12.13.08: Brown M&M riders, Year in Ideas, Oasis on Mpls…
by Josh Kimball
*Ideas: The New York Times‘ Year in Ideas includes avian dancing, neo-neo soul, FiveThirtyEight.com and spray-on condoms. Oh, and some other, more important stuff, like having to do with the economy and science and shit like that.
*Movies: An orchestral version of the Star Wars saga – Star Wars: A Musical Journey – that has been condensed down to just two hours will play in London’s O2 arena.
*Packaging: This is sort of off-topic for the blog, but packaging that upcycles (as in the case of this wine box that becomes a lamp) – or in the case of this knoend lamp, uncycles – itself is worth thinking about. Look, I try to stay somewhat on topic around here, but it’s hard.
*Local: Oasis on Minneapolis: “the middle of nowhere.” Weeeee.