Palin's a Big Tease: Media Foreplay
Yes, we know about the Bumpit and teasing her hair. We know about the MILF label and teasing all the old GOP goats. But Sarah Palin’s biggest tease is her media foreplay before a presidential run that cannot happen. How we know Palin will never run? She certainly hasn’t done any homework since losing the election in 2008. Her...
Remember: Rapture Rescheduled for October
See more pictures at: http://tinyurl.com/3rej93b
Did you know: 75 million years ago today, God whisked all the good little dinosaurs away to heaven?
Yarn Bombing: New York City
How great is this? A pink sweater for the “Charging Bull” statue outside Merrill Lynch in New York City. It was a gift to the city on Christmas, 2010, from artist and super knitter Olek, who moved from Poland to New York. “My art was a development that took me away from industrial, close-minded Silesia, Poland. It has always sought to bring color and life, energy, and...
Old Age: the Big Lie
WHO ARE THESE PEOPLE? Everywhere you look online there are pictures of clean, cheerful, smiling, active, loving seniors who are clearly having a grand old time in their golden years. Have you seen them where you live? Because I sure as hell haven’t. In the last year my father, age 92, has given himself food poisoning by eating rotten...
Picture for the Day: "The Wave" Rock Formation
Is it frosting? Taffy? Human hair? No, it is a sandstone formation on the Arizona/Utah border called The Wave. Only 20 people are allowed to visit per day. This image is from http://floristry.tumblr.com/post/5366025523 Thank you.
INCREDIBLE video from NYTimes about printing three dimensional objects - even with moving parts, such as prosthetic limbs.
THE FILTER BUBBLE: WHAT THE INTERNET IS HIDING...
RECOMMENDED READING By Eli Pariser (president of MoveOn.org) I just ordered this book because is sounds like something we should all read and understand. Have you ever wondered why your Facebook status updates act so peculiar? Sometimes you hear about certain friends; sometimes you don’t. Using its own internal algorithm based on EdgeRank, Facebook makes value judgments about what news it...
The #1 Title on Amazon.com is...
The Number 1 book on Amazon.com is not even available yet. But you can pre-order it. It’s called GO THE FUCK TO SLEEP. And apparently there is a movie deal already. This is causing great pain to “real” authors everywhere, who wish they had thought of this first instead of writing their 800 page post-apocalyptic steampunk magic realist romance.
Join the Resistance - to Prednisone Cravings
A twitter buddy said “it’s the prednisone talking… I’m going to have an apple!” Which I thought was incredibly focused and brave. I would have had the chocolate for sure. Fighting with steroid cravings is no joke! Kudos to all members of The Resistance out there! @mojonimbus @urkdingright @aprilpust #spoonies
Quote for the Day: Better Off Unborn
RT @ExposeRWNJs Too bad the Right Wing Nut Jobs don’t put as much energy into helping people who’ve been born as they do the unborn.
"Expedition Impossible" with Erik Weihenmayer... →
I am stoked about Mark Burnett’s new show, Expedition Impossible, because it features my author Erik Weihenmayer, with whom I had the privilege of working on his newly revised book, THE ADVERSITY ADVANTAGE. You may know Erik as “the blind guy who climbed Everest.” That accomplishment in 2001 was documented in the film FARTHER THAN THE EYE CAN SEE, which also chronicles the...
The Brain Is Wired for Justice
The country’s unrestrained joy over the death of Osama is biochemical. One of the reasons people were celebrating is that the brain is wired for justice. When a very bad person gets what they deserve - whether you call it justice or revenge - we actually get a surge of dopamine in the brain. http://tinyurl.com/3cys5av
Can ANYBODY on Facebook Spell ANYTHING?
Guess not! See http://tinyurl.com/3e6g2oy
Advice from Mom (see #advicefrommom on Twitter)
Once you’ve met a man in uniform, make sure you see him in regular clothes next
From Joe Navarro: Body Language in the White House...
You’ve seen the picture by now. Who can forget Hillary covering her mouth as she watches the Osama action unfold? Now here is an in-depth analysis of her reaction and the comparatively muted body language of others in the room. Nonverbal Behavior Expert & Author, Former FBI Special Agent Joe Navarro on the White House Situation Room Photo from the Bin Laden Mission: What do the...
A Better Hospital Pain Scale - With New Faces
I can’t get over how brilliant this is. We begin with the ACTUAL PAIN FACES they use on that ridiculous Hospital Pain Scale. If you have ever been in the hospital, you know how absurd these really are. You’ve probably seen some version of that chart before. You may also have noticed how inadequate it is at helping you. Based on the faces, this is my interpretation of the chart:...
Gifts to Give - or Not - for Mothers' Day
For Mothers’ Day last year, a friend of mine with several active young sons received from her husband a brand new DVD player. She knew just what to do. When Fathers’ Day rolled around, she gave him a lovely pair of earrings. Whether it is due to affection or fear, most people believe that they need to do something for Mothers’ Day, so much of...
Palin Can't Fill Her Own Shoes
Insert here any joke you wish about Sarah Palin being unable to fill these Minnie Mouse shoes. How could she possibly fill the President’s shoes? http://theimmoralminority.blogspot.com/2011/05/sarah-palins-terrible-horrible-no-good.html