Best Read::Eyes – 12/22/09

Parang kinurot puso ko ng nabasa ko ito. Beggars however—and their tribe increases by the day in various forms of disguised beggary, from caroling to slapping soapy water on your windshield—are not so easily dismissed in the heart. I’ve always thought they posed a bind, even to the mind.The best way to deal with them […]

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Holiday Reading::Published platforms : Manuel L. Quezon III: The Daily Dose

Published platforms December 23, 2009 by mlq3 Filed under Daily Dose Leave a comment See my previous entries, Platforms and Platform time begins November 30. In chronological order, the platforms thus far, are the following. via Published platforms : Manuel L. Quezon III: The Daily Dose. Manolo Quezon is a gem. He has compiled all […]

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rePost::The Juggernaut Noynoy Aquino

In recent days, we’ve seen someone like Nick Perlas, who is intelligent and passionate idealistic and who also seem to be crazy enough to join the circus of the stars and get thrown out of the ring. He has neither money nor machinery and outside a small circle of people, not famous enough to be […]

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rePost::Stumbling and Mumbling: Cognitive biases in popular songs

Cognitive biases in popular songs Forget that guff about Rage against the Machine vs. X Factor – truly, a herd of independent minds. What’s more worrying is the large number of basic irrationalities contained in popular songs. I was at the gym the other day – this finely chiselled physique doesn’t come naturally – and […]

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RIP::Optimnem Blog: The Blog of Daniel Tammet: A Tribute to Kim Peek (1951-2009)

The memory I most treasure of Kim is of our mutual feelings of joy and excitement at finding someone who understood, in some small way, what it was like to think and feel and perceive the world very differently. We spent a long time swapping facts and figures with the kind of affection normally reserved […]

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