The Week Magazine – Leading the pack in the Blog Redesign Wars

The Week Magazine’s website changed over to a single column, tablet centric, format about a month ago. And the Atlantic just joined.. I love it. I love the simplicity. I love the condensed navigation. I love the suggested posts formatting. The only issue still is the slow (and endless spinning wheels) load times. Which Im guessing […]

Babies and Learning

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Time Traveling via Technological Invention

I’m into the first few chapters of Kevin Kelly’s “What Technology Wants” and it turns out to be a history of the earth by way of our technological development. The scope of this book is truly awe inspiring, and presents technology in its evolution over time from the first fire (an extension of our stomach) […]

Toxic Planet… Is it too late? Probably.

The amount of garbage we produce on the planet is staggering. The amount of toxic chemicals we produce daily? You don’t want to know. I like to think of myself as a conscientious consumer. I try and buy second hand whenever possible. I make all my own skin care. I shop local as much as […]

Thought Crimes Spread in China

A 16 year old boy was arrested in China for “picking quarrels and provoking troubles”. Just chalk this up to the coming wave of Though Crimes arrest that will soon swipe the ‘civilized’ world. Full Article here…

Peter Jackson’s “Forgotten” Masterpiece

Peter Jackson knows how to create a spectacle. Whether its 300,000 orc-slime laying siege to the city of Gondor or a lawnmower-wielding Norman Bates-style character destroying his zombie mother in a 100 gallon bloodbath finale or the sweetness of two teenage lesbian killers. In my opinion, however, Forgotten Silver is his most spectacular film ever. Half mockumentary, […]

David v. Goliath – The next game changer?

Seth Godin got an advance copy of Malcolm Gladwell’s new book – which is being released on October 1st – and put together a little teaser review.  Looking forward to having my mind blown. 🙂

Is the DMCA a violation of the First Amendment?

MPAA Gets Its Wish: Court Basically Says It Can File Bogus DMCA Takedowns Without Concern For Fair Use (via Techdirt) Well, this is unfortunate. We’ve been covering a somewhat bizarre, petty legal squabble between two bloggers who have very different views about birthing methods, and who have a history of sniping at each other. Eventually […]

Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon Sequel on it’s Way!

Could not be more excited about this one! Yuen Wo Ping directing! Ermehgerd! We first learned about these sequel plans in late January, back when Freddy vs. Jason director Ronny Yu was in talks to direct and Yuen Wo Ping was merely on board as a fight choreographer. Read the rest of the kickness here.

Radioactive Lake Michigan

Something that I haven’t heard about in the mainstream media. I think it time to reassess our stance on nuclear power. Getting real sick of hearing about reactor leaks and mutant fish. Investigators have discovered a half-inch long crack around a nozzle on one of the tanks of the Palisades Nuclear Power Plant, and have attributed the […]

Endless War! Washington Finally Admits the True Reality of the “War on Terror”

The real tragedy of America’s policy of endless war, is it is going to bring about the destruction of this Republic. American’s are still in a state of shell shock over 9/11. And during the ensuing days and months thereafter were broken down and rebuilt into our current state of impotent War Mongers. It is […]

Corporate Powers Set to Reap Untold Billions from Africa

  Tax avoidance, secret mining deals and financial transfers are depriving Africa of the benefits of its resources boom, ex-UN chief Kofi Annan has said. Firms that shift profits to lower tax jurisdictions cost Africa $38bn (£25bn) a year, says a report produced by a panel he heads. “Africa loses twice as much money through […]

Self Healing Concrete, Yep.

Civil engineering: Concrete, heal thyself!  It’s useful stuff, concrete, but it does have drawbacks. One of the biggest is that it is not as weatherproof as the stone it often substitutes. Salt and ice… Read more at The Economist