Junk Food Vegan

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Hi All.

Just say­in’ ‘Hi.’ ‘All.’

Got some pix 5V 4U

Apis Mellifera
Apis Mellifera

 

Paul Klee - Monument (1929)
Paul Klee — Monument (1929)

 

Fractals by Silvia Cordedda
Fractals by Silvia Cordedda

 

Opalized Wood
Opalized Wood

 

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Epic!

Photograph Retouching
Old Skool Photograph Retouching

 

Speaking of Old Skool…

Dinosuar foot
Dinosuar foot

 

Speaking of feet…

George W. Bush glances as Melissa Stockwell—the first female US soldier to lose a limb in the war in Iraq—reads the Pledge of Allegiance.
George W. Bush glances as Melissa Stockwell—the first female US sol­dier to lose a limb in the war in Iraq—reads the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

More because I lof ewe!

Andromeda

Why, hel­lo there, friend. It’s been too long, I know. What can I say, oth­er than, “What can I say, oth­er than, ‘what can I say?’?”?

When the World Bank tries to con­vince you that man-made cli­mate change is real and immi­nent, you might want to pay atten­tion (I’m talk­in’ to you, shitheel).

Where do 70% of land ani­mals live? In the forest.

Set your TV on the curb and stop buy­ing shit you don’t need.

This talk at Google with Eckhart Tolle is worth watch­ing.

The secret hap­py pill that’s actu­al­ly not a secret, you’re just afraid to take it.

I’ve col­lect­ed a butt-load of pic­tures. Here they are:

 

Britt Ekland

 

The man:

 

Can some­body send me some of the­se?

 

Awe:

 

Sad, yet intrigu­ing:

 

Georgia O’Keeffe — A Storm (1922)

 

A river in Iceland by Andre Ermolaev (more here)

 

Speaking of waves…

 

Ruud Van Empel — World #21 (2006)

 

Congress of Freaks

Love yous!

J

Head Room

Meat and greet, good friend! So hap­py you could make it. Hows about I show you some stuffin’s? Thank you kind­ly!

Huge, detailed image of Union Square cir­ca 1910 (via)

 

Something refresh­ing, haunt­ing, and beau­ti­ful: a Tibetan Sky Burial.

 

How We Consciously Form New Habits is a good read. So is 10 Reasons We Resist Change.

Yet anoth­er arti­cle on the pos­i­tive, poten­tial­ly life-chang­ing effects of “Magic Mushrooms.”

What direc­tion do you choose to focus on?

 

 

Finally, an inspir­ing TED Talk. Your body-lan­guage direct­ly affects your chem­istry, which affects the way you feel. 2 min­utes in “Wonder Woman Pose” can have a pro­found effect on the direc­tion of your life!

 

xoxo,

J

Apple of My I

Don’t take things per­son­al­ly.

Learn from fail­ure.

Don’t give up.”

—Louis C.K.

I’m lov­in’ Skoal Copenhagen for their bike-friend­li­ness. Bicyclists get their own frig­gin’ high­way!

Universal Man” by Saint Hildegard of Bingen (1165):

 

Fantastical stuffed cre­ations inspired by children’s draw­ings:

 

Speaking of chil­dren, see what creepy fun lurks in an aban­doned the­me park:

 

Inspirational video. Grace, pow­er, and deter­mi­na­tion:

 

xo,

J

Absolutely Necessary Abscess

Greetings, good fren­ni­gans, so glad you could drop by. And buy. Actually, I don’t have any­thing to sell you. And I like it that way. How many sites don’t have any adver­tise­ments?

Actually, now that I bring it up, I’ve been think­ing of sell­ing MG in ebook or app form. Plenty of you have been ask­ing for it, and the content’s already there, and I’m broke, so it’s def­i­nite­ly some­thing to con­sid­er. What do you think? Self-pub­lished authors, pro­gram­mers, sun­shine pret­ty peo­ple, lurk­ers in far­away lands: talk to me.

Thanks to those who have writ­ten in and are encour­ag­ing this par­tic­u­lar online endeav­or. I’m tak­ing your sug­ges­tions. I’ll write more of my own stuff, but I can’t guar­an­tee you it will be any good. You’ll just have to bear with me while I bare my soul.

Okay. That’ll have to wait. Maybe I should go for a walk

Now, more links for your click­ing plea­sure…

First, a groovy ambi­ent playlist shared on my book of faces. I’m lis­ten­ing to it now…:

A BBC arti­cle which takes John Rawls’ def­i­n­i­tion of a just soci­ety:

 A just soci­ety is a soci­ety that if you knew every­thing about it, you’d be will­ing to enter it in a ran­dom place.

and described Sweden and America in the­se terms to Americans. Where do you think 91% of Americans would want to live?

