“Be a Man!” ~ What should that mean? ~ Joe Ehrmann TED talk

"Be a man!" ~ TED talk speaker Joe Ehrmann (really?) describes what it means to "be a man" in our culture and suggests how that definition should be changed. Then he proposes a vehicle for communicating that new meaning to young boys trying to sort out their identity...

Portland Japanese Gardens

Visited Portland Japanese Gardens last spring or summer. Gorgeous grounds. Very well maintained.  
Elon Musk

Elon Musk interviewed by Kara Swisher

Kara Swisher is a force of nature. Her interview with Elon Musk, another force of nature, yields some manageable storms. Kara's personality and interview style is to kibitz during the interview, and this has the wonderful effect of throwing subjects off-message....

Fox News is…

Fox News Rich people paying Rich people to tell Middle Class people to blame the Poor Indeed...

Best worst juggler ~ Michael Davis

Michael Davis is a very good bad juggler and comedian. His deadpan presentation had me in stitches. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKRrfAzdpW8   Michael Davis on the Smothers Brothers show http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OzZeE8A4k0
Photo by ATIS547 Robert Reich

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...

If life gives you melons…

http://www.flickr.com/photos/62142788@N00/6832045554/in/photostream/ If life gives you melons... You may be dyslexic I'm sorry. This is mean. But it gave me a chuckle. Via Damn you, cantaloupe - Imgur.

Morena Baccarin’s adorable expression

I'm smitten. Ever since seeing her in the Joss Whedon science fiction series Firefly, I've had a heavy crush on Brazilian-American actress Morena Maccarin. Besides Firefly, I loved her in Homeland (a wonderful dramatic role as Nick Brody's wife ), V (dominatrix/alien...

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...
Typical Gamer ~ Photo by Jeff the Trojan

Playing video games can improve brain function

Gamers are saying, "We told you so!" Parents are saying, "WTF!?" According to recent studies, playing video games can increase brain function and improve: creativity decision-making hand-eye coordination night vision But at what cost? According to one analyst, if you...

Dallas (Matherly) Fallert ~ Obituary

My Mother's best friend, Dallas (Matherly) Fallert, passed away. Dallas was a force of nature. With all her energy and enthusiasm, it's hard to imagine her gone. Together, she and my Mom got into a lot of mischief 😉 May she rest in peace...Below is her obituary from...

Long Way Round – Stereophonics

Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman used the Stereophonics song Long Way Round (and variations) for their Long Way travel series. Warning: It's an earworm. Long way Round ~ Stereophonics Remember me my love, I'm the one you're dreaming of Going for a ride, I'll keep you...

OneRepublic – Counting Stars – Video/Lyrics

Where have I been?! Totally missed this brilliant OneRepublic tune. Counting Stars - OneRepublic Lately, I've been, I've been losing sleep Dreaming about the things that we could be But, baby, I've been, I've been praying hard Said, no more counting dollars, we'll be...

BALLiSTIC – Sci-Fi | Action short film by Film Riot

BALLiSTIC is a science fiction/action short film written & directed by Ryan Connolly. Set in the near future, BALLiSTIC drops viewers into a violent episode involving a young woman (played by Hannah Ward) being pursued by a "bunch of armed bad guys." Typical...