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October 22, 2009

TODAY IN SALESMANSHIP.

MCSWEENEY'S FLIES THE OPEN SKIES.

McSweeney's Internet Tendency: Airlines of Last Resort.

October 16, 2009

A TASTE OF TEDX SMU.

TEDxSMU from tedxsmu on Vimeo.

October 14, 2009

HIGHLIGHTS FROM TEDx SMU.

"In a town notorious for early departures, there were as many people standing for a performance by the Polyphonic Spree at the end of the program as there were sitting for the big-screen opener of Bobby Haas' aerial photography nine hours before.

In between, we heard:

•What it's like to be an astronaut aboard the International Space Station.

•The unusual "teamwork" needed for giant whale copulation.

•How to get the United States off oil by 2040.

•How to get our minds to work faster than calculators.

•How living with a terminal, excruciating disease can be fulfilling.

•The engineering marvels of Dallas' new Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre.

•How to help solve malnutrition among India's orphans with peanut butter bars.

•Why our ocean world may be more important than our dirt one. Each topic was covered in less than 18 minutes."

TEDxSMU upends conventional wisdom

AND SO IT BEGINS.

"A mysterious halo-shaped cloud was seen hovering in the sky over the city of Moscow a few days ago."

Halo Cloud Seen Hovering In Moscow Sky (VIDEO)


October 08, 2009

ONE OF THE THINGS I'M MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO AT TED SMU THIS WEEKEND? JILL SOBULE PERFORMING.

TODAY IN "YEAH, THAT DOESN'T REALLY HELP." THANKS TO BRIAN "1ST CHIZZAIR" RENAUD FOR THE FIND.

October 06, 2009

LITERALISTS' REVENGE?

"Lo and behold, the Bible has gotten too liberal, according to a group of conservatives. And it needs a little editing. That's the inspiration behind the Conservative Bible Project, which seeks to take the text back to its supposed right-wing roots."

Conservative Bible Project Cuts Out Liberal Passages


October 04, 2009

NOT EXACTLY A "THRILL RIDE."

"Richard Whitehouse, an artist from Ohio is constructing a piece called The Rape Tunnel. It's an installation in a gallery, a long narrowing tunnel that can be walked through, and he's promising that anybody who enters it during the exhibition, he'll attempt to rape."

YesButNoButYes: The Rape Tunnel. But is it art?


October 01, 2009

AH...THE SHEER GENIUS OF THIS...


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