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Feb 13, 2013

Blow My Mindsday: February 13, 2013

created at: 04/17/2013

Each Wednesday, I post some of my favorite can't-miss links, images, and otherwise mindblowing goodies from across the web.

WTF, Evolution? is a new educational humor blog that shares some of nature's most unlikely creations, like this guy, the … read more

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Feb 13, 2013

Blow My Mindsday: February 20, 2013

created at: 04/17/2013

Each Wednesday, I post some of my favorite can't-miss links, images, and otherwise mindblowing goodies from across the web. 

"Down for the Count" chart shows the number and means of deaths in Quentin Tarantino movies. And Pulp Fiction is among… read more

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Feb 11, 2013

Knitting Behind Bars: How Crafting is Transforming the Lives of Male Convicts

created at: 02/11/2013

Here's a little man-crafting feel-good story for your Monday morning: Good.is reports on how knitting has had an incredible positive impact on a group of male prisoners. Whether you're well-versed in the fiber arts or not, this can't help but make you smile.   … read more

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Feb 07, 2013

The Secret to Making Perfect Nachos at Home

Yeah, the Super Bowl is over. So what. Nachos are the perfect indulgent food and one of those things where if you know a few tricks, the homemade version will blow the pants off of the soggy ones at the local pub.   … read more

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Feb 06, 2013

Blow My Mindsday: February 6, 2013

created at: 04/17/2013

Each Wednesday, I post some of my favorite can't-miss links, images, and otherwise mindblowing goodies from across the web. 


Hungarian photographer Bence Bakonyi uses clothing and composition - not Photoshop trickery - for "Transform," a series of… read more

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Feb 04, 2013

Panto'N'Roll: Color Swatches Meet Pop Song Titles

Panto'N'Roll is the clever new project from creative firm Chic & Artistic, wherein the sub Pantone swatches for colors mentioned in song titles and lyrics. It's part design joke, part homage to pop music, and all sorts of fun.    … read more

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Feb 01, 2013

Amazing Aerial Photos of Colorful Fields in the Netherlands

For the same reason I get a kick out of this bright pink lake in Senegal or these colorfully striped mountains in China, the amazing colors and abstract geometric shapes of these aerial photos of… read more

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Jan 31, 2013

Menswear Dog

There are likely tens of thousands of menswear blogs out there, and as the proprietor of a men's site, I try to keep up with them.   

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Jan 31, 2013

A Rare Historical Scotch, Back on the Rocks

In 1907, Ernest Shackleton and his crew set out to reach the South Pole, taking all the gear, food, and fuel necessary to keep the team alive in the extreme climate. The Antarctic explorer also brought something else with him, cases … read more

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Jan 30, 2013

An Animated Gif that Shows How a Key Opens a Standard Lock

This might be old news to some, but I'll cop to the fact that I had more-or-less zero idea how a key and lock actually works. Something with tumblers and cylinders and somethingorother... 

And then, I watched this animated gif, and everything makes perfect sense, and I feel sorta silly for not knowing it before.    … read more

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Jan 30, 2013

Blow My Mindsday: January 30, 2013

created at: 04/17/2013

Each Wednesday, I post some of my favorite can't-miss links, images, and otherwise mindblowing goodies from across the web.


I wish I could see the world like artist… read more

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Jan 29, 2013

Fun Fact of the Day: This Guy is a Crafter

created at: 01/29/2013

Not only can Ryan Gosling wear a suit with the best of 'em, but the actor also has a dedicated interest in making stuff.      … read more

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Jan 28, 2013

Illustrated Conservative and Liberal Maps of the World

You could get lost for hours inside artist Sandow Birk's  hand-painted two-part series, "A Conservative Map of the World" (above) and "A Liberal Map of the World" (below). Seen in light of Birk's other work - such as "American Qu'ran," "The Depravities of War," and "The Rise and Fall of Los Angeles," these pieces become more than just humorous topography, but engaging illustrations exploring the postive and negative aspects of either viewpoint,… read more

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Jan 22, 2013

Minimalist Movie Posters Summarize Plots with Pictograms

Designer Matteo Civaschi of Milan-based creative studio H-57 just completed a series of movie posters, dubbed "Shortology", which use ultra-minimalist pictograms to summarize the film's story arc.   … read more

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Jan 14, 2013

Where DayGlo is Made: Take a Tour of the World's Most Colorful Factory

created at: 05/28/2013

Just a mere two hours from my house, there exists a Willy Wonka-like factory that pumps out all the world's bright and bold fascinating flourescents: the DayGlo Pigment Plant. There, the factory makes 4.5 million pounds of eye-popping color per year, which goes into all the road signs, traffic cones, toys, and other ultraviolet-absorbing goodies.   … read more

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