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Endgame

This blog has been, for me, a seventeen-year exploration of other people's ideas.  If you've been here long, you'll know that I use short quotes and long excerpts from other people's writings to make the points I write about.  Like most people, I am not an "original thinker."  I try to expose myself to as much as I can, and weigh it against my experience and reason to determine truth.  Then I put it down in pixels to help me get my head around it. Over these past seventeen years (hell, ove...
Tags: Politics, Guns, Education, Obama, North Korea, China, India, Israel, America, Barack Obama, Economics, Iran, Ukraine, Pandora, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton


Carl Reiner & Mel Brooks’ Timeless Comedy Sketch: The 2000-Year-Old-Man

I read the obits. If I’m not in it I’ll have breakfast. —Carl Reiner Up until this week week, it seemed as if Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner could keep their 2000-Year-Old Man routine going forever. The premise was simple—Reiner as the serious minded announcer, interviewing Brooks as an elder with a Middle European Yiddish accent about some of the historic moments, trends, and celebrities he’d had personal contact with over the years. The idea originated with Reiner, who, as a young staff wr...
Tags: Google, Comedy, Television, College, Nazis, Brooklyn, Broadway, Jesus, Steve Martin, Adolf Hitler, Judd Apatow, Mel Brooks, Second City, Mel, Dick Van Dyke, Joe


Record number of LAUSD students learn online while school’s out for summer

A record 100,000 students are enrolled in Los Angeles Unified’s digital summer school, which started Monday, June 29, with enrichment classes designed in partnership with celebrity filmmakers, musicians and sports stars. This is the first time summer school has been made available to all students in the LAUSD, and Superintendent Austin Beutner said that’s because the district believes it may help mitigate learning loss due to the pandemic that forced schools to close back in March and transition...
Tags: News, Education, Youtube, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Cameron, Lausd, Pbs, Disneyland, James Cameron, Joe, Board of Education, Los Angeles Chargers, LA County, Columbia Memorial Space Center


December 2019 Media Recommendations + 2019 Wrapup

This month’s new media recommendations are all podcasts; although, there is some other media types to check out in my 2019 wrapup. Dr. Lehmiller has made the rounds discussing his survey about sexual fantasies, but his spot on NPR’s What We Do was one of the best interviews about it, no doubt in part to the skilled host. Another NPR podcast, Planet Money, ventured into the billion-dollar sperm bank industry. Check out this episode of Sex Out Loud featuring Tina Horn, who discusses making comics ...
Tags: Comics, Video, Hollywood, Podcasts, Geena Davis, College, US, America, Research, Adhd, Abortion, Sex Work, Npr, Bdsm, Fantasies, Joe


Teamwork in the Conservatory: In the Game of Music, We Can All Win

My yoga teacher once said something that really stuck with me: What helps “we” also helps “me.” Time after time, my experiences have verified this to be true. The occasions in which I have grown the most have all involved collaborating with my peers and coworkers. I strongly believe that no collective growth can occur without there first being individual growth, but that when an individual grows, so does the group. This is also a key component of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music’s (SFCM) ...
Tags: Networking, Education, Religion, San Francisco, UC Berkeley, Joe, Bay Area, Ableton, Msp, Thomas, Jessica, Jonathan, Khalid, Recording Academy, San Francisco Opera, San Francisco Conservatory of Music


A Week In Berkeley, CA, On A $72,800 Salary

Welcome toMoney Diaries , where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking millennials how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we're tracking every last dollar.Today: a civil engineer who makes $72,800 per year and spends some of her money this week on a Twix bar.Occupation: Civil EngineerIndustry: Hydrology & HydraulicsAge: 24Location: Berkeley, CASalary: $72,800Paycheck Amount (Biweekly): $1,785.57Monthly Expense...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Fashion, Music, Pinterest, California, College, Netflix, Hulu, Berkeley, Costco, Kitchenaid, Joe, Bart, Hilary Duff, Bon Appetit


