I seriously feel that the howling wind could blow our house over at any minute.
16-Year-Old Foodie Dines Alone for $298 at Per Se →
This kid is awesome. And, I now want to eat at Per Se. (via Kottke)
capucha: Capucine for Edurelief in Mongolia on Vimeo (via Vimeo) Capucine presents our fundraising project. I meant to do this for a while, and we finally found the time to make it ! Thanks from the bottom of our hearts to all of you who have participated already :-))) Cuteness for a good cause.
We saw The Curious Case of Benjamin Button with Mom and Dad. Great film. Recommended.
A game of Pictionary with your family at Christmas can be a lot more fun than you’d think.
More Readers Are Picking Up Electronic Books -... →
Thanks to Will Shumadine for pointing this out.
chartier: There is an art to almost any skill or trade in life. You just have to be respectful enough to see it. So true!
The pain I feel now is the happiness I had before. That’s the deal.– C.S. Lewis (via sine-qua-non) Word.
I just put air in my tires. I can’t remember the last time I even checked them. They had about the same pressure as a birthday balloon!
I Just Realized
I just realized that the Winter Solstice occurred yesterday for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere. This means that every day of the next six months in the Northern Hemisphere will have a little more sunlight than the one before it. This makes me happy.
We’re having wine, cheese, and oysters at Can Can. A nice way to end the weekend.
People 'still willing to torture' →
science: Some scientists repeated variations of the original Milgram experiment, which tests how far people are willing to go hurting others at the request of an authority. Unsurprisingly, human nature hasn’t changed: most people will submit to authority with little moral regard for the victim’s suffering. We’d all like to think we wouldn’t do this, but looking back at human history...
On Behalf of the Internet and Xzibit
I’ve enjoyed the Yo Dawg meme as much as anyone. I really have. But, on behalf of the Internet and Xzibit, I declare this meme officially over. It’s played out. Done. Dead. Let’s move on, people. Thanks.
Age 30 is not a magical turning point, however. Openness declines gradually over...– From the Scientific American article, Set in our ways: Why change is so hard (via jimray) I think there is truth in this quote, but I also think everyone of every age (including myself) can make a conscious decision to be more open to new experiences and ideas.
Majel Barrett-Roddenberry, Star Trek's First Lady,...
thedailywhat: She was 76. Barrett-Roddenberry, the wife of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry, was nicknamed “The First Lady of Star Trek” for having participated in every incarnation of Star Trek since the original TV show. She was perhaps best known as the voice of the USS Enterprise computer, but Barrett-Roddenberry had several on-screen roles, including Nurse Christine Chapel in the...
Michael Pollan On Vilsack, Agriculture — And Food... →
I <3 Michael Pollan.
In Which I Ask Stupid Economics Questions
I wish I had a friend who was an economics professor so I could ask them questions. With all of the economic doom and gloom, I’ve been trying to learn more about this area and realizing I should’ve paid better attention in ECON 101 back when I was 18. (It’s sad that most of us go to college so young. I know that I wasn’t mature enough to appreciate the full value of my...
The updated Google Mobile for iPhone contains: Bug fixes. Enhanced version number. Nice. If you haven’t tried this yet, it continues to be one of my favorite iPhone apps.
rickyv: MTV, drunk on profits from The Hills, decided to give us our own TV show. We’re excited. More details to come, obviously. Amazing news and richly deserved.
Apple Announces Its Last Year at Macworld →
marco: (via John Gruber) This will be Apple’s last year at Macworld, and Phil Schiller is delivering the keynote instead of Steve Jobs. This is bad news, and is the most clear sign yet that Steve Jobs’ retirement is probably coming within 0-2 years. The company will survive, but I think it’ll be a rocky transition both internally and externally. I am speechless. The end of an era.
Burying Loved Ones With Cellphones Becoming... →
chartier: From the department of “what in the hell?” I would take my Kindle with me so I could have something to read in the afterlife.
Civic Literacy Test →
I got 90.91 percent correct. Yay! And, I disagree with the wording of the “correct” answer for #33. (via lfarm and marco)
SmartyPig: Simple. Smart. Savings. →
It’s free. It pays 3.9% APY. It let’s you save chunks of money for different goals. It can let others see how you’re saving so they can pressure you into being more responsible and even make contributions. There’s also a widget. Wow. (via Freakonomics Blog)
Saudi Women Reunite To Remember Driving Protest :... →
The women paid heavily for their actions — all the drivers, and their husbands, were barred from foreign travel for a year. Those women who had government jobs were fired. And from hundreds of mosque pulpits, they were denounced by name as immoral women out to destroy Saudi society. Almost two decades later, the ban is still in place, making Saudi Arabia the only country in the world where women...
Re-Creating The Mall Online : NPR →
Why on earth would anyone want to impose faux geography on an online shopping experience? Will we have to hunt for digital parking and stand in line for digital gift-wrapping too? What a horrible, horrible idea this is.
;-) trademark claim makes us go :-o and then... →
I have been signing emails with a smiley since 1994. This could get really expensive for me. :-)
It’s raining hard in Richmond today. At lunch, I was just telling a friend that after replacing the 2nd floor roof two years ago, having it patched *five* times since and having the third-floor roof patched three times, that all finally seemed to be well with our roofs. Less than four hours after making that statement, we have two roof leaks. The moral of this story: never tempt fate.
Catch the Frak Up →
almostlovers: Everything that’s happened On Battlestar Galactica in 13 minutes. My brain hurts. JANUARY 16!!!
mattmcinerney: The Asteroids Galaxy Tour - Around...