Why, hello there! It’s late, I’m tired, but I’m not letting that stop me from bloggin’ up a storm. Or. Something.
Fox News is actually helping to elect Obama.
Kids these days:
they’re drinking less alcohol, smoking less tobacco, but are totally into cannabis.
Today marked the official, official, mission
totally accomplished, end of the Iraq War. Good riddance. But … the housing market is way worse than originally thought, America’s top executives received huge pay hikes last year, the Government re-opened the Gulf of Mexico for drilling, and the Senate rejected two different balanced-budget amendments. Coincidentally, Time released their annual “Person of the Year”:
Take it easy! Comedian Louis C.K. did quite well on his little $5 video experiment. Good for him!
Here is some
choice street art.
cat http status codes.
Here are some
free chicken strips.
And finally, a bunch of phrases that came from the pen of William Shakespeare:
Take care of yourself, good friend.
Hey there! I see on teh [sic] goggle [sic] analytics that more of you are visiting. That’s good. It was starting to feel a bit lonely here. So now, I present to you: the 2nd edition of Good News Tuesdays!
We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.
~ Carlos Castaneda
people are quitting Facebook.
Check out this fascinating time-lapse video of
Buddhist monks creating a mandala. Then they destroy it and then…well…okay, no spoiler: see for yourself…
Household dogs can easily be trained to detect cancer with 90%+ accuracy. Which leads us to the inevitable comparison…
Here’s a short, fun video on product design:
Here’s an interesting, eerie story on
a fake Disneyland in China that got its funding pulled and remains only partially built. Farmers are now reclaiming the land.
Biking: it’s healthy, eco-friendly and good for society. Get with it,
And finally, I give you two waves crashing into each other (
Had enough good news? No? Well, did I mention that you are awesome?
Just a few things today…
Obama is copying me! Check out
this post where I say:
Q: So who do you think is gonna win the
GOP nomination now?
A: It doesn’t actually matter!
He just said the same thing!
Do you know what's nice? Banksy:
So is this #occupy protester's costume:
More fuel for his fire, er, sparkly ribbons: a study in the UK has found that bankers cost society £8.40 for every £1 they produce, whereas childcare workers generate between £7 and £9.50 worth of benefits to society for every £1 they are paid. ( original study here).
And now … dead people. Well, one anyway. Meet
(the unknown woman of the Siene), an unidentified young woman whose death mask became a popular fixture on the walls of artists' homes after 1900. L'Inconnue de la Seine
Also, here are some people who are (probably) dead:
Invisible Mothers. I guess it was common practice back-in-the-day for mothers to hide beneath blankets and/or tapestries and hold their children for portraits. That whole website is pretty awesome.
Finally, something very youthful and lovely:
pretty music by Laura Marling.
Just watched this fine
BBC news piece on Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook. It’s an hour long but definitely worth the watch
Did you know that Jolly ol’
St. Nicholas has a demonic companion that punishes bad children? Now you do.
batch of photos from the protests in Moscow yesterday. I want that helicopter camera rig thingy.
Beautiful high speed photos of drops.
More beauty for you:
The Brox Sisters:
Stay beautiful, friend!
And a grand evening to you, good friend!
What’s up with our country?
Wal Mart heirs have the same net worth as the bottom 30% of Americans. Our postal service is crumbling before our very eyes. Bridge cops make $221,000 a year. And let’s not forget about our other royalty:
What can possibly save us?
Well, I suppose we’ll have to see how that pans out…
What can we do in the meantime? Listen to awesome folks
like Alan Watts and these guys:
What’s that? Propaganda? Yes!
Check out these fantastic . WWII posters
Okay. I’m done. Gotta get to bed and rest dat head.
Happy Friday, friends. Let’s jump right in to today’s list-o-fun…
Rats show empathy and help each other out. ( They also laugh).
Word of the day:
Kummerspeck: Excess weight gained due to emotion-caused overeating.
Composed of Kummer (“grief”) and Speck (“bacon”)
Are you a victim of
kummerspeck? We’ve got chairs for you:
Bicycle commuting in since 2001! More lanes, please. NYC has risen 289%
Motorola beat Apple in court. They can now ban the sales of the iPhone and iPad.
The City of Pittsburgh knows what’s up when it comes to #occupy.
NPR tried to track down those “millionaire job creators” that members of the GOP are always referring to. They couldn’t find a single one.
See you soon.
“When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.”
Good evening, dear reader. Hope you are happy and healthy. The end of 2011 is nigh, and I, for one, am looking forward to a new year, a fresh start, a blank slate. For now, though, let’s see what’s on the agenda:
East Village has rolled out the welcome wagon to their shiny new Starbucks!
Duverger’s law makes politics bo-ring. Maybe this is why people are leaving America in record numbers.
giant walking dreadlock in Quebec. After some shaving and cleaning, they discovered it was actually a dog!
Forbes has a list of
the happiest (and saddest) countries in the world.
. infographic: A History of Western Typefaces
A woman who works with people at the end of their life wrote a blog post on the
top 5 most common regrets of the dying.
A professional writer describes his experience
being arrested for peacefully sitting in a park.
almost all women aggress against a sexy peer. Who knew?
That sums up this bloggeriffic blogginess (
Blagojevich?). Until next time, stay snazzy!
Heya, good friendster dot commie! How goes it? Well, read this first, before you answer:
Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.
~ M. Kathleen Casey
The Internet does . not like Rick Perry or his bigoted campaign ads
How bad are things here?
Between 2008 and 2010, 30 Corporations spent more lobbying than on income tax. That’s bad.
#occupy are taking back foreclosed homes. Maybe all those families sleeping in cars can get in on that.
I would like to own a pair of
720p streaming video glasses. Who’s buying?
Picture time! Check out these
TP Roll Scenes.
Oh man, it’s late, I’m tired, and that’s all I’ve got for today. More stuff on the way very soon. Be well!
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 . 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. TED talk is truly beautiful
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.