2. Last night I was ordering pictures from Walmart.com, watching a video of Pete Seeger and Arlo Guthrie at Occupy Wall Street in New York and writing a poem all at the same time.
3. I was also reading about and watching slideshows of the fantastic work of Haas & Hahn, an artistic duo that’s been painting giant colorful murals on buildings in slums, described by some as “rescue by design.” HERE.
4. I have a friend who I sometimes walk with who presses fall leaves in between the pages of her bible. I press mine in my dictionary. I think that says a lot about who we each are.
5. Concerning the fact that some words like “fart” were taken out of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary (because they were considered unpleasant), one Scrabbler created a laminated bookmark of the banned words, called the Poo List, that he sells at tournaments. (Poo is also not in the OSPD.)
6. Tile and Error: the biggest scandal to rock the Scrabble tournament circuit since a player accused another of eating a tile: a missing “G” tile led to accusations of cheating and a demand for a scrabble competitor to be strip-searched at the world championships. Read more HERE.
7. Speaking of farts, THIS clip of Vince Vaughn, P Diddy and Sarah Millican talking about farting on a date is very funny.
8. Seen on Facebook: The trouble with quotes on the internet is that it’s difficult to determine whether or not they are genuine. ~ Abraham Lincoln.
9. Get really creative with pumpkins HERE.
10. Steve Jobs on the afterlife and why his products don’t have on and off switches as told by his biographer to 60 Minutes’ Steve Kroft: I remember sitting in his back yard in his garden one day, and he started talking about God. He said, “Sometimes I don’t. It’s 50-50. But ever since I’ve had cancer I’ve been thinking about it more, and I find myself believing a bit more. Maybe that’s because I want to believe in an afterlife, that when you die it doesn’t just all disappear. The wisdom you’ve accumulated, somehow it just lives on.” But then he paused for a second and he said, “Yeah but sometimes I think it’s like an on-off switch. Click, and you’re gone,” he said. Paused again and said, “And that’s why I don’t put on-off switches on Apple devices.”
11. “We expect President Obama to do the work of the people. The people are not going to go away. So he can either go down as a historic president, who becomes the FDR of this century, or he can be remembered as the man who was in the pocket of Goldman Sachs.” Michael Moore at Occupy Wall Street.
12. I love the way paradox rhymes with pandora’s box.
13. Also seen on Facebook: A lot of pain that we are dealing with is really only thoughts.