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Dark Roasted Blend "QUANTUM SHOT" #531Link - by Avi Abrams Army of tiny robots grows in number and sophistication Since our last "Robot Art" overview came out, these cute little bots multiplied like rabbits or Google spiders, and they all look good, so it's time for an update! (image courtesy Mike Rivamonte) Most of these robot figures (often called "nerdbots") are made from found objects, purely for your esthetic appreciation - and yet one can't shake the feeling that they might one day come to life (as if in some Stephen King story) and invade your cubicle, making shrill R2D2 sounds and mounting attacks on, say, a hated monstrous copy machine in the corner.

Funny Quotes and One-Liners As powerful as inspirational quotes can be, sometimes we just need a bit of humor to lighten up our day. For those occasions, funny quotes and one-liners are quite effective, especially when they poke fun at our everyday annoyances, whether it be politics, work, aging or marriage. Not content with finding these humorous quotes on only bumper stickers, we set out to put together a list of them. After browsing through quotation websites like Quotery, Wikiquote, and BQ for a couple hours, we were able to find quite a few gems. Below, you’ll find the Top 100: Funny Quotes and One-Liners that are sure to put a smile on your face. 1. ”How do you get a sweet little 80-year-old lady to say the F word?

How to Build a Universe That Doesn't Fall Apart Two Days Later First, before I begin to bore you with the usual sort of things science fiction writers say in speeches, let me bring you official greetings from Disneyland. I consider myself a spokesperson for Disneyland because I live just a few miles from it — and, as if that were not enough, I once had the honour of being interviewed there by Paris TV. For several weeks after the interview, I was really ill and confined to bed. Whedonology: An Academic Whedon Studies Bibliography Welcome to the Whedon Studies Bibliography! This always-evolving listing of academic articles and essays (and some pseudo-academic)* is broken down into two sections: The first includes published materials such as essays in print and online journals and collections, theses and dissertations, books on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly/Serenity, Dollhouse, and other Joss Whedon works such as Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog and Fray, and also some unpublished conference papers otherwise made available on websites such as the Slayage conference archive. The second includes unpublished materials such as papers given at conferences, such as the Slayage Conferences, the Popular Culture & American Culture Associations Conferences, or Blood, Text and Fears.

Rock Balancing In what must be an incredible show of patience and preciseness, there are people in this weird world we all share that make a practice of balancing seemingly implacable rocks on top of each other. The result is surreal and quiet beautiful... if for nothing more than its apparent impossibility.

Free Media Library in Blooms This list is distinctive as the resources are a) free and b) almost exclusively browser based. The list is also sorted by Blooms, meaning you are able to more easily consider your student outcomes FIRST. There are a few exceptions. college.essay This is an actual essay written by a college applicant. The author, Hugh Gallagher, now attends NYU. 3A. ESSAY: IN ORDER FOR THE ADMISSIONS STAFF OF OUR COLLEGE TO GET TO KNOW YOU, THE APPLICANT, BETTER, WE ASK THAT YOU ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTION: ARE THERE ANY SIGNIFICANT EXPERIENCES YOU HAVE HAD, OR ACCOMPLISHMENTS YOU HAVE REALIZED, THAT HAVE HELPED TO DEFINE YOU AS A PERSON? I am a dynamic figure, often seen scaling walls and crushing ice. I have been known to remodel train stations on my lunch breaks, making them more efficient in the area of heat retention.

Kitchen of the Future Kitchen of the Future Energy-saving light bulbs will only take us so far. We need to push ourselves to rethink domestic appliances entirely, to rethink how homes consume energy, and how entire communities can pool resources” says Clive van Heerden, Senior Director of Design-led Innovation at Philips Design. Philips believes the solution is likely to come from biological processes, which are less energy-consuming and non-polluting. We need to go back to nature in order to move forward. The Microbial Home is a proposal for an integrated cyclical ecosystem where each function’s output is another’s input.

Feminist Intersection: On hipsters/hippies and Native culture Lately I've had my fair share of run-ins with the hipsters and hippies, as well as the hippie/hipster "culture" at large, and have become increasingly annoyed at their depiction/co-option of my ethnicity as a First Nations person. by Jen Musari, on the Native Appropriations website Kelsey pointed me to this post on Sociological Images last week which rounds up some of the latest and greatest of this ever continuing trend. I know my parents, grandparents, aunties and uncles have had to deal with this in their time and it's certainly not a new thing –but it's 2010 and not only does it still continue strongly to this day – it's taken some interesting turns down the erasure of true origins road.

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