“In life, events tend to follow patterns. People who commit crimes tend to be criminals, for example. Can anyone tell me any economists who have been convicted of violent sex crimes? Can anyone tell me of any heads of nonprofit international economic entities who have ever been charged and…
Halloween By the Numbers
Photo: Ken Banks, kiwanja.net
That’s exactly what you’re paying if you’re sending texts without a messaging plan: Text messages max out at a measly 160 bytes. At 20 cents per message, that’s costing you $1,250 per megabyte.
Yet only 51%, or 118 million, of the nation’s 232 million…
Name Dallas Clayton
Location Los Angeles
First Post September 2010
Dallas Clayton wrote a book for his son about dreaming big, put it online, and his life changed forever. An Awesome Book has inspired both kids and adults with its fantastical language and enchanting imagery, and now he travels the world reading to kids while writing children’s books for a living. He formed the Awesome World Foundation to promote children’s literacy, and his second work, An Awesome Book of Thanks, arrives this month. Dallas blogs about his writing and art, his life as a children’s author, and his daily magical adventures.
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When It Drops
Keep track of each week’s newest releases. What new movies/music/DVDs/games/books are coming soon? Now you know.
Is inspiration a magical power that can change the world? Perhaps, but first you need some cool typography.
Office Love Letters
Two friends create MS Paint drawings to help get through their mid-day office doldrums.
On October 25, 1940, Benjamin O. Davis, Sr. became the first African American general in the U.S. Army.
“Brig. Gen. Benjamin O. Davis watches a Signal Corps crew erecting poles, somewhere in France.”, 08/08/1944
In case you missed my CNN segment on it, here are 5 things you need to know:
1. To get into the “top 1%” of Americans you don’t need to be a billionaire or millionaire or half-millionaire. The minimum wage earners in that group make about $343k/year.
2. Financial services…
The canon chancellor of St Paul’s Cathedral [in London] resigned because he could not face the prospect of “Dale Farm [a massive recent police eviction of peaceful squatters in a camp near London] on the steps of St Paul’s”, as police prepared to take action against the anti-capitalist protesters within days.
Giles Fraser, who announced his decision on Twitter, said he could not sanction the use of violence to rid the cathedral grounds of Occupy the London Stock Exchange campaigners.
The protest, comprising hundreds of tents, is entering its 13th day and organisers say they have no intention of leaving in the foreseeable future despite repeated requests from the cathedral, the City of London Corporation, the bishop of London, the mayor of London and the lord mayor of London…
“It is not about my sympathies or what I believe about the camp. I support the right to protest and in a perfect world we could have negotiated. But our legal advice was that this would have implied consent. The church cannot answer peaceful protest with violence.”
It was apparent that the [City of London] was clearer than the cathedral about its desire to see the protesters moved on, Fraser said.
No, really. Robert Ettinger, widely regarded as “the father of cryonics,” passed away on Saturday at the age of 92. Naturally, The Cryonics Institute has frozen his body in liquid nitrogen at minus 321 degrees Fahrenheit.
I’m really hoping the process works and he can be brought to life…