Monday, June 27, 2011

Billy The Kid photo sells for $2.3 million


This here is Billy The Kid. And this here photo of Billy just sold at auction for $2.3 million. To one of them Koch brothers. From Brian Lebel's Old West Show and Auction:

130 years ago, legendary outlaw Billy the Kid had his “picture made” in Fort Sumner, New Mexico, posing for what is now considered the most recognizable photo of the American West. A single, original tintype is the only authenticated photo of the Kid in existence today...

via boing boing

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Friday, June 17, 2011

Make love not war



Amid the shocking images that emerged from Vancouver on Wednesday night – cars engulfed in flames, masked looters, bloody fists and broken storefronts – one image in particular stood out for showing none of those things.
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admirable ponokee

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Friday, June 10, 2011

Questions surround feds' raid of Stockton home



One of the most insane things I've ever heard - the Department of Education has their own SWAT team.

Good thing there wasn't a family dog, it no doubt would have been shot.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Bank of America Gets Padlocked After Homeowner Forecloses On It



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Fearing the Phase-Out of Incandescent Bulbs

In design circles, an energy law has sparked anxiety and stockpiling.

>>BUNNY WILLIAMS, the no-nonsense decorator known for her lush English-style rooms, is laying in light bulbs like canned goods. Incandescent bulbs, that is — 60 and 75 watters — because she likes a double-cluster lamp with a high- and a low-watt bulb, one for reading, one for mood.

Darren Henault, a New York decorator, is stockpiling silver-bottomed bulbs.

“Every time I go to Costco, I buy more wattage,” Ms. Williams said the other day. She is as green as anybody, she added, but she can’t abide the sickly hue of a twisty compact fluorescent bulb, though she’s tried warming it up with shade liners in creams and pinks. Nor does she care for the cool blue of an LED.

It should be noted that, like most decorators, Ms. Williams is extremely precise about light. The other day, she reported, she spent six hours fine-tuning the lighting plan of a project, tweaking the mix of ambient, directional and overhead light she had designed, and returning to the house after dusk to add wattage and switch out lamps like a chef adjusting the flavors in a complicated bouillabaisse.

more at the NY Times