Friday Funny

Whether it was a show about nothing, or, as Eric Jaffe claims, a show about anything, Seinfeld was all about New York City. And it debuted 25 years ago, on July 5, 1989.
Yesterday   CityLab
The planners at Hogle-Ireland have developed a handy set of Holiday Design Guidelines, including Minimum Chimney Access Requirements and Sleigh Parking and Access Standards.
Dec 23, 2011   Hogle-Ireland
Doyle Redland reports on the accidental new construction, which has galvanized both sides of the preservation vs. access argument.
Oct 7, 2011   The Onion
So how would you count the mode share of this commuter?
Sep 16, 2011   Reddit
A yet-to-be-released iPhone app will give users access to a Google Maps overlay showing the location of the nearest private bathrooms that your friends (and friends of friends) have agreed to let you use.
Sep 9, 2011   Popular Science
In Seattle's Green Lake neighborhood, a local with a wicked sense of humor has taken planning into his/her own hands, posting a plan to turn an empty eyesore of a lot into a public park.
Aug 21, 2011   Boing Boing
An Al Queda spokesperson says that they refuse to attack any U.S. bridges or any part of the transportation system because they're already in such a poor state no one will notice.
Jul 29, 2011   The Onion
Cartoonist Emily says that urban planners are "some of the sexiest, smartest, wittiest individuals you'll ever meet," and offers these tips for sly pickup lines that can't miss with the planning crowd.
May 27, 2011   By Tim Halbur
Theodore Tremelstam argues that the United States desperately needs to develop alternate sources of fuel, awakening his buddy Bill at 3 o'clock in the morning in this Point/Counterpoint.
Apr 29, 2011   The Onion
Enjoy this detailed demonstration of Detroit's Light Rail Proposal, using rap and LEGOs to communicate the message that light rail in the center of the road is better than then on the sides.
Mar 11, 2011   YouTube
Apparently in the horror first-person shooter videogame F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin for XBox, you can win a special "City Planner" achievement by -- blowing stuff up.
Feb 4, 2011   YouTube