August 2009

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76 articles in August 2009

(500) Days of Summer is a very good movie. Legitimately funny with sweetness and remorse. It’s also a wonderful piece of filmmaking, with creativity in its creation, storytelling, and visuals. And yet for all that, it’s well grounded in real emotions, and doesn’t betray its characters or emotions. Zooey Deschanel, …

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Good luck to my senior year college roommates who are going across the world on new and interesting programs this year! Joe is leaving for England, where he'll be taking on a year-long Masters program in publishing. He's promised not to become a Kindle-hater. And Caleb is going to work …

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This is a well-produced video about the “myth” of overpopulation. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZVOU5bfHrM?wmode=transparent] I agree with its message … to a certain extent. I think that those like Kunstler who predict widespread devastation (whether as a result of overpopulation or a dearth of oil) are wrong to ignore future  technological innovations. …

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I finished Nassim Nicholas Taleb's book Fooled By Randomness. I'd previously read The Black Swan by him. Even though it's his second book, I would refer it to anyone before Fooled by Randomness. Fooled is a dense book, as close to a philosophical treatise as I will probably ever read. …

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