A society and organisations are in decay, final or transitional, when common sense really becomes uncommon.
— G. K. Chesterton, who was born in 1874 nailed some of the madness performed at workplaces in 2021 AD
In the great green room
There was a telephone
And a red balloon
And a picture of —
The cow jumping over the moon.
That, of course, is Goodnight Moon (1947), the top-selling children’s books of all time. (Source: The Writer’s Almanac)
Curated by The Luupe, this is “a collection of photographs and words celebrating the complexities of motherhood”. And somehow even 100 photographs don’t adequately capture the vast experience of motherhood around the world. Photos above by Dee Williams, Brittany Marcoux, Diane Allford (via storythings)
“Behind fairly impressive fortunes lie many, many dumb little annoying crimes perpetrated by dumb little annoying people,” Shanks describes in the video
YouTube comedian Friendlyjordies sued for defamation by NSW deputy premier John Barilaro The state Nationals leader is also suing Google for not removing two YouTube videos posted by the comedian whose real name is Jordan Shanks
World-renowned magician David Berglas, now 94 years old, does a card trick that’s so effortlessly simple and dazzling that no one has figured it out and Berglas himself says it cannot be taught.
The trick is a version of a classic plot of magic, called Any Card at Any Number. These tricks are called ACAAN in the business.
ACAAN has been around since the 1700s, and every iteration unfolds in roughly the same way: A spectator is asked to name any card in a deck — let’s say the nine of clubs. Another is asked to name any number between one and 52 — let’s say 31.
The cards are dealt face up, one by one. The 31st card revealed is, of course, the nine of clubs. Cue the gasps.