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Chuck Norris endorses bible curriculum in public schools

I’m afraid Chuck Norris has taken one too many hits to the head…

Nice to See You Mr. Bond ~ Reddit Caption

Pretty as a picture!! - A Laugh and a Smile.

NPR Interview with James Gleick – Author of ‘The Information’

This NPR interview with James Gleick was weak, but good enough to whet my appetite for Gleick's new book, The Information. To be fair, the topic of information theory is HUGE and intersects with just about everything, which was one of the points of the book that...

With Kit, Age 7, at the Beach

I discovered this poem by William Stafford a few years before becoming a father. I remember it striking a chord in me then. I read the poem again after becoming a father...and by the last line I was weeping... With Kit, Age 7 at the Beach By William Stafford We would...

How to treat heart failure with diet

This video from nutritionfacts.org provides persuasive evidence that higher levels of TMAO (Trimethylamine N-oxide) lead to higher incidence of heart attacks and heart failure. TMAO comes from byproducts of eating animal products, dairy, eggs, meat. TMAO  seems to...

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo ~ Amazing title sequence by ‘Blur’

Title sequence of the David Fincher's version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is totally fantastic. Not sure yet what it has to do with the story, but it's a great piece of effects, editing, and cinematography. Super cool. http://vimeo.com/34920624 After enjoying...

The 7 deadly sins…of our society

The 7 deadly sins, a list created, appropriately, by the Catholic Church is familiar to many: Lust Gluttony Greed Sloth Wrath Envy Pride Below is a revised, non-secular list, which also provides insights on our weaknesses. The 7 Deadly Sins of Our Society Apathy...

Nearly 20 minutes of a 60 minute TV program are commercials

This fact boggles my mind: Nearly 20 minutes of almost every hour of TV programming is commercials. Put another way: Nearly a third of my TV viewing time is commercials. It drives me away from network and cable television programming and toward pay sites like Netflix...
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Why “Right-to-Work” is wrong ~ Robert Reich

In this video, former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich makes the case that right-to-work laws are promoted by corporations at the expense of workers. Question: What are right-to-work laws? Right-to-work laws are statutes in 28 U.S. states that prohibit union security...

How to make a Peet’s Freddo

Critbritlit on blogger shared this recipe for Peet's Mocha Freddo, and I'm VERY appreciative. At over four bucks a hit, my Freddo addiction is killing my financial status. I've been using Swiss Miss Cocoa(w/ marshmallows) blended with ice and espresso as a substitute,...

Glorious Octopus Image

I bumped into this image of an octopus recently and had to share. Such a striking, symmetrical geometry to this octopus' pose. Totally mesmerizing.

Domesticated foxes ~ Are they like dogs?

I'd watched a documentary some years ago about a Russian scientist who, in 1959 or so, started trying to domesticate foxes in hopes of discovering how wolves were domesticated into dogs. Surprisingly, the answer to that question still remains a mystery. This video...

Old insults with class ~ by redditor Jesse_James

Found this thread of old insults while browsing reddit post What old insults need to make a comeback? My favorite contribution was a long list of insults from famous politicians, authors and the like curated by redditor Jesse_James.

“That’s not the way you should think about it”

I took my car into a Toyota dealership some weeks ago for a repair I thought Toyota should pay for. After stating I knew my car trouble was not the service rep's fault, I noted that I did think Toyota should be asked to pay for the service. How the service rep....