What I learned this week,February 24, 2012

I stumbled across this image on one of my favorite art-related web sites, But Does it Float. It’s an illustration by Virgil Finlaygreat stuff. I remembered this particular drawing as an illustration for The Tell-Tale Heart, but don’t remember where. Some book sometime long, long ago.

Throughout history, poverty is the normal condition of man. Advances which permit this norm to be exceeded — here and there, now and then — are the work of an extremely small minority, frequently despised, often condemned, and almost always opposed by all right-thinking people. Whenever this tiny minority is kept from creating, or (as sometimes happens) is driven out of a society, the people then slip back into abject poverty.
This is known as “bad luck.”

—-Robert Heinlein

Chin-Up Bar

The Odd Existence of Point Roberts, Washington

Wandering Google Maps can reveal magical geographies.

The world’s tiniest coffee maker brews the world’s tiniest cuppa

Best Burritos in Dallas

  • Monica’s Aca y Alla
  • Mariano’s Hacienda
  • Avila’s Mexican Restaurant
  • La Victoria
  • Good 2 Go Taco
  • Gonzales Mexican Food

Video Piece on the new Woodall Rogers Park by Lexie Hammesfahr