May 2009 Archives

"If you have reached the age of 25, I have a bit of bad news for you, to wit: it is time, if you have not already done so, for you to emerge from your cocoon of post-adolescent dithering and self-absorption and join the rest of us in the world. Past the quarter-century mark, you see, certain actions, attitudes, and behaviors will simply no longer do, and while it might seem unpleasant to feign a maturity and solicitousness towards others that you may not genuinely feel, it is not only appreciated by others but necessary for your continued survival. Continuing to insist past that point that good manners, thoughtfulness, and grooming oppress you in some way is inappropriate and irritating."

Please the whole post here. It reminded me of all kinds of things I should do and sometimes don't. (via kottke)

Laura Youngblood, widow of U.S. Navy Petty Officer Travis L. Youngblood, touches his gravestone while visiting his grave in Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery during the Memorial Day weekend in Arlington, Virginia, May 24, 2009. Youngblood died of wounds received in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in July of 2005 in Iraq. (REUTERS/Larry Downing) #

P050809PS-0264 by The Official White House Photostream.
President Barack Obama bends over so the son of a White House staff member can pat his head during a family visit to the Oval Office May 8, 2009. The youngster wanted to see if the President's haircut felt like his own. Original here.
Times obit.

A previous entry of mine.
A great illustration by Jim Festante. Story is here.

Politics: Obama Is Spock

It's been a long time since it's been worth re-posting a SNL skit
A great New Yorker piece by JOnah Lehrer


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P050509PS-0318 by The Official White House Photostream.

"I have this feeling Mr. President that we are not alone."
P050109PS-0267 by The Official White House Photostream.

"To demonstrate how is flu transmitted through contact with respiratory droplets, I'd like everyone to touch their nose or mouth."