notes.husk.org. scribblings by Paul Mison.

2014-04-10

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“ This is as good a time as any to point out that Bush painted his portraits, not just from photographs—a common enough practice as well as a long-established conceptual strategy, though I think only the former pertains here—but from the top search result on Google Images. Many photos were taken from the subject’s Wikipedia entry. Bush based his paintings on the literally first-to-surface, easiest-to-find photos of his subjects. ”

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quote 15:05:31
“ There are two different elevator museums in the city–the Long Island City Elevator Historical Society and The Museum–both totally different but equally worthy of perusal. However, how would you distinguish one elevator museum from the next? Having been to both, I’ll say this: it all depends on whether you want to learn about elevators or have your understanding of their function revolutionized. ”

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quote 14:40:12
“ If we didn’t have elevators…we would have a megalopolis, one continuous city, stretching from Philadelphia to Boston, because everything would be five or six stories tall. ”
Daniel Levinson Wilk quoted by Leon Neyfakh in How the elevator transformed America for The Boston Globe.

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quote 14:36:12
“ according to Wilk, the automobile and the elevator have been locked in a “secret war” for over a century, with cars making it possible for people to spread horizontally, encouraging sprawl and suburbia, and elevators pushing them toward life in dense clusters of towering vertical columns. ”
Leon Neyfakh quoting Daniel Levinson Wilk  in How the elevator transformed America for The Boston Globe.

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quote 12:17:28
“ Jeans are arbitrary, as arbitrary as ties. ”

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quote 10:02:36
“ Outback Steakhouse had no HR department before 2008 but created one not long after the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission sued the restaurant chain for sex discrimination. In 2009, Outback paid $19 million to settle the case and agreed to add an executive-level HR position. ”
Lauren Weber and Rachel Feintzeig in Companies Say No to Having an HR Department for the Wall Street Journal

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quote 08:25:49
“ Martin Cate’s popular tiki bar Smuggler’s Cove goes through a treasure chest worth of limes every day. “We’re in a particularly scary place,” he says. Like Jossel, he’s going to try to ride out the storm, essentially operating his bar at cost for the time being. Last week, he paid $95 per case, but more disconcerting was that his supplier didn’t have enough. ”

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quote 07:13:38
“ Zach Verdin, the CEO of a publishing platform called NewHive, later went beyond simple product testing in his bizarre analysis of the lessons evolutionarily advanced humans can learn from homeless peoples’ shopping carts. “Like #Hashtags on Twitter homeless people have re-imagined how to use the product and have turned Shopping Carts into mobile storage units, houses, fire pits, plant beds, and so many other things,” he wrote. “By taking shopping carts, personalizing them, and walking the streets they’re actively encouraging other homeless people to use shopping carts.” The takeaway? “Get people to create content that they’re proud of and when they do that it’s natural that they want people to see it.” ”
Atossa Araxia Abrahamian for Dissent Magazine in Let Them Eat Code (via buzz)

2014-04-09

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photo 01:51:24
Factsheets : Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center

On March 31, 2006, the Air Force established the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center at Kirtland AFB, N.M., the unit which oversees both the 377th Air Base Wing and AFNWC Nuclear Capabilities Directorate. 

Factsheets : Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center

On March 31, 2006, the Air Force established the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center at Kirtland AFB, N.M., the unit which oversees both the 377th Air Base Wing and AFNWC Nuclear Capabilities Directorate. 

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