The great thing about ugly and/or mortifying cakes is that people keep making them, and then buying them, and then eating them (maybe), and then making more. That’s what keeps Jen Yates in business. (via ‘Wreck The Halls’: Explore The Terrifying, Hilarious World Of Holiday Baking : Monkey See)
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The latest from cartoonist Daniel Clowes isn’t meant to thrill. It’s meant to unnerve. The 48 pages of The Death-Ray are supersaturated with art, dialogue and ideas — not to mention bitter high school vengeance: Teen Tormentors Get Their Due In ‘Death-Ray’
Can new “stealth” hunting gear fool the deer?
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RIP, Steve Jobs.
Thanks in part to Steve Jobs, the computer has evolved from the 27-ton ENIAC (“Electronic Numerical Integrator and Calculator”) requiring multiple human operators to a 4-oz iPhone that could be resting in your pocket right now.
How does this compare to your first computer? Did it use a keyboard and mouse or just punchcards? Did it have a touchscreen or just paper tape?
I often take for granted that there cannot be intentionality without reality. Things can be interpreted as having irrational believes only against a general background of rationality. Yet, most of us, systematically assume that delusion can be reasonably described as irrational beliefs. Perhaps that is the case, and I could be missing the point, as I often pursue notions or ideals.
For example, the notion of companionship prompts me to consider the question: could I be blinded by the idea of a person despite the condition’s reality? If plausible, then I have failed to pursue reality, rather, I have pursued the notion with the hopes that the occasion will sort itself out. Yeah, this may arguably be a conflicting mistake, but, when a mistake is agreed to have been made we will often look for, and find, a reason why it was made, not just in the sense of cause or regularity in its making but in the sense of some excuse which reconciles the mistake with the idea that, even in making it, we were exercising our rationality. Oh the exhausting game of life, guess it would be boring otherwise…
Strenuous circumstances will afford us with opportunities to shine, but not without the never-ending notion of failure if an erroneous decision is made. The outcome seems simple; we can either shine or stumble, glory or disparagement, based on single choice or course of action concocted within nanoseconds in our subconscious mind. Yet, my believe—influenced by resent events—is that tough situations beget an individual’s true self as the comfort and control of our collective nature disappears when one’s perspective seems threaten. Thus, one learns aberrations of our true self.