Courtesy of James Fallows, I learned that the Mandarin transcription of “Obama” is 奥巴马. I’ve written previously about the danger of “translating” foreign words from...
Cables, pedal cleats or chain (tie)
Pedals, shoes, or saddle (tie)
Weird specialized tools, e.g. crank puller
Jacket or messenger bag (tie)
I’ve been watching this video of the convocation at a mccain/palin rally with a certain degree of ... fascination. like so many things happening in...
Just now a coworker and I were discussing Nebraska’s surprising status as a potential swing state in the presidential election. I was trying to describe...
Boards of Canada: Music Has the Right to Children
Mono: Under the Pipal Tree
Neko Case: Blacklisted
Sen. Joe Biden: I’m not gonna be the only person in this race without a compelling personal history.Gov. Sarah Palin: I’m a human firehose of...
The rains have started.I like this. This is why I moved to Oregon. I moved here for the cool and gray and damp and peaceful....
On Stumptown Coffee’s Facebook Page:I traveled back in time from the 28th century and constructed an elaborate cover life solely for the purpose of reviewing...