You can live to be a hundred if you give up all the things that make you want to live to be a hundred. ~ Woody Allen

  • What’s BLiggy listening to? “Bubbles” by Biffy Clyro. It’s Scottish, ergo it is not crap.

  • 35 really cool bookshelves. ~ BLiggy

  • This is historiography. This is what culture actually looks like: a process of argument, of dissenting and accreting opinion, of gradual and not always correct codification.” I think Wikipedia will ultimately give us a more accurate version of history when it is presented alongside traditional academic historical studies. ~ Burdell

  • How tires are made. I wonder about stuff like this all the time. ~ BLiggy

  • via Pat’s Papers – “Is college a bad investment? As tuition continues to spiral upwards, keeping pace with the number of young people graduating under a mountain of debt, some are asking whether going to college is the latest example of herd mentality. The Washington Post talks to parents who are encouraging their children to get jobs or start businesses in lieu of a costly education. One financial expert says investing $200,000 in a retirement fund for your kids now, with a five percent interest rate, would leave them with $2.8 million in 50 years. Even giving them $10,000 to start their own business could pay for lessons that can’t be taught in college.”. I think too many people also overlook the value of learning a trade. You can’t outsource a plumber or a mechanic to India. If I had it to do all over, I think I’d be a carpenter. The trades are an honourable and well paying option that more young people should explore. ~ Burdell

  • Stunning fractal patterns found in nature. ~ BLiggy

  • Researchers have demonstrated tiny solar cells just billionths of a metre across that can repair themselves, extending their useful lifetime. ~BLiggy

  • Your bank account is like an adorable little unicorn and hackers are like Dolph Lundgren with a flamethrower. ~ BLiggy