A handful of links that interested, amused or informed me from around the interwebs:
- At the risk of sounding curmudgeonly, too many toys and games for “kids these days” don’t feed the imagination; they conform it. So these 15 ads from Lego are fantastic for the way they simply, clearly depict the power of imagination to bring plastic blocks to life.
- For any history buffs out there, or even those remotely familiar with the ebbs and flows of World War 2, this color-coding of the war’s territory gains and losses is fascinating. It’s terrifying how close the Axis powers came to taking all of Europe at one point.
- Hey, let’s go on a nice mountainside hike . . . on the most terrifying trail in the world. I got weak knees and shortness of breath just typing this while thinking about it.
- All this griping about the NSA spying and Edward Snowden leaking info is just latest in spying and data theft. How bout the folks who used a Muhammad Ali/Joe Frazier boxing match as a distraction to break into an FBI facility with a crow bar to steal numerous documents? They then leaked sensitive info to major newspapers around the country Recently they revealed themselves.
- I have a handful of pet peeves. Cats are one. The open office is another. Here’s more evidence from smart people that open offices are a design from this country’s enemies to make us less productive. Or something like that.
- Speaking of cats, if you own one, have you ever wondered how much it loves you? Well here’s data to tell you exactly what you already know deep down in that scary hidden place in the recesses of your heart: it doesn’t. At all.
- And you thought jumping rope was for school girls and boxers. Let your mind be blown.