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Things to do for September 12, 2013
Clapton’s Ferrari, NASA’s Pictures and Protective Wood
The weekend has won the coin toss and elected to receive.
The World’s Most Powerful Hashtag
Tweeting. That’s a thing. Untweeting: that’s... not a thing. Unless you count this Twitter plug-in that’ll let you hashtag the life span of your tweet (say, #3h) and then automatically eradicate it after the time expires. Cold. Deadly. Efficient.
Your New Favorite Virtual Vinyl Shop
Out in LA, there’s this infamous record shop. It’s known for having impromptu concerts from the likes of Ben Harper. And for selling records, as it were. Now, they’ve put a bunch of their best vintage vinyl online. Think: the White Stripes. And the Notorious B.I.G. And... apparently, that’s what passes for “vintage” now.
The Greatest Used-Car Lot Ever
Eric Clapton’s 1969 Ferrari 365 GTC. Rod Stewart’s 1972 Lamborghini Miura. The Ford Capri that won the 2000 London-Sydney Marathon. Not what you’d expect to find at a used-car lot. Unless that car lot is actually an online sale sanctioned by a 220-year-old English auction house. Yes, that would be the exception.
Now Instagramming from Space...
Big news. NASA just made a major discovery: Instagram. Which means that now, you can follow all of their interplanetary exploits in the same place that you routinely express your admiration for photos of oysters. Wonder which filter they’ll use for Neptune...
A Wooden Case of Your Face
And in even more Instagram news: you can now commission a custom maple-wood iPhone case with your own Instagram pictures printed on the back of it. It’s possible thanks to an outdoorsy and tree-loving company in Portland. Right, so... a company in Portland.