The Week: June 8, 2012

Posted on
Jun 8, 2012

It’s been a slow week here on the blog – forgive me for that. It’s been an insanely busy week in my life, and I suspect the two are related.

A lot happened this week that I absolutely MUST tell you about. But for now, you’ll just have to settle for the links.

—————

Ray Bradbury died this week. I happened to read his latest essay in The New Yorker – a beautiful and sad tribute to his grandfather – on the day that he passed away. Grab a tissue, and read it.

—————

In more sad news: Ray and Tom Magliozzi, of NPR’s “Car Talk”, are retiring after 25 years. I grew up listening to their show with my uncle Andy.

—————

My friend Pete explains the simple math behind why we don’t have enough leg room on airplanes.

—————

Whoa. Belgian information expert Paul Otlet may have come up with the concept for the internet back in 1934.

—————

For your visual pleasure: The New York Times compiles their favorite fashion Tumblr blogs.

—————

The most important question you will ask yourself today: are you a Chaos Muppet or an Order Muppet?

—————

It was only a matter of time before we started auto-tuning Mr. Rogers. The good news is that the result – an infectious and poetic song called “Garden of Your Mind” – is absolutely amazing.

—————

If you are even remotely related to the startup scene, you must read this, because it will make you giggle like mad: Prospectus for Silicon Valley’s Next Hot Tech IPO, Where Nothing Could Possibly Go Wrong (via Mc Sweeney’s).

—————

Rand recently introduced me to the music of The Tallest Man on Earth. Listen to “The King of Spain” – a folksy ballad about the transformative nature of love – and try not to swoon.

—————

And speaking of swooning – five Star Trek captains, photographed together at a convention in Philadelphia. Can someone tell me how Scott Bakula has managed to avoid aging? He looks amazing. Ditto for Picard.

—————

I must now go clean my house, which is a sty. See you on Monday!

 

Leave a Comment

More from The Blog

On Instagram @theeverywhereist

All Over The Place

Buy my book and I promise I'll never ask you for anything again.

BE AWESOME. BUY IT.