You just became a Pittsburgher, Ike!

You just became a Pittsburgher, Ike!

This is beautiful. A standing ovation for Gerrit Cole, right after he allowed two hits and was pulled from the mound. I love Pittsburgh.

This is beautiful. A standing ovation for Gerrit Cole, right after he allowed two hits and was pulled from the mound. I love Pittsburgh.

But giving money to a disease-specific charity is a very odd, and peculiarly ineffective, way of spending your philanthropic dollar—especially when your donation is a one-off thing. What is the ALS Association going to do with all this money? They haven’t said. The organization’s primary focus is scientific: They fund research into the disease and potential cures. ALS is a tough nut to crack, however: After 30 years of work, we don’t seem to be any closer to finding a cure. And there’s no particular reason to believe that we’re $100 million away from finally getting somewhere. Even if a million Americans donate $100 each to ALS, the net positive effect on the world might well be very small indeed. ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: Giving money to disease-specific charities is a bad idea.

becausebirds:

archiemcphee:

Hooray! It’s time once again to visit the Duck Fashion Show, where haute couture meets sassy waterfowl models. For the past 30 years Australian farmer Brian Harrington has been dressing up and showing off his Famous Ducks at the Fashionable Ducks Show, held during Sydney’s annual Royal Easter Show. Harrington works with a professional dressmaker who individually styles each duck in an impressively elaborate costume. The outfits range from day and evening wear, in both modern and period styles, to fancy bridal wear. Each year the beautifully dressed-up ducks waddle parade along a duck-sized runway before an enthusiastic crowd that numbers in the hundreds.

Visit Brian Harrington’s website to learn more about his fabulous Famous Ducks.

[via Design Taxi]

Putting our fashion to shame one quack at a time.

I was so happy to see this last night. Felt like winning the goddam pennant right there.

I was so happy to see this last night. Felt like winning the goddam pennant right there.

foodinjars:

I am totally enchanted by the giant mason jar made of mason jars!  (at Brooklyn Borough Hall)

foodinjars:

I am totally enchanted by the giant mason jar made of mason jars! (at Brooklyn Borough Hall)

These two sassy pigeons at the Bucs game are cracking me up. They simply do not give even the slighest shit about Worley’s game.

She had the best hair of any woman dead or alive.

She had the best hair of any woman dead or alive.