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Video: Ladybug plays with sprinkles!

Seems like I'm sharing more and more video links. Um, yeah.

posted at 11:03 am
on Dec. 26, 2010


A Holiday Message from Ricky Gervais: Why He’s An Atheist

The essay is full of jewels, but doesn't really hold together...

posted at 5:18 pm
on Dec. 20, 2010


Video: Why you shouldn’t deep-fry gnocchi (they explode!)

Seriously worth watching.

posted at 3:50 pm
on Dec. 19, 2010


Live action version of Wile E. Coyote

Funny and interesting.

posted at 12:09 am
on Dec. 17, 2010


YouTube - Marching Band Forms Giant Football Player

Pretty awesome.

posted at 12:05 am
on Dec. 17, 2010


The NYT did a special report in 1931 with predictions of 2011 by famous men of the time

Remember: this is from before television, before WWII, before the atomic bomb, before Facebook.

posted at 10:35 am
on Dec. 14, 2010


Hoarding is a common disorder, says this article

Which I clipped out and saved.

posted at 4:34 pm
on Dec. 13, 2010


The Most Ridiculous Captcha Image Ever

It's an equation. And not even an easy one! via @monicahamburg

posted at 3:04 pm
on Dec. 9, 2010


10 Ways to Become More Grateful

I think I need to practice.

posted at 2:47 pm
on Dec. 7, 2010


A great article about how links of complaint are actually beneficial on the Web

Or at least, they were; Google has already adjusted its algorithm.

posted at 2:56 pm
on Dec. 2, 2010


I, Reader: An essay written by the voice inside my head

Sometimes you read a piece that so clearly mirrors your opinion you think: this person was listening to me talk about this very subject. This essay goes even further. I'm kind of half-convinced *I* wrote it about my own life.

posted at 3:12 pm
on Dec. 1, 2010



“The sad truth is that most evil is done by people who never make up their minds to be good or evil.”

...who said it?

“Almost every American I know does trade large portions of his life for entertainment, hour by weeknight hour, binge by Saturday binge, Facebook check by Facebook check. I’m one of them. In the course of writing this I’ve watched all 13 episodes of House of Cards and who knows how many more West Wing episodes, and I’ve spent any number of blurred hours falling down internet rabbit holes. All instead of reading, or writing, or working, or spending real time with people I love.”

...who said it?

“Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones.”

...who said it?

“I play with variables constantly.”

...who said it?

“Only the person who has learned Continual Love coming from a heart of Gratitude/Worship can effectively deal with the problem of loneliness.”

...who said it?

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