I had no idea that fish pedicures – where you stick your feet in a tank of carp, who then eat the dead skin – existed, never mind that they’ve also been banned in some U.S. states. Here’s an Associated Press video report on the practice and its ban.
Month: February 2009
I love this design concept created by Marc Valega: Beatle Juice!
Here are the juice box layouts:
I suspected as much. [Photo courtesy of Merricat]
M.C. Escher, Economist
I like Mark McHugh’s theory that M.C. Escher’s art was in fact his representations of economic theories. For example, here’s trickle-down economics (the very mention of which always causes me to say “Laffer? You brought her!”):
This one’s for sustained growth:
And this is deficit financing:
Sometimes the combination of drinking and darts doesn’t seem like a good idea:
Yesterday’s Coffee and Code – the weekly gathering where I leave the home and Microsoft offices and work in a cafe where I’m very accessible – was held at Le Gourmand in the Queen/Spadina neighbourhood. We were 13 people all told, not including the passers-by who wondered about a large gathering of people with laptops and with whom we started a conversation.
For more details, see this entry in the Coffee and Code blog.
This article originally appeared on Global Nerdy.
Over at Kevin Kelly’s blog, The Technium, there’s a video of an amusing interview on Conan O’Brien where comedian Louis CK talks about how we take today’s technology and the way it improves our lives for granted. Kelly describes it as "a cartoon version of a more serious argument that we become blind to progress".