The '60s are gone, dope will never be as cheap, sex never as free, and the rock and roll never as great.
~ Abbie Hoffman
“Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared"
Scientists Stunned By ‘City-Killer’ Asteroid That Just Missed Earth On July 25 Washington Post Via Rabi Laibl Wolf
Three teens push a woman’s car more than FIVE MILES after noticing she had broken down on the side of the road and couldn’t afford to pay for a tow truck
I will be the Richest Man at the English Speaking Cemetery: The relationship between your age and your chance of success TED Talk – “Backed by mathematical analysis, network theorist Albert-László Barabási explores the hidden mechanisms that drive success — no matter your field — and uncovers an intriguing connection between your age and your chance of making it big.”… creative and scientific accomplishment do not depend on youth. [Rock my friends on!]
A good day for democracy Boris Johnson the showman needs to become a statesman. Can he?
A cache of Saul Bellow letters is discovered in the attic of a private residence — more evidence that the man was incapable of writing a boring sentence
‘Never-Googlers’ Take Extreme Measures To Avoid Data TrackingWashington Post. I must confess to not being this rigorous. My big issue is the avoidance of being GPS located.How the West Got China’s Social Credit System Wrong Wired (David L). Who paid for this handwaving? The plan is there and the fact that execution is behind schedule doesn’t make it any nicer.200 Million Devices — Some Mission-Critical — Vulnerable To Remote Takeover ars technica. Honestly, I’m surprised the number isn’t much much higher.
A refugee pushed a boy under a train and reignited Germany's race debate
But who am I kidding, I will still see this movie. It’s based on Can You Say…Hero?, a piece that Tom Junod wrote about Rogers for Esquire magazine.
Mister Rogers weighed 143 pounds because he has weighed 143 pounds as long as he has been Mister Rogers, because once upon a time, around thirty-one years ago, Mister Rogers stepped on a scale, and the scale told him that Mister Rogers weighs 143 pounds. No, not that he weighed 143 pounds, but that he weighs 143 pounds…. And so, every day, Mister Rogers refuses to do anything that would make his weight change-he neither drinks, nor smokes, nor eats flesh of any kind, nor goes to bed late at night, nor sleeps late in the morning, nor even watches television-and every morning, when he swims, he steps on a scale in his bathing suit and his bathing cap and his goggles, and the scale tells him that he weighs 143 pounds. This has happened so many times that Mister Rogers has come to see that number as a gift, as a destiny fulfilled, because, as he says, “the number 143 means ‘I love you.’ It takes one letter to say ‘I’ and four letters to say ‘love’ and three letters to say ‘you.’ One hundred and forty-three. ‘I love you.’ Isn’t that wonderful?”If you’ve never read it, you should…it’s a lovely piece of writing about a wonderful human.
Aussie swimmer Mack Horton’s protest against Chinese rival and accused drug cheat Sun Yang could get super awkward for Gina Rinehart Business Insider. Kevin W: “I saw this guy’s antics during the whole presentation ceremony. Acted like a self-righteous dickhead.”
Wall Street Journal Tax Report, When It Comes to Taxes, Sometimes It Pays to Say ‘I Don’t’
Library of Congress CRS Reports – Bankruptcy and Student Loans, July 1, 2019. “As overall student loan indebtedness in the United States has increased over the years
HOW SCIENTISTS BUILT A ‘LIVING DRUG’ TO BEAT CANCER Wired