Tuesday Grab Bag of Links …

Architecture / Design. (pic via AD)
The Bridge House in Cape Town
Temple Sinai
Who Made That Moka Express? (more on the Moka)
The UK’s Top 10 Navigable Aqueducts
Stately Mansions of East Avenue, Rochester N.Y.
Architect Rodney Walker’s Personal Residence
Renovation of Vega-Sicilia Wine Cellars
Sweet Peach  – The Cube House
Olson Residence

Animals.
Giant Eagles ‘Could Target Children’
Woman Punches Bear In The Face To Save Her Dog [PIC]
The Tiniest Ho — Cute Overload
Shiloh the Australian Shepherd
Baby Beaver Twins Start Swimming Lessons

Education.
Monopoly on mediocrity

Food.
Koval Distillery
Peanut Butter Honeycomb Pie
The Art of Picking the Perfect Beer for a Meal – WSJ.com
How to Talk to a Sommelier
Becki’s Whole Life
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Root Beer Bundt Cake
Triple Chocolate Oreo Chunk Cookies
Salted Caramel Madeleines
Chocolate Turtle Cupcakes
Great food and ambience at the highest point in Singapore: Stellar at 1 Altitude

Fountain Pens / Writing.
Review: Moleskine Indigo Special Edition A4 Notebook
Uni-ball Vision Elite – 0.8mm Blue-Black
Lamy Safari Charcoal Collection
Pilot Hi Tec C Multi Pens
Edison Pen Company: Bulb Filler Maintenance
Ink Links – The Pen Addict
Want to try a fountain pen? :: Rhodia Drive
Pocket Blonde: Lamy ABC Fountain Pen
Review Edison Hakumin

Liberty / Govt.
How the CIA Became ‘One Hell of a Killing Machine’
Death by Government
Yankee, Go Home!
General George S. Patton was assassinated to silence his criticism of allied war leaders claims new book

Unions Shenanigans.
Mr. Obama, tear down those union posters
The Role of Unions in a Free Society

Photography.
23 Incredible Air Show Pictures

Social Security.
Ponzi Unmasked

Gadgets / Gear / Kit.
lilliput Play Homes a $19999 Playhouse
Inner City Bikes
Welcome to Maxitrak, for miniature locomotives
Cedar House

Healthcare.
Another Obamacare fable: No, lack of insurance didn’t kill jobless dad with tooth infection

Cars.
Part Luxury Sedan, Part Hell-Beast
Aston Martin One-77 stars in new episode of NatGeo’s Megafactories
How It Works: the Mazda Rotary Engine (With Video!)
China unveils new low-cost, nine-passenger family transportation system
1969 Skoda 1000 MB For Sale
1-Owner 1953 Indian Chief For Sale

Economics.
“What do we need jobs for?”
Is Fractional-Reserve Banking Inflationary?

Style.
Jimmy Choo Double Monkstrap Boots
Best New Shoes for Men August 2011
10engines: turn the collar
Russian Hipsters
Accidental Chinese Hipsters

Retro.
NYC’s MTA Takes The 2/3 Train To Yesteryear For HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire” Campaign
Postcards From Times Square
London Airport – Heathrow

Misc.
Best Places to Live 2011 – from MONEY Magazine
How Rich People Do Burning Man
Six Thrilling New Theme-Park Rides For 2012
Perpertuum Mobile: The Quest for Perpetual Motion
Strange Places Where People Live
Ray: A Life Underwater on Vimeo
Shut the Fridgin Door!

  • http://www.beckiswholelife.com Becki Jacobs

    Like the article on pairing beer with food.  True – people usually don’t give it a whole lot of thought.  Will try pairing a hoppy beer with spicy food next time we are eating some curry.  Ok, the best places to live list fro CNN Money is interesting…no NC towns made the list and I swear that my town was always on the list:-(…oh well…..

    • http://pretenseofknowledge.com/ speedmaster

      Glad you liked those, Becki!   :-)

  • http://ourdinnertable.wordpress.com Seth

    Thanks for the links!  I also love your style and design links.  The inner city bike is excellent. 

    • http://pretenseofknowledge.com/ speedmaster

      Thanks for the kind words, Seth!