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Ferguson

This is likely all I’ll post about Ferguson, MO. There are much better writers covering all of the various issues that have converged on this one midwestern suburb. But I feel like no one has captured the whole of the situation as concisely as John Oliver has.

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Museums

Museums are churches that don't tell you how to feel.
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Hysterics and Fishing

If you tell Congress everything about the world situation they get hysterical. If you tell them nothing they go fishing.
Harry S. Truman
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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Rat

While driving to visit a friend yesterday I was listening to the local NPR station and happened upon some crazy stories and research about memory. NYU neuroscientist Joe LeDoux and his colleague Karim Nader talked about how memories are re-created each time we try to remember them, and how they use that process to try and help people suffering from PTSD erase the traumatic events from their memory. It’s wild, eye-opening stuff.

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RE2PECT

A beautiful and fitting tribute to one of the greatest athletes on one of the most despised franchises.

*tips Red Sox cap*

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Criticism

To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.
Aristotle
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You Are Not A Storyteller

The great Stefan Sagmeister calling the “storytellers” on their bullshit.

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Stephen Hawking and John Oliver

I don’t remember the last time I laughed so hard I cried while watching an interview… before watching John Oliver’s interview with Stephen Hawking.

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Nick Offerman’s Bill of Rights Refresher

Parks and Recreation’s Nick Offerman offers the D.C. elite in attendance at the 2014 Congressional Radio & TV Correspondents’ Dinner a refresher course on the Bill of Rights.

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Big F*ckin’ Day

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti says it all.

[via Tom Cruz'n]

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