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When Creativity Sounds Like Coffee

It could be that people are most interested in buying innovative products as tools of compensation when they are feeling the least ability to summon innovative thought themselves. [...]

Ironies

This weekend, the Ending Spending Super PAC reported spending almost 100,000 dollars to influence a congressional election in North Carolina.

I read last night that a fellow named William Empsen wrote that there are seven types of ambiguity – not six or eight.

What ironies have you recently encountered?

Do Not Fear To Be Eccentric

“Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, because every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.” – Bertrand Russell

It isn’t good advice just because Bertrand Russell said it… but it is good advice.

Would Mother Nature Move You Through A Purchase Funnel?

Mother Nature Network – it sounds like a warm and friendly, huggy and human kind of place – the sort of news web site that might hand you a warm, freshly-baked gluten-free cookie when you visit. It’s a web site that celebrates the “Joy of Less”, so you might expect its web design to be [...]

Tracking The Leshy

The Leshy can be identified by a missing right ear, as well as the absence of eyelashes and eyebrows. [...]

Have A Tuchulcha Morning

Answer quickly: Who is the Roman god of the dead? It’s Pluto, right?

Yes, and no. Pluto is a Roman god of the dead, but it turns out that he’s not the only one.

Pluto was inspired by the Greek Hades, who had the nickname Pluton. The Romans also recognized an Etruscan god of [...]

How Should We Respond To GOP In-Fighting?

Elements of the Tea Party seem to be taking aim at Speaker of the House John Boehner. They’re using their independent expenditure mystery money to purchase advertisements criticizing Boehner for moving away from the far-right fringe.

What’s the best liberal response to this?

Ignore it and let the elephants gore each other as much as [...]

The Inspiration Of Hemingway For Writers

“WRITERS – when Hemingway was stuck, he didn’t put the kettle on. He tried to write, ‘one true line.’ It works. Write one true line.”

This advice came from an account called Adland this morning on Twitter, where there is only room for one true line – and a thin line at that.

I was [...]

Expansions of 2014

2014 is the year coming this week.

4028 is the number of a high security prison guarded by holograms, located in the Ayala System of the Regulus Sector Block, in the Star Trek universe.

8056 Mulholland Drive is the address of a home in Los Angeles that is currently available for sale for the price [...]

The Platform

Is this a guard against falling or an invitation to jump?

Should You Have To Get Permission To Make An American Flag?

This week, U.S. Representatives Hakeem Jeffries and Ted Poe introduced H.R. 3713, a bill that would allow the U.S. federal government to place trademark registration protections on the American flag.

If the government claimed ownership over the trademark rights to the flag, they could require permission, and perhaps the payment of a fee, for anyone [...]