Wednesday, September 26, 2012


...Here are some things I learned this week that you may find interesting, or not:

…Zombie bees have been reported in the Seattle area.  Novice beekeeper Mark Hohn found that his bees are infected with a parasite that causes them to fly at night and lurch around erratically until they die.

…You may or may not be a football fan.  You may or may not have seen the debacle that was Monday Night Football whereby the last play of the game was incorrectly called in Seattle’s favor, thus giving them the win.  That call has generated enormous amounts of vitriolic sentiment regarding the NFL.  Not only that, the call shifted over $200 million in bets where people had picked The Packers to cover the spread.  Lots of people pissed.

…If I could do it all over again, I would choose:
New career: 59%
Same career: 41%

…It’s estimated sales of the new IPhone could add $3 Billion to the US economy by year end.  That’s .25% of the expected growth rate.
Apple sold 7 million phones in the first three days it was offered.

…Because of the poor global economy, Ireland is losing one of its most cherished institutions.  Every single day, a pub closes its doors because it can’t generate enough sales.

…The number of people hunting has increased 33% in the last four years.  Go figure.

…Valid US passports:
2009: 49 million
2011: 110 million

…Highest unemployment rate—12.1% Nevada
Lowest—3.0% North Dakota

…I like these things:

-"Every day we slaughter our finest impulses. That is why we get a heartache when we read those lines written by the hand of a master and recognize them as our own, as the tender shoots which we stifled because we lacked the faith to believe in our own powers, our own criterion of truth and beauty. Every man, when he gets quiet, when he becomes desperately honest with himself, is capable of uttering profound truths. We all derive from the same source. there is no mystery about the origin of things. We are all part of creation, all kings, all poets, all musicians; we have only to open up, only to discover what is already there."
― Henry Miller

-"If you're never scared or embarrassed or hurt, it means you never take any chances." Julia Sorel

-"Artists to my mind are the real architects of change, not political legislators who implement change after the fact." William Burroughs

-"Letters are among the most significant memorial anyone can leave behind." van Goethe

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