Links: No smoking signs make smokers want to light up

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Forcing me to add an entry under whiskey, steak, and orgasms on my list of things that make me want to go to Flavor Country, Oxford University has published a study contending that "No Smoking" signs actually make smokers want to smoke more.

While we're on the topic of whiskey, steak and orgasms, for those of you whose evening plans only involve the first two, you might be interested in these incredibly sad country songs. Or, for those of you who prefer to paint your emotional issues on the blank canvas of instrumental songs, check out this playlist.

Often, I sit and ponder my rapidly warming Lone Star beer and think to myself, "Wouldn't it be great if I had a rugged, Texan Koozie to keep this, the most rugged, Texan beer, drinkably cold?" And lo, the good people at Goldman Leather have answered my prayers with this handsomely tooled and riveted leather Koozie. It'll accompany your ironic Davy Crockett coonskin hat as you sip PBRs in Williamsburg.

Pretty high up on list of tricks that automatically make anything cooler (like fisheye lenses, porkpie hats, and wailing saxophone solos) is time-lapse photography. Witness this proven in Dominic Boudreault's "The City Limits," a compilation of several major cities just… well, getting time lapsed the hell out of them.

Finally, in the immortal words of Keanu Reeves: "I know Kung Fu."