Archive for the ‘Misc’ Category

Christmas Day Link Post

December 25, 2008

Festivities are over, I’ve received both books I wanted, & tomorrow I return to work (for a short day). Hope the holidays were merry!

News:

The Shoe Heard Round the World (Op-Ed by John Kenney feat. a few other uncommon cultural insults)

Growing up in the world of “The Wire” (“Sometimes, it’s not enough to give kids who come from a world like ‘The Wire’ the chance to get out. They also have to be convinced that they deserve it.”)

A Healthy Addiction (944 Magazine features Yogurtini, the Valley’s first self-serve frozen yogurt shop)

White House Memo & The Right to Dissolve the Constitution (So… Cheney=bad. Got it.)

Arianna Huffington’s Scuzzy Copying Pisses Off Chicagoans (This sad excuse for laziness would’ve never passed the common university plagiarism scanner. Academic Dishonesty FTW.)

Photo:

Snow around Vancouver (from the photovancouver LJ community; I can die happy, kthx.)

Dreaming of a White Christmas

Health:

Skip the Sleeping Pills (Alternatives to possibly addictive OTC medications, via Lifehacker)

9 Strong Reasons to Eat Slowly (via Lifehacker)

Frugal Living:

How to Live Easily Without that Satellite Package (I did something similiar in cancelling my digital cable, and my only void? Soccer. le sigh. via Consumerist)

Misc Web Finds:

14 Ways to use Twitter politely

11 Words that Sound Offensive, but Aren’t (Assagai! Prickmadam!)

20 Amazing & Essential Non-fiction Books to Enrich Your Library (& I’m not just linking this because he included Fever Pitch! Really!)

Sunday Link Post

November 30, 2008

-Afraid to order a Cappuccino? Latte? Macchiato? Answer: an extensive list of coffee jargon used by the industry (even Starbucks!)

-What can’t celebrities go without during these tough economic times? Apparently, facials and first class flying.

-Subnormality: 7 Dicotomies in a Bar

-How to’s: send SMS to any cellphone, stream your music online

CNN interview with Shealeah Craighead, a photographer who travelled with the McCain campaign (specifically, with Sarah Palin)

-More behind the scenes with a photographer who travelled with the Obama campaign

-Finally, from my favorite finance blog, The Simple Dollar: 100 Things to do during a money-free weekend

February 5, 2008

“I don’t have a huge ax to grind with them…But my point is, I would like to live in a world in which sometimes the coffee is terrible and sometimes its great rather in a world in which it’s always average, and that’s what the chains do.” -Dave Gorman, UK Comedian on Monday’s Geoff Show. His documentary, America Unchained: One Hell of a Coast-to-Coast Anti-Corporate Adventure!”, has gotten very warm responses so far.

Speaking of corporate American.. in review of the Super Bowl ads, Time online cleverly comments that the Budweiser commercials seem to hit “squarely in the tradition of the beer-as-savior-from-spending-time-with-women ad. They do sell beer to straight guys, too, right?” Good call. And score one for the colas – I enjoyed those.

So yeah, I actually watched it. It’s a big game, and was a good game at that. Gotta love an upset (when it’s not your team).

Ecclesiastes 4:1-12

September 28, 2005

Again I looked and saw all the oppression that was taking place under the sun:
I saw the tears of the oppressed-
and they have no comforter;
power was on the side of their oppressors-
and they have no comforter.

And I declared that the dead,
who had already died,
are happier than the living,
who are still alive.

But better than both
is he who has not yet been,
who has not seen the evil
that is done under the sun.

[…]

Better one handful with tranquillity
than two handfuls with toil
and chasing after the wind.

Again I saw something meaningless under the sun:

There was a man all alone;
he had neither son nor brother.
There was no end to his toil,
yet his eyes were not content with his wealth.
“For whom am I toiling,” he asked, “and why am I depriving myself of enjoyment?”
This too is meaningless-
a miserable business!

Two are better than one,
because they have a good return for their work:

If one falls down,
his friend can help him up.
But pity the man who falls
and has no one to help him up!

Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm.
But how can one keep warm alone?

Though one may be overpowered,
two can defend themselves.
A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.