Science Does the Nasty with Humor

Just finished the first volume of Atomic Robo, and jumping right in to volume two. Brian Clevinger’s comic is hilarious and jam-packed with surprises that any fan of Firefly or Indiana Jones will appreciate.

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Read all of “Why Atomic Robo Hates Dr. Dinosaur” and other free comics at Atomic-Robo.com for a test of what Clevinger and friends are capable of.

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A Good Book

calvinCalvin & Hobbes by Bill Watterson (GoComics)

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Learn something new every day?

“I think you should learn, of course, and some days you must learn a great deal. But you should also have days when you allow what is already in you to swell up inside of you until it touches everything. And you can feel it inside you. If you never take time out to let that happen, then you just accumulate facts, and they begin to rattle around inside of you. You can make noise with them, but never really feel anything with them. It’s hollow.”

–E. L. Konigsburg, From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

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Let’s all go to the lobby… or not

Fed UpNerd that I am, I was certain that Captain America: The Winter Soldier was going to be my pick this year for most fun, surprising time at the cinema. Well, I recently caught the documentary Fed Up, and I am not exaggerating when I say that it’s high-energy, full of surprises, emotionally charged without being sappy. In short? A damn good time at the movies, and so much more. Highly recommended, obviously.

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Rise

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Text of “Still I Rise” available
through the Academy of American Poets

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Something You’re Not

kellerIf you wish to be something that you are not,–something fine, noble, good,–you shut your eyes, and for one dreamy moment you are that which you long to be.

–Helen Keller,
The World I Live In

The same goes, I believe, for opening one’s eyes to a book. Here are two that I recommend…

Many of Ms. Keller’s writings, including The World I Live In (which is a profound and gorgeously penned explanation of Keller’s perception), are available free for the Kindle through Amazon. If you haven’t the time to read Dorothy Herrmann’s extensive Keller biography, I insist that you at least watch the seven-minute video below. It will amaze and inspire you. (One thing I didn’t know, for example: Keller is in part responsible for the invention of the audiobook!)

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The Museum of Four in the Morning

A story of obsession–er, I mean, a hobby. A voice from the past, or a Tweet, rather.

For more, visit The Museum of Four in the Morning website.

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