Links for 3.31.11: I’m afraid of America?

by Josh Kimball

*Literature: Today is the 75th anniversary of the publication of “Ferdinand the Bull.” A great book, a great bull, and a great tattoo (Elliott Smith had a Ferdinand tat).

*Cycling: This probably makes me a huge nerd, but I kind of like these reflective gloves for biking. There are also socks. (I feel an incredible shame right now.)

*Ideas: Wood skyscrapers. They seem like a fire hazard?

*Photography: If you click through into Matthew Reamer’s collection of photos of scraper bikes, you will not be disappointed. Unless you have a tiny, shriveled heart. [coudal]

*Movies: Are these pictogram movie posters affably pleasant in a most mild and soothing way? Or are they symptomatic of the easy anaesthetizing reductiveness of the Internet’s fleeting pleasures? (Not a rhetorical question.)

*The Human Face: Check out Jinks Kunst’s cigarette butt portraits. And also check out Matthew Cusick’s portraits on maps. Who knew portraiture was so rad right now? And that I could still pull off the usage of rad?

*Comics: In the vein of Garfield Minus Garfield, 3eanuts is a series of Peanuts comic strips, minus the final panel. “Charles Schulz’s Peanuts comics often conceal the existential despair of their world with a closing joke at the characters’ expense. With the last panel omitted, despair pervades all.” [thewuzzles]

*Instruments: You can play Alexander Chen’s online musical subway map thing. OH MAN, IT’S ACTUALLY KIND OF FUN? [wnyc]

*Apparel: I have recently spent several hours trying to find the proper pair of shoes online. These are not those shoes. In fact, they are women’s shoes. Stilettos. Made out of Lego.

*Sounds: Munitio sells earphones that look like 9mm shells. Going into your brain.

*Today’s links: F.

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