7 Perfect (and Affordable!) BFF Holiday Gift Ideas

Whether it's for your roommate, sister, cousin, or Secret Santa, we got you covered!The next part of our 2018 holiday gift guide commences with a series of gifts that are awesome enough to be worthy of your best friend. You know, the one who is always there for you throughout the year, and who really, really deserves a killer gift for all the times she's had your back.Read on for the gifts that are so great that you'll want to keep them all instead of giving them away (but you won't, because you...
Tags: Gift Guide, Holidays, Shopping, College, Gift, Gifts, Friendships, Joe, Gift Ideas, Elf, MUA, H Mart, My Mo Mochi Ice Cream, Astrology Buff Who, Strategic Self Care Lover Amazon, Budget Amazon These Yoga Dice


Trader Joe's Beauty Product Review, Part 2 (Skincare)

Photo: @traderjoesjunkie on Instagram, Logo: Wikimedia Commons I am back with the second part of the Trader Joe's Beauty Review! If you haven't read it yet, see my last post in which I go over TJ's best body and haircare products. If you don't know, Trader Joe's is an American grocery store that is famous for its reasonable prices, but it also has a sizable chunk of beauty products. When there are beauty products at a really reasonable prices, I can't help but want to try them at all. While I ...
Tags: Review, College, Beauty, Skincare, Joe, Beauty Products, Beauty & Hair, Toner Spa Natural Facial Cleansing Pads


Trader Joe's Beauty Product Review, Part 1 (Body and Haircare)

Photo: @traderjoesadventures on Instagram, Logo: Wikimedia Commons Who doesn't love Trader Joe's? It's the reasonably-priced grocery store known for its "fresh format", good customer service, and awesome return policy. I happen to traverse the store on weekends for spices, flowers, and boxed and frozen food, among other things.The grocery store has a pretty sizable in-house beauty brand, and seeing its affordable prices intrigued me. While I wasn't able to try everything, I was able to try man...
Tags: College, Maine, Skincare, Joe, Product Review, Haircare, Tom, Bronner, Beauty Products, Beauty & Hair, Nourish Spa Shampoo, Body Sunscreen Lotion, Toothpaste Review Antiplaque Toothpaste


The Ultimate Guide to Marilyn Monroe's Style

Some like it hot!We’ve been breaking down our list of 16 classic fashion icons everyone should know. Last week, we covered Diana Ross, the reigning queen of Motown and 1960s trendsetter.This week, it’s all about cinema's brightest star, Marilyn Monroe. View the original article to see embedded media. Tomorrow, August 5, marks 56 years since we’ve lost the famous “blonde bombshell.” But with every passing year, her image grows more and more beloved.Marilyn’s blonde hair, red lips, and beauty mark...
Tags: California, College, Inspiration, Fox, Korea, Joe Dimaggio, Marilyn Monroe, 1950s, Arthur Miller, Diana Ross, Bazaar, Joe, Niagara, Los Angeles California, Monroe, Ella Fitzgerald


Dramatic Footage of San Francisco Right Before & After the Massively Devastating Earthquake of 1906

Disasters both natural and man-made—or in the case of climate change, some measure of both—can reduce built environments to ash and rubble with little warning. In cases like the Lisbon earthquake, the Great Fire of London, or the bombing of Dresden, cities have been completely rebuilt. In others, like the utterly destroyed Pompeii, they lay in ruins forever, or like Chernobyl, become irradiated ghost towns. Such events stand as singular moments in history, like ruptures in time, shaking ...
Tags: Google, New York, London, Film, College, New York City, San Francisco, History, Tokyo, Library Of Congress, Chernobyl, Dresden, Trafalgar Square, San Francisco earthquake, Lisbon, Pompeii


See Footage of San Francisco Right Before & After the Massively Devastating Earthquake of 1906

Disasters both natural and man-made—or in the case of climate change, some measure of both—can reduce built environments to ash and rubble with little warning. In cases like the Lisbon earthquake, the Great Fire of London, or the bombing of Dresden, cities have been completely rebuilt. In others, like the utterly destroyed Pompeii, they lay in ruins forever, or like Chernobyl, become irradiated ghost towns. Such events stand as singular moments in history, like ruptures in time, shaking ...
Tags: Google, New York, London, Film, College, New York City, San Francisco, History, Tokyo, Library Of Congress, Chernobyl, Dresden, Trafalgar Square, San Francisco earthquake, Lisbon, Pompeii


