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Antifragile

Nassim Nicholas Taleb, the bestselling author of The Black Swan and one of the foremost thinkers of our time, reveals how to thrive in an uncertain world. Just as human bones get stronger when subjected to stress and tension, and rumors or riots intensify when someone tries to repress them, many things in life benefit […]

Obese City

http://www.livescience.com/18889-cities-obesity-rates.html Jeanna Bryner, LiveScience Managing Editor Date: 07 March 2012 Time: 10:12 AM ET Our nation’s cities appear to be fat, according to a new Gallup-Healthways poll, which found that at least 15 percent of residents in 187 of the 190 metro areas surveyed are obese. Boulder, Colo., came out on top as the skinniest city, […]

Complete vs Finished

No English dictionary has been able to adequately explain the difference between COMPLETE and FINISHED. However, in a recent linguistic conference held in London, England, and attended by some of the best linguists in the world: Samsundar Balgobin, a Guyanese, was the clear winner. His final challenge was this: Some say there is no difference […]

Junk Films: The Collected Short Shockumentaries of Tsurisaki Kiyotaka

Tsurisaki Kiyotaka, the infamous Japanese death photographer and director of Orozco the Embalmer picks up his video camera and heads into the depths of Hell yet again. Junk Films is a collection of short shockumentaries filmed between the late 1990s and early 2000 s, with footage including everything from disemboweled auto accident victims in Krung Thep, to the self mutilating […]

Tsurisaki Kiyotaka – Orozco el Embalsamador aka Orozco the Embalmer

PLOT SUMMARY : Bogota, Colombia. Orozco is the oldest embalmer for the “Institute for Legal Medicine” where he has been working for more than 40 years. He survived the so called “La Violencia” – the age of internal disturbances in the 50’s. He embalms five to ten bodies a day. He has embalmed over 50 […]

Beasts of the Southern Wild

From IMDB.com UserReviews “When it all goes quiet behind my eyes, I see everything that made me flying around in invisible pieces.” 28 July 2012 | by Grey Gardens (United States) “What can I say about Beasts of the Southern Wild, that hasn’t already been said. It’s the most magical and imaginative film of the year, so […]

Turkey Delight

Courtney Stodden – No Turkey PETA Thanksgiving campaign 2012 Pet lover and animal advocate has released a new batch of Thanksgiving photos in which she’s shed her clothes to make a vegetarian statement. The teen bride is seen in various poses with a cardboard turkey cutout, her beloved pup Dourtney, and an “Eat No Turkey” PETA […]