Saturday, September 24, 2016

More People Should Do This With Bagpipes

If you get tired of the prelims, skip to 1:04 when she actually starts playing, then hold onto your hat:


[Bagpipe swing with Gunhild Carling in Central Park NY] (Viewer #111,009)

Saturday, September 17, 2016

I Didn't Know You Could Put This Rule Into Words

Via Mental Floss

The Odd Grammar Rule Most English Speakers Know But Are Rarely Taught

I never gave it a second thought before, but I follow this rule all the time.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Divisible by 2 and 5, and That's About It

It's my birthday today.

In case you're looking for a place to say something about that, you can use the comments to this post.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Pick Your Top 6

Via Mental Floss

The 98-Year-Old Productivity Method You Should Still Use Today

In short:
1. At the end of each work day, write down the six most important things you need to accomplish tomorrow. Do not write down more than six tasks.

2. Prioritize those six items in order of their true importance.

3. When you arrive at work tomorrow, concentrate only on the first task. Work until the first task is finished before moving on to the second task.

4. Approach the rest of your list in the same fashion. At the end of the day, move any unfinished items to a new list of six tasks for the following day.

5. Repeat this process every working day.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Weird... There's a Horse Driving My Driverless Car

Via XKCD



[Alt Text: This car has 240% of a horse's decision-making ability and produces only 30% as much poop.]

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

If I Had More Clothes, I'd Definitely Try This

Via Mental Floss

One Handy Trick for Decluttering Your Closet

Short version: hang all the hangers backward, then after you use an item, hang the hanger forward. After a year, dump all the items that are still backward.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

The 80's Were Hard

Some of you younger folks don't remember this, but there were once laws requiring all Americans to spontaneously break into dance no less than three times daily. Many documentaries of the period capture the onerous nature of this burdensome statute:


[Dancing On The Ceiling - Dancing In 80's Movies Tribute] (Viewer #7,622)

[List of movies appears in this YouTube comment]