monolithic

From Wired
The strangest monument in America looms over a barren knoll in northeastern Georgia. Five massive slabs of polished granite rise out of the earth in a star pattern. The rocks are each 16 feet tall, with four of them weighing more than 20 tons apiece. Together they support a 25,000-pound capstone. Approaching the [...]

Siddhartha

brain ads

This person sells advertisements, delivered telepathically.  The first of a new breed, no doubt.  Here’s the pitch.
It has been a long journey to discover that people were reading my mind, and although I came to think this already 7 years ago, everyone denied it. I was even given drugs without my knowledge. It all came [...]

contrarians

Genius fun from Waxy
Here’s a fun game… First, look up the most popular and critically-acclaimed books, movies, and music on Amazon. Click on “Customer Reviews,” and sort them by “Lowest Rating First.” Hilarity ensues! It’s the Amazon.com Knee-Jerk Contrarian Game!
The Beatles, “White Album”

“Kindle for your campfire; better yet an apology from Apple Records [...]

stoner

There are members of the likeithateit team that have, in the past, been fond of the odd bong or two. Whole forests of marijuana bushes have been burned in small glass bottles just so they could giggle inanely at things a three year old would dismiss as outre, before going into the kitchen to consume [...]

LIKE A BOSS!

misanthrope

This article from Psyblog, is for all the grumpy, intolerant, difficult, miserable bastards out there, you know who you are….
People’s intuition is that learning more about a new acquaintance will lead to greater liking. In fact, on average, we like other people less the more we know about them.
“Hell is other people.” – Jean-Paul Sartre
“I [...]

DONE!

I found this on a site run by a guy called Bre Pettis and whilst I don’t know much about his shtick, I really like his style – his “Cult of Done” is now my principal aspirational model – fuck yeah!
I present to you a manifesto of done. This was written in collaboration with Kio [...]

expertise

As an expert dilletente I have an opinion on just about everything and according to this NYT article, its probably about as valid as some clown with a post graduate degree.
Ever wonder how financial experts could lead the world over the economic cliff?
One explanation is that so-called experts turn out to be, in many situations, [...]

why even bother?

“That is why to attain something desired is to discover how vain it is; and why, though we live all our lives in expectation of better things, we often at the same time long regretfully for what is past. The present, on the other hand, is regarded as something quite temporary and serving only as [...]

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