Lessons from the LED bulb, waiting on Mars, aiming low for happiness, return of the photo booth, and the shelf cloud.
A sad sign of the times: The (City of) Houston office of homeland security has distributed a video on how to survive a mass shooting...(11 Comments)
I was zipping along Highway 42 in Rosemount the other day when I passed an obese man on a bike, fairly well laboring on the flat stretch of roadway that often features the beautiful people on their multi-thousand-dollar bikes and colorful biking clothing.
When I was younger and dumber, I'd be tempted to make the snide comment at the sight. Instead, I whispered to no one, "good for you, pal. You're out there."
That's why this Nike Olympics ad is a winner...
The kid is Nathan Sorrell, 12, of London, Ohio. It doesn't appear he was much into jogging until he got paid to do it. But he told his local paper that he and his mother will now work to lose weight, which would be great.
I'm as much into watching the fit athletes of the Olympics as much as the next person, but the country needs to see more of Nathan. (h/t: Boing Boing)
While we're on the subject of Olympic commercials, please explain the Proctor and Gamble message that seems to leave out part of the team...
Are there no Olympic dads?(7 Comments)
Let the record show that Jacqueline Keavney Lader and Don Lader and have guts.
The couple was in the movie theater in Aurora, Colorado when a man started shooting. They escaped the killing spree, but went to another theater the next day to finish watching the movie that had been interrupted.
Ms. Lader writes at Daily Beast:
The shooter's intent was to cause fear, injury, and death. We escaped injury and death. Whether it was due to luck, fate, our military training, or all three, we'll never know. But we both refuse to let fear consume us. We refuse to allow this one madman to injure our minds and spirits the way he tried to injure our bodies. If we let fear overtake us and prevent us from living bold, authentic lives, the shooter--and other murderers like him--wins.
Having light-rail construction outside the window has given many of us the World Headquarters of NewsCut an unparalleled opportunity to "eavesdrop" on people living their lives in interesting ways.
Colleague Dan Olson just snapped this picture of a happy just-married couple looking for the perfect place for a wedding portrait. They had just had it taken amid the flotsam and jetsam2 Comments)