Archive for the 'Coolness' Category

DISNEY HOOKED ME ON THE IDEA BACK IN 1960…

September 4th, 2017

Swiss Family Robinson, of course, built the most awesome tree house ever.

WOODROW WOODCHUCK FATTENS UP ON APPLES…

September 4th, 2017

EBOLA COULD TAKE US ALL BEFORE 2016…!

October 16th, 2014

Twin Peaks returns: will it answer all our questions?

THE BRILLIANCE OF BOBBY FISHER AT 13…

August 16th, 2013

While my mother taught me the basics of chess, I learned much of what I first knew about the finer points of the game from reading Bobby Fishers monthly column in Boy’s Life.

MRS. PRESIDENT…! MRS. PRESIDENT…!

August 13th, 2012

Jill writes: Back to reality today but a final image from an outstanding birthday day – thank you to Raya Zimon – my ray-a-sunshine always.

DO YOU MAKE MONEY, SENSE, BEAUTY…?

August 10th, 2012

Do you choose one, two, three? None? Venkatesh Rao offers a fascinating examination of the possibilities. I would think I strive for all three. You?

I’M STAYING UP TO WATCH CURIOSITY…

August 5th, 2012

Anybody else? The Superbowl of Planetary exploration… Touchdown is now scheduled for 0131 tonight. Via Mano Singham…

THE TRUE SIZE OF AFRICA…

August 4th, 2012

For years, I have tried to point people to how the placement of the equator on most maps distorts the importance of countries in the Northern Hemisphere and makes Africa (and South America) appear small in comparison to North America and Europe. This map does an excellent job of making the comparison easy to grasp.

A REALLY GREAT START TO A MONDAY…

July 16th, 2012

0510: Flash mob plays Beethoven’s Ode to Joy

HOW YOUR MICROWAVE OVEN WORKS…

July 14th, 2012

Via Mano Singham… I left Mano a comment sharing two personal, and quite possibly apocryphal tales regarding radars.

HAVE YOU SHARPENED YOUR AX LATELY…?

July 12th, 2012

From Quietness by Rumi: Take an ax to the prison wall. Escape. Walk out like someone suddenly born into color. Do it now. Via Shamash on Facebook…

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO US…

July 4th, 2012

So, when was the last time you read our founding document from beginning to end? I do hope that NPR goes for 24 this morning… IN CONGRESS, JULY 4, 1776 The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve […]

THIS ONE IS FOR YOU, JOSH…

July 2nd, 2012

“Stay hungry. Stay foolish.” What great advice.

A BIT OF MAGIC FROM MY DAD…

June 30th, 2012

Yesterday my dad taught me how to read minds. The bit of card magic below illustrates how good I am now at knowing your inner-most thoughts. Look at the six cards below. Pick a card, any card. Got one? Good. Now mouse-over the picture and you’ll see that I’ve removed your card. Move the mouse […]

WHY DOES (-3) X (-2) = 6…?

June 27th, 2012

Hung-Hsi Wu knows why. Do you?

BEING A FATHER, HE’S DOIN’ IT RIGHT…

June 19th, 2012

[Update @ 0512 on 19 June…] Father’s Day

KNOWING ONLY MAKES THE MAGIC GREATER…

February 26th, 2012

When I was grade school I had a couple of magic sets and later, in high school, I worked for a time as an usher at the Colony Theater where magician Tommy Windsor used to hang out on Saturdays with the boss and I learned a bit of of close-up magic — mostly card tricks […]

THE BLACKBOARD WISDOM OF BART SIMPSON…

February 18th, 2012

MUSEUM IN 1:7 SCALE…

February 18th, 2012

AN ACADEMY AWARD WORTH VOTING FOR…

February 11th, 2012

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore from Moonbot Studios on Vimeo.

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