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Internet Goodies for Sunday, January 18th 2009

Just because I have other things to do (like my Professional Responsibility reading) doesn’t mean I don’t have time to waste on the internet.

  • Our world may be a giant hologram
    What?
    Filed Under [science ]
  • superuseless superpowers Things like being impervious to the 13th bullet fired at you (and not the first 12) or being able to teleport one inch in any direction. Filed Under [humor superheroes ]
  • Readingon on the Rise
    A new report from the NEA: more Americans are reading and more Americans are reading Fiction! Filed Under [books Culture america ]
  • Inside the Savant Mind: Tips for Thinking from an Extraordinary Thinker
    An autistic savant discusses how his memory works. Filed Under [psychology neuroscience mind ]
  • Whitechapel – Postmodernism – your views?
    A forum discussion of everyone’s favorite subject of academic wankery. Filed Under [literature philosophy postmodernism ]
  • Joe the Plumber = Homer Simpson?
    Some action shots of everyone’s favorite two legged political prop captioned with Simpsons quotes. I like Homer. Filed Under [politics ]
  • Net Scavenging for the New Year, January 4th 2009

    How did I spend New Year’s Eve? I drank beer.  I watched Justice League cartoons. I read Vonnegut. I fired a shotgun into the air. Not a bad way to send out 2008, symbolically speaking. Here’s some digital detritus:

  • Town Asks Kung Fu Monks for Tourism Blessings”
    “Mr. Dou found a savior 1,200 miles away, in the Song Mountains of central China, where the warrior monks of Shaolin have mastered the art of monastery marketing.” Can you get a black belt in that?
    Filed Under [religion nytimes china tourism ]
  • William Burroughs: Do Easy
    “DE is a way of doing. It is a way of doing everything you do. DE simply means doing whatever you do in the easiest most relaxed way you can manage which is also the quickest and most efficient way, as you will find as you advance in DE.” A sort of everyday zen.
    Filed Under [psychology ]
  • Daredevil: The Man Without Fear
    A resource for my favorite superhero.
    Filed Under [Comics superheroes ]
  • Abandoned London
    A Flickr set.
    Filed Under [photography flickr ]
  • A New Taxonomy of Gamers
    A thoughtful look at what we talk about when we talk about video games and the geeks (and others) who play them.
    Filed Under [Culture criticism videogames ]
  • Long Now: Projects: Clock
    “The idea to build a monument scale, multi-millennial, all mechanical clock as an icon to long term thinking.” Just having read Anathem, this sort of thing is on my mind.
    Filed Under [science technology philosophy ]
  • Choose Your Own Adventure Short Films
    Cinematical offers some short films that require a little audience participation, just like those books you remember.
    Filed Under [movies postmodernism ]