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: http://www.arcataeye.com/2012/03/occupy-arcata-heights-ends-with-a-splatter-march-14-2012/

M16 lamp – http://boingboing.net/2012/03/15/m16-lamp.html

And . . a lamp made out of used coffee filters: http://www.recyclart.org/2012/03/coffee-filter-lamp/ 

The Apocalypse will be a lot like flying coach: http://boingboing.net/2012/03/14/the-apocalypse-will-be-a-lot-l.html

Mysterious hog farm explosions stump scientists http://arst.ch/sus

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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: http://bit.ly/wKIq9L

Audio Jar – Open Source Speaker Housings: http://bit.ly/xV7II6

Bread geeks bring native wheat species back to Los Angeles | 89.3 KPCC http://www.scpr.org/programs/madeleine-brand/2012/03/08/25511/la-wheat via @KPCC

Working Undercover in a Slaughterhouse: an interview with Timothy Pachirat http://boingboing.net/2012/03/08/working-undercover-in-a-slaugh.html via @BoingBoing

Easy way to cut glass bottles: http://www.recyclart.org/2012/02/diy-easy-cut-glass-bottles/

Frugal food: 10 DIY tips to save money while eating better and healthier – Boing Boing http://boingboing.net/2012/03/06/frugal-food-10-diy-tips-to-sa.html 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)