Vonnegut lists the three types of specialist necessary for a revolution: The rarest of these specialists, he says, is an authentic genius -- a person capable of having seemingly good ideas not in general circulation. "A genius working alone," he says, "is invariably ignored as a lunatic." The second sort of specialist is a lot […]
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Wine tasting is bullshit. Here's why. This one's one of my favorites. In 2001, researcher Frédéric Brochet invited 54 wine experts to give their opinions on what were ostensibly two glasses of different wine: one red, and one white. In actuality, the two wines were identical, with one exception: the "red" wine had been dyed […]
Meet the new $100 bill, the world's most popular bank note Money keeps getting uglier, doesn't it? I like Canada's money. Maybe I'll move there. 😛
The Paris Time Capsule Apartment | Messy Nessy Chic Messy Nessy Chic The owner of this apartment, Mrs. De Florian left Paris just before the rumblings of World War II broke out in Europe. She closed up her shutters and left for the South of France, never to return to the city again. Seven decades […]
Does 'Sarah Hanson' exist? The story of this 19-year-old entrepreneur may be a hoax. MAY BE a hoax? Regardless, the idea is somewhat brilliant. Too bad it's soiled now. I think it would have been a great way for someone to get a jump start on life.
Flip Flop Fly Ball - MLB uniforms, 2013 BTW, why do so many teams have so many jerseys these days? What's wrong with having a single "home" and "away" jersey? Less sales revenue, that's why!
Bet you didn't know that. Lex Friedman tells us how: Ain't No Thing: The Grammar of African American Vernacular English.
If you ask me, he never really got a fair shake. He's out.
13 Things Roger Ebert Said Better Than Anybody Else My favorite? "All clear-minded people should remain two things throughout their lifetimes: curious and teachable."
http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Michael_Malloy When that failed, they decided that it was unlikely that anything Malloy ingested was going to kill him, so the Murder Trust decided to freeze him to death. On a night when the temperature reached -14 °F (-26 °C), Malloy drank until he passed out, was carried to a park, dumped in the snow, […]
Happy March 17. Last year it was almost 80°. Today the temperature in Fahrenheit is closer to the date (the 17th).
Just think - next year we'll have an entire pi MONTH!
Added to the reading list.
It's not going to happen, most likely, but Chuq has a good bit on how Apple could enable ICE in addition to "dial 911" when your iPhone is locked. I'd do this. I have RoadIDs and things when I'm running, but when I'm just out I've only got my wallet on it, and it may […]
OTL: Michael Jordan Has Not Left The Building. He has, however, turned 50.