This morning, as I was driving to work, I was listening to the traffic reports on the radio (as one does). Which is how I heard of an overturned big rig, that had been carrying… Bees. To which I thought, “That’ll give you bees.” Here’s why.
The title of this piece at Stratechery — “If Steve Ballmer Ran Apple” — makes it sound like a one-liner, but it isn’t. It’s a very thoughtful analysis, and has a great closing paragraph:
“Ballmer did exactly what our capitalist system dictate he do: he maximized profits to the benefit of Microsoft’s shareholders. The implications of suggesting he was a failure are far more profound than most of his many critics likely realize.”
From My Wallpapers: This picture of Abraham Lincoln is from Shorpy. It is, hands down, the best piece of colorization I’ve ever seen. (The original image is a glass transparency; the photograph is by Alexander Gardner; the colorist is Chris Harrington.)
Harrington also has the image on his own website here.
No idea how they taste, but these ice creams from Jeni’s Ice Creams are certainly colorful.
* Washington Post, “Map quiz: How well do you know the American landscape?”
* New York Times, “The Many Faces of Tatiana Maslany”
Roundup of pieces on the high price of pastrami sandwiches:
Slate, “The Ur-Deli: How Katz’s stays in business against the odds,” October 27, 2014.
The Chow Blog, “The Pastrami Dilemma,” February 28, 2012.