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  • Artist Fred Tomaselli’s re-workings of the New York Times cover pages are the bomb. (Laughing Squid)
  • These pictures of the Paris club scene in the 80s are a fun little kick in the pants. (The Cut)
  • And in more big 80s fun: check out Apple’s attempt to get into the sportswear business back in `86. (Dangerous Minds)
  • Warner Bros has purchased the film rights to Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch. (A.V. Club)
  • And finally: some truly crazy pictures of the aftermath of yesterday’s massive water main break at UCLA. (Atlantic Wire)

 

Posted on July 30th, 2014 3 Comments

3 Responses

  1. Mary Alice says:

    That water main break at UCLA ended up dumping TWENTY MILLION gallons into the campus and the surrounding streets. Meanwhile, we get reported for washing our car in the driveway.

    • Viajera says:

      How awful! but I thought it was legit as long as you use a nozzle that goes on/off? When I do that, the water in the gutter evaporates anyhow — there is too little to get to the stormdrain — which according to what I learned in elementary school should return to the watershed … someday … as rain. (Please can we get some rain!!!) Perhaps I have been misinformed though.

      But mostly, I’ve decided to just wash my windows for a while, and pretend my car is filthy because I’m soooo eco-fabulous. (Really it is also b/c it so badly needs to be waxed that washing it just seems beside the point. Which isn’t going to impress anyone!)

      • Mary Alice says:

        I’m with you on the car washing! One less thing to worry about. I wonder how long it will be before people begin to spray paint their lawns, like they did during the last go-round of water rationing?