Saturday Linkages: Yaks, an M16 Lamp and Hog Farm Explosions

An urban homestead meltdown in Arcata involving yaks, 24 foot meditation towers and unhappy neighbors:

M16 lamp –

And . . a lamp made out of used coffee filters: 

The Apocalypse will be a lot like flying coach:

Mysterious hog farm explosions stump scientists

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Saturday Linkages: Audio Jars, Cutting Glass Bottles and Assorted Rants

E.B. White’s letter to the ASPCA responding to his failure to pay a dog tax:

Audio Jar – Open Source Speaker Housings:

Bread geeks bring native wheat species back to Los Angeles | 89.3 KPCC via @KPCC

Working Undercover in a Slaughterhouse: an interview with Timothy Pachirat via @BoingBoing

Easy way to cut glass bottles:

Frugal food: 10 DIY tips to save money while eating better and healthier – Boing Boing via @BoingBoing

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Saturday’s Quote: Spring


NOTHING is so beautiful as spring—   
  When weeds, in wheels, shoot long and lovely and lush;   
  Thrush’s eggs look little low heavens, and thrush   
Through the echoing timber does so rinse and wring   
The ear, it strikes like lightnings to hear him sing;         
  The glassy peartree leaves and blooms, they brush   
  The descending blue; that blue is all in a rush   
With richness; the racing lambs too have fair their fling.   

     –Beginning of the poem, Spring, by Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844–89)