Threadbared’s thanksgiving day post. Hilarious
Fascinating article on why a study of watch-makers has linked ambidexterity to self-reflection. Via Mindhacks
Why understanding economics is hard. I think it is less about understanding economics and more about how people tend to view situations from various perspectives (there are four and they vary according to context). More interesting than I make it sound. Short and sweet, read it.
|What American accent do you have?
Your Result: The Midland
I lived in Germany until I was 16. Of the places listed, I lived in Dallas and that was only a few years. I’ve heard “you should be on the radio” so many times I know when people are going to say it. My voice may be my best feature.
Speaking of quizzes, take the Libertarian Purity Test. I score a 20 -which could explain last night’s quarrel with Eric over judicial activism and strict constructionism. Initially it started with a difference of opinion with regards to the judge’s order that the Treasury Department has to make paper money that is distinguishable to blind and visually impaired people. In my opinion, we should have been doing this years ago.
Speaking of features (and not my best ones) it’s official, Retin-A works. I was at Walgreens the other day, looking at skin care products (in advance of that Austin gig I have coming up) because I don’t have any make up and this guy walks by me (definitely autistic) and says “lots of luck” and laughs. I burst out laughing too; I knew how he meant it. The range of choices are bewildering. The woman near me wasn’t as amused, she wasn’t in on the joke; it was a PLU thing. I ended up buying the most expensive shampoo I ever have in my life ($19), hedging my bets in the event I got it wrong. I guess I’ll go back for the Retin-A.
NY Times best books of 2006. Lamentably, I can’t say I’ve read any of them.
On glee; creating an”intense, joyfully affective state”.
My bike riding worries the boy and with this news, it should I suppose. A 19 year old woman downloading ringtones while driving hits and kills a cyclist. With 3 prior convictions for unsafe driving, she was charged with improper lane usage, got a fine and six months of probation. Parents of the cyclist are pushing for “Matt’s Law”; legislation that specifically addresses the careless and negligent use of interactive technology including, but not limited to, cell phones, e-mail and iPods.