Stuff I found while looking around


The flickr stream of photographer Randy P. Martin

– Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon take on hashtags

– Things are somehow different in Canada.

– “Looking up at the night sky, it’s hard not to wonder how many other planets might be circling those pinpricks of light – and how many are home to beings gazing back at us.”

Why I’m Glad I Quit New York at Age 24:

When I describe my West Coast existence (sunshine! avocados! etc.) to some New Yorkers, they acknowledge that they really like California, too, but could never move there because they’d get too “soft.” At first this confused me, but after hearing it a few times, I’ve come to believe that a lot of people equate comfort with complacency, calmness with laziness. If you’re happy, you’re not working hard enough. You’ve stopped striving.

– Crayons carved into tiny sculptures

– “In Girl World, Halloween is the one day a year when a girl can dress up like a total slut and no other girls can say anything else about it.”

Bryan Cranston’s Favorite Erotic Fan Letter

The Running Man/Hunger Games Musical Spectacular

– Recreating ridiculous family pictures

“Good typography uses smart quotes, not dumb quotes”

If Rappers Were Copywriters:

Though we did say we want copy that pushes the envelope, this may be pushing it right off the table. You’ll notice that the list of pre-approved profanity we provided includes “fuck” and excludes “nigga.” We strongly feel that “nigga” is not a Polo word. Please substitute.


Illustrations by Nolan Pelletier

How many full-time minimum wage jobs would you need to afford two bedrooms in San Francisco?

– Mercedes-Benz’ Magic Body Control suspension system explains exactly why I need chickens.


– NERD ALERT: If George R. R. Martin wrote Breaking Bad

A few of my favorite tweets from last week: