1. Oakland Museum::
Marveling at this Push-Button History box, and thinking I could use one of these by my bedside. 
Here’s to Version 2.0 coming with a Hot Coffee & Scone button…
gallerystar:

Many interactive exhibits at the Oakland Museum. Wonderful places to sit and look and add your thoughts.

    Oakland Museum::

    Marveling at this Push-Button History box, and thinking I could use one of these by my bedside.

    Here’s to Version 2.0 coming with a Hot Coffee & Scone button…

    gallerystar:

    Many interactive exhibits at the Oakland Museum. Wonderful places to sit and look and add your thoughts.

    2 years ago  /  6 notes  /   /  Source: gallerystar

  2. The (Incredibly Sane and Lucid) Case for a 21-hour Work Week: [via NPR & FastCompany]
Bertrand Russell was the original 20-hour work week hipster. Proposing this way back 30’s. Long before being a slacker was cool.
…But there is something to this whole principle of enjoying life while you’re living it, rather than just consuming stuff for your own egyptian themed temple of the dead with a slightly contemporary twist.
So:
JOIN THE GLOBAL RESET…
and start living your life with your shoes off a bit more. [And preferrably you don’t have a thing for sandals like this guy, or Micatin is going to be selling a whole lot more foot powder.]
But SERIOUSLY… READ on…
fastcompany:


There is nothing natural or inevitable about what’s considered a “normal” 40-hour work week.

The Case For A 21-Hour Work Week
It would create jobs and stop the unsustainable cycle of rampant consumerism. Sure, it would also require a wholesale reordering of our economy, but that might happen whether we like it or not.
Read on->

    The (Incredibly Sane and Lucid) Case for a 21-hour Work Week: [via NPR & FastCompany]

    Bertrand Russell was the original 20-hour work week hipster. Proposing this way back 30’s. Long before being a slacker was cool.

    …But there is something to this whole principle of enjoying life while you’re living it, rather than just consuming stuff for your own egyptian themed temple of the dead with a slightly contemporary twist.

    So:

    JOIN THE GLOBAL RESET…

    and start living your life with your shoes off a bit more. [And preferrably you don’t have a thing for sandals like this guy, or Micatin is going to be selling a whole lot more foot powder.]

    But SERIOUSLY… READ on…

    fastcompany:

    There is nothing natural or inevitable about what’s considered a “normal” 40-hour work week.

    The Case For A 21-Hour Work Week

    It would create jobs and stop the unsustainable cycle of rampant consumerism. Sure, it would also require a wholesale reordering of our economy, but that might happen whether we like it or not.

    Read on->

    (via npr)

    2 years ago  /  502 notes  /   /  Source: fastcoexist.com

  3. Norwegian Wood : Just click PLAY.

    While arguably one of the more stripped down, and least fantastical of his works, I’m excited nonetheless to finally see Murakami making it to the big screen…

    Who knows, Maybe Hardboiled Wonderland is next???

    Norwegian Wood is in theaters March 11, 2012.

    via http://thedigitalamericana.com/blog/2012/01/friday-night-at-the-movies-january-6-2012/

    2 years ago  /  4 notes  / 

  4. My friend went to Mexico in the 6th grade and came back with a teal version of this filled with tequila, and two shot glasses.
Properly prepped he was 25 years early for viewing the apocalypse from the sidelines.
Now to get some sunblock and a set of folding lawn chairs.

    My friend went to Mexico in the 6th grade and came back with a teal version of this filled with tequila, and two shot glasses.

    Properly prepped he was 25 years early for viewing the apocalypse from the sidelines.

    Now to get some sunblock and a set of folding lawn chairs.

    (via beerbottlepress)

    2 years ago  /  37 notes  /   /  Source: whiskeysoaked

  5. It’s Science : The Three Degrees of Influence and Happiness

    Lesson No. 1. Happiness is not only an individual matter.
    The research appreciably shows that taking control of our own happiness can positively affect others. Happiness is not one’s own business anymore.

    Lesson No. 2. One plus one does not necessarily equal two.
    Happiness does not spread among people in a ‘1 to 1’ manner, but infuses up to three degrees of separation. Your happiness thus depends on the pleasure of individuals beyond your own social horizon. The power of this transference of happiness is no more 1+1=2.

    (source)

    2 years ago  /  6 notes  / 

  6. The Worst Part of Censorship Is:

    The Worst Part of Censorship Is:

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  7. The Five Love Languages

    1. Words of Affirmation
    2. Gifts
    3. Acts of Service
    4. Quality Time
    5. Physical Touch. 

    “Each of us has a primary love language,” Dr. Chapman said, and often secondary or tertiary ones. To help identify your language, he recommended focusing on the way you most frequently express love. What you give is often what you crave. Challenges in relationships arise because people tend to be attracted to their opposites, he said. “In a marriage, almost never do a husband and wife have the same language. The key is we have to learn to speak the language of the other person.”

