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
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No one spends another person's money as wisely as he spends his own.~House Majority Leader Dick Armey (tell it to the guy who paid $5200 for a Beanie Baby)
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