Bynum leaves game with knee injury →
Noooo. Please don’t let my championship dreams fall by the wayside. And can they stop replaying footage with Bynum writhing in pain after every commercial break? I mean, really?
My dad is secretly five...
My dad was telling me that the departments at his work decided to make “team” names for God knows what random reason. One team is called the Ninja Turtles and another is called Hot Wheels. He goes on to say that he doesn’t like his department’s team name— he suggested Madagascar, and but it was turned down. “So we can be like the monkeys.” RANDOM.
Egad. I’m really unlucky with lotteries. I hope I do okay on this one. [via.]
Everything our parents said was good is bad. Sun, milk, red meat… college.– Woody Allen (as Alvy Singer) in Annie Hall
"What About Us?" Hard-hitting Economy in Photos →
Photo/story 11 is particularly disturbing and tragic.
“People are generally happier about irrevocable decisions: once you are locked into a decision, you tend to focus on its positive aspects and ignore the negative ones. But if you are allowed to change your mind, you ruminate on both the positive and negative aspects of the choice, which makes you less happy.” I just read about a study two Harvard psychologists in 2002...
I had a dream...
No, really. I had a dream last night, following no real pattern in the last few nights except complete and utter confusion. I forget to write them down so I’ve been forgetting all the important bits. Here are two I recall. DREAM 1: The other night I wrote down part of it, so I can recall more: It was my first day of grad school, but I was surprised to find it just like undergrad. Grace...
The Curious Case of... Forrest Gump? →
So true… I had the same feeling while watching Benjamin Button. Haha. (Thanks to Kristine for e-mailing this to me!)
After all is said and done, more is said than done.– Aesop
Vatican Channel on YouTube →
The Pope is on YouTube. Nothing too exciting, but just remember that networking sites (like YouTube and Facebook) are “a gift to humanity.” I wonder if he’d feel the same way if he saw my afterparty photos. Eep.
Inaugural Words: 1789 to the Present →
For those who are interested in the history of the inaugural address as well as logophiles out there: Cool feature on the New York Times website today… “A look at the language of presidential inaugural addresses. The most-used words in each address appear in the interactive chart below, sized by number of uses.” [via.] (Yes, even The Inauguration has an official Tumblr and Twitter account.)
Implicit Associations Study →
A Harvard study that measures implicit associations for a variety of topics. For the record, in my particular case, I showed an automatic association between the System and Corrupt, and I showed no association between Self and Conservative or Liberal. Sounds about right.
Band from TV →
Band from TV is made up of actors who donate all proceeds to charities. They performed on Leno tonight. I like how it’s dominated by Heroes cast members. Based on the hit-or-miss eps lately, they might need this as a back up.
The Bachelor’s degree is the new high school degree.– Some dude on 20/20. If you’re in college or have just graduated, tonight’s 20/20 is going to depress you. Suze Orman says a generic, four-year Bachelor’s degree is not worth it unless you want to be something like a lawyer or a doctor. I’m a masochist, so I keep watching.
Feelin' Fresh & Easy
Now that I’m not ingesting unthinkable amounts of oil, banancue, kwek-kwek, seafood and stews of red meat, my body/appetite is slowly readjusting to my usual foodfare. Today, I had some of that tapioca pudding from Fresh & Easy that I got tired of the month before I left and it was scrumptious. I dare say F&E tapioca pudding > the beloved Kozy Shack rice pudding. To be fair, Kozy...