Matt's Haiku version of Jane Hirshfeld's Buddhism...
Everything changes; everything is connected; pay more attention It’s not as good as Jane’s, because I couldn’t find a better word than more, but it’ll do for now
Blood Alcohol Content Calculator - The Police... →
Wow! According to this I can pound 8 beer in 3 hours and still drive (barely)
Fox News North – Not: Savour the victory -... →
Magic at Uluru - ABC Alice Springs - Australian... →
Uluru (the big Aussie rock formerly known as Ayers) as you’ve never seen it before.
Les Allemands étaient chez moi On m’a dit résigne toi Mais je n’ai pas pu Et...– Probably my fave Leonard Cohen song. This song is actually an adaptation from “La complainte du partisan”, written in London during 1943, by Emmanuel D’Astier de la Vigerie (called “Bernard” in the French Resistance) and Anna Marly. (via jukevox)
I was in a break once in a little race here in Pennsylvania with two riders from...– Interview: Bill Strickland - Podium Cafe Good stuff in this interview, apparently
In the simplest combination, when you break away with one opponent you become...– Interview: Bill Strickland - Podium Cafe Why I love bike racing
The Gamification of everything!
The source is unknown, but how many of these have you done? DRILL PRESS: A tall upright machine useful for suddenly snatching flat metal bar stock out of your hands so that it smacks you in the chest and flings your beer across the room, denting the freshly-painted project which you had carefully set in the corner where nothing could get to it. WIRE WHEEL: Cleans paint off bolts and...
Watson on walking and cycling →
#ottvote my answers to Jim Watson’s questions on cycling. Peter Raaymakers has been interviewing the mayoral candidates on Public Transit in Ottawa, and Jim Watson asks questions, mainly rhetorically I think, but I have some answers: Question 1 is in relation to the segregated lane pilot project on Somerset. f it means, for instance, they’re going to lose a good portion of their parking,...
I share a birthday and a first name with The... →
and National Punctuation Day…
Roger Ebert on life after death →
On the the WeLL, there’s pretty much a neverending debate about reincarnation, mainly in a Buddhist context. With as little patience as I have for “The Supernatural”, I find it surprisingly engaging. However, on the actual topic, I pretty much agree with Roger Ebert. This is actually surprisingly conformant to certain schools of Buddhism. I’m drawn to this thinking...
Fuck Jens Voigt rocks. “I don’t want to be the boring, established rider who...– Jens Voigt talks about move to Luxembourg Project - VeloNews
Religions venn diagram of the day - Atheism soup →
This venn diagram really tells you something.
Shipwreck survivor recalls how town altered his... →
The story of a black WWII sailor who was stunned when Newfoundlanders treated him like a fellow human being. More of the story on This American Life about 35 minutes. It’s part 3.
Good advice from a lawyer →
Let’s say you’re on probation, and officers have previously found marijuana at your residence. Let’s further say that you’re thinking about having a friend send you a huge package of weed from California in the mail. Let me give you a piece of advice in such settings. Do not — I repeat, do not — go to your local post office shortly before this shipment and ask the postmaster whether your...
The Yes Men
Checking my email this morning, I thought; “Why am I getting a press release from Chevron” Curious, I continued to read it, and realized what was going on… I don’t know how I got on the Yes Men’s mailing list, I think it has to do with my online involvement with a bunch of Slovenian artists/anarchists, but it’s provided me with advance warning of hoaxes for...
Video of Christine O’Donnell. The best part is when he quotes the first amendment in response to her question
Tea Party bonehead maneuver of the week →
In front of a law school audience Christine O’Donnell said “Where in the Constitution is the separation of church and state?” When Coons responded that the First Amendment bars Congress from making laws respecting the establishment of religion, O’Donnell asked: ”You’re telling me that’s in the First Amendment?”
The Helix Nebula needs to be renamed to the... →
Seriously. Take a look at number 3, and tell me that doesn’t look like a blue-eyed Sauron