Economics and a flashback to early ’90s internet

posted by Stal on 2010.03.12, under Stal

This was mentioned yesterday afternoon, but if you haven’t seen it yet, stop what you are doing Right Now and take a peek at Columbia economist Xavier Sala-i-Martin’s website. A brief recap of why this man is awesome:

In other words, Sala-i-Martin is an all-around badass muthafucka.

Go. Now.

Biking for the Fashion Conscious

posted by Stal on 2009.04.17, under Stal

Summer approacheth, and with it, legions of fair-weather bikers are hitting the road. If you can’t embrace the rainbow-hued spandex favored by most road cyclists, and aren’t cool and pretentious enough to pull off the skinny-jeans-with-wraparound-chain hipster look, fear not, there is still help for you. In an unorthodox marriage of cycling and fashion, the NYT has a slideshow on how to look good while riding your bike.

IMO, the above is wildly impractical but uber sexy.

I’m talking about the (Brompton 3-speed folding) bike, that is.