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February 20, 2019

Barrenderos (Sweepers) — Francis Alÿs

A 2004 piece by the Mexico City-based artist in which "a line of street sweepers push garbage through the streets of Mexico City until they are stopped by the mass of trash."

February 20, 2019 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Sending children via U.S. mail is strictly forbidden (since 1913)


Caption from the Smithsonian Institution's flickr:

Uniformed Letter Carrier with Child in Mailbag

[In 1900] this city letter carrier posed for a humorous photograph with a young boy in his mailbag. After parcel post service was introduced in 1913, at least two children were sent by the service. With stamps attached to their clothing, the children rode with railway and city carriers to their destination. The Postmaster General quickly issued a regulation forbidding the sending of children in the mail after hearing of those examples.

[via Melissa Bell]

February 20, 2019 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

"Free Solo"

At long last, available on Apple TV.

Words fail.

Just. Watch. It.

I read so much about this climb before I saw the movie, I was in perfect fettle for finally seeing the magnificent achievement unfold.

You can too.

February 20, 2019 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Probably the best cat-themed door knocker ever


I won't argue.

Looks like it would have been right at home in Pompeii.

[via Under The Paw and Jeri Dansky]

February 20, 2019 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Red October Salt & Pepper Shakers

Red october shakers

Remember a few years ago when salt & pepper shakers caught my fancy and I featured original takes regularly?

What happened to that jones?

Not a clue.

A pair of ceramic shakers that look like submarine periscopes, measuring 3.94"H x 1.18"W.

$10 (and no — I'm not gonna say it.... you want it, ask for it. That's why I have a Comments section. Even if 90% of the time it doesn't work but instead takes you to a dumb 404 Page Not Found).

February 20, 2019 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1)

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