: half-baked v :

image183This seems like a good time to bring back half-baked, the half-assed post. For the newbies among us, which is pretty much everyone, this is where I put new discoveries, the stuff I stumble across in the course of my travels around the internet and life, in general. Could be music or design-related or news of interest or books, anything I don’t know what to do with goes here. Think of this as a notions department or a junk drawer, where you find the curiosities and sundries you didn’t know you needed.

Here, how’s this for an example? Dolphins sleep with one eye open. I didn’t know that until I opened my Snapple Peach Tea and, tada, there it was under the cap. Ingenious, right? That’s the kind of cleverness you can expect, but only on an occasional basis. Cleverness, it turns out, is quite hard to schedule.

In truth, half-baked is something I dreamed up as an alternative to a full-fledged post. Those, you see, require an idea. In other words, work. But this is a Monday, the most draining and exhausting day of the week, it takes all the energy I can muster just to plant one foot in front of the other. Besides, I’m really lazy. So let’s forget about it being Monday and think of better, more entertaining things. Lively things. Such as:

An Ode To Joy Flashmob — we don’t often get a chance to see people as the delightful creatures they’re designed to be. This video does exactly that. It captures music, stirring, ennobling music, doing what it does best: bringing people together. Restore your faith, inspire yourself, and take a look. You won’t be disappointed, I promise.

gulpGulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal by Mary Roach — my newest and most favorite author. In the Introduction to Gulp, she wrote “Authors have profiled the brain, the heart, the eyes, the skin, the penis, and the female geography, even the hair, but never the gut. The pie hole and the feed chute are mine.”* How can you not love such a writer? She has other books, too: Spook, Bonk, Stiff, and Packing for Mars.

stache straws

Stache Straws — okay, I have a weakness for goofy. And these straws are definitely that. Drinking doesn’t get much more fun, does it? No. Happily, they’re only $8.95 per box at rotofugi.com. Can you pass that up? I couldn’t.

Thus concludes another half-baked post. Next time, I’ll bring beer and pizza. Ciao, amigos.

*Copyright © 2013 by Mary Roach

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4 Responses to “: half-baked v :”

  1. FurthermoreAndSoForth

    Thanks Lisa. That video brought a tear to my eye. I’m a sap anyway but wow, fantastic. You made my Monday, and no doubt a lot of other people’s too.

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    • publikworks

      Wasn’t that awesome? I bet I watched it seven or eight times while I was doing the post. The musicians seemed to be so surprised by people listening to the music and actually appreciating it. I loved the reactions. A lot. I’m happy you liked it, my little friend.

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  2. Blogdramedy

    Who knew Snapple could be informative AND healthy? I wish Snapple had been around when I was in school…it’s possible it would have taught me more than some of the teachers I had. *grin*

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    • publikworks

      That makes two of us, BD. I learned more from one Snapple cap than I did in twelve years of public school. It’s useful knowledge, too — unlike algebra.

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