I can only imagine that this website is getting a huge amount of traffic. The writer, Tim Urban, creates highly intelligent and laugh-out-loud funny articles on an array of topics. I read an amazing one by him about why my generation is unhappy (I totally got the story he told) and most recently I read a fascinating inside look at the world’s black hole—North Korea. I highly recommend giving this piece the time it necessitates considering all the photos, videos and links.
Read the piece to learn why this video is unbelievably disturbing.
And while you’re on the site, don’t forget to check out the hysterical About page.
A famous Israeli writer, David Grossman, wrote a whole song (a rap, actually) based on Israeli bumper stickers. Israel is an intense place and so the politics are intense and yes, even the bumper stickers. The idea of writing a whole song based on bumper stickers… genius, if you ask me.
Today being Canada Day and all, and me being a very proud Canadian, I’ve been waiting to come across something smart enough to post here. Finally my dear cousin posted this amazing list of very amusing quotes about Canada. Read the whole list here. And here are a few of my faves:
Canada is the greatest nation in this country. – Former Toronto mayor Allan Lamport
Your majesty, I thank you from the bottom of my heart, and Madame Houde thanks you from her bottom too. – Montreal Mayor Camillien Houde (in 1939 to King George VI)
As always, Canada will now bury its war dead, just as the rest of the world, as always, will forget its sacrifice, just as it always forgets nearly everything Canada ever does. It seems that Canada’s historic mission is to come to the selfless aid both of its friends and of complete strangers, and then, once the crisis is over, to be well and truly ignored. Canada is the perpetual wallflower that stands on the edge of the hall, waiting for someone to come and ask her for a dance.- Kevin Myers (The Daily Telegraph, London)
A constitution nursed upon the oxygen of our bright winter atmosphere makes its owner feel as though he could toss about the pine trees in his glee. – Lord Dufferin
Canadians have been so busy explaining to the Americans that we aren’t British, and to the British that we aren’t Americans that we haven’t had time to become Canadians. – Helen Gordon McPherson