March 01, 2005 


All Encompassing Sustainability Map

Cons. Economy.net: Have a click on the map above to be treated to an incredibly well thought-out "map" of the complex interelationship of a truely sustainable economy. The map is based on the "triple bottom line" concept wherein financial capital,... [read on...]

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 January 07, 2004 


Nice Gestures

Milwaukee: It may not reduce your taxes, but this special parking area at Milwaukee's city hall makes paying them a wee bit less painful. Of course, the question remains: Can you actually get in and out in 15 minutes? (spotted... [read on...]

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 September 15, 2003 


Interspecies Localization

Too funny. Getting the point across without heavy-handedness. Via MJennings, via a long line of places.... [read on...]

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 August 29, 2003 


Keeping Kids Busy

Near Luxembourg City: While in Luxembourg, we stopped at a huge German hardware store chain (forgot the name) and beheld this brilliant solution to the age old "screaming kids in the store" problem. Even though this made me laugh hysterically,... [read on...]

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 May 28, 2003 


Bothies

Scotland: A 'bothy' is a type of old stone stone cottage that can be found scattered around the Scottish hinterland. For hikers who don't feel like bothering with a tent, bothies are a place to crash for the night, and... [read on...]

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 January 29, 2003 


Ye Olde Mitre

London: 'Ye Old Mitre' is a fantastic old pub in central London. Good luck finding it. You'll need to locate a virtually invisible passageway off Hatton Garden, then follow it into the darkness. But that's part of what makes this... [read on...]

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 January 13, 2003 


Scooter Man

London: Here's a brilliant idea! If you've been out boozin' it up at the local pub and find yourself in such a state that driving home is not an option. You can call "Scooterman". A guy then shows up on... [read on...]

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 November 21, 2002 


Watts Towers

Los Angeles: Everytime I'm in LA, I try to visit Watts Towers, a brilliantly inspiring piece of eclectic art in one the worst parts of what is often derided as a souless city. A man named Simon Rodia decided on... [read on...]

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 October 23, 2002 


Argos

LONDON: Brilliance! There is a chain of stores in London, and I presume the rest of the UK, called "Argos". It's a giant megastore that sells everything imaginable. But, unlike the typically hideous suburban mega-store, Argos stores are located in... [read on...]

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 October 17, 2002 


River Surfing

MUNICH: Yes, that guy is surfing on a river. Not only that, but he's in the middle of Munich. This guy wins the grand prize for innovation. Actually, this is a daily activity on this particular tributary of the... [read on...]

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