Monday, June 26, 2006

Listicle 15.ŝĮ

√√√ Wow. a great collection of photos of strange statues from around the world.

√√√ People are always suprised when I say San Franciscans aren't as nice as New Yorkers.

√√√ Warren Buffet gives most of his money to charity.. Bush drools while wringing his hands greedily. Quote Buffet: "I'm not an enthusiast for dynastic wealth, particularly when 6 billion others have much poorer hands than we do in life." ...I've always said I wanna grow up to be a philanthropist.

√√√ Jeffrey Toobin's New Yorker piece may explain why the American team did so poorly in the World Cup:
Every kid in the American suburbs, it seems, owns a pair of shin guards. Soccer accords nicely with baby-boomer parents' notions about sports: every kid gets to play, no one stands out too much, there's plenty of running and trophies for all. If [John Robert's] children are typical, they will play neighborhood soccer for a few years, with enthusiastic but inexperienced parent coaches, and then wander away from the game by adolescence. Great high-school athletes tend to migrate to football and basketball, where they can play in front of big crowds and perhaps qualify for college scholarships. Soccer in the suburbs serves mostly as a bridge between Barney and Nintendo; it's a pleasant diversion, not a means of developing brutes like Jan Koller, to say nothing of the magicians who stock the Brazilian team.

√√√ Etch-a-sketches more detailed than most by-hand drawings. take a quick look

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