The Story of the Brooklyn Bridge

During a bout of unproductive, yet informative and fun web surfing today, I learned more about the Brooklyn Bridge. Thought I'd share this great site and video from the History Channel. It's a good warm up to the much...

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The Path of Totality

I spent August 21, 2017 experiencing a total eclipse of the sun with 70,000 of my closest friends in Madras, Oregon. It was truly an otherworldly experience. I highly recommend seeing the totality if you can. Traffic might have...

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Saul Bass’ Pitch Video for Bell System Logo Redesign

This is a pretty amazing short film that the great designer and filmmaker Saul Bass created to pitch his idea to redesign the Bell Systems logo. It's a relic from a different time, but it is completely correct in...

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Pretty Great Video: A Tale of Momentum & Inertia

This short video is well worth your time: A Tale of Momentum & Inertia from Portland's amazing animation studio HouseSpecial.

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Out with the Old (Spaghetti Factory)

A while ago I saw a very sad sight, the removal of the trolley from inside the Seattle Waterfront's Old Spaghetti Factory. I work nearby and we were all sad to see the place go. I have memories of...

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The Audio Discourses of Epictetus

As something of a student of the Stoic Philosophers, I found this nice recording of audio Discourses of Epictetus by Julien Villeneuve on the great site archive.org.  I recommend you check it out, it's very worthwhile. Listen to it or...

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Reflections on music an nostalgia

Nostalgia is a form of depression." - Abbie Hoffman I was goofing about on the internet and saw this cool video of 1,000 people playing Nirvana's classic "Smell's Like Teen Spirit." I really dug it and was jamming to it....

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The 13 Best Cyberpunk Films

When I was in high school, a couple of decades ago, one of the major influences for my friends and I was the science fiction genre of cyberpunk. We ate that stuff up. The neon hued disutopias of William...

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Remember the King

Let freedom ring... It's more important now that ever to remember Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy.  

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Happy New Year!

Okay a little late, but Happy New Year! Hopefully it will be better than last year. My plan is to work harder on actually keeping this blog active in 2017. So figure this as the first of 2017.

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