Jeff Oberholtzer traded in a Ford F-250 he used to drive for Mark-1 Plumbing in Texas. So how did it end up being driven by terrorists in Syria (with the plumbing company’s name and number still on the driver-side door)?

+ Syndicated from Kottke: I’m adding mine to the chorus of voices praising Transparent, the Amazon Original Series starring Jeffrey Tambor, aka Arrested Development’s Pop Pop. (It’s excellent.)

+ Jeanetic Engineering: Jeans made that will prevent digital pickpocketing.

+ BBC on “the largest vessel the world has ever seen.” (That’s what sea said.)

+ Johns Hopkins to prospective students: You’ve been admitted. Oh, wait, sorry, no you haven’t.