    Practical talk about sex from a man America can’t afford to ignore. And he’s a preacher from the South.

    More on Gary Chapman in this NY Times exclusive…

    2 years ago  /  2 notes  / 

  8. “The war is over. It’s time to negotiate.”
npr:

Many of the protesters have retreated to Zuccotti Park this afternoon. The atmosphere is festive with drumming and dancing. But we found Stephen Patti, an 85-year-old World War II vet, sitting at one of the park’s tables. He was wearing an American Legion hat and a serious look on his face. …
“The war is over,” said Patti. “It’s time to negotiate.”
What he means, he said, is that the Occupy Movement has refocused the conversation in the country. It’s brought income inequality to the public discourse, so Patti said the time has come to issue a set of demands, sit down with government, with Wall Street and find a way to close that gap and bring better paying jobs to more people, instead of handing out massive bonuses to a few CEOs.
“You gotta sit down,” he said. “People get tired of this when it disrupts their life. Now is the time to negotiate.”
(Eyder Peralta, reporting from New York for The Two-Way)

    “The war is over. It’s time to negotiate.”

    npr:

    Many of the protesters have retreated to Zuccotti Park this afternoon. The atmosphere is festive with drumming and dancing. But we found Stephen Patti, an 85-year-old World War II vet, sitting at one of the park’s tables. He was wearing an American Legion hat and a serious look on his face. …

    “The war is over,” said Patti. “It’s time to negotiate.”

    What he means, he said, is that the Occupy Movement has refocused the conversation in the country. It’s brought income inequality to the public discourse, so Patti said the time has come to issue a set of demands, sit down with government, with Wall Street and find a way to close that gap and bring better paying jobs to more people, instead of handing out massive bonuses to a few CEOs.

    “You gotta sit down,” he said. “People get tired of this when it disrupts their life. Now is the time to negotiate.”

    (Eyder Peralta, reporting from New York for The Two-Way)

    2 years ago  /  262 notes  /   /  Source: NPR

  9. davidup:

He had just saved her from a fire in her house, rescuing her by carrying her out of the house into her front yard, while he continued to fight the fire. She is pregnant.
The firefighter was afraid of her at first, because he had never been around a Doberman before. When he finally got done putting the fire out, he sat down to catch his breath and rest.
A photographer from the Charlotte, North …Carolina newspaper, “The Observer,” noticed this red Doberman in the distance looking at the fireman. He saw her walking straight toward the fireman and wondered what she was going to do. As he raised his camera, she came up to the tired man who had saved her life and the lives of her babies, and kissed him, just as the photographer snapped this photograph….

    davidup:

    He had just saved her from a fire in her house, rescuing her by carrying her out of the house into her front yard, while he continued to fight the fire. She is pregnant.

    The firefighter was afraid of her at first, because he had never been around a Doberman before. When he finally got done putting the fire out, he sat down to catch his breath and rest.

    A photographer from the Charlotte, North …Carolina newspaper, “The Observer,” noticed this red Doberman in the distance looking at the fireman. He saw her walking straight toward the fireman and wondered what she was going to do. As he raised his camera, she came up to the tired man who had saved her life and the lives of her babies, and kissed him, just as the photographer snapped this photograph….

    (via davidup-deactivated20120329)

    2 years ago  /  85,650 notes  / 

  10. "The New Germany…
We’re Not Your Parents’, Deutschland.”
This makes me think think of some late 80’s German art school getting ahold of a contract for a post Berlin wall tourism flyer. 
jedanodmnogih:

Laibach and 23 Skidoo, 1983(?) in Zagreb, Croatia.

    "The New Germany…

    We’re Not Your Parents’, Deutschland.”

    This makes me think think of some late 80’s German art school getting ahold of a contract for a post Berlin wall tourism flyer.

    jedanodmnogih:

    Laibach and 23 Skidoo, 1983(?) in Zagreb, Croatia.

    (via monochrom23reich)

    2 years ago  /  32 notes  / 

  11. rosalarian:

itswalky:

Oh, oh yes.
Oh yes.

This is a real thing!!!

    rosalarian:

    itswalky:

    Oh, oh yes.

    Oh yes.

    This is a real thing!!!

    2 years ago  /  270 notes  /   /  Source: billandted3.com

  12. An article on the timeless fashion of Harris Tweed. 
(via Brain Pickings)
Choicely snipped:

'Donald John Mackenzie, one of the younger weavers, tried a number  of careers before he thought he would have a go at this one. He likes  the fact that weaving is a regular commitment and you know what salary  you will achieve if you work a full week. He has a small croft and has  written for the local community about the weaving process.'

And for those unaware:

Harris Tweed is a unique fabric hand-woven by the islanders on Scotland’s Isles of  Harris, Lewis, Uist, and Barra, using local wool and vegetable dyes.  Despite its rustic roots, this unusual cloth has risen to international  fame, appearing as anything from a premium finish on limited-edition  Nike shoes to the attire of choice for celebrated fictional characters  like Robert Langdon in The Da Vinci Code, the Doctor from Doctor Who,  and Agatha Christie’s detective Miss Marple. Known for its distinctive  flecks of color and peculiar scent, produced by the lichen dyes known as  “crottle,” Harris Tweed is as much a material as it is a fascinating  story about tradition, community, collaboration, and heritage.

