Posted by Jason Diamond Question of the day: If your college is labeled as a “New Ivy,” do you start slapping that on brochures, and get your guides to mention it on campus tours? Or would that be gauche? Sub question: Did I post this question just so I could use the cover image for Take Ivy?
Happy Bill Murray/Leonard Cohen/Stephen King Day
Posted by Jason Diamond Not only do Leonard Cohen, Bill Murray, and Stephen King all celebrate birthdays today, but so do H.G. Wells, Chuck Jones, and Dave Coulier. That’s pretty much everybody that matters, and I think we should get a day off because of it.
Library chic or book genocide?
Posted by Jason Diamond Hundreds of books died for fashion at the new Mulberry store in New York. (Via Refinery 29)
Things being made in the USA
Posted by Jason Diamond Michael Williams, the brains behind one of my favorite websites, A Continuous Lean, has taken it upon himself to seek out as many videos as possible of companies making things in the USA, appropriately titling it Fuck Yeah Made in the USA. It’s pretty much the best Tumblr I’ve seen all week (these things sprout like Gremlins in a swimming pool), and makes me want to bust out singing “America the Beautiful.”
To Napoleon, on his birthday…
Posted by Jason Diamond The little man was born 242 years ago today.
Bring back British Summer Time
Posted by Jason Diamond William Willett was born on this day in 1856. The man who built houses in London and Chelsea that were “Willett built” was also the strongest advocate of British Summer Time, or as we so boringly call it now, Daylight Savings Time. I know thanks to Google Analytics, that many of us are American. But I propose this: is there any possibility of us dropping the technical term, and return it to the way William Willett […]