Stumbling Down the Road

Keep your eyes on the counter at the bottom of the lefthand sidebar if you are interested in milestones. Sometime in the next two weeks or so, the half-millionth visitor will register on the meter. Thank you for all your attention, and onward toward a million. Wiill it take another 4 1/2 years, do you suppose?

Beware! Carbohydrates will ruin your health

Dave Barry: “I probably shouldn’t admit this to you younger readers, but when my generation was your age, we did some pretty stupid things. I’m talking about taking CRAZY risks. We drank water right from the tap. We used aspirin bottles that you could actually open with your bare hands. We bought appliances that were not festooned with helpful safety warnings such as, ‘DO NOT BATHE WITH THIS TOASTER.’


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But for sheer insanity, the wildest thing we did was – prepare to be shocked – we deliberately ingested carbohydrates.” —International Herald Tribune [via walker]

Modern Ruins

Phillip Buehler: “I photograph modern ruins because I find it disturbing to find familiar objects and technology to be abandoned. I’m reminded that nothing is permanent, that everything is always in a state of transition. And we see ourselves in our own transitions, sometimes too focused on where we’re going to notice and appreciate where we are.

I created this homepage so I could gather people’s stories and recollections about these modern ruins when they were alive as well as to help me better understand why people are fascinated them. I’ve included them throughout the site. If after visiting you have something to say, please send me e-mail or sign my guestbook.” [via Viridian mailing list]

Beware! Carbohydrates will ruin your health

Dave Barry: “I probably shouldn’t admit this to you younger readers, but when my generation was your age, we did some pretty stupid things. I’m talking about taking CRAZY risks. We drank water right from the tap. We used aspirin bottles that you could actually open with your bare hands. We bought appliances that were not festooned with helpful safety warnings such as, ‘DO NOT BATHE WITH THIS TOASTER.’


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But for sheer insanity, the wildest thing we did was – prepare to be shocked – we deliberately ingested carbohydrates.” —International Herald Tribune [via walker]