Friday, August 18, 2017

Senses working overtime #121

1 Celebrating the wisdom of Marshall McLuhan


MM shock as he phones it in
Some great messages from Marshall

2 Warm jets



I have none of Brian Eno's early albums. But reading this could change that situation!

3 Einstein revealed
Great piece from the fine folks at National Geographic on Albert.

4 Marry a teacher


And be happy!!

5 Social media goes critical mass!


Wohsers - these numbers are mindnumbing!

Overtime - Paper dictionaries.

The dictionary corner at City Lights Bookstore
in San Francisco

I hadn't thought about this (the value of a paper dictionary) at all. And I love it when a post comes along that makes me think something new. I very much enjoy Austin Kleon's weekly newsletter summary of titbits! 

Friday, August 11, 2017

Senses working overtime #120

1 Disney's Star Wars Hotel



Last time we were at Disneyland we saw the huge area where the Star Wars stuff is under construction. The Hotel concept is explained here. We'll be there!

2 Arsenal v Leicester



Premier League is back! Read all about the first weekend.

3 The Last Jedi...




is getting closer.

4 U Thant Island
Loved this Vox video - best thing I watched on a computer this week!




5 THOR...



...is also coming. Great poster!

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In praise of San Francisco's Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), actually their museum store which looks splendid.

Friday, August 4, 2017

Senses working overtime #119

1 Just do it



Great piece from the gifted Thomas Oppong about action! Do it! Make the great leap forward. Okay, you could start by just reading about it I guess. Here it is. Read it! Now! What are you waiting for?

2 Celebrating Len



Best thing I read this week - an obit for Len Herzstein. A Giants 'balldude', a regular joe, who lived well and has died age 93. 

3 Lame Donald duck



Excellent piece about Donald Trump's  lame duckhood.

4 Greatest albums by women



Excellent run down of some outstanding music. How many do you own/have listened to?

5 Seven meaningful TED talks to inspire you
Some beauties, right here!

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Tower Records doco All Things Must Pass looks like a must see...