What I learned this week, February 18, 2022

Costco, Dallas, Texas

Francis Ford Coppola’s $100 Million Bet

Fifty years after he gave us The Godfather, the iconic director is chasing his grandest project yet—and putting up over $100 million of his own money to prove his best work is still ahead of him.


Do we really live longer than our ancestors?

The answer is not really – it’s all about infant mortality.


Feast of the Brave Taco Truck

Reality Honks Back

About those truckers…


Abandoned Saucer House – Texas

War Of The Worlds

Something I’ve been thinking about a lot – but have had trouble putting into words… here it is described as the Virtuals and the Physicals – two groups about to go to war with each other.


San Francisco homeless man: ‘they pay you to be homeless here’

Giving someone something isn’t the same as helping him.


Corporate Flat Art Proves Big Business Is Infatuated With Ugliness

I had never heard of “Corporate Flat Art” – but now I see it everywhere.


Giant Eye Sculpture, Main Street, Dallas, Texas (click to enlarge)

Bored’ museum guard drew eyes onto $1.4M painting

A terrible thing, of course, but I sorta like it with the ballpoint pen eyes.

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