Carl Sagan had a Corvair

Went to Ithaca in ’93 to check out Cornell. While I was there I saw a Rabbit convertible with Carl Sagan at the wheel … only now does that automotive choice make sense. His Corvair, restored:


Hotties of the World Cup, Lego(R) Edition

Okay, these players are not really hotties for today’s post, but The Guardian has produced a series of videos using Lego men to animate the highlights of World Cup football matches.  Below, they show some (not all) of the goals made by Germany in their 7-1 drubbing of Brazil on Tuesday.  If only there were a word in German for taking joy in the suffering of another.

The meaningless third place game is Saturday between Brazil and the Dutch, and Sunday is the Mengele Bowl as Germany and Argentina face off.  Only two more games of soccer hotties!

The Fault Is Not In Our Includes, But In Ourselves

alert(“FEAR GEEKS”)Title: “JavaScript and JQuery: Interactive Front-End Web Development”

Author: Jon Duckett

Rank: 13

Blurb: “This full-color book will show you how to make your websites more interactive and your interfaces more interesting and intuitive.”

Review: “I own Jon Duckett’s HTML/CSS book as well and I can safely say this author knows how to write a captivating book.”

Customers Also Bought: “Node.js in Action”

Footnote: We actually understand everything being discussed. What we don’t understand is how a geek reference book could reach #13.

JavaScript and JQuery [Amazon]

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Bad Grandpa

Old Man Yells at Cloud.Title: “Blood Feud: The Clintons vs. the Obamas”

Author: Edward Klein

Rank: 2


In Blood Feud, you’ll learn:

  • Why Michelle Obama’s political ambitions could rival Hillary Clinton’s
  • About the “deal”: why Bill Clinton supported Barack Obama for reelection — and why he feels betrayed
  • Benghazi: how Barack Obama set up Hillary Clinton to take the blame

Read more »

33rd and Madison, 4:10PM

Not even aure what this is, but it’s going 20 stories into the air:


It’s The Thought That Discounts

Stay out of my head, Mom.Title: “The Conscious Parent: Transforming Ourselves, Empowering Our Children”

Author: Shefali Tsabary

Rank: 37

Blurb: “In Dr. Shefali Tsabary’s conscious approach to parenting… children serve as mirrors of their parents’ forgotten self. Those willing to look in the mirror have an opportunity to establish a relationship with their own inner state of wholeness. Once they find their way back to their essence, parents enter into communion with their children, shifting away from the traditional parent-to-child ‘know it all’ approach and more towards a mutual parent-with-child relationship. The pillars of the parental ego crumble as the parents awaken to the ability of their children to transport them into a state of presence.”

Review: “If you are ready to experience your children as special agents on your spiritual journey, this book is your gospel.”

Customers Also Bought: “Buddha at Bedtime: Tales of Love and Wisdom for You to Read with Your Child to Enchant, Enlighten and Inspire”

Footnote: This is what happens when you make “parenting” a verb.

The Conscious Parent [Amazon]

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Hotties of the World Cup, Double Your Pleasure Weekend Edition

Saturday’s first two games have been some great playing:  Iran playing some great soccer and scaring the shit out of Argentina until Messi saved the day, and Ghana holding Germany to a draw. Because of the Ghana-Germany result, if the U.S. wins Sunday afternoon’s game against Portugal (and its hottie star Ronaldo) then the U.S. is guaranteed to get to the Round of 16.  I’m putting my money on the U.S. after seeing Clint Dempsey break his nose in the Ghana game and come back in and play the rest of the game once they stopped the bleeding. He’s playing tomorrow with a broken nose.

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