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Thursday Top 5+5

My Internet connection was down for almost nine days so I’m a bit behind in posting this Top 5. To make up for it, here’s an extra helping of interestingness, lols, and shenanigans. http://video.ted.com/assets/player/swf/EmbedPlayer.swf TED Talks: Juan Enriquez shares mindboggling science This is why I love science. “Even as mega-banks topple, Juan Enriquez says the […]

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Thursday Top 5

The Boston Globe’s 2009 in Photos on The Big PictureI’ve posted this amazing news photoblog before, but their year-end round-up is always especially astounding. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Z2vU8M6CYI] Beatles 3000What were the Beatles really like? [via Jenny] http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=8080943&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=&fullscreen=1 TeuxDeuxA nifty web app for daily to-do lists. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSgiXGELjbc] Carl Sagan, “A Glorious Dawn” featuring Stephen Hawking (Cosmos Remixed)The PBS […]

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[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2a8TRSgzZY] Designer–Client relationshipsFrom the awesome website Clients From Hell. Sadly, I’ve actually heard some of these things myself. This one, for example, is very similar to a situation I was experiencing quite recently. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMXjmHXroEY] Good: JailbirdsA little data on the prison-industrial complex (link is a fascinating Atlantic article from 1998 by Eric Schlosser). Sucker Love: […]

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Public acceptance of evolutionA sobering and shameful look at our backward nation. Who makes the paper grade?In a new report card from ForestEthics and the Dogwood Alliance, FedEx Office and Office Depot get high marks for avoiding paper from endangered and controversial sources while Amazon.com, Costco, Target, and others get D and F grades. Download […]

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Cory Doctorow’s MakersTor.com is serializing Corey Doctorow’s upcoming new novel before its November release, with a new installment every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday morning. This art is junkLiterally. Artists Tim Noble and Sue Webster make shadow art out of piles of trash. NPR Road Trip station finderNPR has relaunched a redesigned site and there are […]

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[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5SaFTm2bcac] The origin of the “Amen Break”You’ve heard it before, probably millions of times. You just didn’t know it had a name. The “Amen Break” is a six-second drum break from a 1969 B-side by a band you likely never heard of, The Winstons. But you’ve undoubtedly heard this drum beat sampled in everything from […]

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Thursday Top 5+3

Velma and I are going on a site visit to beautiful Sequioa National Park for a few days and I thought I’d be generous and post some extra distractions for those of you stuck behind desks while we’re backpacking through the redwoods. So here are three bonus links along with your normal five. Don’t say […]

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Carolyn Davis CateringMy friend Carolyn Davis (née Peters) has a new website, and although I didn’t design it, I heartily approve of its design: it’s great. Carolyn’s a fantastic chef, I’ve seen her at work at events she was catering and I can attest to her team’s excellence and her culinary brilliance as well. Hire […]

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Youngme NowmeA thread full of photos of people posed the same way, then and now. Think Taste — Not Waste!My friend Laura Stec is featured on MSN’s Health & Fitness channel in this article and short video. She shows a quick tip for making soup stock from the detritus of your cooking chores, using mushroom […]

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http://video.ted.com/assets/player/swf/EmbedPlayer.swf TED Talks: Bill Stone: Journey to the center of the Earth…and beyond!Stone goes to the depths of the Earth, and the reaches of the sky. 17:43min [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eD2Zu3NrlM4] Forbidden LegoA book featuring a candy catapult, a continuous-fire ping-pong ball launcher, and more. More about Forbidden Lego: Build the Models Your Parents Warned You Against!. Please […]

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