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26 October 2010

OR musicians/philosophers/railroad tycoons/stopping the motor of the world

Leave your belongings behind. I'll meet you at Galt's Gulch. Plane optional.

Never Turn Right

Right is evil. Left is the correct direction.

15 October 2010

I am Old

I am not a big radio fan. I listen to NPR and the local NPR affiliate music station, and rarely ever listed to any other channels, since they are all Clear Channel owned and haven't really ever changed much. I wasn't a fan of Nirvana in high school, still not a fan of it now.

This morning on the way to work, I flipped over to the Oldies station and was astonished to hear The Eurythmics Sweet Dreams (Are made of This). I would at least hope that the Oldies station would confine itself to play music that is at least older than I am, seeing as how I'm not yet even 30. Obviously, anything over 27 years, is now eligible to be considered an Oldie, mixed in with 60 year old music.

02 October 2010

Stop-Motion Light Painting

Light Drive from Kim Pimmel on Vimeo.

FYI Nicole

Dear Stomach,

When you have consumed fewer calories for the day than you have spent, you are supposed to feel hungry. 200 calories of toast for breakfast is less than 350 calories spent running. After said running, your job is to tell the brain that you need fuel to keep the engine going, especially since you didn't bother to eat dinner last night.

Dear Brain,

Be smarter than Stomach. You're running the show, act like it. Decide food is a good option to have earlier rather than 6 hours later. Then act on that decision.

Thanks in advance,

Nicole's Well Being

On a side note, waiting did result in a rather fabulous dinner of Tilapia en Papillote with veggies, herbs and garlic bread!

White America has Lost Its Mind

About 12:01 on the afternoon of January 20, 2009, the white American mind began to unravel....

What was going on? Had decades of sucking down so much high-fructose corn syrup not only made Americans incredibly obese, but also messed with white brain chemistry to the point that some sort of tipping point had occurred?

Not a bad theory, but no, there's a simpler explanation, with two parts: For the first time in their lives, baby boomers are hard up against it economically, and white boy is becoming outnumbered and it's got his bowels chilled with fear....

At the same time, the baby boomers are getting older. At 80 percent white, boomers have gotten pretty used to dominating nearly every field of endeavor in this country since they came of age—politics, business, education, the arts—just about everything but MTV programming.

Maybe I grew up to be more tolerant of other races. Maybe it's my apathy. Maybe it's my belief that the Tea Party is the single most frightening and yet ridiculous 'organization' I have ever seen. Maybe, despite my whiteness, it's my core belief that voting for Obama was a much better decision than voting for McCain. Whatever the reason, I love everything Steven Thrasher says in this article.

..via Village Voice

Europe by Stereotype

AlphaDesigner's Maps of Europe. Above, Europe according to the USA. Below, Europe according to gay man. More at his Flickr site.