I recently took a trip to Canada, and I had a hard time speaking metric, especially when asking for directions. After a little bit of thought, here's a quick way to convert between the two.

Miles to Kilometers: Essentially, you're adding 60%. While that's kinda hard to do in your head, if you break it down into 50% + 10%, it makes it much easier.

Lets say you're trying to convert 50 Miles into kilometers. You're going to add 50 + 25 + 5. (100% + 50% + 10%). That equals 80 km. It's precise conversion is 80.4672. So that's not bad for a quick conversion.

Let's do another. 70 Miles. 70 + 35 + 7 = 112 km. It's exact conversion is 112.654. Again, not 100% accurate, but close enough to get you where you need to go.

Kilometers to Miles: Essentially the opposite, you're subtracting 40%. Again, it's much easier if you break it down. Subtra...

dec 24 2014 ∞
dec 24 2014 +

I've started compiling a list of modern jazz artists that should but don't get the recognition they deserve. If you think someone is missing from this list please enter in comments.

Contemporary Jazz Bands/Artists

  • 9 Lazy 9
  • Aaron Diehl
  • Aaron Parks
  • AlgoRythmik
  • Alif Tree
  • Allen Touissant
  • Ari Hoenig
  • Assif Tsahar
  • Avishai Cohen
  • BADBADNOTGOOD
  • Barry Harris, pianist,
  • Beats Antique
  • Ben Wendel
  • Benny Golson, saxophone,
  • Billy Higgins, drummer, guitarist, bassi...
oct 3 2013 ∞
nov 27 2013 +
  • Memotoo
  • Soocial -closed
  • Rainmaker.cc -closed
  • Contact Gorilla
dec 26 2014 ∞
dec 26 2014 +
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nov 19 2014 ∞
nov 19 2014 +
  • Lite Beer Commercials
  • Politicians
  • Car Insurance Commercials
  • Adam Levine
  • Michael Imperioli commercials
  • Models that have shitty tattoos all over their bodies, like cursive hand writing or sayings.
  • The Voice (the show).
  • South Park
  • Al Michaels, Chris Collinsworth, Dan Dierdof
jan 18 2012 ∞
nov 11 2013 +
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  • begin each item with an asterisk
oct 6 2016 ∞
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Hurricane Playlist

  • Ridin’ The Storm Out - REO Speedwagon
  • Riders On The Storm - The Doors
  • Bad Moon Rising - Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • Like A Hurricane Neil Young
  • Where Were You Hiding When The Storm Broke? The Alarm
  • Storm Warning Bonnie Raitt
  • Rock You Like A Hurricane Scorpions
  • Florida Hurricane St. Louis Jimmy
  • Lightning In The Sky Santana
  • Hurricane Joan Osborne
  • Hurricane Bush
  • The Storm Big Country
  • Hurricane Season Tom Russell Band
  • Oh! What A Storm The Dry Branch Fire Squad
  • Dance To The Storm Hothouse Flowers
  • Shelter From The Storm Bob Dylan
  • Like A Hurricane Roxy Music
dec 20 2014 ∞
dec 20 2014 +
  • Music
    • 1001 Albums to Hear
      • (What's The Story) Morning Glory? Oasis 1995
      • 16 Lover's Lane Go-Betweens 1988
      • 1977 Ash 1996
      • 1984 Van Halen 1984
      • 1999 Prince 1982
      • 21 Adele 2011
      • 2112 Rush 1976
      • 3+3 The Isley Bros 1973
      • 461 Ocean Boulevard Eric Clapton 1974
      • 69 Love Songs The Magnetic Fields 1999
      • 808:90 808 State 1989
      • A Christmas Gift To You Phil Spector 1963
      • A Date w/ the Everly Brothers The Everly Bothers 1960
      • A Girl Called Dusty Dusty Springfield 19...
feb 24 2014 ∞
feb 24 2014 +

Art

  • Gas Masks (in unexpected places)
  • Grocery Carts
  • Cameras
  • Old typewriters
  • Hand Guns

Flight

  • Anything that flies
  • Moths
  • Dragonflies
  • Birds
  • Jets (Airplanes in General)
  • Helicopters

Sports

  • NFL Football
  • Darts
  • Bowling
  • Car Racing
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nov 11 2013 +
  • A song you like with a color in the title
  • A song you like with a number in the title
  • A song that reminds you of summertime
  • A song that reminds you of someone you would rather forget about
  • A song that needs to be played LOUD
  • A song that makes you want to dance
  • A song to drive to
  • A song about drugs or alcohol
  • A song that makes you happy
  • A song that makes you sad
  • A song that you never get tired of
  • A song from your preteen years
  • One of your favorite 80’s songs
  • A song that you would love played at your wedding
  • A song that is a cover by another artist
  • One of your favorite classical songs
  • A song that would sing a duet with on kar...
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