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Gangnam Style Wedding

(YouTube link) Stefani and Jeremy got married on September 2nd, Gangnam-style! When you have a cousin with a video production company, things just fall into place. Stefani and Jeremy are one of our cousins and reached out to us about a fun video project they wanted to make for their wedding day, and the Gangnam Style [...]

15 variations on the meaning of the word “dude”

I was sort of a linguistic snob in college. I preferred big words to small, little-known words to ubiquitous, and archaic to colloquial. The present-day me would have never hung out with the college version of me. For example, when I wanted to get dinner, I’d go down the hall to one of my friend’s [...]

Starbucks Offers Ginormous New Drink Size

Starbucks is now offering the trenta size, which is just one ounce short of a full quart. Sadly, it will not be available for straight coffee — just icy drinks. In this infographic, Andrew Barr of Canada’s National Post points out that this size is larger than the average adult stomach capacity. Link — Thanks, Jeremy! [...]

Frankenstein Title Sequence

(vimeo link) Jeremy Woods created a modern title sequence for the 1931 film Frankenstein. I think it works quite well! -Thanks, Jeremy!

Pop Culture vs. Philosophy

Raynor Ganan discovered, to his dismay, that Google Image Search tends to identify “John Locke” as a LOST character, rather than as an English philosopher. It was this discussion that prompted his investigation: i was trying to explain jeremy bentham’s panopticon to my 5 year-old nephew this weekend and he was like, “geesh uncle ray, i [...]

The Quick 10: Happy Anniversary, Simpsons!

If Sitcom Time progressed like real time, Bart Simpson would be 30 today. On December 17, 1989, the Simpson family debuted their own show – a Christmas Special called “Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire” – to rave reviews. Prior to that, they had just appeared as small skits on The Tracey Ullman Show. To [...]

Exploiting Chaos – New Book by TrendHunter’s Jeremy Gutsche

Our pal Jeremy Gutsche, the founder of TrendHunter Magazine – one of the neatest websites around, by the way – has an interesting new book titled Exploiting Chaos: 150 Ways to Spark Innovation During Times of Change. Perhaps you’ve heard the saying popularized by John F. Kennedy that the Chinese word for crisis is composed of [...]