4 Ways to Ace Finals Week Without Burning Out

This finals week, remember to take care of yourself first. Tim Gouw This past week, I loaded myself up on premium espresso beverages, made the library my second home, and proceeded to ferociously tap away at my keyboard until I turned in my thesis two hours past the technical deadline. Because I barely stopped to eat, let alone sleep, my immune system was compromised and I ended up lying in bed for two days with a fever and a sore throat that, to this day, still pains me every time I swallow.N...
Tags: College, Study, Joe, Studying, Don, National Sleep Foundation, College Life, Finals, Final exams, Finals Week, Tim Gouw


Malcolm Gladwell Explains Where His Ideas Come From

For many readers out there, the publication of a new Malcolm Gladwell article ranks as an event demanding immediate attention. They'll read whatever he writes, not just because they enjoy his style but because they trust his instinct for finding fascinating subjects, from coffee to health care, college rankings to dog training, shopping malls to school shootings. How did he develop that instinct? He reveals aspects of his idea-generating process in the seventeen-minute interview with New...
Tags: Google, Writing, College, Stanford, John Cleese, Los Angeles, Creativity, Seoul, Malcolm Gladwell, Joe, Kurt Vonnegut, Facebook Twitter, Gladwell, David Remnick, Remnick, Colin Marshall


My Latest Film/ Education Project - Generation Change Screening at Rider University

Ciao Amici, as many of you know I heavily involved in the arts and especially media and film.   I've partnered with Seven13Films and Rider University to present a special screening of the documentary Generation Change.  Our event is coming up on April 19th at Rider University in Lawrenceville, N.J.  Learn more below:  Seven13 Films and Rider University Present Youth Symposium with Trenton Mayoral Candidates Thursday, April 19, 6:30 p.m.   Alicia Nieves of CBS 3’s Eyewitness News...
Tags: Travel, Politics, Documentary, College, Filmmaking, New Jersey, Cbs, Joe, Halsey, Trenton, Margaret, Lawrenceville, Rider University, CBS3, margaret Fontana, Magrino


Sebastian Junger Never Owned a Smartphone (and Why This Matters)

Junger’s Radical Simplicity Last November, journalist Sebastian Junger appeared on Joe Rogan’s podcast. The conversation lasted over two hours, but it was the first two minutes that caught my attention: Joe: You have a real flip phone? Sebastian: I do have real flip phone. Joe: And you said you didn’t go back to it, you never left… Sebastian: I never left her. Joe: You never went, like, iPhone…Android…never? Sebastian: No, I never even thought about it … Joe: There’s no draw at all? Using the...
Tags: College, Uncategorized, Silicon Valley, Joe, Sebastian, Sebastian Junger, Joe Rogan, Junger


Hautelinks: Week of 12/28/17

The hottest hair trends of 2018, things to do to get your life together for the new year, winter loungewear picks & more. Activewear is taking on a softer feel in 2018 and we love this look!Cosmo has some tips on how to travel on a budget in 2018.Here are 10 beauty products that have multiple purposes, to make traveling easier during the holidays or even for spring break.ELLE lists the books they're most excited to read in 2018.And here are the iPhone apps everyone should have -- step up your p...
Tags: News, College, Barcelona, Elle, Cosmo, Sephora, Joe, Jo, Hautelinks


Georgia rallies to beat Cal State Fullerton in Wooden Legacy opener

FULLERTON  — Cal State Fullerton’s Kyle Allman, Jr. led all scorers with a career-high 34 points, but Georgia outlasted the host Titans 64-57 on Thursday night in a hard-fought defensive battle at the Wooden Legacy. Georgia’s Turtle Jackson scored 14 of his career-high 16 points in the second half, and Yante Maten had 13 of his 15 after the intermission as well to lead the Bulldogs’ comeback victory. Fullerton led for the first 31 minutes, before Nicolas Claxton’s tip-in with 8:53 remaining gave...
Tags: Florida, College, Kentucky, Sports, Alabama, Georgia, Sport, Fox, Harvard, Soccer, Tennessee, Sacramento State, College sports, SEC, Nevada, Washington State


