Links for 9/7/10

Having nothing better to do with residents’ tax money, Portland spends $45,000 to restore a penis joke.

More evidence that while the death of pubs in the UK and Ireland may have many causes, smoking bans are a big one.

In Zurich, officials may erect drive-up “sex boxes” to manage prostitution. In the US, Craigslist is pressured to censor its “Adult Services” section.

Should states or the EPA decide how to fight bedbugs? Jonathan Adler argues for state control.

Ever wonder what it looks like inside an espresso portafilter while it’s brewing? Illy once made transparent portafilters for research purposes. Very cool!

This month’s Mixology Monday roundup features a whole lot of drinks that are brown, bitter, and stirred.