On the night of November 8, 2016, a good friend of mine, Denise Rector, flew into Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport to spend seven days with me. It was a week dominated by a fun road-trip that took us from my Arlington, Texas home to Austin’s Museum of the Weird, from Austin to San Antonio, and... Read more »
In the latest episode, those who do not remember the past are condemned to wonder if it’s worth repeating. Game of Thrones Unlocked: Season 7 Episode 6, “Beyond the Wall” originally appeared on Overthinking It, the site subjecting the popular culture to a level of scrutiny it probably doesn't deserve. [Latest Posts | Podcast (iTunes Link)]
Well when did this happen? SEGA didn't say anything, nor did Nintendo. I guess they just didn't feel it was worth mentioning!
An accidental K9 effort.
In a normal week, Elizabeth Warren’s speech at Netroots Nation last weekend would have driven several days’ worth of news and opinion pieces. Unfortunately, it was not a normal week: few weeks are in these days of Donald Trump and white supremacy marches. The events in Charlottesville drowned out what should have been a dramatic... Read more »
- Over at American Book Collecting, a transcription of an unpublished account of antiquarian bookselling in the early 1880s by Isaac Mendoza, plus some background info. Very much worth a read, and many thanks to Kurt for posting it.-...Show More Summary
WHEN IT’S OFFERED, IT’S PRETTY MUCH ALWAYS A SHAM: Do We Really Need “Moral Leadership” from the White House? Officeholders are seldom very moral, as morality interferes with getting office, and with exploiting it for all it’s worth. So why look to them for moral leadership?
Writing in the Guardian, here’s Larry Elliott on automation. The whole article is well worth a read, even if it’s too simplistic to argue (as he does) that the Luddites were wrong. Over the longish term they most certainly were. The industrial revolution paved the way for an immense improvement in living standards. Show More Summary
Even if it’s cloudy, even if it’s not total near you, it’s worth experiencing.
TextNow can help you lower your monthly bill by using Wi-Fi to handle your calls and texts when available. Here’s how the service works.
(Image credit: Lindsay of My Creative Days ) Lindsay spotted this piano bench at a yard sale and even though the bench wasn't her style as-is, she knew that with a little DIY muscle she could mold it into her ideal accent bench. Using only products she had on hand, she gave this thrifty find a whole new look in very little time. READ MORE »
Exclusive: As President Trump considers sending more troops to Afghanistan, it’s worth recalling the modern U.S. dynamic of politicians and generals making misguided judgments about war, writes ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern. By Ray McGovern Fifty years ago, I could have…Read more ?
On Friday, CR asked its readers to "Name Five Patreons Worth Supporting Not Yours." This is how they responded. Stergios Botzakis 1. Charles Forsman 2. The Comics Alternative Podcast 3. Kyle Starks 4. Michel Fiffe (pictured) 5. Jim Rugg Sean Kleefeld 1. Show More Summary
How to tune out self-doubt. When we summon the courage to take a risk or make a change, we often encounter fear and a little voice that talks trash. “You won’t be good at it. Don’t try it. You’ll fail anyway. It’s not worth the […]
Forget Konmari philosophies and vacuum bags. The real secret behind any tidy home is hidden storage, and lots of it. It might manifest itself as a garage stuffed with boxes (yours, or your parents') or an off-site storage unit—which, yes, is the key to living successfully in a studio, at least if you're a maximalist. READ MORE »
Sometimes you have to travel a long way to find silence, but it’s always worth the journey. Via Mitja Piipponen.
Tycho: Hey! I had a couple requests for this on the Twitch channel, and here it is if you have any questions. We’ve been putting out a lot of new work lately, on various channels, so it’s worth getting this in front of you if you’re curious about one or more of our nefarious tendrils. (CW)TB
A deep tissue massage roller is totally worth the splurge for a high-volume runner like me. Here's why I love the ROLL Recovery R8 and use it all the time.
• Valuations of Tesla vary wildly. • The company is fueled financially by a "story" about the future. • It could be a decade before it's possible to properly value the company. Generally speaking, investors want a precise assessmentShow More Summary
The Rev. Kent Doss, Jessica Riegert and Mark Richardson are far apart in their jobs, their focus, their political philosophies. But when it comes to standing up to people they regard as intolerant bullies, the three stand together and are willing to lay their lives on the line. On Sunday, Aug. 20, the pastor, the […]