A Coffee, a Pepper, and Some Art Friday

A Coffee, a Pepper, and Some Art Friday


Photo Credit: deejaymarlon ©2010 (Flickr via Creative Commons) A quick little note to kick things off: By the time this post goes live, I will have already clicked out 500 words for this year’s NaNoWriMo story. It is a little tradition of mine entering (if I recall correctly) its third year wherein I stay up until midnight and start my story in the wee hours of November 1st. And do you know why? Because it’s fun, that’s why. (Besides, Friday is shaping up to be a busy full day at work, so I probably won’t get back to the yet-to-be-titled story until sometime in the evening.)

But enough about me – here are some fun/interesting finds from the week:

Real-Life Instagram: As reported on the blog Laughing Squid, an artist brought Instagram into the real world via cleverly placed frames with filters. Read the original article here, and be sure to click on the project link to see a few more photos.

International Street Art: The international part comes in the form of street/graffiti artist Banksy who hails from Bristol, England. He spent the month of October “in residency” in New York City where, on an almost daily basis, he would leave a new piece of artwork in one of New York’s five buroughs. The Atlantic posted an overview of Branky’s work just this week.

The Ghost Pepper: No, it’s not an invisible pepper. The ghost pepper is (as of 2012) the world’s second hottest pepper – as in 400 times hotter than Tabasco sauce. And internetainers Rhett & Link tried one on their podcast Good Mythical Morning. Their reactions are, oh, what’s the word? Entertaining.

(I have a recently-developed theory that involves the #GMM Rooster and a ghost pepper. Make of it what you will.)

Happy Friday, everyone!

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