Tag Archives: economics

Too Many Tabs Tuesday

Here are a few things that caught my eye this past week… What are the best new products nobody knows about? (Quora) How We Die – Then and Now: Comparing Causes of Death, 1900 v. 2010 (Infographic) What Radiohead Song Always Moves You To Tears? (Reddit) How Poverty Taxes The Brain (Infographic) Adolf Hitler’s “Mein Kampf” [...]

11 Arresting Facts About “Orange Is The New Black”

Shea’s and my current favourite show, “Orange Is The New Black” just had its second season released on Netflix this weekend. Unlike traditional broadcast TV shows, viewers the option to watch all new episodes on their own time including, if you choose, the day of their release in a single binge watch session. After a couple [...]

Librarian Privilege?

So the concept of privilege has been on my mind lately. Thanks to the kind (and kind of) folks on my Facebook feed, I’ve been regularly sent articles about “white privilege“, “male privilege“, “heterosexual privilege” (uhm, for anyone keeping count, I get to tick the box for all three…plus most other types of privilege out [...]

My Suggestion for A Better Way to Make Sure A #yxe Father Is Close To His Ill Son #yqr #saskatchewan

Looks like WestJet’s trying to repeat their successful Christmas viral video with another one that will pull your heartstrings for Father’s Day (plus to help make the video go viral, they’ve offered additional flights to Ronald McDonald families for every 100,000 views the clip gets up to a maximum of 500,000.) Of course, this is very generous of [...]

Music Monday – “But they don’t give you any choice/’Cause they think that it’s treason/So you had better do as you are told/You better listen to the radio”

A classic SNL musical performance confirms that controversy inevitably becomes commodity… “Radio, Radio” – Elvis Costello

Solar Panels Could Replace Pavement on Highways and Roads

Yes, please!

2014 Forbes Billionaire Facts & Figures

Could Minecraft Help Make Kids Smarter?

Given how much Pace plays the game (and watches YouTube videos about it and reads books about it and has themed birthday parties about it), I hope so!

Big Changes at MetaFilter

I don’t hang out there nearly as much as I used to (and worse, a lot of my “community web site” time has shifted to <gasp> Reddit!) so it was a bit of a shock to see a librarian colleague post on Facebook about the big changes happening at MetaFilter. Cash-strapped after a recent downturn [...]

Too Many Tabs Tuesday

The Stanley Cup playoffs are heating up but it’s still the off season for some teams.  The official Twitter accounts of the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Tampa Bay Lightning engaged in what is perhaps the world’s first game of Twitter Tac Toe! “Dad Jokes” are shorthand for lame jokes that inevitably get groans from [...]