Lambert

Greetings, Earthlings. I hope you are quite happy and healthy. And I hope your life gets better and better every day. All these tabs were eating my RAM, so I’ve decided to unleash them upon you.

First off, you should know that you can take MIT courses for free, in your underwear. Here’s an intro to Psychology to get you started.

I’ve read most of Malcolm Gladwell’s books, and seen his TED Talks. I’ve always thought he was a good, thought-provoking writer and admired him. Then I read this article which claims he’s a pro-corporate shill with zero journalistic integrity. Sigh.

A beekeeper posits that businesses have a lot to learn from one of nature’s most shining success stories. Too Big To Fail can and will bring down whole societies.

What do men and women look at while watching porn? The answers may surprise you.

An unknown number of women out there can perceive millions of colors most humans can’t.

More evidence that giving makes us happy.

Good news! More and more people are ditching cable TV.

Bad news: for the past 30 years, US businesses have been injecting trillions of gallons of toxic waste deep into the Earth.

Ever wonder why Europeans are white? Wonder no more.

Why bad jobs — or no jobs — happen to good workers.

Our Milky Way:

 

Vincent van Gogh – Village Street and Steps in Auvers with Figures (1890):

 

Golden Tortoise Beetle:

 

Hilarious screen test of muppets ad-libbing:

 

Love yous.

J

Lisbon

Does this count as a post? Yes. Yes it does.

The City of Tulsa destroyed a woman’s garden because, well, they didn’t really give a reason. They just did it, and that’s that. One can only guess it’s because she was growing her own food and medicine. She should just be a good consumer and buy it from the Supermarket™ like Everybody Else®.

Good News! A new study predicts imminent, irreversible planetary collapse. Oh. Wait. That’s bad news. Sorry about that.

Here are some awesome examples of superb architecture blending with nature.

Love this:

 

I think Beijing’s Olympic design firms kick all kinds of ass over London’s:

And, finally:

xoxo,

J

Sound the Alarm: A Bus Went By

Do you have a garden? If so, you should plant some medicine.

Oh, by the way, did you know that plants may be able to hear?

The average American family’s net worth dropped 40% in the past 5 years. Meanwhile:

 

Which leads me to believe that our elected officials should be subject to more scrutiny.

Beautiful, intricate egg-shell art by Franc Grom:

 

Barbie and Ken’s life isn’t as great as it seems (via):

 

Melanistic animals are the opposite of albino animals:

 

Jaw-Dropping “Star Trail” images taken by astronaut Don Pettit from the ISS:

 

Mugshots of some Mississippi Freedom Riders:

 

Love (via):

 

Gonna be around for 2 hours? Check out this groovy soundcloud yoga mix and get your chill on.

Love yous.

J

Clamity

Hope you’re doing fantabulous, friends. Just a brief update. Trying to get back into the swing of things. Or not.

Are you aware that humanity is speeding down an unsustainable path? You are? Well, what can we do about that? There is a very simple thing we could all do to be off to a great start.

Interesting article on America’s oldest family firm (it’s actually older than America): Zildjian.

Writers: take note of this excellent writing advice from Pixar.

:-)

 

Screaming. Can’t hear my call…

 

The Big Picture:

 

A gallery of hijab propaganda posters from Iran:

 

Okay, Love yous.

J