the two of us

The following is from a concerned American citizen, with a strong grasp of statistics….

We’re in trouble…

The population of this country is 300 million.

160 million are retired.

That leaves 140 million to do the work.

There are 85 million in school.

Which leaves 55 million to do the work.

Of this there are 35 million employed by [...]

pianist

here’s a great playable flash piano, that takes you through the basics of chords, keys and modes and doesn’t sound half bad.

Hip and unhappy

I point you toward one of the most amusing sites the likeithateit team has seen in the last thousand or so Google searches – UNHAPPY HIPSTERS.   Since there is nothing quite as debilitatingly depressing as realising that everything in your life, is absolutely of the moment.

Ever the realist, he built his table for one.

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lost in translation

Here a Latin scholar talks about some of the errors in translation he has found in the work of  tattoo artists
Every couple of months the department gets another Latin translation request for either a tattoo or a slogan of some sort.
Most of them would be inane in English, so I suppose I should applaud the [...]

D-I-Y

Sweet story here from Wired , though, perhaps a little too wide eyed and gee whiz, when you consider the state of the American economy. But I guess that is their point. America’s demise is really the demise of Fordism and the giant scale, production that entails. This idea, that the individuation [...]

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