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Contemplation: Pseudovariety and Globalization

The idea of pseudovariety (“the illusion of diversity, concealing a lack of real choice” ~ Steve Hannaford) is presented to me initially by a fascinating info graphic displaying the separation of soft...

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Watching Our Opinions

There is a wonderful list at Overcoming Bias about “Opinion Warning Signs” (I was made aware of this list by the always interesting and relevant Kottke).  Upon reading through the list a couple of...

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When Real is Fake is Real

One of the pressing issues for many navigating the tempestuous realm of the Internet in this modern-day and age, is the challenge of determining what is real.  We are warned about the importance of...

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Contemplation: My Unease with Nostalgia

This Kottke post (in which Mad Men’s Don Drapper talks about nostalgia, mashed into a Facebook promotion) made me think about my constant unease with both the feeling and idea of nostalgia. I remember,...

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An Homage to the Greatest Toys

Kottke provided a link to possibly one of the greatest articles I’ve read in a long time yesterday. Written by Jonathan Liu on on Wired, the article lists the “The 5 Best Toys of All Time.” The article...

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Contemplation: The Impracticality of Modern Cuisines

Kottke links to a blog post by Waldo Jaquith about how impractical a cheeseburger is as a meal, and how, it is essentially an impossible meal prior to our modern agriculatural systems.  It is a...

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Signs of the Apocalypse: The End of (American) Football?

Tyler Cowen and Kevin Grier have a very fascinating article on Grantland about the possible end of football due to the increasing apparent risk of severe head injuries sustained by players (cred, as it...

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A Super Mario Summary

I have long enjoyed the Super Mario franchise of video games, ever since my uncle bought himself an NES and let my brother and I play the first game in the late 80s/early 90s.  I cannot claim to have...

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Taco History . . . The Best History?

Okay, of all of the great things I could have asked to read about today, I am hard pressed to think of anything more exciting than a general history of tacos.  Well, a Smithsonian interview with...

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Great Blogs to Read: Alex Wild’s “MYRMECOS”

So, in case you didn’t know, not only am I a blogger myself, but I enjoy reading a wide variety of blogs out there on the interwebs.  Some of these I enjoy exceptionally more than others and will often...

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