Happy 2011 - Here are 20 Psychic Predictions!
I looked around online (different sites) and here are some predictions I found. I left out all the World War III / End of the World depressing stuff - who needs it? 1 Earthquake in California will damage the Hollywood sign 2 The Beckhams will announce their divorce, as will Katie & Tom Cruise 3 Google personal alerts will get more personalized 4 The new hot job will be...
How Do You Feel About Twitter Selling Your Tweets?
While you probably thought “trending topics” was just a curiosity, it actually represented Twitter’s first steps into data mining for commercial purposes. Now data mining is coming to Twitter in a serious way. And Twitter is going to make a fortune off your tweets. Corporations want access to your Twitter messages so they can learn more about who has what opinions where, and...
Valdemort Is Missing
Where is Dick Cheney? Here is a link to a fascinating video of Rachel Maddow explaining Cheney’s end-stage heart device that keeps him alive by essentially bypassing his heart and continually pumping his blood like a garden hose - so he has no heartbeat or pulse! After having this device implanted, people either get a heart transplant or keep living for a few years with a power source...
"One in a Zillion" All-Black Fawn
This is NOT an urban legend. There are more photos at http://rmbuquoiphoto.photoshelter.com/
Why Palin Should Act More Like a Grizzly Bear
RT @shannynmoore Why, oh, why does Sarah Palin ignore the laws of hibernation for mama grizzlies? Cave. Sleep. 6 months. Shhh. Perfect.
Amazon’s New Patent Intercepts Awful Presents...
By now the ribbons and bows and gift tags and wrapping paper have been tidied away. You may even have taken down your Christmas tree, so your presents are no longer basking in its warm, twinkling lights. In the cold light of the post-Christmas day, how do you really feel about the items you received? Are there a few duds in your little pile? Some of us don’t receive a great many gifts, but most...
8-Year-Olds Published in Scientific Journal
RT @Gawker Eight-Year-Olds Publish Study in Respected Science Journal http://gawker.com/5715860 // A class of British schoolchildren did an original study about bees. With the help of a parent, they designed and executed an experiment that contributed new information to the ways in which bees differentiate “good” flowers from “bad” ones. Unlike traditional scientific...
Thanks to http://weheartit.com/entry/4328401
Twitter Data - Who Is Listening in Twitterverse?
74% of American adults are internet users 8% of online adults use Twitter (men = 7%, women = 10%) 2% of online adults use Twitter so on a typical day 6% of women between the ages of 50 and 64 (that’s me) Twitter is most popular with young adults, African-Americans and Latinos, and Urban dwellers. Not exactly the target audience for an old white lady. ...
Quote for the Day: From Andy Borowitz
RT @BorowitzReport We may trail India and China in math and science, but we are second to none in Internet trolls.
Mitt Romney and the Magic Mormon Underwear
I’m not Mormon, and I’ll never be Mormon, so I don’t know much about the special magic Mormon Underwear. I was surprised to find this edifying picture. Romney has declined to say whether he wears the Mormon “garments” or not. I apologize if this has offended any Mormons, but to me magic underwear makes as much sense as a tin foil hat. For more on this story,...
Are the Lives of Writers Important to You? Please...
As a reader, do you feel the need to know about the life of the writer whose book you are reading? Or is the book itself enough? I’m asking this question because sometimes it’s better not to know. Heaven knows there are plenty of famous painters who were dreadful human beings, and plenty of writers and poets who were addicted to opium or alcohol and not exactly pillars of their...
Carnie Wilson: I'm as Fat as F*ck, What Can I Say?
God bless Carnie Wilson. Sometimes she has her weight under control and sometimes she doesn’t. Here’s what she says: “I’m fat as f**k, what can I say? You know, after all these years, it’s just like we are who we are and it’s a struggle for me and sometimes I’m heavier and sometimes I’m thinner.”
We Love Tim Gunn
Tim’s message to gay, lesbian, bi, transgender, and questioning youth: “Well, I’ll share with you. As a 17-year-old youth who was in quite a bit of despair, I attempted to kill myself. And I’m very happy today that attempt was unsuccessful, but at the time it was all I could contemplate. I thought, “I need to end things right now.” I’ll tell you, when I...
From Agent Betsy Lerner: Did You Hear the One...
RT @BetsyLerner http://www.betsylerner.com Did you hear the one about the man whose agent killed his family and burned down his house? The guy comes home to discover that his wife and children have been raped and murdered, and his house has been burned down. The cop explains that his agent had come to his house. “Really?” the guy says, all excited. “My agent came to my...
Article: Children with Bipolar Disorder
RT @irenelevine My Son Was Diagnosed With Bipolar Disorder: http://yhoo.it/hRQ1Oi // Excellent article If you havre ANY doubts about the possibility of children being bipolar, read this article and the comments.
Ship Named RawFaith Sinks - But 3 Cheers for the...
The crudely built, unpainted, imitation “pirate vessel” RawFaith departed Salem for Bermuda yesterday, but didn’t get far. About 100 miles off Nantucket, the ship started taking on water in 10 foot seas. After the bilge pump broke, the ship took on two feet of water and became very unstable. The boat was built without an engine, and at that point was unable to move under her...
2010 Countdown: Top Publishing Horror Stories We'd...
RT @victoriastrauss The 13 most obnoxious publishing stories of 2010 http://tinyurl.com/2fxdrke //For anyone still wondering if publishing is nuts 13. Grand Central Publishing awarded comedian Chelsea Handler her own book imprint. The second book to be released under her new imprint will reportedly be penned by her dog, Chunk. 12. Literary agent Andrew Wylie launched his own publishing...