Oct 07 2011

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Favorite TweetStuff (10/07/11)

A busy week, full of ups and downs. Life is also full of beauty and wonder, and intrigue, and there’s a lot of those things here. Enjoy!

@DrWeil “I would trade all of my technology for an afternoon with Socrates.” ~ Steve Jobs

@pourmecoffee These NYT reader-submitted photos in tribute to Steve Jobs are hilariously life-affirming.
[SEO: 35 touching photos and stories by every day people remembering their first Mac, or how Apple technology has shaped their world and lives over the last 30 years.]

@Quotes4Writers “The beautiful part of writing is that you don’t have to get it right the first time unlike, say, brain surgery.” ~ Robert Cormier

@heykim •WATCH: Son Of Fallen Rangers Fan Throws First Pitch
[SEO: This is bittersweet. A few months ago, six year old Cooper Stone watched his father fall out of the stands to his death, while trying to catch a ball flipped up into the stands by Cooper’s favorite Rangers player Josh Hamilton. Now this boy throws out the first pitch in the first game of the playoffs to Josh Hamilton, with his mother by his side, and there are hugs all around. Very moving.]

@HealthyPlace “I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.” ~ Michelangelo

@goodthingz Breathtaking Drawing by Joe Fenton
[SEO: In a series of still pictures you see this 8 by 5 foot canvas go from blank to incredible.]

@Tao23 “With sufficient effort and training, you can indeed make a dog act like a cat. But it will never be a GOOD cat.”

@heykim OMG!!! Amazing, living, art
[SEO: Just … wow. Must be seen, as any mere description would not do this justice.]


@zaibatsu Some Truly Mind Blowing Facts About the Great Pyramids (via @LizStrauss)
[SEO: Did you know that we know what the mortar used in the Great Pyramids was made of, but with all of our technology, we’ve been unable to exactly recreate it? And that it’s stronger than the stone itself? This, and dozens of other unanswered questions about the precision and logistics of building the pyramids truly gives one pause.]

@AncientProverbs “Only your real friends will tell you when your face is dirty.” ~ Sicilian Proverb

@OddityCentral British Artist Paints Masterpieces on Swan Feathers
[SEO: Have I ever mentioned that I love swans? :) These painted feather sets are just exquisite.]

@AncientProverbs “What it lies in our power to do, it lies in our power not to do.” ~ Aristotle

@pourmecoffee First image from new world’s most powerful radio telescope
[SEO: Not just an image, but also a diagram of how the ALMA telescope works, and an 8:40 minute video with much more detail and more stunning images.]


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