Wooden Legacy roundup: Washington State edges Saint Joe’s on late 3-pointer

FULLERTON — Malachi Flynn is Washington State’s only returning starter, so naturally he wanted the ball with the game on the line. Flynn hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with five seconds remaining, lifting Washington State to a 75-71 victory over Saint Joseph’s after the Cougars rallied from a 20-point first-half deficit in the opening round of the Wooden Legacy on Thursday at Cal State Fullerton. Flynn didn’t have a good game, with just nine points, two assists, one turnover and zero rebounds. Coach E...
Tags: College, Sports, Georgia, Sport, Harvard, Soccer, Sacramento State, College sports, Watson, Pope, Kent, Washington State, Princeton, Cal State Fullerton, Chris Lewis, Joe


Hautelinks: Week of 11/2/17

All the links we love this week. #hautelinks Aaaaaah, the cast of 'The Lion King' reboot was just announced and I'm shaking at the awesomeness! Just perfect choices all around.Lana Del Rey just cut her hair. Do you like her shorter look?Lauren Conrad interviews beauty blogger Angela Lanter. Love this!Excellent piece: Why pretty much every Instagram beauty trend is faker than you think. "When the bare minimum of what is attainable in beauty becomes morphed so drastically, it has the power to cha...
Tags: Lana Del Rey, News, Taylor Swift, Etsy, Internet, College, Links, Diana, Kate Spade, Ellen, Sarah Paulson, Joe, Pat McGrath, Hautelinks, Kylie Cosmetics, Minnie Mouse Collection


Enter the The Cornell Hip Hop Archive: A Vast Digital Collection of Hip Hop Photos, Posters & More

The music and the culture of hip-hop are inseparable from the Bronx, Queens, Harlem, and Brooklyn, NY. And now that the form is a global culture that exists in online spaces as much as it does where people meet and shake hands, its documentary history may be more valuable than ever. Hip-Hop began, unquestionably, as a regional phenomenon, and its formal qualities always bear the traces of its matrix, a confluence of African-American, Caribbean, and Latin American socio-cultural experiences and ...
Tags: Google, Music, New York, College, New York City, Eminem, Wiz Khalifa, Bronx, Public Enemy, Archives, Caribbean, Cornell, Cornell University, Joe, Jason Kottke, Facebook Twitter


Take a Movie's Advice: The Princess Diaries 2, Royal Engagement

Mia can show you how to rule. Take a Movie’s Advice is a weekly column attempting to discover the similarities between our favorite movies and real life. Grab some popcorn, sit back, and enjoy the show.It took a while for me to realize that true leadership isn't about the title or the role, but rather about the impact one makes. I'll be honest: I lost sight of this a few years ago.My freshman year of college, one of the more prestigious campus organizations was accepting first-year applicants f...
Tags: Movies, College, Anne Hathaway, Parliament, Mia, Joe, Princeton University, Nicholas, College Life, College Tips, Clarisse, Mia Thermopolis, Genovia, Take A Movie's Advice, Mia Anne Hathaway, Queen of Genovia


Extended Stay America Visit #2 Even Better Than Expected

In June I dropped my daughter off at the US Air Force Academy and we stayed at the Extended Stay America in Colorado Springs thanks to the ESA team. The first weekend in September is Parent’s Weekend and we headed back to Colorado Springs to spend some quality time with our cadet. My first experience with Extended Stay America was fantastic and when I reached out to the ESA team about my return visit, they offered to comp me a room again in exchange for another review. This review is 100% my ow...
Tags: Travel, Health, Featured, College, America, Esa, Academy, Family Travel, Joe, Colorado Springs, American Cancer Society, US Air Force Academy, South Gate, Extended Stay America, USAFA


