Stuff I like, Uncategorized

The (Cookie) Monster in All of Us (Movie Monday: Blooper Reel Edition)

The only thing that makes pop culture iconography better is when it involves Cookie Monster. Like the Siri/iPhone commercial where CM is waiting impatiently for Siri to count down the timer for his cookies in the oven. I have this theory that as adults we love CM as much as (or more than) we did as [...]

det var helt texas gothic
Real Life

And Texas is slang for “crazy.”

So, in Norway, when something is completely nuts, it's Texas. As in, "der var helt texas," or, "that's totally texas." (Yes, lower case. Because it's an adjective. Duh.) Now, mind you, a situation can be totally texas, but not a person. Which is an interesting (and oddly logical) distinction. Here's the tumbler post that brought this [...]

Leonardo da Vinci's To Do List circa 1490 (direct translation, amendments in brackets by Robert Krulwich). Illustration by Wendy Macnaughton for NPR. Original Article here.
Stuff I like, Writing

Leonardo’s To Do List and Michelangelo’s Groceries

I really like lists. Lists, timelines, graphs, charts...not because I'm the most methodical of people, but precisely because I'm not. There's always a lot going on in noggin, and it's not terribly orderly in there. The big ideas are kind of wibbly wobbly all over time and space, and the little idea are sort of this gnat like cloud [...]