Saturday, October 7, 2017

The two most powerful warriors...

A backlog of musical bookmarks that needs exploration:
Kandinsky's painting set to Mussorgsky's music. Well worth watching.
The Clyfford Still Museum launched an online database of the artist's works. You could spend hours in here.

The Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest announced it's 2017 winner for composing the worst opening sentence for a novel. Marvel at this: "The elven city of Losstii faced towering sea cliffs and abutted rolling hills that in the summer were covered with blankets of flowers and in the winter were covered with blankets, because elves wanted to keep the flowers warm and didn't know much at all about gardening."

Speaking of bad writing, marketing. Here are some phrases to ban from your marketing copy beginning with "industry leader."

How about 61 hours of Orson Welles' radio plays including War of the Worlds? In junior high, friends and I would sit around a record player wearing big, old school headphones, listening to War of the Worlds on vinyl. It was/is fantastic.

Here's an infographic tracing the lineage of the world's languages.

Yummy math cakes
Competence is underrated, especially in management. Maybe because everyone's drinking the Steve Jobs or Elon Musk strategic kool-aid and not keeping their eye on operations.

A long but worthy read about identify theft and credit reports. "Mean words cannot hurt a bank. Threats cannot hurt a bank. Paper trails, though, are terrifying to regulated institutions. "

Money magazine named Allen, Texas the 2nd best place to live in America. Bedford, Texas is #23.

I tweeted about this a while back, but science seems to have discovered a brainless animal that sleeps. Like me, you are probably thinking "teenage boy." But no, it's a jellyfish. Why is this relevant? Sleep is thought of as a brain-oriented activity. But this jellyfish suggests sleep is more of a core biological function.

Scientists tracked gravitational waves back to their source: the collision of two black holes.

The engineering of roller coasters and other rides at the state fair. I know this guy.

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...are patience and time. ~Leo Tolstoy

1 comment:

Curtis Young said...

"The Clyfford Still Museum launched an online database of the artist's works. You could spend hours in here."

I already have...