Sunday, September 15, 2013

History and Perspective - Cool Stuff!

Live Leak hosted a fantastic video of the changing political geography of Europe and Asian Minor from 1000 AD to the present day.  Fascinating stuff if you like history and geography and politics.  Ideally I would have liked a time clock to go with the video too, but it is about 5 years for every 1 second.  Original source.

The blog, "Wait But Why", posted another fascinating graphic about time and perspective.  Think of it as the Total Perception Vortex on paper!
Have a look - source.

Lastly, for an epic burn, have a look at the Kickstart submission about Obama's duplicitous foreign policies.

Have a good weekend!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013


A great article in the New York Times about the Mexican government's contest to identify the most useless and cumbersome bureaucratic process or law.  Done right, it is a great insight to see how inefficient the bureaucratic process really is and how it can be streamlined.  Also a great way to fight corruption.  Kudos Mexico, we could learn a thing or two from you.  Have a read.

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Ozil, Ozil, Ozil, Aaja, Aaja, Aaja...

A good weekend for Arsenal wouldn't you say?  I wonder if we've used up all our luck already...
But, if Flamini is back, does that mean we might see Bendtner in an Arsenal shirt again?  *shudder*

Oh Syria... Why You Vex Me?

Forget the memes, forget John McCain playing poker on his phone during a Senate hearing on Syria and tweeting ":( I lost", forget Miley Cyrus twerking (hey Spellcheck, this is a real word now), forget Obama's Nobel Prize for Peace... what I want to know is, is the war going to hurt export of hummus?  Because I love hummus... Let's get serious people.

Photo credit: Tumblr

What Did They Use For A Totem?

Man, I love science... Economics really pales in comparison...  Don't believe me... Proof.

Monday, September 02, 2013

Music Roundup...

First, new discovery for me... San Cisco.
Fresh, happy, indie Aussie band with a crisp sound and a rare woman drummer.
Great sound... playing live the KEXP.

Second, staying with the theme of fresh, happy, indie and women drummers, here is Chaos-Chaos, formerly known as Smoosh.  The sisters started playing and touring since they were ten and eight... now their sound has matured and they're collaborating with a lot of great indie groups like, Head Like A Kite.  Have a listen, here they are live at the KEXP and as Daydream Vacation.

Second, our very own Ms. Aline Jorand, KIS Spanish teacher, translator and singer extraordinaire.  Brilliant cover of Psy's Gangnam Style at the Staff Concert.  Line to her music.

Happy listening folks.

Shout Out to DJ Panda