10 reasons to avoid talking on the phone - The... →
“If you’re like me, you can’t relax on the phone because you’re constantly looking for an opportunity to say goodbye.”
“Geckos have millions of microscopic hairs on their toes, each with hundreds of...
For example, the word chakyrym refered to the distance that the sound of a...– Aigine Cultural Research Center - Traditional Knowledge in Kyrgyzstan / Traditional knowledge about the formation and control of society, family and economy
Night, street, drugstore and lonely light, A cast of senseless glare. A...– A. Блок-Ночь, улица… English translation (Беляева Дина) / поэтические переводы / Стихи.ру - национальный сервер современной поэзии This sounds even better in Russian: Ночь, улица, фонарь, аптека. The first line is just four nouns, evoking a vivid scene as sparely as possible.
Dailymotion - The Mills Bros.- I Aint Got... →
palmsies: Another awesome intersection of the Mills Brothers and animation.
Men in Iraq have five names: Their given name, their father’s name, their...– Searching for Saddam: Saddam had a lot of bodyguards. Which one was hiding him? - By Chris Wilson - Slate Magazine
Kancho (カンチョー kanchō?) is a prank often played in Japan; it is performed by...– Kancho - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
“If you were to take the best engineers in the world and asked them to design a perfect plug for a child’s airway, you couldn’t do better than a hot dog,” Smith said. “It’s the right size, right shape. It’s compressible so it wedges itself in. When they’re in that tight [it’s] almost impossible, even with the correct training and the correct...
Ebert is waiting for a Scottish company called CereProc to give him some of his...– Roger Ebert: The Essential Man
For every woman proudly sporting a pink breast-cancer ribbon, another woman gags...– I’ve always thought that breast-cancer awareness garners an disproportionate amount of attention. Call me cynical but I think it’s all a little single-minded.
You ever read any Nietzsche? Nietzsche says there are two kinds of people in the...– Robin Williams in Terry Gilliam’s The Fisher King
Is it just me, or do all national anthems the world over, no matter how rich and...– Why do all national anthems sound the same? - By Juliet Lapidos - Slate Magazine
Omphaloskepsis is the contemplation of one’s navel as an aid to...– Omphaloskepsis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Painting is “the anachronistic daubing of woven fabrics with coloured mud– Victor Burgin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Well that’s one way to look at it.
The Fisher King, or the Wounded King, figures in Arthurian legend as the latest...– Fisher King - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Best entries in Cab Calloway's "Hepster's...
Barbecue (n.): the girl friend, a beauty Bust your conk (v.): apply yourself diligently, break your neck Clambake (n.): a jam session not in the groove Crumb crushers (n): teeth Dreamers (n.): bed covers, blankets Fine dinner (n.): a good-looking girl Frisking the whiskers (v.): what the cats do when they are warming up for a swing session Ground grippers (n.): new shoes ...
Well, Mr. Big Brother IRS man, let’s try something different; take my...– Talking Points Memo | Breaking News and Analysis
Agents may self-tan, don color contacts, put pebbles in their shoes to change...– Do spies and assassins really wear fake beards? - By Brian Palmer - Slate Magazine
Mongolian Bling Teaser on Vimeo (via Vimeo) This movie about Mongolian hip hop looks great. Makes me wish I had paid more attention while I was there this summer.
Interesting quotes from "Kaitag: Textile Art From...
Sloane, you may want to read this. There are several quotes about babies: “During the last century, when a song was born to the ruler of the Kaitag, the baby was sent from village to village to be suckled by all the women who could do so, to make him foster brother of his entire generation, often a stronger tie than blood. In most villages in other parts of Daghestan, women were considered...
According to the psychogenic theory, since Neanderthal man most tribes and...– From the article on Psychohistory, “the controversial study of the psychological motivations of historical events. It combines the insights of psychotherapy with the research methodology of the social sciences to understand the emotional origin of the social and political behavior of groups...
The Natural Bears Classification System (NBCS or the bear code) is a set of...– The Natural Bears Classification System - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia