The Illustrated Man

Hollywood movies like Crash or Babel or Watergate/All the President’s Men center on stories where one seemingly random event triggers a litany of unfortunate yet intertwined events. Could the path to Lance Armstrong’s recent fall from grace have taken a similarly random twist? Today’s NY Times tells the story of Kayle Leogrande, a tattooed world […]

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Elevator Etiquette

The human behavior within elevators is one of the most interesting spectacles to observe and according to an article from the BBC News Magazine, reveals a hidden anxiety amongst us. It starts when someone enters the elevator space and offers up the strained smile that looks as though they just dropped an SBD, followed by […]

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Pancake Lovers Rejoice

Canada’s long national nightmare is over. Back in September, about 10 million pounds of Canadian Maple Syrup, worth an estimated $30MM, had been stolen from Canada’s national strategic reserve in Quebec (USA has a national strategic reserve of oil, and Canada has a national strategic reserve of maple syrup. Which one has it’s priorities in […]

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Put Your Digital Stuff To Work

Here is a nice profile of the startup IFTTT. If you have not heard of it, that name is short for “If This, Then That”…get it? If you are like me and have a perverse need to sign up for all sorts of different web sites and web services, then IFTTT is an essential for […]

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Cheap Greedy Owners

In case you have not heard, there have been some issues with the NFL referees through the first few weeks of the season because the NFL owners and the Refs can not come to an agreement over a contract. The uproar over the debacle that was the Seahawks – Packers game on Monday night brought […]

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Snort Away

Trouble could be brewing in Brazil as the country’s demand for cocaine has grown rapidly over the past few years and now represents 18% of global demand. That is still less than half of the US demand. However, from a raw usage perspective, Brazil has grown past the US and it’s 2.6 million coke users. […]

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