Newsletter 39 : 18 august 2010
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… particularly if you like golden retrievers. duration 1:22
Did you know that Twitter is predominantly Brazilian-based, in terms of usage? The web connects the globe, but most of us end up hearing mainly from people just like ourselves. Blogger and technologist Ethan Zuckerman (who needs a haircut more than I do) wants to help share the stories of the whole wide world. Communication is key to emotional intelligence – this TED talk is well worth watching whether you twitter or not. duration 19:45
Gentlemen prefer blondes
I’m furious about the women’s liberationists. They keep getting up on soapboxes and proclaiming that women are brighter than men. That’s true, but it should be kept very quiet or it ruins the whole racket
Anita Loos, died 18 August 1981
What do you get if you cross a member of the Mafia with a sociologist?
An offer you can’t understand.
Mitchell and Webb have a go at homeopathy. Even funnier if you only watch a little bit of it. duration 2:33
The jazz trio, The bad plus, lovingly deconstructs Smells like teen spirit by the Nirvanas. duration 5:57
>From last time: “You are a participant in a race. You overtake the last person. What position are you in?” Innumerable (OK, three) subscribers have pointed out that, if the race is run on a circular track, it is perfectly possible for the leader to overtake the last person.
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Kay and Jeremy
Compiled by Jeremy Marchant . added 11 february 2015 . image: screen grab from video