Thursday, August 23, 2007

Keepin' it Light

Wise words from a wise lady.... damn, I am such a fool.

Harper Lee Speaks at Ala. Ceremony - The Huffington Post

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Pulitzer Prize-winning author Harper Lee is a woman of few words and generally avoids media interviews and public appearances.

But the author of "To Kill a Mockingbird" broke her silence briefly Monday at a ceremony inducting four new members, including former home-run king Hank Aaron, into the Alabama Academy of Honor. Lee, who lives in Monroeville, is a member of the academy, which honors living Alabamians, and was in the audience for Monday's ceremony.

At the end of the ceremony, Academy of Honor chairman Tom Carruthers joked with Lee, saying he knew she had something she wanted to say to the crowd.

"Well it's better to be silent than to be a fool," Lee said.


So very awesome. Click the like to check out some renderings :

Japan's Plan For World's Tallest Building - Geekologie:

"Inspired by Mount Fuji, Taisei Construction Corporation has completed designs for construction of the world's tallest building. The X-Seed 4000 (no idea where that came from) would stand at approximately 13,123 feet (4 km), nearly 700 feet (213 m) taller than the real Mount Fuji. The next tallest buildings don't even break 2,000 feet, how puny! While likely to never be built, the X-Seed would have up to 800 floors, and be capable of housing between 500,000 and 1,000,000 people."

Again, the Japanese are kicking ass:

Brain Games - Video Game Feature

Just three years ago, the suggestion that a video game could somehow make you smarter would have been laughed out of a room faster than Dustin Diamond. Then along came the future people of Japan, who convinced everyone that games could not only teach you something, but could also berate you into thinking that your brain was about 74 years old.

How? By unleashing Brain Age: Train your Brain in Minutes a Day upon an unsuspecting world of dummies. The game was a smash hit, topping DS sales charts worldwide and proving once and for all that, contrary to what they teach at that weird, hippy private school in your town, people actually love standardized testing.


There's absolutely nothing I can say that would enhance this:

Dwarf's penis gets stuck to vacuum cleaner - World -

"A dwarf performer at the Edinburgh fringe festival had to be rushed to hospital after his penis got stuck to a vacuum cleaner during an act that went horribly awry."



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