Category Archives: Activism

We The Tiny House People

A documentary on tiny house living – something I would like to try someday. We The Tiny House People (Documentary): Small Homes, Tiny Flats & Wee Shelters – YouTube.

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Prisoners Rehabilitate Death Row Cats

Small programs like this can have big impacts on the people (and animals, in this case) involved.  Sadly this is the kind of thing any cost-cutting, tough-on-crime government would be quick to cut in funding. “When you’re doing prison time, you get set in certain ways and forget what it’s like to have everyday interactions […]

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Cards For Humanity

The makers of the offensively fantastic Cards Against Humanity provide the stats on their freemium Christmas promotion, with their expected humour and a really lovely twist ending.  If you haven’t checked out their party game, you can do so knowing that you’re supporting a company with more depth than their “Two midgets shitting in a […]

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Revolt of the Rich

A scary yet important article that discusses the new secessionists: The rich who remove their wealth from society. In the wake of Mitt Romney’s 47% speech, it’s all the more imperative that those of us *not* in the 1% realise what the jerks are up to. There have been numerous books about globalization and how […]

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Epic Bus Ad

This is terrific. They should play it on buses to distract you from how mundane bus trips actually are. Epic Bus Ad from Denmark English Subtitles – HTML5 Midttrafik – "The Bus" – YouTube.

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Seeger and Ochs

For May Day, a nifty primer from the AV Club (who are great at nifty primers) on Phil Ochs, as compared to his contemporary, Pete Seeger. (At 92, Pete has been the contemporary of about 5 generations of singers.)  The last line below nails it. I loved Phil because of his indignation. Folk music though […]

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Myths, Legends, and Famous Red Hair

My red hair isn’t something to which I’d given much thought before I visited “gingerist” Britain. The bizarre hostility I encountered there was eye opening.  This article covers redhead facts, and while I’m not keen on the writing style, some of the trivia is pretty cool. Russian tradition declares that red hair is both a […]

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Caine’s Arcade

This has (deservedly) already gone viral: A sweet kid from East LA with a big imagination has the best day of his life, thanks to a nice guy handy with social media.  (Here’s hoping nobody involved winds up naked and masturbating in public next week.) Caine’s Arcade Short Film | Caines Arcade Caine’s Arcade Short […]

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TED Talk: A blood test without bleeding

Fantastic. Myshkin Ingawale is the co-founder of Biosense Technologies, which has built ToucHB, a portable, non-invasive device to test for anemia. Myshkin Ingawale: A blood test without bleeding | Video on TED.com.

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“Do Things, Tell People.”

This is my top goal for the year.  After a year of emotional and career washouts in 2011, I’ve energized myself for 2012.  So far, it’s going pretty well.  Hope to report more in the coming months.   Watch this space.  🙂 If you you don’t have any marketable skills, learn some. It’s the future. […]

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