¿Volverás? - Juniper Moon

Apparently this song was used in a Verizon commercial.

What happened to this excellent band? Why did they break up? This article suggests that a traffic accident involving their tour van had something to do with it, but that's all I've been able to find.

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Patrick the Wombat

Patrick the Wombat has turned 29, which is pretty old for a wombat, I guess.

I will admit that before today I had never heard of Patrick and I could not have told you with any accuracy what a wombat looked like.

But look at the size of this wombat.

Patrick the Wombat

Here's some video of Patrick, doing his thing in his wheelbarrow. One of the talking heads calls him "one peaced-out wombat."

More pictures of Patrick here. And his Facebook page.

It just makes me feel good to know that Patrick is out there, eating carrots and being huge.

Bonus: A wombat joey.

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War on the East Coast - The New Pornographers

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The Crwth

The crwth is is an archaic stringed musical instrument, associated particularly with Welsh music, although once widely-played in Europe.

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Billie Jean on beer bottles

I tried to get Cristy interested in starting a bottle orchestra with me, but she would have nothing to do with it.

John Joe Gordon

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What I Eat: Around the World in 80 Diets

A qat merchant in Yemen eats 3,300 calories on a typical day  Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/what-people-around-the-world-eat-in-a-single-day-2012-3?op=1#ixzz31nM9CotB

Another fascinating book of photography by Peter Menzel and Faith D'Aluisio, this time illustrating what individual people around the globe might eat on a typical day, including calorie counts.

More samples from the book.

Buy the book here.

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The Record Collector

"The real reason for listening to vinyl is because listening to vinyl makes you better than people who don't listen to vinyl."

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Bearded man mask

Deer mask