Tuesday, December 11, 2018

"Costco’s 100 Million Chickens Will Change the Face of Nebraska"

Civil Eats:

In order to guarantee a steady supply and maintain the price, Costco fixed its eye on Nebraska as the best place to start raising and processing its own supply of chickens, and “break free of the monopoly” held by companies such as Tyson and Pilgrim’s Pride, much like it did for sausage and hotdogs with its Kirkland plant in Tracy, California.

In June, the company broke ground on a giant new poultry processing facility


“Here you have a retailer who will now — from cradle to grave — have complete control of the entire production system,” says John Hansen, farmer and president of the Nebraska Farmers Union. “They’ll own the birds, they’ll control all of the particulars of the birds’ genetics, the production. They’ll own the feed mill and they’ll have control of the processing plant.


Costco clearly has its reasons for bringing the first large-scale poultry operations to Nebraska — such as relatively abundant sources of water and corn, as well as a population that is literally and physically removed from the negative experiences other farmers have had in the industry

"Mueller, they say, is the kind of man who flicks the lights off and on at his home to inform guests that it's time to leave a social gathering"

From his person of the year profile.

"No. no, no, no no. Alexa stop!"

(Related, Ring 2 is $80 off and comes with a free 3rd gen Echo Dot. Expert installation currently discounted, too.)

2017 Manual for Operating a Subway sandwich shop

PDF link.

"Twitter warns global users their tweets violate Pakistani law"


When Canadian columnist Anthony Furey received an email said to be from Twitter's legal team telling him he may have broken a slew of Pakistani laws, his first instinct was to dismiss it as spam.

But after Googling the relevant sections of Pakistan's penal code, the Toronto Sun op-ed editor was startled to learn he stood accused of insulting the Prophet Mohammad -- a crime punishable by death in the Islamic republic -- and Twitter later confirmed the correspondence was genuine.

Artist looking for commissions

Monday, December 10, 2018

Tiny gashapon vending machine

Concept art for the bar on Jakku

Get your Menendez brothers card while you can, eBay is apparently pulling auctions

I saw many listings at ebay.

But supposedly listings are being pulled for "affiliated with a known murder."

"The ‘Infinity Blade’ Trilogy Is No Longer Available for Purchase on the App Store"


If you already own them, you can re-download them, but all the IAP has been disabled and the games should be accessible for the “foreseeable future." The reason for their removal, according to Epic is, “it has become increasingly difficult for our team to support the Infinity Blade series at a level that meets our standards."

$30 icon commissions

Tumblr devoted to "The best 80s & 90s interiors & exteriors"


Mister Miracle (B&N Exclusive Edition) cover

By Mitch Gerads.

"The extraordinary moment Labour MP Lloyd Russell-Moyle picks up the mace and walks it over the line during proceedings in the House of Commons"

"The parliamentary mace symbolises royal authority; without it the House cannot meet or pass laws"

Daily Mail:

A Labour MP was suspended from the Commons after he picked up the ceremonial mace in protest at the Brexit vote being deferred.


In 2009, Labour's John McDonnell - now the Shadow Chancellor was suspended from the Commons for five days after he picked up the mace during heated exchanges on the Government's decision to go ahead with a third runway at Heathrow.

"Welcome to the Witch Capital of Norway"


Once the cod capital of the Arctic, Vardø, population 1,875, perches like a fish-scented mirage on the edge of the Arctic Circle in Finnmark, Norway’s northernmost county. While the Visit Vardø website makes the town look like Williamsburg with puffins and Aurora Borealis, it isn’t. There are only four ways to Vardø — none are good


Today’s Vardø may be trying to reinvent itself as a tourist attraction (bird-watching is its other big draw), but three centuries ago, it was the beating, psychotic heart of a major witch panic. Co-designed by Swiss architect Peter Zumthor and French-American artist Louise Bourgeois, the Steilneset Memorial honors the 91 people who died, most burned at the stake, in the witch persecution that started in 1600 and ended in 1692.


it’s pitch-black night for two months straight


Louise Bourgeois’ black glass cube, The Damned, The Possessed and The Beloved . . . is starkly alien. Its glass shelter houses a plain metal chair that burns with an eternal flame, and seven looming mirrors reflect the blazing chair, each mirror angled differently, causing a hall-of-mirror refraction. Nothing about Bourgeois’ cube is natural, and placed on that treeless plain, nothing about it looked right.


Sunday, December 9, 2018

Modern mudlarking

Concept for augmented reality time travel

Make it rain with Monopoly Cash Grab with Money Blaster

Available at Amazon:

Get ready for loads of fun with this "off the board" Monopoly game! Load the Monopoly Money into the Money Blaster (aka the Bank), and blast cash and Chance cards into the air. Everyone rushes to grab as much cash as they can. Collect Chance cards that add more strategy to the game and help players get more money. Once the blaster is empty, the player with the most cash wins!

Hiding an XBox's serial number in plain view to catch leakers

Drowned amusement park diorama

Security guards wearing personal transparent pods


Saturday, December 8, 2018

Ten funny tweets

Umbrella Academy Netflix teaser

Video game roundup

Photography by Ekaterina Busygina

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Wargaming miniatures roundup

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