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Russell Brand: Robin Williams’ divine madness will no longer disrupt the sadness of the world →

"What I might do is watch Mrs Doubtfire. Or Dead Poets Society or Good Will Hunting and I might be nice to people, mindful today how fragile we all are, how delicate we are, even when fizzing with divine madness that seems like it will never expire."

I did, and I cried.
Is it posh to want a working boiler, windows without cracks, and woodwork that isn’t rotting away? I was reading this in disbelief and then laughed a bit. For more than a year I had been struggling with a mediocre letting agency and mysterious landlord who never returned my messages.

This reads as if he moved into my old flat… it’s disgusting how UK agencies are treating tenants - every single person I know in London has a story to tell. In my case it involved 6 weeks of winter without a working boiler, ridiculously leaky windows, and much more.

Letting Agency Accidentally Forwards Shameful Email

Finally built some furniture again, to replace the ugly black Billy shelf next to my desk. This is a super simple shelf made from multiplex (roughly 110x35cm) and structural bolts.
Each level is built like a bench that stands on the next one. I made cut outs for the feet on top of each level and alternated in/out for more stability.

If you copy, look out for clean cut boards, and use good router bits. I used shitty old ones and the holes and cutouts are pretty burnt (also, the basement smelled like a forest fire). I also had to do some trickery on the upper level bolts.

Total cost was about €150 (100 for wood, 50 for bolts and stuff).

Wikimedia says this monkey owns the copyrights to the selfie, not the photographer. I would agree. Go Monkey!

(via Telegraph)

Wikimedia says this monkey owns the copyrights to the selfie, not the photographer. I would agree. Go Monkey!

(via Telegraph)

So beautiful. The world watching the final.

(Source: youtube.com)

GE announced the release of the Missions sneakers, a pair of modern day moonboots created from “super materials,” i.e. the stuff used to build jet engines and wind turbines.

Sold out, obviously.


Die Feuerwehr in der Oderberger Straße wollte eigentlich nur einen neuen Einsatzwagen samt Löschschlauch ausprobieren. Doch die kurze Sommerdusche erfrischte nicht alle Anwohner.

[…] Und so liefen am Montag gleich die Telefone bei der Feuerwehr heiß. Da meldeten sich nicht Anrufer, die sich für die Erfrischung im Hitzesommer 2014 auf spontane Weise augenzwinkernd bedankten. Sondern es waren Bürger, die nach Angaben der Feuerwehrpressestelle fragten, wer ihnen denn jetzt die Rechnung für die Autowäsche bezahle, auf dem Lack befänden sich Kalktropfen. Andere kritisierten, dass die Feuerwehr jetzt ihre Steuergelder verschwende und fragten, wer eigentlich für die offenbar außereinsatzmäßigen Wasserkosten aufkomme. Manch ein Bürger monierte, die Feuerwehr könne doch gleich den Fußballplatz um die Ecke wässern. Und was wäre gewesen, wären die Beamten schnell zum Einsatz gerufen worden?

Introducing the investor hub →


Founders: you can now send one update to all of your investors directly from your startup’s AngelList profile via your Investor Hub.

Visit the “For Investors” tab on your startup profile to update your investors. You can send updates to individual “offline” investors tagged on your profile,…

for many rap music is either trivial or indecipherable, and “too ethnic.” In reality, rap artists delivered the greatest poetry of the past 30+ years and have given meaning, inspiration, and hope to people across ethnicities.

— 'Ah, you were a Hip Hop DJ. Haha.'
From Rap Genius to Genius - Ben’s Blog

Asado Argentino. http://ift.tt/1r6qmQq

Asado Argentino. http://ift.tt/1r6qmQq

Warm nights, good times, and laughter. Oh so much laughter. http://ift.tt/VWIBKX

Warm nights, good times, and laughter. Oh so much laughter. http://ift.tt/VWIBKX

America has the most robust and established banking system in the world.
In den vergangenen drei Jahren hat Isabelle Sonnenfeld den Bereich TV erfolgreich aufgebaut und dafür gesorgt, dass sich Twitter in der deutschen TV-Landschaft etabliert hat.
Welcome to the Everything Boom — and, quite possibly, the Everything Bubble. Around the world, nearly every asset class is expensive by historical standards. Stocks and bonds; emerging markets and advanced economies; urban office towers and Iowa farmland; you name it, and it is trading at prices that are high by historical standards relative to fundamentals. The inverse of that is relatively low returns for investors.