89 Essential Songs from The Summer of Love: A 50th Anniversary Playlist

Image by Bryan Costales, via Wikimedia Commons The Summer of Love was not just a season of great music and the zenith of the flower child, but the culmination of a movement that started back on a chillier Bay Area day, on January 14, 1967. That was the month of the Human Be-In, and what must have looked like a full on invasion of the counterculture into Golden Gate Park. The backdrop of this outpouring of good vibrations was anything but loving: Vietnam, inner city riots, Civil Rights, and a hu...
Tags: Google, Music, College, Aretha Franklin, Jimi Hendrix, James Brown, Dave, Atlantic, Paul Mccartney, Las Vegas, Vietnam, Sam, Marvin Gaye, Joe, Thompson, Bay Area


Watch the Earliest Known Footage of the Jimi Hendrix Experience (February, 1967)

Note: If the video plays and you don't hear sound, look for the volume control in the lower right hand corner of the video. Within months of moving to London in autumn of 1966, Jimi Hendrix found himself a band, recorded a single, got himself a longterm girlfriend, and proceeded to take the UK by storm. His gigs were essential viewing by rock’s then-royalty--the Who, the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Cream, all made sure they caught the American wonder. By the end of the year his first single “...
Tags: Google, Music, UK, London, College, Bbc, Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, David Bowie, Joe, Pete Townshend, Everett, Facebook Twitter, Dylan, Corn Exchange, Hendrix


Brandspeak: Learn to Learn

The following is a guest post by SAP senior director Joe Pantigoso. In a cartoon strip by Bud Blake, the character Punkinhead tells his brother Tiger that he taught their dog how to whistle. Challenged as to why the dog isn’t whistling, Punkinhead replies: “I said I taught him. I didn’t say he learned it.” This is the trick, isn’t it? To actually learn and internalize something so you can successfully use it. In a Harvard Business Review article entitled “Learning to Learn” the author argued t...
Tags: Learning, Education, Advertising, Training, HR, Tiger, Harvard Business Review, Sap, Joe, BrandSpeak, Joe Pantigoso, Internal Brand Enagement, Bud Blake, Punkinhead, Colin Rose, Peter Singe


70,000 march in Budapest to protest legislative attack on Central European University

Joe writes, "Hungarians rose up in one of the largest protests against the seven-year rule of right-wing Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Sunday, protesting against new legislation that could force out of the country one of its top international universities." (more…)
Tags: Post, News, Protest, Education, Budapest, Hungary, Joe, Trumpism, Viktor Orban, Central European University, Istandwithceu


Welcome, February! ❤

Good Thursday morning, my friends! I hope your February is off to a great start! We've been busy here with homeschooling and home projects and some of us are nursing a head cold, while a couple of others are just getting over feeling unwell. (I'm happy to say, I'm in the latter group!) Currently I am working on a post about the February section of my planning binder but computer time is a wee bit scarce right now ... so it might be another day or two. Still, I thought I'd pop...
Tags: Amazon, Crafts, Facebook, Weather, Photography, Gardening, Winter, Pinterest, Holidays, Poetry, Creativity, Nature, Ireland, Food And Drink, Bill, Saints


The American Food Paradox: Growing Obese and Going Hungry

One third of the U.S. population is obese, even as 50 million Americans often struggle to find enough to eat. And all that in a country where 40 percent of the food made and purchased each year is thrown away, and in which food needs are expected to more than double over the next few decades. Professor Jose Alvarez discusses how the former president of Trader Joe’s is boiling these difficult problems down into one elegant solution in a pilot store in Dorchester, Massachusetts, and blazing a trai...
Tags: College, Joe, Jose Alvarez, Dorchester Massachusetts


Watch Orson Welles’ First Ever Film, Directed at Age 19

“It’s nothing at all. Absolutely nothing. It was a joke. I wanted to make a parody of Jean Cocteau’s first film. That’s all. We shot it in two hours, for fun, one Sunday afternoon. It has no sort of meaning.”–Orson Welles The Hearts of Age may have indeed been a lark when it was shot in 1934, but given that one of the two teenagers went on to direct Citizen Kane seven years later, no doubt it’s worth a second look. Like all things Welles, his 19-year-old life was much more fantastic than...
Tags: Google, New York, Film, College, Orson Welles, America, Ireland, Harvard University, Keystone, Charles, Dublin, Spielberg, Jean Cocteau, Cornell, Seville, Joe



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