Ogori Cafe: Service With a Surprise
"In a nutshell, you get what the person before you ordered, and the next person gets what you ordered. Thus, if you’re in on the game, you can choose to be either a generous benefactor, and treat those that come after you – or try your luck at being cheap. Either way, it’s an interesting experiment that explores surprise, kindness and encourages interactions." :) i really love this idea. :)
Anybody Can Be Cool -- But Awesome Takes Practice
The reviews make this an "awesome" book. For example: "For years, I struggled with meager coolness until I read this book. Now with my new-found knowledge and my "I am awesome" shirt, all the ladies want to get with me. It may look like they're just laughing and pointing, but I know that they truly find me irresistible. Since I've modeled my hair and clothes from the book cover, everyone thinks I'm Zack from Saved by the Bell. It just doesn't get anymore awesome than that. Oh yeah."
There Are No Words
"The story is this: a girl was out with friends having drinks on King St (in Toronto ). This guy approaches her and won't leave her alone -saying how cute she is. She finally gives in and hands the guy her business card to get rid of him. The attached is an MP3 file of not one, but TWO voicemails this guy left. This goes down in the history books - especially the second voice mail. After hearing them you can clearly see why she didn't call him back - instead she called in to the Z103.5 morning show & had them play this on the air. Ladies: He is out there... :) " Click through to hear the recording.
Inevitability, OR: Where Ideas Come From, and How to Make Them Look Easy
Austin Kleon's thoughts on ideas. (Discuss. ;)) my own interpretation is something like... there are a lot of good ideas out there, we're all creative in our own ways, sometimes fabulous/beautiful/thought provoking/cool/uninhibited things emerge if we let them live. (i.e. we shouldn't let the scariness of trying something get us down.)
"The Museum of Animal Perspectives (MAP) collects and displays wildlife imagery that has been captured using remote sensing cameras. Through the presentation and interpretation of this imagery, the MAP endeavors to expand the public's capacity to empathize with animals and plants." the armadillo cam rocks, but i also like the "cow staring at another cow"