Arrogance of science and religion ~ Being thick as a brick

The entire video is fascinating, but this bit about the arrogance of scientists and the religious is particularly interesting. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=kMAt0a5EWw0#t=356s The arrogance of being thick as a brick - YouTube.

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...

“Anything worth saying WILL offend someone.” ~ Johann Hari

"Anything worth saying WILL offend someone." Which is why statements from politicians, who often try not to offend ANYONE, don't contain anything 'worth saying." And the news has become that way at times, too. First heard this quote in a talk by journalist Johann...

I procrastinate therefore I am…late

Funny and appropriate t-shirt for me: I procrastinate therefore I am...late
Bryan Stevenson - Photo by James Duncan Davidson

“Each of us is more than the worst thing we’ve ever done” ~ Bryan Stevenson ~ TED

Bryan Stevenson gives an inspiring, courageous TED talk that's a bit hard to describe. He spoke about identity, and how the identity we hold of ourselves and the identity assigned to us by others (government, family, friends, witnesses) has tremendous power in what we...

My job is TOP SECRET…

I laughed so hard when I saw this t-shirt. My job is TOP SECRET Even I don't know what I'm doing

Epitaph found in Vatican encourages Hedonism

"Tivoli is my home town, Flavius Agricola my name . . . Friends who read this, do my bidding. Mix the wine, drink deep, wreathed in flowers, and do not refuse to pleasure pretty girls. When death comes, earth and fire devour all." -epitaph of Flavius Agricola via...

LP does music for that Citibank commercial “Somebody left the gate open”

The real name of the song is "Into the Wild," but the commercial features the phrase "somebody left the gate open." Really like the entire song. Very cool lyrics. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=By1EbHetjAs via LP - Into The Wild (Live at EastWest Studios) - YouTube....

Lie detector during job interview ~ One beep and he’s screwed

Great concept and execution in this 3 minutes video directed by Paul Emerson. I was totally cracking up. If these capabilities were ever developed, we're all screwed. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjVVNuraly8 directed by PAUL EMERSON written by DANE HANSON and MIKE...

Aloha…It’s a movie…almost

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3mf_ewjc7s As I watched the film Aloha with Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, Rachel McAdams, I kept waiting for all the pieces to come together, but it never happened. I liked the cast of Aloha, but the movie never felt real in any way. I...

Florence Pugh Eats 11 English Dishes

Florence Pugh's modern, almost boyish mannerisms create a fun contrast to her Victorian (?) attire in this video where she eats  "a bunch of British food." Done for Vogue, this nicely produced video of a very witty Florence Pugh (pronounced "pew") was surprisingly...

Invictus ~ William Ernest Henley,

I don't recall ever being so struck to the core by a poem... Invictus ~ William Ernest Henley Out of the night that covers me, Black as the pit from pole to pole, I thank whatever gods may be For my unconquerable soul. In the fell clutch of circumstance I have not...

The Traveling Wilburys – End Of The Line – Lyrics

  The Traveling Wilburys Lyrics "End Of The Line" Well it's all right, riding around in the breeze Well it's all right, if you live the life you please Well it's all right, doing the best you can Well it's all right, as long as you lend a handYou can sit around...