The Man Who Stopped the Desert. Love this! Yacouba Sawadogo is the frig­gin’ man!

MCA guar­an­tees his awe­some­ness stays awe­some. His will bans com­pa­nies from using any­thing he’s made in adver­tise­ments.

Depression: it shrinks your bri­an.

More break­throughs from pres­ti­gious uni­ver­si­ties: 700 ter­abytes of data in a sin­gle gram of DNA.

I’ve been won­der­ing for a while: why the 4o hour work week? What is this, the ‘50s? Seems arbi­trary and old-fash­ioned. The founder of 37Sig­nals thinks we should cut it to 4 days, 32 hours. I’m with it.

This is for all you col­lap­si­tar­i­an doom-and-gloomers (includ­ing me): it ain’t gonna hap­pen.

Steve Jobs was right: Flash is dying. (But Steve Jobs is already dead, so…?)

The Runaways

 

Happiness:

Determination:

Please, please, please, watch and share this excel­lent TED Talk on Enlightenment in the Age of Materialism:

Love yous!

xo,

J

Corrugated Chalice

Greetings, friends. Hope you’re well!

Yes, it’s been a while.

I don’t know what it is. I have all the­se tabs open, but I resist post­ing.

Maybe it’s becom­ing too much of a chore to post? Maybe I’ll post less stuff, but more fre­quent­ly? Maybe I should post more of my own writ­ing? Thoughts? Suggestions? Email me or book my face. I want to know, what you’re think­ing.

Akrasia is inter­est­ing, and prob­a­bly at the core of soci­etal prob­lems.

Speaking of inter­est­ing, check out this monk who cov­ered him­self in ash­es and blood and adorned his hair with human fin­gers and toes.

Well wellHmm.…Okay. Enough of that.

Another call for an end to the failed war on dro­gas. This one by Canadian doc­tors.

Of course, there are big­ger humans to fry. Or bake. Or poi­son. But, it’s all inter­con­nect­ed any­way. Like the whole ter­ri­ble degra­da­tion of American soci­ety. Like I said: inter­con­nect­ed.

But(!). There are answers. We just need to lis­ten. And act.

Inspiration about a man who’s been on a 23-year trip (thanks, Maria).

Also inspir­ing: an NYC wom­an who makes a good liv­ing from cud­dling.

Exquisite old skool poster design from Poland:

Gorgeous pho­tos tak­en on-the-job by a NYPD offi­cer:

 

Wilhelm Gallhof, The Coral-Chain

 

Pablo Picasso, The Absynthe Drinker

 

I enjoyed this:

 

Leftover ran­dom image gallery/slideshow:

Love yous. Long time.

J

Lambert

Greetings, Earthlings. I hope you are quite hap­py and healthy. And I hope your life gets bet­ter and bet­ter every day. All the­se tabs were eat­ing my RAM, so I’ve decid­ed to unleash them upon you.

First off, you should know that you can take MIT cours­es for free, in your under­wear. Here’s an intro to Psychology to get you start­ed.

I’ve read most of Malcolm Gladwell’s books, and seen his TED Talks. I’ve always thought he was a good, thought-pro­vok­ing writer and admired him. Then I read this arti­cle which claims he’s a pro-cor­po­rate shill with zero jour­nal­is­tic integri­ty. Sigh.

A bee­keep­er posits that busi­ness­es have a lot to learn from one of nature’s most shin­ing suc­cess sto­ries. Too Big To Fail can and will bring down whole soci­eties.

What do men and wom­en look at while watch­ing porn? The answers may sur­prise you.

An unknown num­ber of wom­en out there can per­ceive mil­lions of col­ors most humans can’t.

More evi­dence that giv­ing makes us hap­py.

Good news! More and more peo­ple are ditch­ing cable TV.

Bad news: for the past 30 years, US busi­ness­es have been inject­ing tril­lions of gal­lons of tox­ic waste deep into the Earth.

Ever won­der why Europeans are white? Wonder no more.

Why bad jobs — or no jobs — hap­pen to good work­ers.

Our Milky Way:

 

Vincent van Gogh — Village Street and Steps in Auvers with Figures (1890):

 

Golden Tortoise Beetle:

 

Hilarious screen test of mup­pets ad-lib­bing:

 

Love yous.

J