Monday, January 31, 2011

Paris Catacombs

For those of you who enjoyed the post about urban exploring in NYC, here's a short article and video about exploring the Catacombs of Paris.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Brain Food Dude Podcast

Your Brain Food Dude has now officially started his own podcast! It will be a review of the week in podcasting, with a compilation of clips from the best one hour of podcasts from the previous week.

To listen now click here, or follow these steps to subscribe in itunes:

1) Open itunes

2) Click the "advanced" tab at the top

3) Click "subscribe to podcast"

4) Paste this into the box provided: http://www.podcastrevolution.com/viewpodcast.php?pid=1753

This episode showcases clips from the following podcasts:

The Commonwealth Club episode featuring David Brooks. Listen now, or download from itunes. The itunes release date was 1/21/11.

Fresh Air interviewing the awesome astrophysicist. Listen now, or download from itunes. The itunes release date was 1/24/11.

This American Life titled "slow to react" featuring the love story. Listen now, or download from itunes. The itunes release date was 1/23/11.

To The Best of Our Knowledge episode about procrastination. Listen now, or download from itunes. The itunes release date was 1/21/11.

Planet Money Money episode about tariff laws and importing t-shirts. Listen now, or download from itunes. The itunes release date was 1/21/11.

Radiolab episode titled "lost and found" featuring the segment about homing pigeons. Listen now, or download from itunes. The itunes release date was 1/25/11.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Underworld

Check out this 30 minute documentary about urban exploring in NYC. This gives a whole new meaning to the word "epic." Special thanks to Colin for passing this along to me.

UNDERCITY from Andrew Wonder on Vimeo.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

The Science of Human Nature

David Brooks is my favorite columnist, but most weeks I only get two doses of Brooks from the New York Times. Last week I got a bonus shot. Brooks wrote a brilliant piece for the New Yorker about the science of human nature. I know I post a lot of articles on this blog, but this is easily in my top 5 favorite things I've read in the last year.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Trader Joe's

If you are from one of the twenty-five states that doesn't have Trader Joe's yet, take it from me, they rule. They're healthy, inexpensive, and being in their stores just kind of feels good. Until now I knew virtually nothing about the place, but this article by Fortune tells all (or at least just all they can find out).

Monday, January 10, 2011

Best of the best of Craigslist

If you've never taken a look at the "best of" section of Craigslist, you are missing out. Posts are nominated by readers for either being hilarious, poetic, ridiculous, or just the best. The best of section of Craigslist is almost like a modern kind of poetry, just a poetic form that sometimes happens by accident, and occasionally uses lots of bad words.

You could spend hours reading through the best of section, but if you don't have that kind of time here are the best 8 posts of 2010, as chosen by Mike Blakely. Enjoy, and thanks to Blakely for his tireless work reading through Craigslist.

Free Cello

Orange Popsicles

The Grinding Wheels of Justice Bunkbed

To the Misinformed Animal Rights Activist Who Liberated My Chickens

Ceramic bald Lionel Richie bust wanted

Sex and Periods.

You aren't looking for them, but I found your two dogs.

Stately Dutch MILF Magnet

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Fine Wine & Crappy Wine

Is good wine really that good? Do you think you could even tell the difference between an expensive wine and a cheap wine? This episode of Freakonomics suggests it may not be so easy. I listened to this last night, then went to dinner and proudly ordered the cheapest glass of wine on the menu.

Listen now, or download this episode on itunes. The itunes release date was 12/15/10.