“Brain Farm has gathered an arsenal of the most advanced and progressive filmmaking technology to bring the masses a snowboarding adventure of epic proportions. Filmed on location in Jackson Hole, Alaska, Chile, Aspen, Patagonia, British Columbia and more.” (via Twofold)
Psychologists Explain Why Most Creative Executives... →
“Researchers found that humility had a negative relationship with creativity.” For as humble as I am, I should be more creative.
Syzl: Thoughts on the Winnipeg Jets →
syzlak: Disclaimer - I’m a longtime Blackhawks fan. After the Blackhawks I like the Sabres quite a bit, but I don’t follow them as closely. After the Sabres I like 90s hockey - Whalers, North Stars, Jets, Nordiques, etc. This summer the city of Winnipeg got it’s team back. Well, not really. Technically,…
Unlike access to the ‘public square’ of early America, access to television...– Al Gore (via azspot) This might have been true before the internet, which permits every fool (like me) that thinks he’s Thomas Paine to pontificate to the world for free. It’s surprising that Gore doesn’t know this, since he invented the internet. (Completely unfair, I know. He just “took the...
Angelina County jury finds man guilty of evading... →
davereed: jeffmiller: What did man do? Did he punch the officers? Did thrown them to the ground? Did he charge at them? Did he threaten them? No. None of those things. The apparently dim, non-English speaking man was scared, so he locked himself in his bathroom. Nine officers pepper-sprayed him, shot him with a ball gun, and wrestled him to the ground. Prosecutors then tried him for...
heart in a cage: Out of Poverty, Family-Style →
sds: This is one of the most fascinating articles I’ve read in a while. Lim Miller had come to believe that the American social welfare system focused too much on poor people’s needs and deficits, while overlooking — and even inhibiting — their strengths. A safety net is crucial when people are in crisis, he said. But most poor families are not in free fall. They don’t need nets to catch them...
Why Americans can't afford to eat healthy →
davereed: The real reason Big Macs are cheaper than more nutritious alternatives? Government subsidies by David Sirota …That healthy food is inherently more expensive, and thus can only be for wealthy Endive Elitists when the economy falters… dishonestly omits the most important part of the story. The part about how healthy food could easily be more affordable for everyone right now, if not...
Rep. Darrell Issa (R – CA) $304 Million– 15 Wealthiest Members of Congress - CreditCents Shit….that’s a ton of money (via syzlak) at least he earned it, though, by building a business from the ground up. the party split is surprising (9 Dems - 6 Reps).
Courthouse News Service - "Cops just love those... →
davereed: moorewr: DAYTON, Ohio (CN) - Dayton police “mistook” a mentally handicapped teenager’s speech impediment for “disrespect,” so they Tasered, pepper-sprayed and beat him and called for backup from “upward of 20 police officers” after the boy rode his bicycle home to ask his mother for help, the boy’s mom says. Pamela Ford says her “mentally challenged/handicapped” son Jesse...
…but I begin to think there are better things than being comfortable.– Diamond, in At the Back of the North Wind (free download!)
Courthouse News Service - "Cops just love those... →
moorewr: gilmoure: moorewr: DAYTON, Ohio (CN) - Dayton police “mistook” a mentally handicapped teenager’s speech impediment for “disrespect,” so they Tasered, pepper-sprayed and beat him and called for backup from “upward of 20 police officers” after the boy rode his bicycle home to ask his mother for help, the boy’s mom says. Pamela Ford says her “mentally challenged/handicapped”...
Those waves are gorgeous. davidkendall: johnzanussi: In case you don’t follow the happenings in the surf world, last week a gigantic swell hit Fiji and one of it’s famous surf spots, Cloudbreak, went OFFF. Watch this video to see what I’m talking about. (via SURFBANG.com) If you like surfing videos like I like surfing videos, this is worth a couple minutes of your time. Awesome.
When I lay these questions before God I get no answer. But a rather special sort...– C. S. Lewis, A Grief Observed This is fantastic. Also relevant that this is a book in which he reflects on the death of his wife… the questions Lewis had for God weren’t minor ones via solideogloriaa (via davereed)
Laughing at Obama →
jeffmiller: For reasons not altogether clear to me, I’ve set up a Laughing at Obama tumblr. Please feel free to submit photos at the Submit a Photo link on the site. Fantastic!
America's Best Beer Cities- Page 12 - Articles |... →
I’ve lived in/near the top 3! I’m impressed Kansas City made #11, though. I’ll take it. Has anyone been to this 7th Street Brewery they speak of? Do they mean 75th Street?
10 Animals With More Social Media Fans Than Major... →
14 Cities That Are Being Eaten Alive By Public... →
FTA: “Half of Pittsburgh’s tax revenue goes to cover city worker pension and healthcare benefits.” I was surprised to see Colorado Springs on the list. I went to uni there and it never seemed like the city government was a big deal or that they did that much (which should have been my first hint). “The city owes money to its public employee pensions, but the exact amount...
If ATMs are so bad, why do you keep treating me... →
sds: Blogger IowaHawk submitted some questions for the “Twitter Town Hall” that President Obama held this week. Regrettably, none were selected. Here are my favorites: If shovel-ready projects create jobs, wouldn’t spoon-ready projects create even more jobs? How come you haven’t made unemployment illegal? #duh If Joe Biden has a massive stroke, (a) do you have a replacement in mind, and (b)...
Rands In Repose: Bored People Quit →
This is true. It isn’t a good thing, and it’s not always managements’ fault; I am easily bored, so I need to be aware of my own boredom and create motivation to get beyond it.
President Obama Receiving Sycophantic Laughter --... →
jeffmiller: Pretty much just what it says it is. i smell a single-serving tumblr in the making…