Category Archives: Sharing is Caring

Why Be Happy?

This is just a quote from one of my favorite series, Doctor Who. It is just beautiful and I wanted to share it with the un-indoctrinated. Let it soak in.

    Why Be Happy?

“Because every time you see them happy, you remember how sad they’re going to be. And it breaks your heart, because, what’s the point in them being happy now, if they’re going to be sad later?

The answer is, of course, because they are going to be sad later.”

NYC Etiquette

People unfamiliar with how society in NYC operates believe that there is no etiquette within the city limits. That cannot be further from the truth. There is an unspoken way to properly interact with the cityscape itself and the people that inhabit it. My friend Josh of QuePasaCabarete shared this piece from Nathan Pyle. He has decided to illustrate a lot of these unspoken rules. Nathan also has a book full of these tips and etiquette when in NYC. You really need to check it out and hopefully, you will learn something.

NYC Basic Tips and Etiquette via WiseBread

Do You Think Your Job Is Bullcrap?

Every once in a while, you ask yourself the question, maybe even right before reading this, “Is my job really needed? Isn’t this all just a bunch of bullcrap?” I ask myself that question occasionally. Now I am not saying that I have your answer, but an article that was shared with me might get you closer.

Please read “On the Phenomenon of Bullshit Jobs.” It is excellently written and gave me more personal insight into the nature of certain areas of employment. Check it out and let me know if you have your answer!

On the Phenomenon of Bullshit Jobs via strikemag.org

Smartphone Ban

So a federal law is about to go into effect and it has far reaching effects. As a part of the DMCA, it will be illegal to unlock your smartphone without your carrier’s consent. If you do so, you, as a first-time offender, could face a $500,000 fine and/or up to 5 years in jail…for unlocking the smartphone you already own. This is, quite possibly, the stupidest law of which I have heard.

Please sign the White House petition to put a stop to the stupidity and greed of corporate America. I did. My signature number is #36,923. Good luck and thank you!

Make Unlocking Cell Phones Legal via whitehouse.gov

Beatboxing

Beatboxing is not for everybody. At one point in my life, I thought I could do it. While I still have some rudimentary sounds down, the entire discipline still escapes me. If you’re like me, then you will love this site (I discovered it via Felicia Day’s funny video series, The Flog). It gives you the ability to command a chorus of digital beatboxing peeps. Check out my composition below and tell me what you think! Also, make your own and share the links. I am interested in what you can do. Enjoy!

The Search via incredibox.com

Felicia Day’s The Flog via youtube.com

Perhaps Money is the Root of All Evil

I just read this article and it addresses some very interesting aspects of societal life. It specifically speaks to the behavioral role of wealth in everyday people. It explains that through certain experiments, they were able to prove that the richer a person viewed him/herself to be, the more unethical they behaved. Interesting indeed. Give it a read, be you poor, rich, or trying to get rich.

Greed Isn’t Good: Wealth Can Make People UnethicalGizmodo.com