A hundred years after the guns fell silent in World War One, nine villages wiped out by fighting on France’s bloodiest battleground continue to lead a ghostly existence. Their names still appear on maps and in government records. Mayors representing them are designated by local authorities. But most of the streets, shops, houses and people who once lived around the French army stronghold of Verdun are gone.
 (via World War I in Photos: A Century Later - The Atlantic)

A hundred years after the guns fell silent in World War One, nine villages wiped out by fighting on France’s bloodiest battleground continue to lead a ghostly existence. Their names still appear on maps and in government records. Mayors representing them are designated by local authorities. But most of the streets, shops, houses and people who once lived around the French army stronghold of Verdun are gone.
(via World War I in Photos: A Century Later - The Atlantic)

When they were pulling the train off of me, I was totally conscious and, at one point, you know when you’re on the train, and the train stops for a while, and the people are like [grumbling sounds]? I could hear people doing that in the train cars. And so I was shouting, “I’m sorry I fucked up your dayyy! I’m sorry I made you late for work!” and people were cracking up.
My Body Came Out of Shock and I Was Like, ‘Oh, I Got Hit By a Train!’

"Mini Metro is an upcoming minimalistic subway layout game. Your small city starts with only three unconnected stations. Your task is to draw routes between the stations to connect them with subway lines. Everything but the line layout is handled automatically; trains run along the lines as quickly as they can, and the commuters decide which trains to board and where to make transfers."

This addicting game scratches a lot of my itches. (too gross?)

On top of all that, he’s a pretty big nerd about coffee, loves to design audio systems, and still drags actual records around when he DJs. (“Real records?” “Yes.” “Like ACTUAL records? Not, like, controller records or whatever?” “Yes. Records. The kind with music on them.” “Woah!” “It’s not a big deal.” “No, i was just looking at that car! WOAH!!” “Oh. Right. See you later.” “Yeah, man. see you.”)

About — SUBWAY SYMPHONY

From James Murphy’s bio, on the page for his cool idea about making the NYC Subway system more pleasant.