Truly L’enfant Terrible

After awhile, they began referring to him as “L’enfant.” The young one. The little boy. “L’enfant called 20 times today,” they’d say. “That was L’enfant on the phone.”

It was a way to maintain sanity, a weird sense of levity, in the midst of an insane situation. Even today, almost a decade after the thousands of phone calls began, no one at the Marrakesh Restaurant knows who L’enfant is. All they know is nearly every day since 1983, someone–and perhaps more than one person–has called this popular Moroccan spot and harassed its employees.

L’enfant demands money. He threatens people with death, screams obscenities and babbles in pornographic terms. In the mid- to late-’80s, when the calls were at their height, they took an especially bizarre turn. L’enfant would call, imitating a range of voices: a young girl, a small black child, adults with Middle Eastern accents. Sometimes the callers would carry on crude conversations or begin abusing whomever answered.

static.squarespace.comvia A Chain of Terror : For Nearly 10 Years, a D.C. Restaurateur Has Lived in Fear, Harassed by Anonymous Calls He Thinks Are Linked to His ’74 Abduction in Beirut – Los Angeles Times.

This story is completely nuts. Seriously, go to the link & finish it.


MailKimp

Fans have embraced the ad almost like it’s one of the podcast’s many compelling characters. Jokes about the pronunciation of Mail … Kimp? have developed into their own meme. (For the record, MailChimp says there is no official spelling of the now-famous mispronunciation, but the company did register MailKimp.com.)

via Here’s the Story Behind Serial’s Adorable MailChimp Ad – The Atlantic.

I ❤ Serial & MailKimp

you do?? YES.

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tiny PMS matches

via http://tinypmsmatch.tumblr.com/

Tiny PMS Match

A personal project of tiny proportion—matching small everyday objects to their Pantone® colors, by designer Inka Mathew. All pictures were taken with her iPhone 5 and edited with Snapseed.

Super cute pictures of Pantone color twins… NOT little matches to start fires when you’re feeling super bloated and irritated and wanna watch something burn. Way sweeter than that.


check out SlideRule & learn learn learn

SlideRule’s reach is extensive and covers many popular education providers, like Codecademy, Khan Academy, Udemy, and MIT Open Courseware. You can browse by provider or through subjects like Computers & Technology, Business & Economics, and Law. SlideRule also has a review system so users can rate courses and help you avoid the ones that aren’t worth your time. The service is fairly new so there isn’t an overabundance of reviews yet, but as more people use it, the review system will get better. Start searching for online classes by checking the link below.

via SlideRule Searches for the Best Online Courses in Any Category.

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travel back in time with street view

Go back in time with Street View

If you’ve ever dreamt of being a time traveler like Doc Brown, now’s your chance. Starting today, you can travel to the past to see how a place has changed over the years by exploring Street View imagery in Google Maps for desktop. We’ve gathered historical imagery from past Street View collections dating back to 2007 to create this digital time capsule of the world.

If you see a clock icon in the upper left-hand portion of a Street View image, click on it and move the slider through time and select a thumbnail to see that same place in previous years or seasons.

Now with Street View, you can see a landmark’s growth from the ground up, like the Freedom Tower in New York City or the 2014 World Cup Stadium in Fortaleza, Brazil. This new feature can also serve as a digital timeline of recent history, like the reconstruction after the devastating 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Onagawa, Japan. You can even experience different seasons and see what it would be like to cruise Italian roadways in both summer and winter…

via Official Google Blog: Go back in time with Street View.


“seemed like a good idea at the time”

via Photographer Kaija Straumanis snapped being hit in face with ball, shoes and pumpkin | Mail Online.

 

I’m a fan.


twitter / @crushingbort on boatmurder

via Twitter / crushingbort: thank you cnn I’m glad these ….