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Jordan Harper

Miscellany, waffle, gratuitously stolen links, and much, much less.
Permanent link to 'The sun may have buggered off, but this is my attempt at reclaiming it (sweet potato, spring onion, chilli, figs and balsamic reduction). Chillis were a bit tasty, mouth’s on fire.'
The sun may have buggered off, but this is my attempt at reclaiming it (sweet potato, spring onion, chilli, figs and balsamic reduction). Chillis were a bit tasty, mouth’s on fire.

The sun may have buggered off, but this is my attempt at reclaiming it (sweet potato, spring onion, chilli, figs and balsamic reduction). Chillis were a bit tasty, mouth’s on fire.

Permanent link to 'I realize that just like everyone reading about Human Barbie, I had had a simple narrative prepared in my head: A small-town girl grows up obsessed with dolls, etc. Instead, I get a racist space alien.'

“I realize that just like everyone reading about Human Barbie, I had had a simple narrative prepared in my head: A small-town girl grows up obsessed with dolls, etc. Instead, I get a racist space alien.”

GQ: Valeria Lukyanova, the Human Barbie Doll

Permanent link to 'Could this help explain that frustrating phenomenon whereby people in organisations can’t get a fair hearing for their suggestions, but then, as soon as some outside consultant suggests the very same thing, the boss goes wild with enthusiasm?'

“Could this help explain that frustrating phenomenon whereby people in organisations can’t get a fair hearing for their suggestions, but then, as soon as some outside consultant suggests the very same thing, the boss goes wild with enthusiasm?”

Want to get ahead? Move to Perth

Permanent link to 'Backpacks on the tube… yeah. #twat (via The Poke)'
Backpacks on the tube… yeah. #twat (via The Poke)

Backpacks on the tube… yeah. #twat (via The Poke)

Permanent link to 'A 10-space coffee card pre-stamped twice will be completed faster than an 8 with no pre-stamps.'

“A 10-space coffee card pre-stamped twice will be completed faster than an 8 with no pre-stamps.”

Goal gradient effect, from the wonderful Cognitive Lode.

Permanent link to 'A beautifully worn and batterd old door in the village of Biniaraix, just outside Sóller, Mallorca — a tiny village that feels like it leaked out of the rock of the Serra de Tramuntana. Almost all of the doors have metal sheeting covering the lower third, perhaps to protect the ancient wood from lazy buggers like me kicking them open.'
A beautifully worn and batterd old door in the village of Biniaraix, just outside Sóller, Mallorca — a tiny village that feels like it leaked out of the rock of the Serra de Tramuntana. Almost all of the doors have metal sheeting covering the lower third, perhaps to protect the ancient wood from lazy buggers like me kicking them open.

A beautifully worn and batterd old door in the village of Biniaraix, just outside Sóller, Mallorca — a tiny village that feels like it leaked out of the rock of the Serra de Tramuntana. Almost all of the doors have metal sheeting covering the lower third, perhaps to protect the ancient wood from lazy buggers like me kicking them open.

Permanent link to 'Our results showed that a vegetarian diet is associated with poorer health (higher incidences of cancer, allergies, and mental health disorders), a higher need for health care, and poorer quality of life.'

“Our results showed that a vegetarian diet is associated with poorer health (higher incidences of cancer, allergies, and mental health disorders), a higher need for health care, and poorer quality of life.”

— Controversial findings from Burkert et al, The Association between Eating Behavior and Various Health Parameters: A Matched Sample Study.

Permanent link to 'Great pintxos in Sóller.'
Great pintxos in Sóller.

Great pintxos in Sóller.

Permanent link to 'Quiet streets in Fornalutx.'
Quiet streets in Fornalutx.

Quiet streets in Fornalutx.

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Super Mario Bros: Theme - London Philharmonic Orchestra: I wish they’d re-release the game with an orchestral soundtrack.

(Source: youtube.com)

Permanent link to 'Bono’s key social role is to lend cultural cred to the chancer class.'

“Bono’s key social role is to lend cultural cred to the chancer class.”

Bedazzzling Bono - Social Affairs & News from Ireland & Abroad | The Irish Times - best quote I’ve read all week.

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Mesmerising video from Swedish juggler Erik Aberg, who has developed a unique way of hinging boxes together to create flexible structures. He calls them ‘Ghostcubes’.

(Source: youtube.com)

Permanent link to 'The Philips Urban Beehive — an indoor beehive with an outdoor entrance. A bee-flap, if you will. Such a cool idea.'
The Philips Urban Beehive — an indoor beehive with an outdoor entrance. A bee-flap, if you will. Such a cool idea.

The Philips Urban Beehive — an indoor beehive with an outdoor entrance. A bee-flap, if you will. Such a cool idea.

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It’s so last week. It’s so great. The Ragtime Gals: Ignition (Remix) (by Jimmy Fallon)