GIVEAWAY! Re-post this pic or give it a caption for a chance to win a genuine signed first edition copy of GAINING GROUND by Forrest Pritchard, a honest to goodness gentleman farmer. It’s a great book about fathers, sons, and saving the family farm. And my favorite book of the summer. Well, second favorite.
“These three images are snapshots of a spark-ignited expanding flame in different environments of the same hydrogen-air mixture. The top flame shows the ideal, reference case of a stable, smooth flame surface in a quiescent environment at atmospheric pressure. The middle flame is taken under elevated pressure simulating that within an internal combustion engine. The bottom flame is taken in a highly turbulent environment simulating another aspect of the engine interior. All images were taken at 8000 frames per second, using schlieren photography. The radius of the top flame is 11.4 millimeters.” C.K. Law, Swetaprovo Chaudhuri, and Fujia Wu (Princeton University).
the greatest west wing joke in parks and rec when bradley whitford guest starred as larry pillner.
Some Wes Anderson cards I started (and maybe will finish?)
I complain about the Internet a lot, but I forget sometimes that there are people out there who are using it exactly right. Ad campaigns that figured out they are finally free to do exactly what they’ve always wanted: focusing hundreds of thousands of dollars on making the world magic for just one person at a time. They don’t have to worry about demographics or time slots or anything other than making something that’s incredible, because if it’s incredible, social media will do all the rest of the work for you. I have no affiliation to TNT, but I’m so pleased to see things like this getting made.
This Vintage-Looking Vending Machine Dispenses Rare Books For Just $2
A Toronto bookstore has come up with a creative way to add value to old, discount books that otherwise may clutter its storage: an antique-seeming “book dispenser” that randomly spits out old books for $2 a pop.
The Biblio-Mat combines the charm of a gumball machine with the surprise element of a raffle. The machine jumps to life once money’s inserted. With a bit of overt drama—cranking and whirring and ringing that invoke old machinery—the dispenser then releases a used title from its stock, dropping it into a slot for a happy reader to walk away with.