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Ken Burns’ Effect

I find Ken Burns a little grating in interview – his style is very mannered and dramatic – but he’s perfect in this short, wherein the master of the longform biographic movie gets a short film treatment. Ken Burns on Why His Formula for a Great Story Is 1+1=3 – Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg – […]

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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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Steve Jobs Solved the Innovator’s Dilemma

I’m still in mourning for Steve.  Can’t bring myself to watch that memorial. But I gobble up every validation, such as this one, of the man’s genius.  To live a life ruled by passion, and in the quest of building useful products made beautiful is a pursuit followed by too few in this world. Which […]

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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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A Question of Blame When Societies Fall – New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/25/science/25diam.html?ei=5087&em=&en=50ae1515000bcc70&ex=1198904400&pagewanted=print Philosophy as applied to history; Theory-presentation and debate amongst the anthropologist set.

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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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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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