Live without pretending, love without depending, listen without defending.
Haven’t been here in a long time and it feels really weird. May or may not come back. But… my thing, my rules, so:
- Lists. Because I love lists and because that is mostly how I think about things.
- Randomness of all kinds.
- Triple links, because it has always been like that.
- I am doing this for me, so please, do not advice on what it should or should not be.
- Five and thirteen have always been my favourite numbers.
Can get you in a private plane with Richard Branson to go to the inauguration of Barack Obama in Washington.
“The straw can currently detect the two most common drugs being used, ketamine and gamma-hydroxybutyric acid, of GHB. Patolsky and Ioffe are working on adding more drug detection abilities, including rohypnol, aka ruffies.
The idea is that women will carry the straw with them when they go out, and they can reuse the straw as many times as they like until the straw encounters the presence of any date rape drugs. If the straw detects any drug in the drink, a chemical reaction will be created and the straw will change colour, depending on the drug.”
By Stephen Tobolowsky.
‘At the end of the shoot, Phil said the only thing that could make the whole experience of working on Sneakers better was if the lab lost the film. Then we would be able to do it all over again.
Years later I ran into Phil at the symphony. I asked him I how he was able to come up with such a great script. He blushed and said he had worked on it for nine years. I know spending a long time writing something doesn’t guarantee success. But not giving up on a good idea almost always does.’
Full article in Slate.