This is the best: How to make a giant, fully functional LEGO cardboard costume!
In a short piece for Vanity Fair, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson hilariously acted out a number of pre-recorded facts about the universe that were being breathlessly voiced over his movements.
“The first and truest thing is that all truth is a paradox. Life is both a precious, unfathomably beautiful gift, and it’s impossible here, on the incarnational side of things. It’s been a very bad match for those of us who were born extremely sensitive. It’s so hard and weird that we sometimes wonder if we’re being punked. It’s filled simultaneously with heartbreaking sweetness and beauty, desperate poverty, floods and babies and acne and Mozart, all swirled together. I don’t think it’s an ideal system.”
Pleasure is short-term, addictive and selfish. It’s taken, not given. It works on dopamine.
Happiness is long-term, additive and generous. It’s giving, not taking. It works on serotonin.
Read Seth Godin’s full post on this topic.
Made me laugh.
Professional Poker Player Liv Boeree believes that Poker does a great job of making you figure out where you are in the moment and not live either too much in the past or the present. Made me think.
“In a world where everything is tracked and kept forever, like the world we’re for some reason building, you become hostage to the worst thing you’ve ever done.
Whoever controls that data has power over you, whether or not they exercise it. And yet we treat this data with the utmost carelessness, as if it held no power at all.”
Haunted by Data, Maciej Ceglowski
This movie scene from Adaption made me gasp:
“You are what you love, not what loves you.
– Charlie Kaufman”
So much yes. YES!