Ore Mountains by Daniel Řeřicha
Look at the difference: In 1977 I bought a small house in Portland Oregon for $24,000. At the time I was earning $5 per hour working at a large auto parts store. I owned a 4 year old Chevy Nova that cost $1,500. Now, 36 years later that same job pays $8 an hour, that same house costs $185,000 and a 4 year old Chevy costs $10,000. Wages haven’t kept up with expenses at all. And, I should point out that that $5 an hour job in 1977 was union and included heath benefits. — an anonymous online commenter on the current economy. (via han-nara)
Good to the last drop
An old bank in Paris that was turned into a bookstore.
Stop. Hula-hoop crossing. (at Barnes & Noble)
As a writer, this has proven to be a truly valuable chart.