Top 10 Town Planning Fails | Pig Jockey Top 10 Town Planning Fails Posted By Ben Goulding, 5 March, 2010 | permalink Town planning is important to ensure a good economic and social environment for the community, but sometimes it goes wrong. Here are the top 10 town planning fails. Bike Lane Fail – Source Sidewalk Fail – Source Traffic Light Fail – Source Dangerous Bike Lane – Source Speed Limit Fail – Source School Bus Safety Fail – Source Speed cameras not too popular in this town – Source This playground is no place for kids – Source Enter or Exit? Sign Directions Fail – Source Related posts: Posted in: Entertainment Trackbacks & Pingbacks Pingback by Town Planning Fails « CONSPIRAPORN! Comments alois von esterházy March 5, 2010 The speed limit fail is actually no fail at all, a 30 km/h zone sign is quite different from a speed limit sign. blinkky March 6, 2010 That’s really fail…. Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time. Subscribe Subscribe via RSS Follow @pigjockey on Twitter Become a Fan on Facebook Subscribe Via Email Categories Tags
25 Cool Ideas To Display Family Photos On Your Walls Family portrait by Lori Andrews (via designcrushblog) We all have family photos that we love. Most of them live well in photo albums but the best of them could and should be displayed throughout the house. It’s one of those things that add a personal touch of coziness to any interior decor. Besides, nowadays there are so many cool ways to display them that your family photos could even become a real design element. Displaying pictures could be challenging but we can and will make the process more easy for you. mixed and matched family photos Family photo heart display Family photo ladder Family photo tree Family photos above your sofa Family photo clocks Family photos around tv Family photos on wires Modern family photo tree Family photos on the whole wall (via pinterest) A large family photo covering the whole wall (via poppytalk) LOVE family photo display on clothspins (via bios) Historical family photo display (via skonahem) String lights family photo display (via pinterest)
Blake Fall-Conroy Sculpture Minimum Wage Machine (Work in Progress) (2008-2010) Custom electronics, change sorter, wood, plexiglas, motor, misc. hardware, pennies. (approx. 15 x 19 x 72 inches) The minimum wage machine allows anybody to work for minimum wage. Turning the crank will yield one penny every 4.97 seconds, for $7.25 an hour, or NY state minimum wage. If the participant stops turning the crank, they stop receiving money. A copy of the Minimum Wage Machine made in 2013 by students in FACT's Young People's Program, with help from the Freehand Group, Liverpool, UK.
25 HairStyle TUTORIALS & EXTRAS! Looking GOOD! With the holidays also come a bunch of parties! Some of them are just family gatherings, some other ones are work related and some are hosted by great friends. Whatever the occasion is I think we ladies deserve to look good, regardless of our age, size or taste. So I put together for today’s Sunday Best 25 tutorials of hair-styles and some few other EXTRAS for inspiration! The Messy Side Updo. What I like about this hair is that you can wear it casually or dress it up with some cute hair pieces for a more formal look. I love it! tutorial The Gibson Tuck Elegant, simple, chic… perfection! Her beautiful hair makes me want to color mine… I love the red! tutorial EXTRA: Greenlicious! I thought it would be fun to throw in this list some eye makeup tutorials also. This color palette is perfect for the Holidays! It would look great with brown eyes also… How do I know? I have done it! tutorial The Side Chignon You La La! So pretty and romantic! tutorial Side Knot Two minutes and you look fabulous!
7 Ways to Get Rid of the Bed For LifeEdited, Graham describes his sleeping requirements: The apartment should have at least a queen size bed, ideally raised off the floor. Or should the bed just go away? Like this article? See also: 10 More Ways To Get Rid Of The BedBuckminster Fuller said: "Our beds are empty two-thirds of the time.Our living rooms are empty seven-eighths of the time.Our office buildings are empty one-half of the time.It's time we gave this some thought." While Bucky notes that beds are used for a third of the time, we are asleep for much of that. One thing that designers never talk about when they put in alcove or bunk beds is that they are hard to make; there is nothing easier than walking around a conventional bed at conventional height. Another Italian version of a loft bed that probably costs as much as buying a bedroom, but will help you make the most of small spaces, is the spectacular Tumidei line, which is full of interesting ideas. More photos: Students Loft Box Home Like this article?
