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July 14, 2006

Elsewhere

Michael Blowhard writes:

Dear Blowhards --

* The world's best pickup lines.

* Thanks to Dave Lull for pointing out this absorbing Village Voice article by Kathryn Belgiorno about a Dahn yoga devotee who died in the desert while training to be a "master." Is Dahn yoga a cult? Sounds like it might be. I don't know why, but I love stories about cults ...

* Rajeev has some bad news about Pakistan.

* First Bill Clinton appears on MTV. Now German Chancellor Angela Merkel is interviewed by the Xolo videoblog. Fun to see that Merkel is a videoblogger herself. Even funner to imagine the networks squirming.

* The history of Page Three girls.

* DesignObserver's Michael Bierut -- a partner in the hot-hot-hot design firm Pentagram -- is enlightening, frank, and sensible in a two-part interview with Peter Merholz.

* I confess that I never really knew what the Yiddish verb "to plotz" means. Humid Cedar enlightens.

* Do you really have to strap on the Nikes to stay fit? Citrus wonders if keeping busy with chores doesn't make a lot more sense, and wouldn't be just as effective.

* Talk about unintended consequences!

* Half family tree-maker, half Flickr-like photo-album displayer, Amiglia is a piece of Web 2.0 magic that delivers a taste of what life will be like when, one day, we really are all connected.

* Paul Asad links to a lot of Milton Friedman resources.

* Camera in hand, Searchie takes a walk through Greenwich Village and is reminded of other great neighborhoods she has known.

* Udolpho has just about had it with geeks.

* Should pop music be more gay than it is?

Best,

Michael

posted by Michael at July 14, 2006




Comments

How about this one: "You know, I've got a special watch on, that tells me what kind of underwear someone's wearing... oh, hey, it says you're not wearing any." Then, after the predictable response: "Oops, must be running a little fast."

Yeah, that'll give those dark-eyed Europeans a run for their money.

Posted by: J. Goard on July 16, 2006 4:47 PM



Speaking of underwear: Latin underwear.

Posted by: Dave Lull on July 16, 2006 7:54 PM



I betcha Dahn yoga is a cult. I wandered into one in Seattle while looking for a place to do yoga. After getting my "free" personal evaluation, the instructor recommended $1500 worth of specialized instruction to deal with all my inbalances, etc. I was not impressed.

Posted by: CyndiF on July 17, 2006 3:56 PM



Have you checked out ourstory.com? They have a great family 2.0 service that allows you to track your family's timeline, and allows you to print the whole thing out in a beautifully printed hardcover book. Worth checking out!

Posted by: Stephanie on July 20, 2006 4:47 PM






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