Archive for July 2009

Cat becomes regular bus commuter

Posted 30 July 2009 by
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Using a transit bus is so easy, even a cat could do it. “Cat becomes regular bus commuter.” What they don’t say is whether the cat knows how to signal the driver for its stop. Animals can show intelligence. Apparently more intelligence than humans that insist on driving when they have options.

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Online Mindmapping Tools

Posted 29 July 2009 by
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The website AssociateDegree.com has caught my attention. They have a collection of 50 mind-mapping tools. As a hardworking student, you’ve got a lot to organize, including essays, exams, deadlines, and class schedules, not to mention your social and personal life–plus any part-time jobs you may have taken on. In an effort to keep you more [...]

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Conan O’Brien Reflects On Sarah Palin’s Farewell Speech with William Shatner

Posted 28 July 2009 by
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Conan O’Brien had a point. When a trained Shakespearean actor read a portion of it as beat poetry, Sarah Palin’s resignation speech made sense. It is an interesting insight. Dare I say the Republican Party—or at least Sarah Palin—owes something to Conan O’Brien?

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Read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest so babies have something to digest

Posted 23 July 2009 by
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Posted on July 23, 2009, by chrisdaniels5: All the baby food that is left at the NW Harvest Food Bank. They say they’ll run out by end of day without a major donation. Read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest so babies have something to digest. Northwest Harvest is at 711 Cherry Street, Seattle, Washington. View [...]

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Print. It’s the new vinyl.

Posted 21 July 2009 by
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Techdirt has noted that vinyl record sales is gaining while CD sales are falling. There are a number of reasons for this, but the most obvious is that the LP is a tangible object that can’t be easily reproduced and can only be shared through a physical, real-world exchange. For true fans, the LP is [...]

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Episcopal Bookstore—As I see it: The woman who wanted a Bible

Posted 21 July 2009 by
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Episcopal Bookstore—As I see it: The woman who wanted a Bible Wow. I can think of other questions reading John’s blog post. Was this person wanting a Bible for another person—and why? Was this person attributing magical powers to a book—and what magic did this person want? Was this person wanting to desecrate a Bible [...]

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Slade: “Run Runaway”

Posted 20 July 2009 by
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Happy Monday. And remember the SSHGA 63rd Annual Pacific Northwest Scottish Highland Games and Clan Gathering next weekend in Enumclaw, Washington. The other thing for which Enumclaw is famous.

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Straight Outta Compline

Posted 20 July 2009 by
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Quoting from this video: I tell good news to the short and to the tallWhether powerful or small, I tell em allDespite the fall:Humanity’s in the ring, but it doesn’t mean we hafta brawl!I see ills that are curableAmidst our stagnance our conscience is stirrableLight up the incenseI’m swingin my thuribleOur apathy is turribleStraight outta [...]

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All church politics is local, too

Posted 14 July 2009 by
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This was the only race I ever lost in my life, but in the process, I learned two extremely valuable lessons. During the campaign, my father had left me to my own devices, but when it was over, he pointed out that I had taken my own neighborhood for granted. He was right: I had [...]

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