…but how on earth could I choose whom I fell in love with? The heart wants what it wants, even when what it wants is on Prozac.
The Last Psychiatrist is on a royal tear with this post. But I highlighted that because, damn, The Electric Ant.
If you want to know why society seems to shun you, or why you seem to get no respect, it’s because society is full of people who need things. They need houses built, they need food to eat, they need entertainment, they need fulfilling sexual relationships.
That was published on December 17, 2012 and has so far gotten 7,824,172 views.
I didn’t come across it until today (hello, Long Tail?).
The trouble with a lot of self-help stuff is that it’s genteel. Soothing stuff made for bunny rabbits who really don’t want to be other than cute and fluffy and liked.
The most successful businesses have an idea for the future that’s very different from the present–and that’s not fully valued.
This past summer, my novel, “Broken Piano for President,” shot to the top of the best-seller lists for a week. After Jack Daniel’s sent me a ridiculously polite cease and desist letter, the story went viral and was featured in places like Forbes, Time magazine and NPR’s Weekend Edition. The New Yorker wrote one whole, entire, punctuated-and-everything sentence about me! My book was the No. 6 bestselling title in America for a while, right behind all the different “50 Shades of Grey” and “Gone Girl.” It was selling more copies than “Hunger Games” and “Bossypants.” So, I can sort of see why people thought I was going to start wearing monogrammed silk pajamas and smoking a pipe.
Yeah, I remember that. It was a huge story.
So what did he make?
The most overused word today is “passion.”
The last season of MasterChef had contestants saying cooking was their “passion” in every interview. How could so many people have that “passion” yet be so bad at doing it?
It’s because they confuse “passion” with “something I really like to do.”
This, from Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, illustrates what passion really is:
One accident that happened to me was that I taught myself, with no books, how to design computers in high school. I loved doing it and designed computers all the time, from descriptions of them in manuals by the companies that made them. I designed the same computers over and over and made a game out of trying to use fewer and fewer parts, coming up with tricks to accomplish my task that could never be in a book. They were ’tricks‘ in my own head. I felt that some of these tricks would be used by probably no other computer designer in the world. In my game world, on paper, where I could never afford to build my designs, I felt I was one of the best in the world.
How many of those MasterChef contestants could cook without affording the food?
That is passion.
You’re a rotating group of widgets that might make the publisher some money.
That’s the truth.
And she also explains why the print bastards haven’t yet died — and nearly convinces me.
Some day, the cats will let me have an iPad Mini. And I will jailbreak it.
Also, leave Comments if you know of any particular blogs I should follow that have information about iOS jailbreak apps.
Toogles is an alternative interface to YouTube.
It is wicked fast, even on my crap PC.
I’ve found it so useful for quickly searching YouTube that it’s now a bookmark right next to YouTube on my browser bar and I go to it first for searching.
Just imagine being insulted face-to-face by Jesus, Son of God! Would you feel so worthless that you would hang yourself, throw yourself off a cliff, drown yourself?
Or would you stand your ground?
What kind of a man are you? That doesn’t matter. What kind of woman could you be?
26 But he answered and said, It is not meet to take the children’s bread, and to cast it to dogs.
27 And she said, Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table.
28 Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was made whole from that very hour.
This post sheds new light on that encounter (one which “Christian” after “Christian” I have asked about never seems to have read or heard of!):
This is a robopost that was scheduled a year ago for January 24, 2013.
One year ago today:
Roswell Park Cancer Institute held a press conference this morning to announce the development of an investigational cancer vaccine.
Officials from Roswell were on hand to highlight what the vaccine can do. They say the NY-ESO-1 dendritic cell vaccine has the potential to “eradicate cancer cells and prevent disease relapse.”
The new NY-ESO-1 dendritic cell vaccine is expected to show great promise in patients with bladder, brain, breast, esophageal, gastrointestinal, hepatocellular, kidney, lung, melanoma, ovarian, prostate, sarcoma and uterine tumors.
It will be interesting to see if announcements of success have been made.
Update: What I hadn’t counted on a year ago when scheduling this post is that the link to the article would be dead!
Second update: Original source is Roswell Park Launches Landmark Immunotherapy Vaccine Trial