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February 2014

February 28, 2014

"Thief: The Ultimate Dude Movie"

I've already plugged it, but I'll do it again: it's a fine movie. If you haven't seen it, I recommend it highly. It includes Willie Nelson delivering one of my all-time favorite lines:

Lie to no one. If there 's somebody close to you, you'll ruin it with a lie. If they're a stranger, who the fuck are they you gotta lie to them?

"18 Record Stores Every Music Lover Needs To Visit At Least Once"

"Record stores"? What are they?

"The Complete History of SNL's Celebrity Jeopardy"

It got a little too exaggerated toward the end, but overall, I think this was one of SNL's finest efforts

February 27, 2014

"The 50 Funniest Demotivational Posters of All Time"

Made me laugh at loud. (Not for the easily offended.)

"Beyond School Supplies: How DonorsChoose is Crowdsourcing Real Education Reform"

Congratulations to DonorsChoose for making the cover of Fast Company and for being selected Fast Company's ninth "Most Innovative Company".

"Even Cowgirls Get the Blues"

An I-banker explains why long hours are necessary in I-banking and argues "It could be a very, very long time—read never—before women make up a larger portion of revenue-producing investment bankers."

"The Michelangelo of Lego Who Quit Law to Play With Toys"

Former corporate lawyer now earns a living playing with Lego.

February 26, 2014

"Can Probiotics Help Soothe Colicky Babies?"

NPR reports that there's some reason to think so

Boy, I hope it pans out. We sure could have used a solution for our younger daughter. 

"Why America Stopped Driving"

Demographics? Really??

(See also "The 10 Nightmare Cities Where No One Wants to Drive").

"Detroit Is Losing Money On Its Bizarre 'People Mover' Train That No One Ever Rides"

Detroit's People Mover is great, terrific, a modern marvel, but . . . so few people want to ride it, it loses about $4/ticket

Is it any wonder Detroit is broke?

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