Archives: 2011 October

Archive for October, 2011

Happy Tricking, Happy Treating

Good Quotations: It’s Not The Journey

“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.”

Henry Miller, novelist, painter, journeyman, lover of the Sur

Goodosphere Does Keyboard Cat

Think the Keyboard Cat meme got played out months ago? Clearly, you didn’t anticipate this:

Aurora Borealis, The Icy Sky At Night.

The Northern Lights have been making their way further and further south, guys. You know what that means, right? You know what we have to do. HIDE YOUR WOMEN AND LOAD UP YOUR GU–what’s that? Completely harmless? Simply really, really gorgeous? Oh! Well in that case, let’s just watch them!

Amblin Man

There’s a pretty adorable video floating around of a kid learning Darth Vader is Luke’s father on the youtubes, but as we were more E.T. kids than Star Wars kids in our household, this one hit a little closer to home.

Thanks, Melloy!

Swedish Chef Tells A Joke: Use Your Imagination

The Muppets have been in the limelight a little more than usual in the past months and they’re just getting started. Evidently, there’s a little backlash from the Muppet purists out there. It turns out some folks can indeed have too much of some of the goodest things of all time doing slightly untoward (read: flatulent) things. We’re not among them. Here’s the Swedish Chef with this week’s joke:

Jaan Pehechaan Ho

You may recall these sounds from Ghost World. Fear not! The visuals are reminiscent of nothing. Dance away, it’s Friday.

Thanks, Pollie.

Trenchcoat Cat

Take This Job And Shove It

Yes, we’re in a recession. Yes, it’s easy to be down like the economy. No, that doesn’t mean it’s impossible to walk out of a misery inducing job with style:

Run, Fauja! Run!

Bemoaning the aging process is an especially futile endeavor of which we’re already or soon to be guilty. We all fear death, but to spend one nanosecond of life begrudging its inevitability is to waste the most precious and finite time with which we’re all blessed. It seems that most of the problem stems from the fact that we’re almost all afraid of dying. More often than not, there are ever-publicized reminders that we don’t have to be, that we should savor every moment, adventure through every avenue. Carpe diem!

The most recent reminder of note is surely Fauja Singh. At 100 and a half years of age, Singh completed a marathon in Toronto on his Guru-given legs this past Sunday. The feat wasn’t one world record — it was eight.

How’d he do it? A healthful combination of tea, toast, curry and feeling forever young.