Monday, November 24, 2008

The Brand New NYC Subway Line

I saw this awesome transit-related art today from a totally sweet design site, NotCot. I don't know if I really have anything to add except that I hope the WestSide subway doesn't end up causing too much douchebaggery.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Red Line Barhop

My friend Tannaz sent me a link to this Red Line Barhop from Thrillist. I've only been to 3 of these bars before (Gopher, Good Luck, and Pig & Whistle). So what better way to represent this than on a Google map? It's a bummer that MTA doesn't share all of its transportation info with Google yet but at least Google shows where the stations are. There area couple of strange choices, IMO, in regards to the station locations (especially around downtown). I haven't done a detailed analysis but the approximate walking distance would be like walking from LA to New York. That's not the point, though. The point is to see some cool bars, walk around a little bit, and use public transportation.

View Larger Map

Monday, November 17, 2008

Atlas of the Real World

No, not MTV's Real World. The Atlas of the Real World is a series of maps from WorldMapper that skews the areas of countries by such statistics as population, carbon emissions, and forest loss. Pretty interesting stuff.

(Image from WorldMapper)

Monday, November 3, 2008

No on Prop 8

This blog is pretty nonpolitical but I was just looking at my front-page and an ad for Yes on Prop 8 was on the top. That really pissed me off so I just wanted to go on the record as VEHEMENTLY NO on California Prop 8. It's ludicrous for several reasons but I'm most indignant about the fact that it's a CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT that discriminates against a particular group of people. Here's the opening of the state constitution:


SECTION 1. All people are by nature free and independent and have inalienable rights. Among these are enjoying and defending life and liberty, acquiring, possessing, and protecting property, and pursuing and obtaining safety, happiness, and privacy."

I'll let Samuel L. tell it like it is:

It's tough to Americanize when you first have to Mexicanize

I saw an interesting article in the LA Times today about El Salvadorans in Los Angeles. Often the immigrants are forced to adopt the language and customs of Mexico in order to gain employment and avoid harassment or discrimination. There was a little bit about food but unfortunately I saw no mention of nachos. I'm not sure how delicious El Salvadoran nachos would be since it seems like they go light on the spicy but I would sure love to find out.