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Not the King Lear I Remembered

I went through a phase in college where I read a lot of Shakespeare’s plays. I always thought that Lear was one of my favorites, but I’d never seen it performed. I just watched the ’71 movie with Paul Scofield, and found the whole thing surprisingly slow and overly arty (to say nothing of overly […]

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xkcd makes me laugh

I love xkcd. This one about Causation/correlation made me laugh out loud for a surprisingly long time.

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The Getty Villa put on some kind of Greek family festival today. I went because a group called The Boxtales was going to be reenacting stories from Homer’s Odyssey. They were surprisingly good, and now I’m thinking I want to try to see one of their longer “adult” shows. I also went because the Getty […]

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Toshiba Timesculpture Ad

This ad from Toshiba is crazy. I think I understand how they must have done it, but I’m overwhelmed by the amount of time and money it must have taken.

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That’s a Lot of Young America

For the past 11 months, I’ve been listening to The Sound of Young America podcasts. Today, I finally made my way to the end of their back-catalog of archived episodes. That’s 256 episodes in 11 months. Assuming 30 minutes per episode that’s more than 128 hours, and that’s a pretty conservative estimate since many of […]

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John Hodgman’s talk at TED, A brief digression on matters of lost time, is brilliantly funny. I didn’t even realize it until I had watched the video, but I have got to find myself a young, female Dune fan who will abduct me and fly me away to a sex pyramid.

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Things I Learned Today: There’s a lot of ambiguity when Hamlet tells Ophelia to “get thee to a nunnery” because a nunnery was both a convent (which is how I read it) and a brothel. I had no idea.

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Jedi Gym

Jedi Gym – heh!

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Wait, So Donald Duck Was a Nazi?

Man, I don’t get this Donald Duck cartoon. I mean it’s pretty clear that it’s supposed to be anti-German during world war II, but it seems like they passed up a lot of opportunities for jokes in favor of play up the drudgery of working in a German factory. Is that really the best propaganda […]

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Just setting a memory point to come back to 99 Flickr Groups for Design Inspiration later when I have time to go through them all.

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