“Arguably, nothing’s boring; it comes down to whether you’re alert enough to find something of interest. If you’re willing to embarrass yourself expressing unexpected enthusiasms, for instance, then nothing’s ever boring.”—Geoff Manaugh, quoted in this interview.
"Watch this beautiful video about Brazenhead Books, a secret bookstore that’s been tucked away in Michael Seidenberg’s apartment on the Upper East Side ever since the rent for his original retail space in Brooklyn was quadrupled. (Jonathan Lethem used to work there.)…”
Government excuses for not handing over data can be really frustrating.
Last week we tried to help some journalists get Toronto Police data in an e-format. The TPS analyst said they had to hand the data over as paper because they had to print the data, redact exact addresses with white-out, photo-copy it and mail the 137 pages to the journalist. Wha?
“[it has] been said quite truly that a man grows with the greatness of his task. But he must have within himself the capacity to grow; otherwise even the most difficult task is of no benefit to him. More likely he will be shattered by it.”—Carl Jung
“…you should avoid American and European coins at all costs as they contain aluminum based mind control circuitry. Canadian coins are free of this threat mainly due to the Canadian government’s choice of neglecting psychotronic research in favor of research into giant robotics.”—"Quick Instructions For Building An Aluminum Foil Deflector Beanie", on this webpage.