Stuff no one told you: Simple truths of life. At some point in 2010, Alex Noriega, illustrator from Barcelana, was going through a crisis due to some isues at work.
He decided to start a blog as a way of trying to find what he was doing wrong. He wanted to put on paper all that he had learned in life as simple as possible and try to see if what was happening around him made any sense. And it didn’t. Funny stuff++ - Louis CK on gay marriage. 1311221173290474.gif (500×218) Fubar - "One war To End All Wars" - a Film & TV video. Seven Blunders of the World. The Seven Social Sins, sometimes called the Seven Blunders of the World, is a list that Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi published in his weekly newspaper Young India on October 22, 1925. Later, he gave this same list to his grandson Arun Gandhi, written on a piece of paper, on their final day together, shortly before his assassination. The seven sins or blunders are: History and influence
Universal Wrapping Paper. Political Hell. A powerful senator dies after a prolonged illness. His soul arrives in heaven and is met by St. Peter at the entrance. The ROI of Open Government - FOR Government. Fun043.jpg (JPEG Image, 500x359 pixels) Fs-94.jpg (JPEG Image, 600x374 pixels) » Archive » eat shit & die 178.
Apple_water_page-1024x998.jpg (JPEG Image, 1024x998 pixels) - Scaled (83%) All-natural.jpg (JPEG Image, 759x745 pixels) Created Equal... Photographer Mark Laita. In America, the chasm between rich and poor is growing, the clash between conservatives and liberals is strengthening, and even good and evil seem more polarized than ever before.
At the heart of this collection of portraits is my desire to remind us that we were all equal, until our environment, circumstances or fate molded and weathered us into whom we have become. Los Angeles- and New York-based photographer Mark Laita completed Created Equal over the course of eight years; his poignant words reflect the striking polarizations found in his photographs. Presented as diptychs, the images explore social, economic and gender difference and similarity within the United States, emulating and updating the portraiture of Edward Curtis, August Sander and Richard Avedon. This volume includes an introduction by noted culture writer and editorial cult figure Ingrid Sischy. Bodybuilder / Amish Farmer, 2006 / 2004 Young Boxer / Retired Boxer, 2002 / 2002 Lingerie Model / Woman in Girdle, 2006 / 2007.
Cardsharp Knife. Operation Skankbag – Anonymous Vs. Louis Vuitton. 1234955448_1061fe8.gif (GIF Image, 294x219 pixels) Are White People Racially Oppressed? Maintaining Memories with Marijuana. Can smoking marijuana prevent the memory loss associated with normal aging or Alzheimer's disease ?
This is a question that I have been investigating for the past few years. The concept of medical marijuana is not a new one. A Chinese pharmacy book, written about 2737 BCE, was probably the first to mention its use as a medicine for the treatment of gout, rheumatism, malaria, constipation, and (ironically) absent-mindedness. So what does marijuana do in the brain ? Image001.jpg (JPEG Image, 644x590 pixels)
Toss-a-coin.jpg (JPEG Image, 468x599 pixels) Record-label-vs-indie-release.png (PNG Image, 900x697 pixels) Humor and Hypocrisy from the World of Politics. Dr. Seuss Quote About Love. Do Nothing for 2 Minutes. Gypsy scale. The term Gypsy scale,[a] refers to one of several musical scales named after their association with Romani or stereotyped "Gypsy" music: Hungarian minor scale, minor scale with raised fourth and seventh degrees, also called double harmonic minor scale.Minor gypsy scale, minor scale with raised fourth but natural seventh.  Both these scales are also called Hungarian gypsy scale.Spanish Gypsy scale, another name for the Phrygian dominant scale. Double harmonic scale, the fifth mode of the Hungarian gypsy scale.  Notes References
Shashi Tharoor: Why nations should pursue "soft" power. Liberties_in_the_way.gif (GIF Image, 500x344 pixels) What's Genocide? Itay Talgam: Lead like the great conductors. 201011191019.jpg (JPEG Image, 442x700 pixels) Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo. Even a little meditation can change the structure of your brain. 11 cheap gifts guaranteed to impress science geeks. Science comes up with a lot of awesome stuff, and you don't need a Ph.D, a secret lab, or government funding to get your hands on some of the coolest discoveries.
We've got a list of 11 mostly affordable gifts that are guaranteed to blow your mind, whether or not you're a science geek. Click on any image to see it enlarged. Gay-marriages.gif (GIF Image, 557x640 pixels) Touch Trigonometry. PC_Windmill.png (PNG Image, 893x432 pixels) Jurassic Park Theme slowed down 1000 times sounds absolutely awesome. Today I Found Out. All That Is Interesting - Amusing Ourselves To Death. How to Turn Bike Parts Into an Awesome Table. First and foremost, "How to Make Crappy Stuff Awesome" is an exercise in diagnosis.
