September 14, 2014
Naomi Klein - This Changes Everything

Naomi Klein - This Changes Everything Original post: http://ift.tt/1D6Eayh

September 7, 2014
Quote - Tony Konecny

Quote - Tony Konecny Original post: http://ift.tt/1rW3Hp8

August 31, 2014

7 Smartphone Photography Tips and Tricks

(Source: youtube.com)

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Filed under: photography iphone camera 
August 29, 2014
(via xkcd: Writing Skills)

(via xkcd: Writing Skills)

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Filed under: life sexting xkcd 
August 28, 2014
Matt Gemmell - Raw Materials

Everyone has their tales to tell, and the ones that resonate most tend to be the troubling ones… we need to share those experiences. We can perform a kind of exorcism by exposing them to the cold light of day where no deep shadows are cast, and to the hearts and minds of others.

Invariably, we find that the tales are a mirror, reflecting a common thread in the lives of both reader and writer. That’s how the cleansing magic works, and it’s a powerful realisation.

Matt Gemmell - Raw Materials 

August 11, 2014
Brilliant.

CitizenMag

Brilliant.

CitizenMag

August 6, 2014
sallydoodle:

Mr. Doodle is feeling pretty proud of his new shirt.

Should have used Jose Bautista’s image.

sallydoodle:

Mr. Doodle is feeling pretty proud of his new shirt.

Should have used Jose Bautista’s image.

August 3, 2014
Steinunn´s figurative work slowly but immediately draws one into the mood of the subject, in turn provoking reflection. The silent strength of her work impresses with a subtle yet strongly powerful emotional pull on the viewer. Subtle and silent, strong and soft, her work is sculptural poetry
— DAVID HANDLEY, Director of “Sculpture by the Sea” in Australia
(via Encounters With Iceland At Mission Hill Winery – Four Sides)

Steinunn´s figurative work slowly but immediately draws one into the mood of the subject, in turn provoking reflection. The silent strength of her work impresses with a subtle yet strongly powerful emotional pull on the viewer. Subtle and silent, strong and soft, her work is sculptural poetry

— DAVID HANDLEY, Director of “Sculpture by the Sea” in Australia

(via Encounters With Iceland At Mission Hill Winery – Four Sides)

July 26, 2014
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Airmail is clean and allows you to get to your emails without interruption - it’s the mail client for the 21st century. We have taken usability and function to the next level with Airmail and bring a striking-design with support for all major email services such as Gmail, Yahoo and more.

Switch between accounts like a breeze and quick reply to incoming messages within seconds - email has never been so easy.

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Mac App Store - Airmail

My favourite email app for Mac. Best feature for me? Ability to send emails over to my Project Management app, OmniFocus 2.

July 26, 2014
Remember to be polite to your baristas.

Remember to be polite to your baristas.

July 22, 2014
California: A Novel: Edan Lepucki

The world Cal and Frida have always known is gone, and they’ve left the crumbling city of Los Angeles far behind them. They now live in a shack in the wilderness, working side-by-side to make their days tolerable in the face of hardship and isolation. Mourning a past they can’t reclaim, they seek solace in each other. But the tentative existence they’ve built for themselves is thrown into doubt when Frida finds out she’s pregnant.

Terrified of the unknown and unsure of their ability to raise a child alone, Cal and Frida set out for the nearest settlement, a guarded and paranoid community with dark secrets. These people can offer them security, but Cal and Frida soon realize this community poses dangers of its own. In this unfamiliar world, where everything and everyone can be perceived as a threat, the couple must quickly decide whom to trust.

A gripping and provocative debut novel by a stunning new talent, California imagines a frighteningly realistic near future, in which clashes between mankind’s dark nature and deep-seated resilience force us to question how far we will go to protect the ones we love.

July 22, 2014
Sweetness #9: A Novel: Stephan Eirik Clark

Receiving the ColbertNation bump

It’s 1973, and David Leveraux has landed his dream job as a Flavorist-in-Training, working in the secretive industry where chemists create the flavors for everything from the cherry in your can of soda to the butter on your popcorn.

While testing a new artificial sweetener—“Sweetness #9”—he notices unusual side-effects in the laboratory rats and monkeys: anxiety, obesity, mutism, and a generalized dissatisfaction with life. David tries to blow the whistle, but he swallows it instead.

Years later, Sweetness #9 is America’s most popular sweetener—and David’s family is changing. His wife is gaining weight, his son has stopped using verbs, and his daughter suffers from a generalized dissatisfaction with life. Is Sweetness #9 to blame, along with David’s failure to stop it? Or are these just symptoms of the American condition?

David’s search for an answer unfolds in this expansive novel that is at once a comic satire, a family story, and a profound exploration of our deepest cultural anxieties. Wickedly funny and wildly imaginative, Sweetness #9 questions whether what we eat truly makes us who we are.

July 19, 2014
Grammar Police.

Grammar Police.

July 12, 2014
Cromwell’s Head

From one showman to another, Cromwell’s head passed through the eighteenth century, turning a profit each time. The only problem was wear and tear. At some point, perhaps as far back as the day at Tyburn, Cromwell had lost an ear and several teeth. His nose had been crushed, his hair was thinning, his flesh was desiccated, and his skin was yellow-brown. The incongruous appearance of this hard, dry object made it an effective memento mori. This was what death looked like. Cromwell, the great commander, was now nothing more than a lump of matter, subject to the whims of Mother Nature and dependent on the passions of the paying public.

Severed: A History of Heads Lost and Heads Found by Frances Larson

A lengthier excerpt is found in the August issue of Harpers.

Rather fascinating and grotesque to discover that they exhumed the body after his death (from illness) to perform a public beheading, and then proceeded to display the head for nearly three hundred years. It’s an interesting story which makes me curious to read the full book when it’s released in August.

Cromwell’s Head was originally published by James McCullough at Four Sides on July 12, 2014.

Original post: /Cromwell-head

July 11, 2014
http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/timeghost.png

Learn something new every day: Forrest Gump came out in 1994, which is closer to the Vietnam War (ended in 1975) than we are to 1994.