Monday, July 14, 2008

Round Up

The Job Trade Administration. I wish something like this existed. I want there to be such an entity whose sole purpose is to find people who want to work close to where they live. For example, there is a public library within walking distance of my home. I'd have to cross a busy highway until they build a bridge there (that's all in the future), but I still could walk to work again. Oh, how I miss that. I am just betting that there are people at that library who not only live closer to where I work, but would love my job. Why can't we trade? If we have similar skill sets, experience and credentials, why not? Better for the person, better for the environment. Win-win.

Please read the Laundress' post June 25th post about the Amazing Albanian Women. Who knew, and I can't wait to see this documentary. Thanks Laundress.

This New Yorker cover is abominable and should be "under fire."

The New York Times has a nice article on 31 Places to Go this Summer.

Save your fingers with the Fortune Teller Finger Guard.

I'm sure you have all seen the commercial with the lovely, young African woman sitting in her village while the voiceover tells the audience that she can't go to school so many days out of every month because she doesn't have access to menstrual supplies. It breaks my heart and brings tears to my eyes every time I see that commercial. Goods for Girls is an organization that is trying to provide access to menstrual supplies for these young girls.

List of U.S. city nicknames.

Isabella Rossellini is the bomb. Watch Green Porno and be amazed.

100 new words added to the Merriam-Webster dictionary. Cool!!!

YouTomb is a research project by MIT Free Culture that tracks videos taken down from YouTube for alleged copyright violation.

Talks at Google (YouTube).

J.K. Rowling gave the commencement address at Harvard. Do you remember who gave your commencement address? For my undergrad it was Helen O' Bannon. I didn't attend my grad school graduation so I don't know who the speaker was.

How well do you know your candy bars? (it may take a moment for the content to load)

It's Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania's 250th anniversary. Look at all of the happenings.

Google Maps Mania is a blog about all of the different entities Google Maps has influenced.

The Map Room and Strange Maps. (i think I have mentioned Strange Maps before.)

"Maps are art with a purpose." Lloyd Brown

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