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From birth, we've been inundated with one-sentence messages that are meant to be quick fixes for virtually any problem. You find them everywhere: songs, sitcoms, movies, novels. Pour enough beer into the biggest badass in the bar, and you'll find him hugging random strangers and spouting off generic "Be true to yourself" type advice and thinking he's a modern day Gandhi. That's not saying that the advice he's giving is necessarily wrong -- we've just been hammered with it for so long that we sort of just accept it as absolute gospel. The 6 Most Quoted Pieces of Advice (That Are Usually Wrong) The 6 Most Quoted Pieces of Advice (That Are Usually Wrong)
Alexander Ocias makes games
A Very Honest First Date - Pizza Comedy
A One Man Mobile Studio At Burning Man A One Man Mobile Studio At Burning Man When acclaimed studio photographer Eric Schwabel goes to Burning Man he doesn’t leave his passion behind. In 2010 he took a clever hand built “light suit” to the massive festival in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert and captured the plethora of beautiful, colorful revelers in engaging detail. Below we catch up with Schwabel for an exclusive interview about his experiences on the dusty playa. See Also SCOTT LONDON CAPTURES THE MAGIC OF BURNING MAN For more on the Burning Man festival see (be sure to check out their Survival Guide). See more of Eric Schwabel’s portraits, including many famous individuals, at
Rainbow Gathering on the Behance Network
Stranger Project on the Behance Network
Early Canadiana Online - A journal kept at Nootka Sound
Culture jamming Culture jamming Culture jamming (name coined in 1984[1][2][3]) is a tactic used by many anti-consumerist social movements[4] to disrupt or subvert media culture and its mainstream cultural institutions, including corporate advertising. It purports to "expose the methods of domination" of mass society to foster progressive change.[5] Culture jamming is a form of subvertising.[6] Many culture jams are intended to expose apparently questionable political assumptions behind commercial culture. Common tactics include re-figuring logos, fashion statements, and product images as a means to challenge the idea of "what's cool" along with assumptions about the personal freedoms of consumption.[7]
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Olmec jadeite mask 1000–600 BCE The Olmec were the first major civilization in Mexico. They lived in the tropical lowlands of south-central Mexico, in the modern-day states of Veracruz and Tabasco. Olmec Olmec
Doctor (Doctor Who) Doctor (Doctor Who) "The Doctor" is not the character's true name, which has been left unrevealed. He adopts it as an alias for reasons undisclosed in the series itself, although there is an implied danger and secrecy to his true name. Spin-off media offers the explanation that his true name is unproncounceable by humans.
Rick Smolan tells the story of a girl
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Get anyone to like you – Instantly – Guaranteed Get anyone to like you - Instantly - Guaranteed If you want people to like you, make them feel good about themselves. This golden rule of friendship works every time - guaranteed! The principle is straightforward. If I meet you and make you feel good about yourself, you will like me and seek every opportunity to see me again to reconstitute the same good feeling you felt the first time we met. Get anyone to like you – Instantly – Guaranteed
Go (game) Go originated in ancient China. Archaeological evidence shows that the early game was played on a board with a 17×17 grid, but by the time the game had spread to Korea and Japan, in about the 5th and 7th centuries AD respectively, boards with a 19×19 grid had become standard.[6] The first 60 moves of a Go game, animated. This particular game quickly developed into a complicated fight in the lower left and bottom. Go (game)
How did life originate? How did life originate? How did life originate? Living things (even ancient organisms like bacteria) are enormously complex. However, all this complexity did not leap fully-formed from the primordial soup. Instead life almost certainly originated in a series of small steps, each building upon the complexity that evolved previously: Simple organic molecules were formed.
NNDB: Tracking the entire world NNDB: Tracking the entire world Dr. Sputnik's Society PagesAnd yes this is what passes for a gossip column in these parts 7-Apr-2014 · Werner Herzog explains that chickens are "the most horrifying, cannibalistic and nightmarish creatures in the world" ...
Jesus Christ in comparative mythology Jesus Christ in comparative mythology The study of Jesus Christ in comparative mythology is the examination of the narratives of the life of Jesus in the Christian gospels, traditions and theology, as it relates to Christian mythology and other religions. For over a century, various authors have drawn a number of parallels between the Christian views of Jesus and other religious or mythical domains.[1] These include Greco-Roman mysteries, ancient Egyptian myths and more general analogies involving cross-cultural patterns of dying and rising gods in the context of Christ myth theory.[2] While some scholars continue to support these analogies, others contend that the perceived similarities are often without historical basis, that first century monotheistic Galilean Jews would not have been open to pagan myths, and claim that the analogies are usually based on parallelomania, exaggerating the importance of trifling resemblances.[3][1][4][5] Comparative mythology Overview
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Propaganda and Disinformation: Videotapes in the Media Resources Center, UC Berkeley Documentaries About Propaganda Are We Winning, Mommy? An examination of the historical roots of the Cold War and its effects on American life.
Main Page Oscillococcinum, a homeopathic remedy. Homeopathy is a supposed medical practice based on the ideas that "like cures like" and that dilution increases potency – ideas that contradict all known medicine, chemistry and physics. Despite clinical trials showing that it has no effect beyond that of a placebo, it remains one of the dominant alternative medicines. The absurdities underlying homeopathic medicine are well documented. Given that homeopathic remedies are typically diluted to the point that not even a single molecule of the active ingredient remains in solution, there is no plausible mode of action. Purported explanations for homeopathic efficacy, such as claims that water has a "memory" of substances previously dissolved in it, would overturn most of modern science if true.
For the Win, by Cory Doctorow Cory Doctorow Last updated Nov 20, 2012 This book is distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 license. That means: You are free:
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Timeline of file sharing
Artificial intelligence in fiction
Simple Disorder :: Between 18 and 22
If Super Mario Bros. Was Made in 2010