leisure 07.9.08

Hump Day

Our monthly spin around the web, part of an ongoing effort to reduce workplace productivity by 43%.

30 Most Incredible Abstract Satellite Images of Earth
Lists with this kind of bold claim often disappoint, but we think these pictures of such places as the Kalahari Desert, the Volga Delta, the Everglades, and the Ganges live up to the title.

Rice Field Art
Several places in Japan create rice paddy art annually, which lasts until harvest time.

"Who would have guessed that when you remove Garfield from the Garfield comic strips, the result is an even better comic about schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and the empty desperation of modern life?" That's the ingenious premise behind Garfield Minus Garfield.

Cocktail Kingdom
Reproductions of vintage cocktail books, including the 1927 Barflies and Cocktails pictured here and the forthcoming reissue of a classic in the field, The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks by David Embury.

Sternest Meanings is an anagramizer. You 'text it', it responds with an anagram of what you wrote. [The previous sentences anagramized: Is neatest exsanguinity torments. Swift demonize arrogant piranhas. Ya! Now amateur wart hog.] The name is an anagram of instant messenger.

You know how sometimes you observe that a friend is going down an extreme, disturbing path but there's nothing you can do to stop them? That's how we're starting to feel about Dubai. The world's largest fountain opens next year.

Failure in many forms.

The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
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