1960’s show cars on postcards. Start with the Fireball 500. Total morning waster on flickr.
Moving more freight, but not on the interstates. Marine Highways, inter-modal freight, short sea shipping, and RoRos.
The world’s only Muzeti 250. (1983 GSX 250) Sweet little bike.
Classic of the Day. AJS 18.
Astronomy picture. The eclipse shadow cone — I’ve never seen this so clearly. No date?
Ordinary superpowers. First off — I love the image that io9 chose to illustrate this. Okay, so did you know that you can train yourself to recognize Haidinger’s Brush. This allows you to detect polarized light. Um, I’m not sure how this is actually going to be useful to anyone, but hey, you never know…
Personality isn’t as simple as your high school guidance counselor told you when she gave the results of you Meyer-Briggs tests and suggested that trade school was your best option. And any hope that there might be genetic basis for personality seems to have been squashed by these findings from Australia.
But mostly the above article is a link to this piece in the New Yorker about Walter Mischel. The man behind the one marshmallow now or two marshmallows later experiments. And the follow-up work with the kindergartners who were his first subjects.
Art, Images, and Design
Photographer Mark Tucker is back from Tennessee and working on the latest Jack Daniels commercials/ads. He’s provided some very nice photographs and a couple of “making of” video outtakes. If you watch the first video with the piglets turn the sound down — they squeal something fierce.
Coralie Bickford-Smith is a book designer for Penguins books. She is responsible for the jacket and cloth bindings of the Penguin Classics series. Some of the loveliest books to be produced lately. Be sure to look at her work for the Red Classics Boys’ Adventures series as well.
Nicely done pictures from Tara Hunt’s photo stream of the New Zealand farm that served as the location for Hobbiton in the LoR movies. Door and windows are gone but the sheep have a place out of the rain.