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Jason Jacobs
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This is really cool. A treasure trove of high-res public domain images. I'm looking forward to searching through them with my step-daughter.

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Father John Misty - Pure Comedy [Official Music Video] - YouTube

A timely and fitting commentary...

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Today we wrapped up our first Erector Set project: Catapult.

Juni is now busy playing announcer for the catapult food games wherein she is testing the launch distances of various plastic food items. Top launch items: hot dog bun, cheese slice, and sushi roll.
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A Conversation With Dan Ariely About What Shapes our Motivations :

Interesting read. One part of the article that stood out to me and echoed some of my own thoughts:

"In this experiment you brought up, we said, “When you offer people a big bonus, what happens?” One thing that of course happens is that as the bonus becomes bigger, people crave the bonus to a higher degree. It’s a better bonus, so they want it more.

But the second question was: Can they actually work harder, is it possible? At what point are we tapped out? If I think about my own life as a university professor, if you gave me a bonus, what would I do differently? I already don’t sleep enough, I already work a lot. So far this month, I was home only yesterday. What more could I do? I would never be home.

And then the third question we asked was, people clearly would like a bigger bonus, but can they will themselves to perform better? And finally, to what extent is thinking about the bonus a good thing? Imagine that you are going into some kind of delicate brain surgery, and you could offer your brain surgeon a bonus. Would you like your brain surgeon to think constantly about the bonus?

No."

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How can Duchamp’s ‘Fountain’ be both art and not art? | Aeon Essays

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Latest progress and notes on the zombie train banner! Check it out...


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I love Bill Moyers.

How America became a 1% society | US news | The Guardian

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Fascinating read. I never heard of these wax cadavers before. The author does a great job of capturing the strangeness of these figures and how cultural time and place influences the way we see these objects. 

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Some of these posters are truly great. If I were a young person today I'd be very excited about the future (not that I am not - only that I'll be fairly old by the time a person puts their foot down on Mars).

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2016 Election Forecast | FiveThirtyEight

In-depth, interactive polling and forecast info. For those whom fear the Trumpocalypse this may provide you some respite from your worries. 
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