After lugging a bent bicycle wheel through two rush hours on three different subways to the Williamsburg home of 3rd Ward, I still only had a faint notion of what I wanted to do with it: Namely, build a coffee table that spun like a Lazy Susan. Tim Dowse, the mastermind behind the class, told me to start by looking at what I couldn't change (the spokes) and what I could work with (the post). "You don't have to keep an object intact," he said. DIY Electronics. Cartoon: How The American Dream Purchased On Credit Became The American Nightmare. With an endless supply of cartoons striving to fill a niche of information lack created by the silent but deadly combination of attention deficit disorder and a fear and loathing of anything math related, below we present the latest animated explanation of how the recent transition of the American Dream (purchased entirely on credit), was virtually guaranteed to become an American Nightmare... and how this is nothing new in the grand scheme of things.
From the description by theamericandreamfilm.com The AMERICAN DREAM is a 30 minute animated film that shows you how you've been scammed by the most basic elements of our government system. All of us Americans strive for the American Dream, and this film shows you why your dream is getting farther and farther away. Do you know how your money is created? Or how banking works? Full clip: SNAPSHOTS. What the fuck has Obama done so far?
Morning Routine. No Child Left Inside. “Every child,” wrote pioneer botanist Luther Burbank, “should have mud pies, grasshoppers, tadpoles, frogs, mud turtles, elderberries, wild strawberries, acorns, chestnuts, trees to climb.
Brooks to wade, woodchucks, bats, bees, butterflies, various animals to pet, hayfields, pinecones, rocks to roll, snakes, huckleberries and hornets. And any child who has been deprived of these has been deprived of the best part of education.” In our education-obsessed culture, elite kids play piano and speak three languages by the age of four, but just about every North American kid is deprived. In one of the greatest retreats ever, children are vanishing from a critical piece of territory: their own backyards.
And there isn’t a kid on the planet who knows what a huckleberry is, other than a character in a Mark Twain book. For the average kid only spends 30 minutes a day outside, an amount that shrinks yearly. Adults are colluding in this retreat. Ever. Asthma rates are climbing. Giant Slides Should be Obligatory In Every University and School Building. For first time, chimps seen making pencils. For first time, chimps seen making pencils Chimpanzees living in the West African savannah have been observed fashioning what gives every indication of being pencil-like tools from short, thin sticks and then using them in a manner suggesting to researchers that the chimps are in the early stages of acquiring the skill of writing -- the first routine production of writing instruments ever observed in animals other than humans.
The multi-step pencil-making process, documented by researchers in Senegal who spent years gaining the chimpanzees' trust, adds credence to the idea that our human forebears fashioned similar writing tools centuries ago. The landmark observation also supports the long-debated proposition that females -- the makers of these pencils among the chimps -- tend to be the innovators and creative communicators in primitive culture. 00040776.jpg (JPEG Image, 700x550 pixels)
The World Seen Through The Eyes of an American. Candidates_as_simpsons.jpg (388×626) 11. Isle of Tune. Funny saying, thought of the day. Black People Love Us! Dof05.swf (application/x-shockwave-flash Object) Where the Workers Who Made Your iPhone Sleep at Night. I traveled to China to report on Foxconn and Shenzhen as part of a special feature for Wired magazine, which will be published in an upcoming issue.
In the meantime, here's a glimpse of some of the things I saw in Shenzhen. Foxconn's factory in Shenzhen, China, is home to about half its 420,000 workers. They make many of our gadgets and computers, then walk to dormitories on the 2.1-kilometer-square campus. I got to look inside. This dorm is one of the older ones on campus, built near the beginning. Workout equipment is located in the spaces between buildings.Newer dorm rooms share a sink on the balcony, where workers can wash their clothing and themselves.
I traveled to China to report on Foxconn and Shenzhen as part of a special feature for Wired magazine, which will be published in an upcoming issue. This special report is a partnership between Gizmodo and Wired magazine. Mayonnaise and Beer. When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours in a day are not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar...and the beer. A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, wordlessly, he picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He then asked the students if the jar was full. Dancing Makes You Smarter. For centuries, dance manuals and other writings have lauded the health benefits of dancing, usually as physical exercise.
More recently we've seen research on further health benefits of dancing, such as stress reduction and increased serotonin level, with its sense of well-being. Most recently we've heard of another benefit: Frequent dancing apparently makes us smarter. A major study added to the growing evidence that stimulating one's mind by dancing can ward off Alzheimer's disease and other dementia, much as physical exercise can keep the body fit.
If World War I Was a Bar Fight. Germany, Austria and Italy are standing together in the middle of a pub when Serbia bumps into Austria and spills Austria’s pint. World much stupider than returning soldier remembered [TSA] “Dead Drops” preview at Aram Bartholl. That Time Again. n836774449_851531_8898.jpg (JPEG Image, 474x603 pixels) Elle03-688.jpg (JPEG Image, 700x450 pixels) The permanent oil slick no one is talking about. When-work-feels-overwhelming.jpg (JPEG Image, 468x312 pixels) Post #1349584. Lobster-Rage-Fist-big-size.gif (GIF Image, 800x1028 pixels) - Scaled (80%)
Religion is like a... State of the Nation. You didn't get mad when the Supreme Court stopped a legal recount and appointed a President. You didn't get mad when Cheney allowed Energy company officials to dictate energy policy. State of the Nation. Future Boxing Club. RSA Animate - 21st century enlightenment.