Archives: 2011 April

Archive for April, 2011

The Royal Wedding

Don't Hate The Kate

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are on honeymoon and Goodosphere is joining them. See you subjects soon.

Our *American* Canuck

So, our very own founder and Editor-In-Chief, Sean enriched the fabric of this great nation today (more to follow on that) and it all got me thinking. Goodosphere, much like America, is a melting pot and one of the biggest ingredients in said pot is Canadian expats. Sounds cannibalistic, but stay with me here.

I was thinking about what would make a GOOD, patriotic post in honor of Sean’s newfound citizenship and I began to sift through a veritable treasure trove of American GOODness. Then I realized that what I really ought to do is salute Canada- The Great White North that gave us Moranis, Foley, Sean and Nimesh. That’s when I remembered that the Canucks (paging Nim…) have their first game of Round 2 tonight. Suddenly, I had just the video to celebrate our man of two countries (whom we are delighted to share with our neighbors to the north): Sean.

This one’s for you big guy.

(American citizens: this video depicts two Canucks [a Canadian hockey team {a sport played on ice with sticks and a puck}] fans in green spandex suits [“The Green Men”] mocking a member of the opposing team at a hockey game. If that ain’t American, I don’t know what is.)

“Duck with Amazing Hair”

[via @joemfbrown]

Goldfish Training Kit

[via Roger Ebert]

Good Quotations: Saliva Via The Milky Way

“The saliva in your mouth comes from the Milky Way. Saliva is 99.5 percent water. And all the water on Earth was actually formed in space, in interstellar gas clouds. And it was delivered here when the Earth was formed, or shortly thereafter, in exactly the form it’s in.”

“So all the water on Earth – the water in your Evian bottle, the water in your glass of water, the water you use to boil a pot of spaghetti – all that water is 4.3 or 4.4 billion years old. No water’s being created on Earth. No water’s being destroyed on Earth. And what that means is the whole debate about reusing wastewater is kind of silly, because all the water we’ve got right now has been used over and over again. Every drink of water you take, every pot of coffee you make is dinosaur pee, because it’s all been through the kidneys of a Tyrannosaurus Rex or an Apatosaurus many, many times, because all the water we have is all the water we have ever had.”

“And to me, that’s actually good news. Water is incredibly resilient. It’s unlike fuel or other natural resources. It can be used over and over and over again, and it emerges – except for needing to be cleaned, ready to use again – exactly as water… That’s sort of part of the magic of water, is it’s cosmic juice that came from interstellar space, which is wonderful to sort of pause and appreciate. And it’s the most resilient thing we’ve got in daily use that is in high demand.”

Charles Fishman, author of “The Big Thirst: The Secret Life and Turbulent Future of Water”, on Fresh Air earlier this month.

Goodosphere Tells A Joke: Diminutive Camping

GOOD Friday

With so many Christmas songs, we thought it would be worthy to showcase one of the few Good Friday songs out there:

Bustin’ And Tappin’

These precocious performers probably make poltergeists perspire with preternatural panic.

Via ThinkGeek.

Dog Is Duckling’s Daddy

Via Reddit.

Wake Up!

Coachella brought music, art, and whatever this is to the Southern California desert this past weekend. There were no Woodstock ’99 fires, but there was a big beautiful Arcade Fire replete with iridescent orbs: