6 Albums to Be Released in May & June That I'm...
There have already been some really great albums this year. To list a few: All Eternals Deck (The Mountain Goats), Angles (The Strokes), The King Is Dead (The Decemberists), Last Night On Earth (Noah and the Whale), The King of Limbs (Radiohead), and The People’s Key (Bright Eyes). While these albums are all well worth listening to, here’s a quick list of albums still to come in the...
AT&T / T-Mobile Merger: The Cases For & Against It
Two solid articles on AT&T’s proposed acquisition of T-Mobile. They both provide good arguments for both sides. This is tech journalism at its best. The Case For a Merger The Case Against a Merger
Firewall by Bright Eyes
In the first 2 minutes and 22 seconds of this song, Bright Eyes samples a speaker who says this: “If there is no such thing as time, you’re already there, and you’re controlling this cycle. You say, ‘Man, look what we found here, Einstein,’ or whoever you’re talking to, Tesla - whoever you’re talking to. Problems of the future can be solved by mankind...
“Death is swallowed up in victory.” “O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?” I never realized it, but these are some of the most beautiful & poetic words in Scripture.
Party Like It's 19.99: The Psychology of Pricing →
Good explanation from Wise Bread about the different pricing schemes that retailers use and the psychology behind them. Recognize that numbers speak to your subconscious and have meaning based on previous shopping experiences and retailers’ wiles.
The Untapped Power of Smiling →
This article sites a 30-year study in which UC Berkley studied smiles and found that they can be used to estimate a persons life-span. The bigger the smile, the longer the life. This post also references another study that found that smiling can be as stimulating as eating 2,000 bars of chocolate or randomly receiving $25,000. Really cool.
Type Sandwiches: Food Diagrams →
As the designer describes it, “A typographic series of food, created using only color and Helvetica.” Genius.
Do not pray for easy lives! Pray to be stronger men. Do not pray for tasks equal...– Phillips Brooks
Justice is served, but more so after lunch: how... →
There’s an old trope that says justice is “what the judge ate for breakfast”. It was coined by Jerome Frank, himself a judge, and it’s a powerful symbol of the legal realism movement. This school of thought holds that the law, being a human concoction, is subject to the same foibles, biases and imperfections that affect everything humans do. We’d love to believe that a judge’s rulings are solely...
This video was just posted by the Decemberists. Kind of eerie and wonderful.
Steve Jobs for President →
Quitter: Closing the Gap Between Your Day Job &... →
This trailer really got me exited. The walking-monologue, building music, white-spaces, and Jon Acuff’s great style really got me going. I may wait for the Kindle version of this book, but I’m pumped nonetheless.