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Tabs and Sloppy Eating
Art crime, today in crabs, and Pinot Noir drunk driving
The dastardly gâteaunard also threw roses to onlookers as he was taken into custody and charged with premeditated smearing. As Lemony Snicket observed, people love violence and sloppy eating which makes this: the perfect crime.
Also Today in Art Crime: Twenty-five paintings on display at the Orlando Museum of Art are either lost works by Jean-Michel Basquiat with an extremely unlikely backstory that were discovered by two ex-felons and are worth $100 million or flagrant forgeries on modern cardboard. Who can say.
There’s so much crab news today that I made a real header for it:
In SFGate, Katie Dowd reported on what the San Francisco District Attorney called the “most egregious case of unlawful crabbing activity in San Francisco's history,” when a Vallejo fisherman allegedly set more than 90 crab traps around the protected Farallones. How to Crab: Want to draw a crab, but not sure how? “#InsertAnInvert is a series of invertebrate drawing guides done in collaboration with actual experts,” writes @franzanth on Tumblr. High quality PDFs are free on Patreon, including Squid N Squad, Trilobyte Time, and more. This isn’t technically “today” in crabs, but crab time moves sideways. Laser-controlled nano-crab robots could be used in “delicate surgical situations like unclogging arteries, or excising cancerous tumors,” reports Samantha Cole in Vice. How will they control robots with lasers inside your arteries, you ask? None of your business, that’s how, now shut up and eat your nano-crabs. Researchers from Northwestern University created the world’s crabbiest hamsters, using gene editing technology to make adorable fuzzy little “mutant rage monsters.” And finally, Charlie Loyd wrote a new post for his rarely-updated Tinyletter about (deep breath): crab-claw sails, aerodynamics, global maritime shipping and shipping efficiency in general, climate change, weather forecasting accuracy, aircraft stability, and the downsides of our modern over-reliance on predictability in logistics.
I mis-clicked on one of my 150 open tabs and it happened to be a tab that's been open since 2019 with a paper that has a solution to the exact research problem I've been puzzling over today. This is the moment I've been waiting for and I've decided to never close any tabs again
— Arvind Narayanan (@random_walker)
May 30, 2022
Elon Musk’s mission to kill us all with secondhand embarrassment continues. Our Regrettable Platform tightens its belt instead of going from a merely absurd valuation to a truly ruinous one. Is AOC a normosexual? Josh Gondelman investigates. Is Eric Adams correct that “New York sits on a store of rare gems and stones” with “special energy?” Ingrid Burrington investigates. NYMag launches new Emily Gould house-hunting vertical. Even in third-wave-gentrified Hudson, where an anti-Airbnb activist is Airbnbing her house, median rent for a one bedroom is only $1,787, so why is anyone still looking for an apartment in New York? Important children noted. Nancy Pelosi’s husband caught Pinot Noir drunk driving. New Mexico’s largest wildfire started as a controlled burn that “overwintered beneath the ground, continuing to burn slowly until it re-emerged in early April.” The future will be amazing if you like fire and jellyfish.
My new favorite thing is #dalle messing up corporate logos. Here's #dalle prompted with "the local waffle house"
— Janelle Shane (@JanelleCShane)
May 31, 2022
Verge editor Kevin Nguyen still knows how to write apparently, since his feature on birding is a delight to read.
And Brooklyn College professor Matt Crump caught his students cheating when they invited him into the group chat where they did the cheating, and then forgot they had done that. I think the moral is: all college students are probably cheating now?
Today’s Song: Labrinth, “Mt. Everest”
~ "Tabs and sloppy eating," the man said, and sighed. "I guess the crowd will like that." ~