Indeed, what writer’s wardrobe would be be complete without a harris tweed cardigan with leather elbow patches?
This is a rhetorical question. The answer is none, clearly.

    An article on the timeless fashion of Harris Tweed.

    (via Brain Pickings)

    Choicely snipped:

    'Donald John Mackenzie, one of the younger weavers, tried a number of careers before he thought he would have a go at this one. He likes the fact that weaving is a regular commitment and you know what salary you will achieve if you work a full week. He has a small croft and has written for the local community about the weaving process.'

    And for those unaware:

    Harris Tweed is a unique fabric hand-woven by the islanders on Scotland’s Isles of Harris, Lewis, Uist, and Barra, using local wool and vegetable dyes. Despite its rustic roots, this unusual cloth has risen to international fame, appearing as anything from a premium finish on limited-edition Nike shoes to the attire of choice for celebrated fictional characters like Robert Langdon in The Da Vinci Code, the Doctor from Doctor Who, and Agatha Christie’s detective Miss Marple. Known for its distinctive flecks of color and peculiar scent, produced by the lichen dyes known as “crottle,” Harris Tweed is as much a material as it is a fascinating story about tradition, community, collaboration, and heritage.

    Indeed, what writer’s wardrobe would be be complete without a harris tweed cardigan with leather elbow patches?

    This is a rhetorical question. The answer is none, clearly.

    2 years ago  /  0 notes  / 

  13. I know the guilt, the struggle, the story. I know it gets better once you go for years without health insurance and slowly learn that it’s not your fault and that you have to pick yourself up by the bootstraps and move on. I know that a mountain of debt like a giant standing wave tsunami really will just hang there above your head like some delicately perched rock formation, as you all the while make your home beneath it / use it to cover your encampment when the rain storms set in… BUT I KNOW IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE LIKE THIS… I KNOW THAT I WASTED YEARS AND COUNTLESS GRAY HAIRS WORRYING… I am not terrified anymore. I am merely the 99%…

    I know the guilt, the struggle, the story. I know it gets better once you go for years without health insurance and slowly learn that it’s not your fault and that you have to pick yourself up by the bootstraps and move on. I know that a mountain of debt like a giant standing wave tsunami really will just hang there above your head like some delicately perched rock formation, as you all the while make your home beneath it / use it to cover your encampment when the rain storms set in… BUT I KNOW IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE LIKE THIS… I KNOW THAT I WASTED YEARS AND COUNTLESS GRAY HAIRS WORRYING… I am not terrified anymore. I am merely the 99%…

    2 years ago  /  7 notes  /   /  Source: wearethe99percent

  14. Test publishing the first of old issues of Attention Span Therapy online at http://issuu.com…
Will elaborate and provide a link once I see that it works…
UPDATE: HOLY Shitballs…!
That’s amazing. Thank you Issuu!!
Loooook out for more of the reissue… I haven’t been this excited since I rediscovered sourdough…

    Test publishing the first of old issues of Attention Span Therapy online at http://issuu.com

    Will elaborate and provide a link once I see that it works…

    UPDATE: HOLY Shitballs…!

    That’s amazing. Thank you Issuu!!

    Loooook out for more of the reissue… I haven’t been this excited since I rediscovered sourdough…

    2 years ago  /  23 notes  /   /  Source: issuu.com

  15. Marhsall McLuhan’s Tetrad’s
The tetrad is a means of examining the effects on society of any  technology (i.e., any medium) by dividing its effects into four  categories and displaying them simultaneously.
What does the medium enhance?
What does the medium make obsolete?
What does the medium retrieve that had been obsolesced earlier?
What does the medium flip into when pushed to extremes?
Take radio:
Enhancement (figure): Radio amplifies news and music via sound.
Obsolescence (ground): Radio reduces the importance of print and the visual.
Retrieval (figure): Radio returns the spoken word to the forefront.
Reversal (ground): Acoustic radio flips into audio-visual TV.
Do you want to know more?

    Marhsall McLuhan’s Tetrad’s

    The tetrad is a means of examining the effects on society of any technology (i.e., any medium) by dividing its effects into four categories and displaying them simultaneously.

    • What does the medium enhance?
    • What does the medium make obsolete?
    • What does the medium retrieve that had been obsolesced earlier?
    • What does the medium flip into when pushed to extremes?

    Take radio:

    • Enhancement (figure): Radio amplifies news and music via sound.
    • Obsolescence (ground): Radio reduces the importance of print and the visual.
    • Retrieval (figure): Radio returns the spoken word to the forefront.
    • Reversal (ground): Acoustic radio flips into audio-visual TV.

    Do you want to know more?

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