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:




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




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

Love yous!



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.



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.



Does this count as a post? Yes. Yes it does.

The City of Tulsa destroyed a woman’s garden because, well, they didn’t really give a reason. They just did it, and that’s that. One can only guess it’s because she was growing her own food and medicine. She should just be a good consumer and buy it from the Supermarket™ like Everybody Else®.

Good News! A new study predicts imminent, irreversible planetary collapse. Oh. Wait. That’s bad news. Sorry about that.

Here are some awesome examples of superb architecture blending with nature.

Love this:


I think Beijing’s Olympic design firms kick all kinds of ass over London’s:

And, finally:



Sound the Alarm: A Bus Went By

Do you have a garden? If so, you should plant some medicine.

Oh, by the way, did you know that plants may be able to hear?

The average American family’s net worth dropped 40% in the past 5 years. Meanwhile:


Which leads me to believe that our elected officials should be subject to more scrutiny.

Beautiful, intricate egg-shell art by Franc Grom:


Barbie and Ken’s life isn’t as great as it seems (via):


Melanistic animals are the opposite of albino animals:


Jaw-Dropping “Star Trail” images taken by astronaut Don Pettit from the ISS:


Mugshots of some Mississippi Freedom Riders:


Love (via):


Gonna be around for 2 hours? Check out this groovy soundcloud yoga mix and get your chill on.

Love yous.



Hope you’re doing fantabulous, friends. Just a brief update. Trying to get back into the swing of things. Or not.

Are you aware that humanity is speeding down an unsustainable path? You are? Well, what can we do about that? There is a very simple thing we could all do to be off to a great start.

Interesting article on America’s oldest family firm (it’s actually older than America): Zildjian.

Writers: take note of this excellent writing advice from Pixar.



Screaming. Can’t hear my call…


The Big Picture:


A gallery of hijab propaganda posters from Iran:


Okay, Love yous.



Hey friend. I know, I know, I’ve been blogstipated, but I just ate some fiber(optics), and I think something’s happening.

I’ve always sorta disliked these, and now I’m glad I know what to call them.

I ♥ free knowledge!

It needs 75k and has 68k. Can you help make this happen?

Did you know about the Texas-sized patch of garbage floating in the Pacific Ocean?

If you’re feeling down or weird, just read this and feel better.

It seems like every week scientists have energy breakthroughs. Who’s gonna tell the guy in the Big Black Truck™?

Groovy typography:




Just drop me off here and I’ll get back to you in a few years…


NYC Diversity map (based on the recent Census):



Yep yep:

Rrrrawwwr! (Wikipedia article of the day).

Want more? Here’s the Wikipedia gallery of the day.