31 October 2008
30 October 2008
What Kind of Genius Are You?Via Accidental Creative -- one of the best sites on the Web.
A new theory suggests that creativity comes in two distinct types – quick and dramatic, or careful and quiet.
By Daniel H. Pink
In the fall of 1972, when David Galenson was a senior economics major at Harvard, he took what he describes as a “gut” course in 17th-century Dutch art. On the first day of class, the professor displayed a stunning image of a Renaissance Madonna and child. “Pablo Picasso did this copy of a Raphael drawing when he was 17 years old,” the professor told the students. “What have you people done lately?” It’s a question we all ask ourselves. What have we done lately? It rattles us each birthday. It surfaces whenever an upstart twentysomething pens a game-changing novel or a 30-year-old tech entrepreneur becomes a billionaire. The question nagged at Galenson for years...
...Now, however, Galenson might have done something at last, something that could provide hope for legions of late bloomers everywhere. Beavering away in his sunny second-floor office on campus, he has scoured the records of art auctions, counted entries in poetry anthologies, tallied images in art history textbooks – and then sliced and diced the numbers with his econometric ginsu knife. Applying the fiercely analytic, quantitative tools of modern economics, he has reverse engineered ingenuity to reveal the source code of the creative mind. More.
29 October 2008
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27 October 2008
*A bit of a dangerous listen unless you like impulse shopping on iTunes.
26 October 2008
- They have to be unintentionally funny
- A lot of ambition and questionable talent.
One of the videos they created took 17 sexual harrassment awareness training videos and pieced together the what-not-to-do segments into one three-minute treat.
17 sexual harrassment training videos pieced together -- just 3 minutes of the what not to do.
Listen to the interview; check out their MySpace page.
Found Footage Festival 2008 Trailer
25 October 2008
24 October 2008
23 October 2008
22 October 2008
Upside: You get more info about the link and the info in context. And it's delivered in a more readable format. I'm able to make a better decision on what is really what I'm looking for. You can also add a cuil option in your Firefox search bar.
21 October 2008
Father takes son to court for idleness
LAGOS (Reuters) - A father took his 20-year old son to an Islamic court in northern Nigeria for idleness, asking that he be sent to prison for refusing to engage in productive activities, state news agency NAN said Friday.
"He is not listening to words and he is bringing shame to my family. I am tired of his nefarious deeds. Please put this boy in prison so that I can be free," Sama'ila Tahir, a market trader in the northeastern town of Bauchi, was quoted as saying. More.
20 October 2008
See also Maureen Dowd's column in the New York Times.
15 October 2008
- No more humidity!
- The smell, especially burning leaves
- Wearing more orange clothing (not the hunting kind though)
- The brilliant colors -- a photographer's dream landscape
- Sleeping with the windows open and using lots of covers
14 October 2008
Libra: The bullet will miss your heart by several inches, which only makes sense, as it will be fired at your head.What do the stars tell you? Find out here. RSS feed available!
09 October 2008
As best as I can tell, das Brimborium would be a good German translation. Or maybe die Umstaende.
Makes me think of rugby and a couple of meetings I've been in recently.
08 October 2008
Naming nasty people is so cathartic. At right, Viola Swamp from the children's book Miss Nelson Is Missing. The epitome of harridan.
07 October 2008
06 October 2008
As a society we have way too much crap. Off-site storage is one of the fastest growing businesses in the country. The idea of hanging out at the place where I store all my extra crap -- if I was a guy that is -- I don't get that.
05 October 2008
04 October 2008
03 October 2008
You must be a witch because I'm under your spell and I'm boiling to death in your cauldron.Disgusting. Frightening. Hilarious
02 October 2008
I have no idea what he's saying. He could be calling the west blue-eyed devils for all I know.