— Nope. I can’t even.. Christie Blatchford failing to understand technology
— This is a big deal. Sports Illustrated
Whenever the Fords are faced with this kind of perceived profligacy, they like to remind their colleagues that the city should be “run like a business.” And what kind of enviro- obsessed, granola-peddling business, they seemed to ask, would waste money on a bike station?
Well, how about Brookfield Assets Management, the hyper-profitable Toronto-based financial services conglomerate? The firm, whose annual sales exceed $18 billion, is presumably the kind of business Rob and Doug would like to emulate.
According to Andy Willis, Brookfield’s senior VP for media, the company’s Bay Street office complex boasts “a monster bike locker.” And, yes, it includes showers. “It’s a source of enormous pride. There’s a ton of people who bike in,” Willis says."
— Good read about the Ford’s latest ‘gravy train’ project to kill: City Hall bike lockers.
“Ever wonder why a pirate wears patches? It’s not because he was wounded in a sword fight,” says Dr. Sheedy. Seamen must constantly move between the pitch black of below decks and the bright sunshine above.
Smart pirates “wore a patch over one eye to keep it dark-adapted outside.” Should a battle break out and the pirate had to shimmy below, he would simply switch the patch to the outdoor eye and he could see in the dark right away—saving him 25 minutes of flailing his cutlass about in near blindness."
— From the Wall Street Journal via the Awl
— Mind Blown. Read how the Harlem Shake happened.