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# You're The Shit And I'm Knee-Deep In it

You're the shit and I'm knee-deep in it

Today, I revived Justwatchthesky from the internet graveyard/landfill of “coming soon” pages. The scope is narrow: An exercise in documenting words in the music I listen to with color and type. The constraints are simple: (1) Only use Georgia (serif) or Helvetica (sans) and (2) try to post as often as possible.

Ryan Sims, justwatchthesky.com

Another idea I wish I had come up with, although I doubt I would have executed it half as well.

Also, I know a good number of the songs he’s quoted so far, so they have been particularly interesting – I hope it remains that way.

# My kinda town!

Carl Drinkwater

Drinkwater, Saskatchewan, Canada! The photo was taken by Greg, one of the employees of 29degrees, on a recent trip across Canada.

Sadly though, I know it’s nothing to do with my family – Apparently, it doesn’t have a pub …

# News Stories in Photographs

Small fishing boats tied to the banks of the Chaohu lake, where a pollution-linked algae bloom has reappeared.

From The Big Picture. Read through all the stories, there are many, many fantastic pictures.

It’s brilliant to see such high quality pictures of news events. The only improvement I’d make is to allow linking to specific pictures within a story, so I don’t have to hotlink like I have done in the ‘fantastic’ picture above.

# Biggest Drawing In The World

The Biggest Drawing In The World

With the help of a GPS device and DHL, I have drawn a self-portrait on our planet. My pen was a briefcase containing the GPS device, being sent around the world. The paths the briefcase took around the globe became the strokes of the drawing.

Visit the Biggest Drawing In The World site.

Update: Meh, it’s a hoax..

# Drink and Drive

This is what happens when you drink and drive.

See the larger image to get a better idea of how the optical illusion in this advert works.

# The view from Mars

The Earth and the Moon, as seen from Mars.

This is an image of Earth and the Moon, acquired at 5:20 a.m. MST on 3 October 2007, at a range of 142 million kilometres. More details are available on the HiRISE site.

Funnily enough, I was watching Race To Mars at the weekend, and was wondering what the Earth and Moon would look like from Mars.

# Garfield without Garfield

Who would have guessed that when you remove Garfield from the Garfield comic strips, the result is an even better comic about schizophrenia, bipolor disorder, and the empty desperation of modern life?

Garfield without Garfield

More Garfield without Garfield.

# Goodbye

Richard Nixon's resignation letter.

Certainly terser than any resignation letters I’ve written.

This photo was taken on August 11th, 1999, from Mir. It shows the moon’s shadow during the solar eclipse which occurred on that day over Europe and Asia. It’s thought that the shadow is above the English Channel, and that the two bright objects to the top-left of the photo are Jupiter and Saturn (Source).

There are some other unusual photos of Earth here.

I'm jealous

Midsummer on the Lofoten, the rugged islands off the coast of Norway. Found here.

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