29 Semi-Productive Things I Do Online When I’m Trying to Avoid Real Work You don’t always have to work hard to be productive. Productivity can simply be the side effect of doing the right things. So here’s a list of 29 semi-productive things I do online when my mind is set on avoiding ‘real work.’ Check delicious popular tags like ‘useful,’ ‘tutorials,’ ‘tips,’ ‘howto,’ ‘advice,’ ‘entrepreneurship,’ etc. for interesting, educational articles to read.Watch one of the thousands of educational videos streaming at TED.com, Academic Earth and Teacher Tube.Read an online book list and find a new book to grab next time I’m at the library. Oh, and ever since I bought my new (super sexy) Apple iPad , I’ve been enjoying all of these sites on the go and catching looks from almost everyone who passes me while I browse. So what kind of semi-productive things do you do online in your off-time? Photo by: Colorblind Picaso Party Casino Related 30 Life-Enhancing Things You Can Do in 30 Minutes or Less April 19, 2012 In "Happiness" 30 Ways to Save 30 Minutes a Day October 4, 2010
Teach a Kid to Argue - Figures of Speech Why would any sane parent teach his kids to talk back? Because, this father found, it actually increased family harmony. (First published in Disney’s Wondertime Magazine. Those of you who don’t have perfect children will find this familiar: Just as I was withdrawing money in a bank lobby, my 5-year-old daughter chose to throw a temper tantrum, screaming and writhing on the floor while a couple of elderly ladies looked on in disgust. She blinked a couple of times and picked herself up off the floor, pouting but quiet. “What did you say to her?” I explained that “pathetic” was a term used in rhetoric, the ancient art of argument. Under my tutelage in the years that followed, Dorothy and her younger brother, George, became keenly, even alarmingly, persuasive. Why on earth would any parent want that? And let’s face it: Our culture has lost the ability to usefully disagree. I had long equated arguing with fighting, but in rhetoric they are very different things. “Why should she?” Me: “Thanks.
Aspiral Clocks Here comes the revolutionary concept Aspiral Clocks designed by Will Aspinall and Neil Lambeth. How does it work? The clock face ever so slowly spirals over the course of twelve hours, moving a rolling ball precisely around, telling the time as it goes. Brilliant! By the way, for all sorts of wonderful… free printable calendar templates.
Taiwan Exchange 您好臺灣 Things People Said: Courtroom Quotations The following quotations are taken from official court records across the nation, showing how funny and embarrassing it is that recorders operate at all times in courts of law, so that even the slightest inadvertence is preserved for posterity. Lawyer: "Was that the same nose you broke as a child?"Witness: "I only have one, you know." Lawyer: "Now, Mrs. Johnson, how was your first marriage terminated?"Witness: "By death." Accused, Defending His Own Case: "Did you get a good look at my face when I took your purse?" The defendant was found guilty and sentenced to ten years in jail. Lawyer: "What is your date of birth?" Lawyer: "Can you tell us what was stolen from your house?" Lawyer: "What gear were you in at the moment of the impact?" Lawyer: "Can you describe what the person who attacked you looked like?" Lawyer: "This myasthenia gravis -- does it affect your memory at all?" Lawyer: "How old is your son, the one living with you?" Lawyer: "Sir, what is your IQ?" Lawyer: "What happened then?"
cobbler baked in jars I made these for the Seattle Bake Sale for Share Our Strength organized by Frantic Foodie (thanks Keren!). I had so much fun making pies in jars that I figured this was the perfect opportunity to bake something else in jars. This time I used half-pint wide mouth jars, a nice size for a bake sale. (Half pint jars washed and drying.) I used the blueberry cobbler recipe from Baking Illustrated. I was making 24 portions so the first time I tried to divide each recipe between 8 jars (making three total recipes worth). (Look! These are great for bake sales because the packing is an eye catcher. The recipe, with notes on actually making it in jars, is below. Seriously, the cornmeal added to the biscuit batter makes all the difference here. I call this mise en jars, I used the washed jars from the overflowing and sticky (but sooo worth it) test batch. The scent of these baked goods right here is amazing. On the back of the label I listed things one might do with the leftover jar. 1. 2. 3. 4.
A Tale of Two Cities, by Charles Dickens Alternate Sleep Cycles Most people only think that there is one way to sleep: Go to sleep at night for 6-8 hours, wake up in the morning, stay awake for 16-18 hours and then repeat. Actually, that is called a monophasic sleep cycle, which is only 1 of 5 major sleep cycles that have been used successfully throughout history. The other 4 are considered polyphasic sleep cycles due to the multiple number of naps they require each day. How is this possible? How is this healthy? Well the most important of every sleep cycle is the Stage 4 REM (Rapid Eye Movement) sleep, which has been shown to provide the benefits of sleep to the brain above all other stages of sleep. This way, you still get the benefits of 8 hours of sleep without wasting all of the time it takes to get to REM cycles, resulting in a much more efficient sleep cycle. Uberman Cycle: 20 to 30 minute naps every 4 hours, resulting in 6 naps each day. Everyman Cycle: One longer “core” nap that is supplemented with several 20-30 minute naps. Dymaxion Cycle:
tiny gingerbread houses, a few variations Earlier I made gingerbread houses meant to perch on the edge of a mug, but I wanted to work on a few more things. First, since these are meant to be eaten I wanted to cut down on the amount of royal icing. I still used it to assemble the houses, but to get sugar decorations to stick to the roofs I decided to use simple syrup. Second, I added a chimney. I think it turned out very cute, though I found that the taller chimneys looked incongruous, so I’ll stick to very short chimneys. Third I decided to see what whole happen if I moved the door shape, the part that fits over the mug, off to one side to allow more of the house to hang on the outside of the mug. Last I wanted to see if it would work out using sugar cookie dough.