TED OR NORTH KOREA
I’ll be out at TED next week, listening to interesting people. (After a few weeks or months, most of those talks wind up on the Internet, along with the 1900+ you can already watch for free here (with tools to sort by topic, type and popularity, among other things). In case I fail to post one or more days next week, just watch a few dozen TED talks.
But as you do, consider this clever quiz from Mother Jones, wherein you are presented a series of short quotes and asked whether they came from a TED talk or from North Korean propoaganda.
It’s a lot hard than you might think.
IN CASE YOU FORGET WHERE YOU CAME FROM
Meanwhile, say you’re struck by lightning or something and — thankfully — there’s no damage at all. No blood, no pain; maybe you have to send your clothes out to the cleaner. The only thing is: you can’t for the life of you remember who you are. (Haven’t we seen this movie?)
By asking you a few questions about how various words sound to you, this quiz will at least tell you where you’re from. That’s a start. (Try it!)
Now, if you could only remember your name. And your PIN.
Monday (I Hope): A Few Thoughts on Hillary’s Emails and the 46 Senators’ Letter to the Ayatollah
Quote of the Day
Money, which represents the prose of life, and which is hardly spoken of in parlors without an apology, is, in its effects and laws, as beautiful as roses.~Ralph Waldo Emerson
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