splinterend: As some of you may know, Paramount commissioned (in)famous director M. Night Shyamalan to adapt the popular Nickelodian series “Avatar: The Last Airbender” into a movie trilogy. The TV series revolves a fantasical, Hayao Miyazaki-inspired universe that deals with individuals capable of controlling and manipulating (aka “bending”) one or several of the earth’s elements – Earth,...
不跟小人較勁。– Chinese idiom, meaning “don’t bother with people who are below you.” They have a lot less to lose than you do, and they’re simply not worth your time and attention.
The refrain(?) to “Swanee”, composed...
Gulf Oil Spill: Tony Hayward Attends Glitzy Yacht... →
BP CEO Tony Hayward took time off from trying to stem the flood of crude oil into the the Gulf of Mexico caused by his company to watch his 52-food yacht “Bob” compete in the JP Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race this Saturday. BP spokesperson defended Hayward’s actions by saying that it was the first break that Hayward has taken since the Deepwater Horizon rig...
(Based on my notes for Methods & Problems with Professor John Collins.) You are presented with two boxes: a transparent box containing one thousand dollars in it and an opaque box that could either contain one million dollars in it, or no money in it. You are then presented with two choices: to chose one box, and take only the contents of the opaque box, or to chose both boxes and their...
眼不見心不煩。– Chinese idiom, meaning “out of sight, out of mind”.
Random Thought 
Facebook targets the ads it displays based on the information in your personal profile. One ad that Facebook has been showing me repeatedly is from California Cryobank. It reads, “Earn up to $1,200 a month and help create families with California Cryobank.” I think it’s because I listed my colleges (Columbia and NYU) in the Work and Education section of my Facebook profile....
Psychologists and sociologists know that durable relationships are built on...– Timothy N. Ogden and Laura Starita of Philanthropy Action’s report - “Social Networking and Mid-Size Non-Profits: What’s the Use?”
Useful advice on how to use, not abuse, the utility of PowerPoint Presentations.
The midnight sky remains a shade of deep purple-blue, An artificial dusk sustained by incandescent lights. Moisture in the air settles into grass-bedded dew, As sultry summer days melt into sultry summer nights.
“O Green World”, track 4 of Demon Days...