The concept of 'weblogs' being erased from collective memory.
How Superman came to wear his underwear on the outside
December 08, 2012
The origin of Superman's iconic outfit.
14 Years of Color
December 08, 2012
A breakdown of 14 years of Pantone's color of the year, with a focus on Emerald Green for this year.
The Other 1%?
December 09, 2012
An article exploring the origins and public perception of the Hells Angels.
Blind Spots
December 10, 2012
Bill Simmons discusses how Bill Russell scouted his own teammates to make them better, raising the idea of identifying blind spots in management and leadership.
Everything Communicates
December 11, 2012
Recognizing the importance of brand and people in marketing.
The Humming Timestamp
December 12, 2012
The unique hum of electrical outlets can be used as a timestamp for recordings.
Two random thoughts about London
December 15, 2012
Random thoughts on pedestrian traffic and ground floor commercial space in London.
Jumpstarting a Market
December 16, 2012
Google's attempt to jumpstart a stagnant market with its fiber internet in Kansas City.
Selling Enterprise Software via BBS
December 16, 2012
Selling enterprise software through a hobbyist electronic bulletin board.
The Sports Disaster Plan
December 17, 2012
The NBA's contingency plan in case of a team losing all its players to a horrific accident.
Picking up your language
December 17, 2012
FIFA 13 penalizes players for swearing at the TV while playing the game.
Where we come from this is small talk
December 19, 2012
A missing Muppet Christmas moment.
The Evolution of Words
December 23, 2012
The evolution of dictionaries and language mirrors the growth of scientific method and Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution.
Santa's Privacy Policy
December 24, 2012
Santa's humorous and thorough privacy policy.
What's happening to malls?
December 24, 2012
The impact of online retailing on malls and the potential for hundreds to be repurposed or demolished.
Sheer Malice: A Doctor's Take on Home Alone
December 24, 2012
A doctor's assessment of the injuries to the burglars in Home Alone.
Diving Chess
December 26, 2012
A strange chess variant played in a swimming pool with players submerging themselves underwater during their turns.
Gun Owners versus the NRA
December 27, 2012
A surprising statistic about gun owners' support for gun laws in a New England Journal of Medicine editorial.
On Zero Dark Thirty
December 27, 2012
A review of Zero Dark Thirty and related discussions and readings.
What makes cashmere so expensive?
December 28, 2012
The expensive production process and scarcity make cashmere much pricier than wool.
How We Got Here: Second Amendment Edition
December 28, 2012
The evolution of the Second Amendment and conservative reinterpretation.
Cultural Arbitrage
December 28, 2012
A discussion on the concept of 'cultural arbitrage' and its relevance in today's society.
Pirated Architecture
December 28, 2012
Zaha Hadid has a building in China that's being pirated as she builds the original.
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