Friday, July 14, 2017

Interview with the author of "Ultimate Slime"

In Toronto Life magazine.

I liked this line: "My mom tells me I started the Etsy shop to feed my slime addiction."

Slime is produced at my house as well.

One correction to the editors at Toronto Life: The busyness school at Western is the "Ivey" School, not the "Ivy School".

Hat tip to my M-I-L

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Assorted links

1. Advances in acronym science.

2. I liked this pre-election piece on Donald Trump from the Atlantic, which I read only recently.

3. An economist and a sociologist on panhandling.

4. Another old Atlantic piece, this one on pawn shops, that I liked. Same author as above.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Cold war summary statistic

From the DDR Museum in (what used to be East) Berlin. The presentation is interesting because the museum wants to cater to both visitors from the west celebrating victory and visitors from the east who are full of "ostalgie".

The Stasi museum, located in the old Stasi headquarters building, is also well worth a visit.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017