Daniel Everett: “Endangered languages, lost...
It’s far from perfect, but it’s the best Fehr Family Christmas tree adventure...– AdamFehr.com Blog » Blog Archive » Christmas Tree Hunting
How to Talk About What You Most Dread →
The Five Stages of Collapse →
Google docs presentation by Dmitry Orlov. Ah, thanksgiving: traditional time to take stock of your readiness in the face of adversity…seasonal or existential. Relatedly, anyone care to join me in seeing “The Road” this weekend? I have a box full of non-perishable snacks I’ll share.
It seems the internet (or at least my generational slice of it) is geeking out about the “Bohemian Rhapsody” muppet video. Which, in my warped world of mosaic references, makes me wonder who is behind it, considering the fact the Muppets were owned by German entertainment conglomerate at one point in the early 2000s. That fact led the Daily Show to one of their most guffaw-inducing...
Hair Raiser [Seed Magazine] →
For the journalists, it would be easy to describe this resentment as simple jealousy. An early example of the Gladwell Tipping Point from The Daily Beast captures that envy; the idea of a magazine writer not named Hunter S. Thompson having honest-to-goodness groupies is just too much, especially when that journalist is rocking the Sideshow Bob look. Come to think of it, I would love to see...
Byron & Stacey[.blogspot.com] →
I’m just gonna take a guess that Stacy chose the background image. (Adam[Fehr.com], should we hand over the keys to ByronHaley.com or do they even need us anymore? Sigh.)
An Eye For an Eye
clientsfromhell: This is without a doubt the nuttiest, most epic email exchange I’ve ever had with a prospective ‘client’, made more so by the fact I only responded to the guy once and he kept going. I present the following exchange with ‘Mike The Client’ without comment. It’s long but impossible to excerpt because he has a knack for throwing out a curveball just when you think you know where...
The Women’s Crusade - NYTimes.com →
Bill Gates recalls once being invited to speak in Saudi Arabia and finding himself facing a segregated audience. Four-fifths of the listeners were men, on the left. The remaining one-fifth were women, all covered in black cloaks and veils, on the right. A partition separated the two groups. Toward the end, in the question-and-answer session, a member of the audience noted that Saudi Arabia aimed...
David Byrne's Journal: Knights Templar →
ascendingcoherence: On the scale of Umberto Eco to Dan Brown, Byrne geeking out about history and architecture is firmly closer to Eco. (I’m actually relieved.)
Avoiding the Agony of a 'Bogey': Loss Aversion in... →
In a working paper titled, “Is Tiger Woods Loss Averse? Persistent Bias in the Face of Experience, Competition, and High Stakes,” Wharton …professors … examine putts during pro golf tournaments and determine that even the best golfers systematically miss the opportunity to score a “birdie” — when a player sinks a ball in one stroke less than the number...
Lake Tapps man arrested on charges he raped,... →
Today I learn one of my neighbors is a pedophile. Statistics about the reach and prevalence of child abuse have now hit the heart of a place inclined to ignore it as long as possible. I wonder how the Island families—who support a wonderfully kid-friendly environment—will react to such a extreme crime right under their noses.
CrossingWallStreet.com: The Gladwell Bubble Bursts →
Over the weekend, Harvard psychology professor, Steven Pinker, reviewed Malcolm Gladwell’s latest, What the Dog Saw, for the New York Times. Pinker writes: An eclectic essayist is necessarily a dilettante, which is not in itself a bad thing. But Gladwell frequently holds forth about statistics and psychology, and his lack of technical grounding in these subjects can be jarring. He provides...
Being a pedant is easier than being intelligent. To continue being a pedant only...– The Ruricolist: Severity
Too sick to destroy the notecards that contain The Original of Laura, the master...– Nabokov’s The Original of Laura (Dying Is Fun). - By Aleksandar Hemon - Slate
McSweeney's Lists: Actuarial Tables. →
Top Web Devs Twitter List by carsonified on... →
So many dudes.
The Pragmatic Capitalist: Are Leveraged ETFs... →