Monday Morning Muse – From Pinning On Pinterest, Social Media-d Schools, To Musing About Menstrual Myths

Well, I'm on Pinterest. And according to TimesFreePress.com: Watch out, Facebook; you've got new competition. According to money.cnn.com, social-media site Pinterest.com is now driving more referral traffic on the Web than Google+, YouTube, Reddit and LinkedIn combined. Started in 2009, the website is a virtual bulletin board where users display and share photos on subjects ranging from do-it-yourself crafts to food dishes to art. Well, ground-breaking as it might be (hey, didn't we use … [Read more...]

This Is Your Orchestra. This Is Your Orchestra On Drugs Being Attacked By Elephants

This one is for Protium, who said he could only handle about twenty-four seconds of listening. I find the visuals help make it slightly more bearable. Now, I should point out that the YouTube video is mislabled - it's not a "school orchestra" at all. Thus Spake Zarathustra, the music to the title sequence of Stanley Kubrick's "A Space Odyssey" - as performed by the Portsmouth Sinfonia. I remember a Twitter conversation with someone (might have been Milton) who said that he knew someone was … [Read more...]

Monday Morning Muse – One For My Homegirls Out There

Notice the picture? Get filming! Oh - and this? THIS is the most amazing blog-post on Bigfoot I've ever read. Seriously. Go check it out: Sasquatch watchers following Bigfoot blogs for the latest news on their favorite subject - "New on this scene in the last few years is the community of Bigfoot bloggers... " This blog-post is for certain relatives of the female persuasion who ALL. Have. Birthdays. this time of the year. Yeesh. I am putting a dash of tomato sauce on a slice of toast, … [Read more...]

Monday Morning Muse – Mostly Mouse. And Marie Curie. AND MARIAN CALL!!

Monday Morning Muse - Because I Have To Have Somewhere To Post All These Photos. First of all - Marian Call interview out on the Token Skeptic podcast today! As soon as I've wrangled Libsyn to upload the audio, that is. So, expect that to be in about two hours. Once this cup of tea has kicked in. Here's some of the transcript: Kylie Sturgess:  For people who aren't familiar with your music, I try to find a way to describe it, and it's kind of a difficult style to pin down. Then you Tweeted … [Read more...]

Monday Evening Muse – I Blame Halloween…

I usually post this in the morning! Sorry to everyone - here's some fun links for this All Hallow's Eve. Firstly - go in to win! Creative cats required! Email your pussycat poem to the Faster Pussycat Production site (or use the contact form). You will be rewarded for your creativity with one their ultra-special, world-famous Smoggy Calendars. I can't help posting this one - this is Pepper, who I sponsored. She wishes you a happy Halloween too! You can support Catherine Donaldson's … [Read more...]

Monday Morning Muse – The Behind-The-Scenes At The Museum Ninja Edition

Monday Morning Muse - Because This Light-Headed Feeling Must Be Good For Something Other Than Looking at A Photo Of A Cat And Going Nyaaaaaaaaannnnnnn. But first, let us hail the ninja. Long live the ninja. The full report can be found on the website: http://improvintoronto.com. Thinks that got me thinging? Or something like that. My brain, it went pop: ALL HALLOW'S READ on All Hallow's Eve - the author Neil Gaiman has created a new tradition: give scary books out to kids on Halloween. I … [Read more...]

Monday Morning Muse – Taking A Break From Reality

Monday Morning Muse – Because Even When I Can't See Straight Or Breathe Without Chemicals, I'll Sleep When I'm Dead. I'm still unwell. I know, I know - I should be offline and working on getting better. Remember the old days? Didn't matter if you were missing a leg, it was more important to get the job done: “What if you were sleeping?” I had stupidly asked. “So get up and answer it,” she’d answered while filing down a scraggly nail. “Sitting down to a really fancy meal?” “Be … [Read more...]

Monday Morning Muse – Great Skeptical Books For Kids

Monday Morning Muse - Because Cute Can Be Creative Too. Apparently the best Halloween costume of all time? Pup even has his own Facebook page. Many of you would have read the blogpost on the recent talk at the Texas Freethought Convention in Houston by Christopher Hitchens, where he was asked a question by a young member of the audience: Though he was asked a variety of questions from the audience, none appeared to elicit more interest than the one asked by eight-year-old Mason Crumpacker, … [Read more...]

Monday Morning Muse – Ira Glass On Creativity

Monday Morning Muse - Sometimes It'll Get You Through The Rest Of The Week. Like many non-Americans, I suspect, I came across Ira Glass rather late in life. But, like my interest in David Sedaris, Frank Zappa, John Hodgman and Sarah Vowell, I've been working on my late-bloomer status. Here's a YouTube version (the full, unanimated lectures of Glass feature here) using kinetic typography. … [Read more...]