Monthly Archives: December 2011

Daniel Gilbert on children

Daniel Gilbert wrote one of my favorite books, Stumbling on Happiness.

And I just encountered this article, with this gem:

He apparently agreed that children are the best thing in a parent’s life, “but only because they tend to get rid of every source of joy we had before they came along.”

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Is it hot in here…

Magnetic poetry at my friend John’s house:

There were other great ones, but NSFW.

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Ray Bradbury

I wanted to buy Fahrenheit 451 for my Kindle, but was surprised it wasn’t available. I finally caved and bought a paper copy. Then I read this glorious, glorious bit from
TechCrunch:

91-year-old Ray Bradbury has finally agreed to make his books, most notably Fahrenheit 451, available in digital format after Simon & Schuster released his body of work back into his name. Bradbury has complained that the Internet is a distraction, at best, and has thus far refused to allow his books to appear on ereaders.

The e-edition costs $9.99 and is available on the Kindle and Nook.

In a 2009 New York Times interview, Bradbury railed against ereaders, saying they “smell like burned fuel.”

“Yahoo called me eight weeks ago,” he said, voice rising. “They wanted to put a book of mine on Yahoo! You know what I told them? ‘To hell with you. To hell with you and to hell with the Internet.’”

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The results may look bad…

A favorite warning from a coworker whose native language is not English:

“The results may look bad, or they may not look at all.”

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Helicopter parents

You know what they call helicopter parents in Scandinavia?

Curling parents.

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Why? Because they “frantically rush ahead of their children, sweeping their paths clear of the tiniest obstacles.”

Dude, that rules.

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Interrobang

If you haven’t met the interrobang, well, you’ve been missing out: ‽

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Merry Christmas

If I had a holiday card, this would be it:

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