Monday, October 24, 2011

Equality may perhaps be a right, but no power on earth can ever turn it into a fact.


It's raining again. Princes Street, Sandy Bay. October 2011.

Yes, we know that that Internet is a wonderful place filled with all the rich and varied treasures that the world holds (as well a videos of fellows and horses in uncomfortable poses). The following are some things that I've had a look at in the last few week. I call this: a Compendium of Click-throughs for Monday Morning...

  • The ever-reliable Ben Goldacre explains why so much of what is reported in the mainstream media on "science" is rubbish...

  • A website full of pictures of women looking dissatisfied in bed...

  • A listening party from NPR with three members of Wilco to discuss their (magnificent) new album...

  • A fantastic article on my favourite vegetable from the Smithsonian magazine, How the Potato Changed the World...

  • Four charts that explain what Wall Street protesters are angry about...

  • A great interview from The Guardian with Jarvis Cocker about the state of music today. I agree with his comment, "Music's changed in that way. People still listen to it, but it's not as central, it's more like a scented candle. It sets the mood."

  • ‎"...The largest scientific research study of its kind, analysing the relationship between multiple categories of childhood trauma (ACEs), and health and behavioral outcomes later in life”.
  • 2 comments:

    Vince said...

    Nice one Krispy.

    The line from the Pulp guy is a pretty good one actually. I probably agree too.

    Not quite totally related, but anyway: friends have asked me to sing at the wedding on a beach in the New Year. The bride-to-be loves the song "The Blower's Daughter" and I will be singing that as she walks down the "aisle-beach". It's a classic example of how music sets the mood (and the lyrics become not as important)

    Kris said...

    Vince! Good to hear from you. I agree with you and Jarvis.

    You might have to amend that last line though...