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40 Belief-Shaking Remarks From a Ruthless Nonconformist | Raptitude.com If there’s one thing Friedrich Nietzsche did well, it’s obliterate feel-good beliefs people have about themselves. He has been criticized for being a misanthrope, a subvert, a cynic and a pessimist, but I think these assessments are off the mark. I believe he only wanted human beings to be more honest with themselves. He did have a remarkable gift for aphorism — he once declared, “It is my ambition to say in ten sentences what others say in a whole book.” A hundred years after his death, Nietzsche retains his disturbing talent for turning a person’s worldview upside-down with one jarring remark. Even today his words remain controversial. Here are 40 unsympathetic statements from the man himself. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. More of Nietzsche’s genius here. Have a lot on your mind? Everyday mindfulness has transformed my life, and the lives of many others.

The Funniest Police Blotters Ever Printed from Oh, News! If there was ever a reason to save newspapers (and print media in general, I guess), it's the police blotter. Idiots keep breaking the law and someone has to keep track. (via) (via) (via) (via) (via) (via) (via) (via) (via) (via) (via) (via)

The Macro World By Thomas Shahan [118 PICS] There has always been an urge of seeing small insects and animals up close, so close that one could see even the smallest detail on them. The technology of today and some amazing cameras enable us to see for ourselves the miracles of nature . Thomas Shahan ( Official Website ) is the one who gave us an opportunity to take a closer look at “The Macro World” .

So you’re MAD about something on the Internet… UPDATE: Thanks to everyone for sharing the chart! You can vote for it on Reddit here (please do!), I would LOVE to see it again on BoingBoing, if someone sends me a Submitterator post I’ll add it here as well. If there’s anywhere else you share it to, please let me know! After months of discussion and planning, Caldwell and myself, creators of the “So you found something cool on the Internet…” chart on giving credit where credit is due, are proud to present this followup, all about Internet arguments. I think we’ve all seen it before, the argument online that gets out of hand. UPDATE UPDATE: There has been some interesting (and some infuriating) discussion and comments generated by this comic both here on the site and in places it’s been posted, and there’s one point that I (Rosscott) wanted to touch on. There’s a distinct difference between a discussion and an argument. Oh, and now shirts!

25 Thoughtful Quotes From Carl Jung Carl Jung was a Swiss psychiatrist, an influential thinker and is renowned as the founder of analytical psychology. Although he was a theoretical psychologist and practicing clinician, much of his life’s work was spent exploring other areas, including Eastern and Western philosophy, alchemy, astrology, sociology, as well as literature and the arts. His most notable ideas include the concept of psychological archetypes, the collective unconscious and synchronicity. Jung is the source of some of my all time favorite quotes. I admire how he mixes logical thinking along with a grain of spirituality and the subconscious realms. Here is a list of my favorite quotes from Carl Jung: Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism. Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to a better understanding of ourselves. Nobody, as long as he moves about among the chaotic currents of life, is without trouble.

25 Great Calvin and Hobbes Strips. Why Bill Watterson is our hero. We've re-launched Progressive Boink, friends! Our new front page is here. Hundreds of comic strips have been published in newspapers. And it's really a shame that it's so difficult to quantify this strip's greatness. Calvin and Hobbes ran from 1985 to 1995. "Virtue needs some cheaper thrills." © Universal Press Syndicate Calvin is an unbelievably intelligent six-year-old. It's kind of refreshing to see a strip that doesn't feel the need to have an uplifting message, or feel like it needs to point out that it's mean to whack an innocent person upside the dome with a snowball. - Jon "He's one of the old gods! One of the top classic Calvin strips. - Bill "You've taught me nothing except how to cynically manipulate the system." Pretty much the voice of Bill Watterson dictating the current state of our school systems. - Nick "We prefer your extinction to the loss of our job." Hobbes' bizarre reply is the icing on the cake. - Jon "It's psychosomatic. - Nick "KaZAM!" pwned

Image Two images of the same scene: The top image is a captured photo made using photography, while the bottom image is a simplified artistic rendering. Images are produced by capturing or rendering. An SARradar image acquired by the SIR-C/X-SAR radar on board the Space Shuttle Endeavour shows the Teide volcano. The city of Santa Cruz de Tenerife is visible as the purple and white area on the lower right edge of the island. Lava flows at the summit crater appear in shades of green and brown, while vegetation zones appear as areas of purple, green and yellow on the volcano's flanks. An image showing the act of photographing the environment with a mobile phone camera, while the display of the mobile phone shows a live display of the image. Characteristics[edit] A volatile image is one that exists only for a short period of time. A mental image exists in an individual's mind, as something one remembers or imagines. Imagery (literary term)[edit] Moving image[edit] See also[edit] References[edit]

THEY'RE HERE! 2010 DARWIN AWARDS - You've been waiting for them with bated breath, so without further ado, here are the 2010 Darwin Awards. Eighth Place In Detroit, a 41-year-old man got stuck and drowned in two feet of water after squeezing head first through an 18-inch-wide sewer grate to retrieve his car keys. Seventh Place A 49-year-old San Francisco stockbroker, who "totally zoned when he ran", accidentally jogged off a 100-foot high cliff on his daily run. Sixth Place While at the beach, Daniel Jones, 21, dug an 8 foot hole for protection from the wind and had been sitting in a beach chair at the bottom, when it collapsed, burying him beneath 5 feet of sand. Fifth Place Santiago Alvarado, 24, was killed as he fell through the ceiling of a bicycle shop he was burglarizing. Fourth Place Sylvester Briddell, Jr., 26, was killed as he won a bet with friends who said he would not put a revolver loaded with four bullets into his mouth and pull the trigger. Third Place After stepping around a marked police patrol car parked at the front door, a man walked into H&J Leather & Firearms intent on robbing the store.

Marc Johns: Drawings on paper towels I did these two below in a Starbucks washroom: New to the site? Look at some more nonsense drawings here. I originally posted these paper towel drawings about 2 years ago to Flickr and Vox, long before I had this site. Oh, and one of these photos appears in Rainn Wilson's book Soul Pancake. Jenny vs. Spencer JENNY vs. SPENCER: SPENCER RESPONDS! I'm sure that everyone has seen Jenny quitting via dry-erase board, but now Jenny's mysterious boss has responded the same way. So That Happened Tonight at the supermarket I found myself behind a pretty girl in the checkout line. The universe hates me. Like this story? Did you know I have a book coming out? Dear blank, please blank Wenn man nicht aufpasst, kann es passieren, dass man ohne es zu merken gleich mehrere Stunden auf der “Dear blank, please blank” Homepage verbringt. Wenn ich nicht so vorsichtig wär, würde ich wahrscheinlich jetzt noch dasitzen und eine lustige Kurznachricht nach der anderen lesen. Wer von euch ausreichend Zeit hat, sollte sich die Seite nicht entgehen lassen. Es ist jedoch besser die Finger davon zu lassen, wenn man noch bei der Arbeit ist. Die Karten sind hier im Etsy Shop für jeweils 4,50 Dollar erhältlich.

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