Category Archives: Philosophy

I do not fear death – Roger Ebert

A beautiful quote from Roger Ebert’s autobiography.  Words to live – and die – by. “Kindness” covers all of my political beliefs. No need to spell them out. I believe that if, at the end, according to our abilities, we have done something to make others a little happier, and something to make ourselves a […]

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What kind of Muppet are you?

I’m 1/3 Beaker (red haired and nervous), 1/3 Miss Piggy (her violent third) and 1/3 Cookie Monster, but these fractions may represent a lot more mass soon, if I don’t stop eating cookies. Mmm, cookies. The same thing is true of Muppet Theory, a little-known, poorly understood philosophy that holds that every living human can […]

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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091023/ap_on_re_ca/cn_canada_wrongful_conviction_2 A judge acquitted Kyle Unger, 38, after prosecutors said Friday that they had no evidence against him. Unger was wrongfully convicted of beating, sexually assaulting and killing 16-year-old Brigitte Grenier at a rock concert southwest of Winnipeg. “It’s the first day of the rest of my life, a new beginning,” Unger said outside a […]

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TED: Ideas worth spreading

http://www.ted.com/ I’ve been going through a period of drudge work at my job, so I’ve finally had the ability to delve deep into the TED resources. For those not in the know, the annual TED Conference is a meeting of the minds for a variety of fields (Technology/Entertainment/Design), in which short presentations are given by […]

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Andrew Anthony talks to Ricky Gervais | Film | The Observer

http://observer.guardian.co.uk/review/story/0,6903,1106574,00.html I’m in a Gervais-a-thon at the moment. LOVE reading Ricky interviews, as there’s always a lot of insights (more so than the silly, ephemeral podcast). The success of the published scripts have meant that a large section of the country now quotes David Brent in the way that people used to quote Monty Python […]

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Albert Einstein Anecdotes – The Gold Scales

http://oaks.nvg.org/sa5ra17.html Neat anecdote amongst a slew of Einstein-related trivia, which I here shamelessly steal from RufusAndRemus: One of Einstein’s colleagues asked him for his telephone number one day. Einstein reached for a telephone directory and looked it up. “You don’t remember your own number?” the man asked, startled. “No,” Einstein answered. “Why should I memorize […]

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Disappearing Civil Liberties Mug | The Unemployed Philosophers Guild

http://www.philosophersguild.com/index.lasso?page_mode=Product_Detail&item=0236 This one’s smart too.

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Cheshire Cat Mug Mugs/Glass – Unemployed Philosophers Guild Gifts

http://www.philosophersguild.com/index.lasso?page_mode=Product_Detail&item=0025 Gimme gimme gimme!

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