Well, maybe not quite this megalomaniacal.
via Scott Maxwell
Too lazy to dig out the images in this, but this photo essay about walled cities is really incredible. The Dutch!
When conditions are just right in the Bay of Biscay, the body of water nestled in the elbow crook between western France and northern Spain, huge blooms of phytoplankton begin to emerge. The marine microorganisms live in the bay all year, but in the spring, the combination of more sunlight, warmer waters and an influx of nutrients carried by ocean currents and freshwater rivers swollen with melted snow creates explosive blooms–those multi-colored swirls in the water.
The massive population explosion is big enough to see from space, and NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this image with the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) earlier this month. The blooms usually die down by May, so this might be one of the last swirly-marine-life photos we get this year.
Mogwai’s score for ‘Les Revenants‘ is amazing. Atmospheric, epic, great music for star-gazing or laying the dark feeling your feels.
This is basically the most perfect Chicago city guide I’ve ever read. Some crucial things left out, but this is, essentially, Chicago.
But, if you want to live it real, avoid Portillo’s and find your own hole in the wall. To do this, first you look for a sign.
Your keys to spotting this place are:
1) Vienna Beef logo on their hanging sign
2) Their name includes one or more of the following
b. Windy City
f. The name of the street you’re on
g. The name of a street you’re not on
h. Any ethnic sounding name followed by an “ ‘s ”
3) Their staff appears to all be related or from the same ethnicity
4) They have any of the following
a. Signed pictures of the old mayor
b. Railroad paraphernalia
c. A picture of a giant hotdog, possibly floating in Lake Michigan
d. A menu hanging above the counter that appears to have ~50 items
e. An elderly lady working the cash register
Clyde is my new favorite character in ‘Elementary’. So many squees when he did his little leg stretch when Sherlock first picked him up. You can kind of see it in this gif:
I have never wanted a creature to be a recurring character more. I want Clyde to always be nibbling some lettuce in the background of a scene, to be keeping papers from blowing away, to be perched on Sherlock’s shoulder.