There’s awful stuff going on in the world. Bad news gets reported all the time. But what about the good stuff? There’s good stuff, right?
Yes! And since it’s Tuesday, I’m here to share it with you:
Astronomers have found a planet that could be potentially inhabitable. Great idea: let’s keep the one we’re on that way!
This TED talk is truly beautiful. Amy Purdy lost both her legs at the age of 19. Instead of letting this be a setback or a crushing blow, she turned it into an opportunity. She is now a professional snowboarder, full of life and optimism.
Great news: Trickle down economics is dead!
Want to buy an election? Good news! There’s a handy guide for that.
China, the worlds biggest carbon emitter, is “open” to cutting back on its pollutin’ habits. Hey, it’s a start…
The Jefferson Bible is now available online.
And finally, a gallery of awesome pix:
See! It’s not all doom & gloom here on unperson.com. Plenty love and optimism to go around.
Okay, got the cuteness? Good, because wage inequality is ‘getting worse’ in leading economies.
Ever wonder why Canada didn’t have a banking crisis in 2008 (or 1930 or 1907 for that matter)? Wonder no more.
Did you know that New York City spends $500k a year on police protection for Fox News Headquarters?
If that news doesn’t get to you, part 1 and part 2 of this 60 Minutes segment will.
Maybe I should’ve spread out the cute animal pictures more..?
Welcome back, shaggy! In this short Sunday bloggerriffic blog post, I’ve got mostly pretty pictures (hooray!). But first, some words from Dan Rather on the sad state of Television Journalism:
But now, we see our fellow citizens taking to the streets. And, that my friends, is our cue to get back to work. As the People of our nation begin rising up, they expect the business of news to be about inquiry and accountability.
And, luckily for us, we can still do that … but it may not be within the confines of big corporate media. As you know, we are living in an age when big money owns everything … including the news.
I’ve been staring at this painting all day (via):
Another beautiful piece of art, this time, a sculpture (via):
Want more awesome stuff? Check out this year’s most powerful images.
And finally, I leave you with this cute comic:
Have a wonderful evening! See you soon.
The big news of the day is Cain
dropped out suspended his campaign because the “false, unproven allegations” are hurting his family.
In the words of my good friend Carl, “Negro, please.”
Q: So who do you think is gonna win the GOP nomination now?
A: It doesn’t actually matter!
Here’s an amazing article on how public education cripples our kids, and why.
Some #occupy news:
That’s all I’ve got for ya for today.
Good evening, dear reader. I hope this finds you happy and healthy. I’m literally chillin’ in Brooklyn — December 1 is a cold one.
I have lots of stuff to share today, and I hope you likey. If not send me stuff and ideas you want to see. See, I’m just getting this site off the ground, and it’s a blank slate. I’m sure it will evolve, just as MG did, but for now, it’s just a free-form-free-for-all. Enjoy!
Have you ever heard of Pink Salons? Me neither, but now, we both have.
Warning: a depressing link-list follows this colon:
Okay, enough. How about some mindless fun…
…ahhh, that’s better. I also find before-and-after photoshopping to be deeply satisfying.
Also, there’s this:
and, (so very cute) this.
In #occupy news, Occupy Oakland wants to occupy foreclosed homes. The whole scene scares the GOP, and they’re currently devising spin-tactics.
Which reminds me: I have this laying around:
aaaaaand, that’s it. Loveloveloveyou.
Hello there, wonderful. So glad you decided to drop by. Won’t you stay awhile?
Banksy’s take on bankers:
Along these lines, check out an anthropologist’s article on the history of money and debt. Unsurprisingly, violence, war, slavery, and control are all central themes in its creation and evolution. A long, but fascinating read.
Pretty much the opposite of that, is this.
Wood powered cars have been around since the 1920s.
The man who helped develop military-grade pepper spray is appalled at how our “police” are (mis)using it to assault the people they should be protecting.
And, finally: frogs. They’re pretty much awesome:
I’ll keep on blogging, because, you know what? It feels good. And right.
Be well, fair reader. Until mañana.
Thanks to those of you writing in! Here is one of my favs:
From: Mr.Muntari Yeboah firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Hello Friend
I am contacting you again, regarding a substantial amount of inheritance funds belonging to my late client whom you share the same SURNAME with, Please email me for more information: Regards, Muntari
Awesome! I’m on it! I could use a little extra cash, seeing how the economy has ground to halt. (Don’t worry, I won’t get started with the political stuff. (Not just yet anyway…))
I came across this gem from the tumblr-o-sphere.
This made me chuckle (via the New Yorker):
So, yeah, that just about wraps up another “blog ‘post’”.
I do want to say, though, that every
day moment is an opportunity to be reborn. It’s all too easy to get trapped in our own perceptions and judgements. These can become habits, and pretty soon we think we’re worthless and powerless. We con ourselves into giving up our freedom, ideas, time, creativity, in exchange for …
Keep on sending stuff in, everyone. I’m loving the love, and I love to love you!
I know you’re there. I see you on teh [sic] google analytics. So I’mma keep postin’ stuff.
What’s going on? Well, I’ll tellya, a lot has happened since MG. I’ve got a doosy of a story to tell you about that, but I’m still writing it.
8 years. Dubya out. Obama in. The world warmed up a bit. The friendsters, then the myspaces, twitters, and facebooks came. I’ve got those!
Also, other stuff:
Email me links, ideas, photos, videos, love, what-have-you.
It’s me, -j.
It’s been, oh, almost a decade since I’ve written anything for the web. I feel strange. And old. And…
…How are you?
Any MG fans out there?
Anyone at all?
I feel like I’m talking to…nobody…
Prove me wrong: drop me a line: email@example.com
Yes, and send me stuff too.
I do miss you.