Being inspired by the nature, Jordane Tumarinson composes his second album on the theme of flight. He retraces in metaphor the question of the one who seeks his way, until the moment when it is necessary to launch. From introspection to action, the album is a call to the realization of one’s dreams.
In this week’s edition, learn all about The Sex Button, Smart Beds, Deadheading, Drinkable Chips, Magnet Fishing, The Period Game, My New Theme Song and the Best New Songs Out This Week
TV - Want more free tv options? Fast Company put together this list of 20 free streaming services.
Sex - There’s a new Kickstarter campaign for a device called LoveSync. It’s a $57 button that silently lets your partner know you want sex. The Sex Button.
Science - “For many scientists, the resonant mystery is no longer which animals are conscious, but which are not.” Scientists Are Totally Rethinking Animal Cognition
Personal Theme Song Discovered:
Snaps & Buckles & Things
Don’t Deadhead. - All the bad things about Uber & Lyft in one simple list.
Only in Florida - A couple was “magnet fishing” in the Ocklawaha River near Ocala, Fla. — using a magnet to try to locate “precious metal.” After their venture, they put their finds into a five-gallon bucket, put the bucket in the trunk, drove to a nearby Taco Bell ...and only then called police to report that their haul included a World War II-era hand grenade. The restaurant was evacuated while the Marion County Sheriff’s Office Bomb Squad responded. Bomb techs “determined that the firing pin mechanism on the grenade did not appear to be functional,” but they removed the grenade for destruction at another location. The Taco Bell was closed for over an hour while the grenade was dealt with. Taco Bell…always explosive.
PopQuiz, Hotshot! - What do morticians do with all the blood they take out of dead bodies?
Go With The Flow -The Period Game is a new board game about menstruation.
Serving two addictions - A Drinkable Potato Chip so you can have the other hand free to use your phone.
Space Invaders - Making marriage counselors everywhere nervous; Ford has created a smart bed that rolls selfish sleepers back into place:
22 New Songs We Love This Week
Spankin’ new songs we love this week include tracks by Dale Watson, Ashe, Over The Rhine, The Regrettes, Nick Waterhouse, Rosie Flores, The Cactus Blossoms, Hayes Carll, Ider, Caroline Spence, Anna Tivel, Yann Tiersenn & More
Book - Stephen King had this to say about Don Winslow’s The Force: “Think THE GODFATHER, only with cops. It's that good.” Even though I have no idea who I’m rooting for as I read it, I’m enjoying the ride. And damn, can Don Winslow write.
Movie #1 - A Norwegian disaster movie makes the list of recommendations this week. The tension in this movie is relentless and sustained from beginning to end. Had my kids screaming, “RUN!” at the top of their lungs. It’s overdubbed in English on Netflix; wish they would have just left it with subtitles. It’s a thoroughly fun, heart-pounding movie that moves briskly by at a mere 105 minutes.
Movie #2 - Well, actually only the trailer is out for this one, but I have incredibly high hopes for this because it’s from the writer of Love Actually and my favorite movie of all-time About Time. This one is called Yesterday:
It’s A Small World After All…
London - Cecil Court, the real life Diagon Alley for book lovers.
Sweden - Turns out Swedes like the hot stuff.
Buying property in Italy: An illustrated tale:
New Zealand - In America, you get a fake plastic peach in your Happy Meal or some other worthless piece of crap. In New Zealand, kids are getting Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach or other Dahl classic at McDonald’s.
Prague - Nope. Weed is not legal in Prague.
Laugh or Cry, Man...Laugh or Cry
Encore :: Closing this one out with a joke…
Robert and Peter, are sitting at their favorite bar, drinking beer. Robert turns to Peter and says,"You know, I'm tired of going through life without an education.Tomorrow I think I'll go the community college, and sign up for some classes." Peter agrees that it's a good idea, and the two leave.
The next day, Robert goes down to the college and meets the Dean of Admissions, who signs him up for the four basic classes:Math, English, history, and Logic.
"Logic?" Robert says. "What's that?The dean says, "I'll show you. Do you own a lawn mower?" "Yeah." "Then logically speaking, because you own a lawn mower, I think that you would have a yard." "That's true, I do have a yard." "I'm not done," the dean says. "Because you have a yard, I think logically that you would have a house." "Yes, I do have a house" "And because you have a house, I think that you might logically have a family." "I have a family." "I'm not done yet. Because you have a family, then logically you must have a wife." "Yes, I do have a wife." "And because you have a wife, then logic tells me you must be a heterosexual."
"I am a heterosexual. That's amazing, you were able to find out all of that because I have a lawn mower."
Excited to take the class now, Robert shakes the Dean's hand and leaves to go meet Peter at the bar.He tells Peter about his classes, how he is signed up for Math, English History, and Logic. "Logic?" Peter says, "What's that?"
Robert says, "I'll show you. Do you have a lawn mower?"
"Then you're gay."
Thanks for reading. Have a great week.
IN THIS DESIGN-CENTRIC GRIND POST, SEE RYAN REYNOLDS AND HUGH JACKMAN STRIKE A “TRUCE”, READ HOW THE GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS USE MUSIC TO GAIN YET ANOTHER ADVANTAGE OVER THE COMPETITION, DISCOVER A BOOK THAT SHOULDN’T BE A BESTSELLER…BUT IS AND BE INSPIRED BY SOME OF THE WORLD’S MOST CREATIVE & TALENTED DESIGNERS AND ARTISTS.
AND PLEASE REMAIN STANDING UNTIL YOU’RE SURE THE HOUSELIGHTS AREN’T COMING ON..ENCORES ARE SO CHEESY…BUT STAY TIL THE END ANYWAY FOR OUR FAVORITE NEW SONGS OF THE WEEK.
Joy To The World
Micromosaics :: How Was It Made?
Journalism - If you only read one thing all week, it should be Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ astonishing tell-all blog post in which he details the National Enquirer’s attempt to extort him by threatening to publish his intimate photos (including a "below the belt selfie.") The Amazon CEO went public with slimy emails he says he received from the Enquirer's parent company, American Media Inc. No thank you, Mr. Pecker
Streaming - Why isn't PBS available in live TV streaming services such as Sling TV, YouTube TV, DirecTV Now, and PlayStation Vue? Turns out, it’s pretty complicated. But there are answers and alternative methods to watch all your favorite PBS shows. Here’s the why and the how.
Technology - Technology has made it easier and more convenient than ever to purchase groceries online. We buy everything online, so why not food?
Sports - Besides collecting many of the best players, the Golden State Warriors also credit music as a key advantage when it comes to their basketball success.
Movies - Blazing Saddles is celebrating its 45th anniversary. Here are 11 facts about a movie that would never be made today.
Science - Say it with me, “NO MORE SHOTS! NO MORE SHOTS!” Scientists have engineered a syringe-pill that injects from the inside.
Stadium Seating - Another unique thing about Superbowl Sunday - 100,000 flushes in four hours. The ugly -- and, yes, slightly gross -- truth of stadium bathrooms
Anti-Technology - In the computer age, one old typewriter repairman’s business is thriving: The Typewriter King
Books - It gives me hope to know a book on grammar and writing is being called a ‘sensation’ and is now on the top of bestseller list: Dreyer’s English: An Utterly Correct Guide to Clarity and Style by Benjamin Dreyer.
The Joy of Marriage In A Single Pert Conversation
I did laundry. Folded some clothes. A few of my wife’s things remained piled on the bed for a few days before this exchange occurred:
Me: How many days in a row can you go without putting those clothes away?
Wife: I like them there. Easy to find if I need them. (Giggles)
Me: it’s answers like that…accumulating over a 20 year marriage…that eventually escalate into a 911 call.
Modern Day “Bragging”?
Artistry & Design
Materialistic - its 2019 and we’re still discovering new materials. How graphene is about to change the face of fashion and metallic wood is as strong as titanium but five times lighter.
Here are a few kitchen and bath trends sweeping 2019.
MY MOM IS SO GETTING THIS. Korean company Pet Ping has invented a cat treadmill with built-in LED lights, designed for kitty cardio.
See all ventipop featured artists here.
Chuck Hoberman's eponymous sphere is one of the best-loved toys of the last quarter century. But it's only one example of his incredible work in transformable design. From adaptive nanotech to flexible building materials, Hoberman has created surprising and inventive designs at every scale:
Chuck Hoberman has nothing on five minute crafts youtube channel. How to easily hang a picture with a fork:
Masterpiece: The Making of Migrant Mother
At the end of a long day in March 1936, Dorothea Lange stopped in a migrant workers camp in California for just 10 minutes and took six photos of a woman and her children. The final photo, known as Migrant Mother, became one of the most iconic photographs of the Great Depression. Read more on Kottke.org
Encore :: New Songs We Love This Week featuring new songs by Pet Shop Boys, Flora Cash, Fiona Apple, Henry Jamison, Better Oblivion Community Center, Paris Youth Foundation, Garbage & More…