The Big Think

May 5, 2011

Brain Music

Filed under: Mad Science,Maker,Music — jasony @ 11:22 pm

Cool experiment by Colin Cunningham.

Shire Music

Filed under: Movies,Music — jasony @ 9:38 pm

The first few notes of “The Road Goes Ever On” always remind me of “This Is My Father’s World.” Doesn’t stop it from choking me up, though.

We Travel Light… Let’s Hunt Some Pants

Filed under: Uncategorized — jasony @ 9:32 pm

I Made a Promise, Mr. Frodo. A Promise… Don’t you Pants Him, Samwise Gamgee

Filed under: Uncategorized — jasony @ 9:30 pm

Fancy Footwork

Filed under: Humor and Fun,Movies,Music — jasony @ 9:20 pm

Bach’s Toccata and Fugue on the piano from Big.

Lord of the Movies

Filed under: Movies — jasony @ 9:04 pm

You just can’t start playing Fellowship of the Ring in the background while making pizza and not expect to spend the next three hours watching it.

Hey, I Got Your Pants Right Here.

Filed under: Friends,Humor and Fun,Movies — jasony @ 9:01 pm

32 Examples of Awesome Star Wars Graffiti

The University Has No Clothes

Filed under: Education — jasony @ 12:02 pm

“Americans have become terrified, he says, of what will happen to their children if they don’t send them to college. The recession, widening income inequality, growing job insecurity, the uncertain future of the welfare state, the increasing costs of health care—all have deepened the anxieties that made college such an attractive option for a rising middle class in the first place. “I think that’s the way probably a lot of parents think about it. It’s a way for their kids to be safe, to be protected from the chaos. You’re paying for college because it’s an insurance policy against falling out of the middle class.” The larger question this raises, he says, is, “Why are we spending ten times as much for insurance as we were 30 years ago? And does that tell us something has gone really badly wrong with our country?”

How the Notion That a College Degree Is Essentially Worthless Has Become One of the Year’s Most Fashionable Ideas

Related: 8 alternatives to college.

I’m not advocating that people not go to college. I’m just saying that it’s not the only way, and the costs can’t keep spiraling up. As the saying goes: what can’t go on forever, won’t.

Quoth

Filed under: Quoth — jasony @ 9:41 am

“Be not intimidated… nor suffer yourselves to be wheedled out of your liberties by any pretense of politeness, delicacy, or decency. These, as they are often used, are but three different names for hypocrisy, chicanery and cowardice.”

John Adams

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