- Did Tolkien consider Sam the true hero of LOTR?
- How I would unschool my kids – James Altucher
- Introducing the SmartTripod
- How to suck at your religion – The Oatmeal
- How close are you to the global median age? What about USA median age?
- Electron microscope image of moth’s wing
- What to say when you hate small talk
- IAmA: John Smedley – President of Sony Online Entertainment
- (Personal side note: John Smedley flew from California to St. Louis to ask why I didn’t want to work with SOE any more after just six months. …of course, that was a long time ago.)
Politics and other items of disinterest
- Is Obama smallest spender since Eisenhower?– Rick Unger via Forbes
- (It’s necessary to read through the comments too. My favorite: “After reading quite a lot of the comments to this article, I have to admit that, these days, I feel very confused by politics.“)
- Jason Alexander’s plea to ban assault weapons in the wake of Aurora shootings