1. 14:17 20th Apr 2014

    Notes: 59

    Reblogged from misguidedpaeans

    Tags: childrens lit

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    A blog of clever confections mixing children’s literature and adult….  
The creator cites LIarTownUSA, another Tumblr blog, as an inspiration.  I just went there — and you can spend a lot of time going through his archive.

    A blog of clever confections mixing children’s literature and adult….  

    The creator cites LIarTownUSA, another Tumblr blog, as an inspiration.  I just went there — and you can spend a lot of time going through his archive.

     
  2. Just bought this ebook in our family Amazon account — so go login and download. 

    It’s getting lots of attention.

    Brad DeLong posted a compilation of reviews of it on his blog — which Cassidy provides the link to (click here) in the blog post where he reproduces six important charts from Piketty’s book (click here).

    See Krugman blog post here ….

     
  3. Never before has connectivity offered us so many ways to disconnect.

     
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    The photo is called “Techno-Kale Friends” and is by Alexis Madrigal.(via 'Camp Grounded,' 'Digital Detox,' and the Age of Techno-Anxiety - Alexis C. Madrigal - The Atlantic)

See the related article in The New Republic by Evgeny Morozov.
"My own view is that life, itself, is the toxic and addictive bit. You cannot stop doing it and doing it and doing it until eventually you die from too much living." — Evgeny Morozov
Evgeny to the rescue again — offering a gut take on things like “digital detox”.

    The photo is called “Techno-Kale Friends” and is by Alexis Madrigal.(via 'Camp Grounded,' 'Digital Detox,' and the Age of Techno-Anxiety - Alexis C. Madrigal - The Atlantic)

    See the related article in The New Republic by Evgeny Morozov.

    "My own view is that life, itself, is the toxic and addictive bit. You cannot stop doing it and doing it and doing it until eventually you die from too much living." — Evgeny Morozov

    Evgeny to the rescue again — offering a gut take on things like “digital detox”.

     
  5. 08:12

    Notes: 1

    Tags: maine

    Yes, Jane Peyrouse got a a whole Thanksgiving weekend’s worth of Russ Day philosophy and political predictions once — circa 1976 or 1977 — when I brought her up from Smith.  And she’s never forgotten it.
This is the recent NPR article she’s referring to:  click here.

    Yes, Jane Peyrouse got a a whole Thanksgiving weekend’s worth of Russ Day philosophy and political predictions once — circa 1976 or 1977 — when I brought her up from Smith.  And she’s never forgotten it.

    This is the recent NPR article she’s referring to:  click here.

     
  6. 07:59

    Notes: 218

    Reblogged from theparisreview

    Tags: childrens lit

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    theparisreview:


We meet Mr Messy—a man whose entire day-to-day existence is the undiluted expression of his individuality. His very untidiness is a metaphor for his blissful and unselfconscious disregard for the Social Order. Yes, there are times when he himself is a victim of this individuality—as when he trips over a brush he has left on his garden path—but he goes through life with a smile on his face.

This series of reviews from 2010 is, in a word, brilliant.


The Mr. Men books were a major phase in your childhoods, as I hope you remember.  If you don’t, then be aware they must be there much deeper down in your consciousness.  You all were obsessed with them.  And I reluctantly (as a cultural outsider) came to appreciate them for their two-audience appeal (child/adult).   If anything, learning to read their titles was a willing lesson in sight-words memorization.
Go read the Amazon “Reviews Written by Hamilton Richardson (London, UK)”  about the Mr. Men books and put a smile on your face.

    theparisreview:

    We meet Mr Messy—a man whose entire day-to-day existence is the undiluted expression of his individuality. His very untidiness is a metaphor for his blissful and unselfconscious disregard for the Social Order. Yes, there are times when he himself is a victim of this individuality—as when he trips over a brush he has left on his garden path—but he goes through life with a smile on his face.

    This series of reviews from 2010 is, in a word, brilliant.

    The Mr. Men books were a major phase in your childhoods, as I hope you remember.  If you don’t, then be aware they must be there much deeper down in your consciousness.  You all were obsessed with them.  And I reluctantly (as a cultural outsider) came to appreciate them for their two-audience appeal (child/adult).   If anything, learning to read their titles was a willing lesson in sight-words memorization.

    Go read the Amazon Reviews Written by Hamilton Richardson (London, UK)”  about the Mr. Men books and put a smile on your face.

     
  7. Very interesting…. that beyond age 65 the body benefits from animal protein….

    "The findings emerged from a study of 6,381 people aged 50 and over who took part in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) which tracks a representative group of adults and children in the US.

    The study throws doubt on the long-term health effects of the popular Atkins and Paleo diets that are rich in protein. Instead, it suggests people should eat a low-protein diet until old age when they start to lose weight and become frail, and then boost the body’s protein intake to stay healthy. In the over-65s, a high-protein diet cut the risk of death from any cause by 28%, and reduced cancer deaths by 60%, according to details of the study published in the journal Cell Metabolism.”

     
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    (via The secret of the Ouija board - The Week)

I spent many engrossing hours in junior high (middle) school playing with Ouija boards…… Glad to know someone has researched them.

    (via The secret of the Ouija board - The Week)

    I spent many engrossing hours in junior high (middle) school playing with Ouija boards…… Glad to know someone has researched them.

     
  9. 07:01 14th Feb 2014

    Notes: 1046

    Reblogged from biblioboard

    biblioboard:

    And this is what happens when our librarian and graphic designers team up for Valentine’s Day.

    Enjoy.

    (Click here for a printable PDF version!)

     
  10. Daddy where is your car & who are all these poor people?
    — 

    Singapore Public Transport and Expats…..

    "Some Facebook posts made by a Briton, Anton Casey, are creating a storm in social media today (20 Jan). Casey apparently used public transportation after his Porsche was sent to the workshop. He then posted a picture of his son in an MRT train" with the caption quoted above on Facebook.

    Briton belittles people taking public transport « Editorial « TR EMERITUS