The Bottom of the News

Looks like I picked the wrong week to stop reading oral histories. The AV Club has one on the making of Airplane: Surely you can’t be serious?

+ His neighbors in Marin wouldn’t let George Lucas expand his studio on Skywalker Ranch. So he’s striking back by building affordable housing on the property. That’s some Jedi politics.

+ Syndicated from Kottke: Roger Pasquier hunts for coins on NYC sidewalks and keeps track of how much he finds. He discovered an odd consequence of everyone having a smartphone: people don’t pick up change on the sidewalk anymore.

+ Ben & Jerry’s is making beer. And Starbucks is introducing a S’mores Frappuccino.

+ “I can carry out sculpture in marble, bronze, or clay, and also I can do in painting whatever may be done, as well as any other, be he who he may.” Taking a look at Leonardo da Vinci’s resume.

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