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Hi everyone, here are some ultra-simple life hacks that I've found useful. These will be great to start employing in your new year.

https://medium.com/p/f347eea74a67
Some very easy ways to live a more productive and higher quality life in 2014
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Yep. Did every single one of these today, just to see if they would improve my life. Made my day feel like it started in the mourning and ended at night. Wow. 
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Before the summer ends, here's my chronologically specific nostalgic mix tape for exactly 20 years ago. These were the songs for the hot Southern days of 1993, split between Florida, two camps in North Carolina (one outdoors, one nerd), and even a few days in Little Rock.

Track list:
1. Blind Melon - No Rain
2. Frank Black - I Heard Ramona Sing
3. Cracker - This is Cracker Soul
4. The The - Dogs of Lust
5. Soup Dragons - Divine Thing
6. 10,000 Maniacs - Candy Everybody Wants
7. Porno for Pyros - Pets
8. The Judybats - Being Simple
9. Belly - Slow Dog
10. Luna - Slash Your Tires
11. The Mighty Mighty Bosstones - Someday I Suppose
12. Buffalo Tom - Taillights Fade
13. 311 - Do You Right
14. Pure - Blast
15. Suede - Metal Mickey
16. Dinosaur Jr. - Start Choppin'
17. Dramarama - Work for Food
18. Ned's Atomic Dustbin - Intact

This mix is dedicated to the ladies of Camp Merrie-Woode and Camp Rockbrook.

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I didn't know anyone had ever heard of Dramarama.

Out of all these songs, "Dogs of Lust" is one I felt most thrilled to rediscover.
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The mascot for Japan's crocodile and banana themed park.
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Because crocodiles and bananas naturally go together ?
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Inside the former residence of Marquis Maeda in Komaba, Tokyo.
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Marxy's Macrobrews: Joël Robuchon Yebisu

In Japan, Joël Robuchon is so famous he makes double-label beers that show up in your neighborhood 7/11. Despite the branding, this brew has little in common with the normal hearty Yebisu, and despite the red can, has absolutely nothing to do with the similar-looking amber kohaku Yebisu. Judging from the light citrus-y flavor, this one's for the ladies. The end result, however, is quite good, especially with this early Spring weather.
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Will have to try. I wish they'd keep kohaku around all year
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Pretty cool animal print shirts for kids at Muji.
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cute!
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Remember that little satirical piece I wrote on Medium about French bakers and Kanye West? It's gone viral -- based on the not particularly true but 100% fact checked detail that actual French bakers wrote it.

Here is some sample coverage:

Hollywood Reporter: "Yes. This is for real."

http://hollywoodreporter.com/news/french-bakers-chide-kanye-west-617721

The Consumerist: "the so-called Association of French Bakers (which may or may not be a real thing, and I am inclined to say no because the Internet doesn’t support it, please correct me if I am wrong. UPDATE: Consumerist reader TJ says yes, here it is, but did the members really write the letter?)"

http://consumerist.com/2013/08/23/french-bakers-explain-to-kanye-west-exactly-why-his-croissant-order-is-taking-so-long/

The Inquisitr: "So far no response has come from Kanye West’s camp about the open letter."

http://www.inquisitr.com/924136/kanye-wests-croissants-were-late-french-bakers-explain-why-in-open-letter/
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Ha!!
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Why Ishigaki is the best

"【南の楽園】沖縄県・石垣島が日本最高の観光地である8つの理由" http://feedly.com/k/1blFLBB
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沖縄県・八重山諸島の中心部であり、多くの観光客でにぎわう『石垣島』。なんだか他の地域に住んでいる人からすると、同じ日本でもものすごく遠い場所に思えてしまうが、 …
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You really love this place :P
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Marxy's Macrobrews: Asahi The Extra

This is not very good. I guess it has more taste than Asahi Super Dry but still manages to be bland and lack adequate effervescence. Actually now that I think of it — what's the last beer Asahi has made that is any good? I was hoping this would be a nice antidote to Super Dry, but alas, same weak game, just different flavor target. Maybe I would hate this less if they hadn't hyped it so much with the gold, wordy packaging. 
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Well we liked Kirin and Sapporo Lager and whatever else was available at the time (lager lager lager lager and lager) but it was a genuinely new flavor and we liked it. Then we all went back to the States for college and hated the major US beers across the board, so I don't think that was the issue, necessarily . . . Whatever the case, I don't reach for those silver cans these days; haven't for many years now. 
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I just noticed that my piece on Ishizu Kensuke is referenced in this book, but they spell my last name wrong. Somewhere "David Marks" is living large on all my cachet.
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I would have ended up David de la Marks.
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W. David Marx grew up below the Mason-Dixon line on a diet of college rock and Oldies radio, early NES games, Montessori education,The Wonder YearsLaugh-In, The Monkees,The MonkeesLancelot Link Secret Chimp, forced piano lessons, cassette tape copies of CDs, cheap electric guitars with poor wiring, four-track recorders, books on Mondrian and Marinetti, Kumon kanji drills, Chicklets, Gopher-era internet, Tom Lehrer on long car trips, Milles Bornes in French class, old-style Legos, pleated pants, Lodenmantel duffel coats, Teaberry gum, and homemade chocolate egg creams.
A little smokey but nice interior.
Public - 10 months ago
reviewed 10 months ago
New interior but old school Japanese version in Russian food. All waiters and staff around 65. Pretty unique menu.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Easily the best raw oysters for the lowest price anywhere in the United States. Fried triggerfish is amazing. Solid sides.
Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Excellent
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Siphon coffee is amazing as well as the sourdough toast.
Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
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Great new woody interior. Vegetable curry is very generous, with maybe a dozen + kinds of vegetables. Good for kids, has kids lunch for Y400.
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An institution. Swerve in when the Hot Doughnuts Now sign is flashing.
Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Very Good
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Great for coffee and pancakes covered in ice cream. You can technically eat an actual meal here, but best for afternoon coffee or breakfast.
Food: Very GoodDecor: Very GoodService: Very Good
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