the wild waves

This one is worth watching full screen….

History in the making

Wonderful Op-Ed on the wikileaks situation from everybody’s favorite newspaper The Guardian
The historian usually has to wait 20 or 30 years to find such treasures. Here, the most recent dispatches are little more than 30 weeks old. And what a trove this is. It contains more than 250,000 documents. Most of those I have seen, on [...]

visualisation

This chap has been on likeithateit before presenting the same data in a Ted talk. This is a shorter shaper version, but still worth revisiting for its optimism.

As the world comes to the brink of war – the promise of eternal life…

From The Guardian
Scientists claim to be a step closer to reversing the ageing process after rejuvenating worn out organs in elderly mice. The experimental treatment developed by researchers at Harvard Medical School turned weak and feeble old mice into healthy animals by regenerating their aged bodies.
The surprise recovery of the animals has raised hopes among [...]

Bright eyes

We all need something a little sweeter after dog anus covers, TSA searches and the stupidity of American politics….

tired of looking at your dog’s anus?

Its difficult I know, to resist the urge.  The puckered little hole, open to the air. Who wouldn’t be forced to stare at its malign presence, source of filth and wretchedness.  Poor creature unclothed, uncultured, ignorant of its shame.  Butt (whoops) now we can hide its moral failure, with these delightful anus covers – only [...]

Flying in America

Some people just don’t care for the truth…….

The Fox Nation editors were apparently so enamored with an Onion piece from today entitled “Frustrated Obama Sends Nation Rambling 75,000-Word E-Mail” that they reposted the first two paragraphs in their culture section with nary a sign as to its fictional nature. The only clue that this wasn’t real (besides a quick peek at your inbox to [...]

a new look at housing

chicken counting, eggs unhatched

For years, the most profitable industry in America has been one that doesn’t design, build, or sell a single tangible thing. A compelling assesment of the finance industry, by John Cassidy, from The New Yorker

A few months ago, I came across an announcement that Citigroup, the parent company of Citibank, was to be [...]

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