She lived a full life: high highs & low lows.
China facing full-blown banking crisis, world’s top financial watchdog warns
China has failed to curb excesses in its credit system and faces mounting risks of a full-blown banking crisis, according to early warning indicators released by the world’
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.
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:
Can somebody send me some of these?
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
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.
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!
“Don’t take things personally.
Learn from failure.
Don’t give up.”
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:
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?
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…?)
Please, please, please, watch and share this excellent TED Talk on Enlightenment in the Age of Materialism:
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.
Another call for an end to the failed war on drogas. This one by Canadian doctors.
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:
I enjoyed this:
Leftover random image gallery/slideshow:
Love yous. Long time.
Hi Friends. I thought I had some articles, but no, not really.
And this sort of thing.
This reddit comment is good inspiration for creative action.
Kazimir Malevich — The Knifegrinder: Точильщик (1912)
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.
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.
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: