A learned man with interests in television, movies, current events, and good humor. I'm usually on the brink of something momentous or catastrophic--I have two speeds.

I am [On the brink].

Twitter: @theprecariousone

19th July 2014

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On “Geek” Versus “Nerd” | Slackpropagation →

In my mind, “geek” and “nerd” are related, but capture different dimensions of an intense dedication to a subject:

geek - An enthusiast of a particular topic or field. Geeks are “collection” oriented, gathering facts and mementos related to their subject of interest. They are obsessed with the newest, coolest, trendiest things that their subject has to offer.

nerd - A studious intellectual, although again of a particular topic or field. Nerds are “achievement” oriented, and focus their efforts on acquiring knowledge and skill over trivia and memorabilia.

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16th July 2014

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Mesut Ozil uses World Cup bonus to pay for Brazilian kids' operations - ESPN FC →

Ozil, 25, helped fund operations for 11 sick children in the World Cup host nation before the tournament and Germany’s successful World Cup campaign has inspired him to donate more money.

Joachim Low’s victorious squad are believed to have received bonuses of 300,000 euros per player following their 1-0 victory of Argentina on Sunday.

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15th July 2014

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Professor John Searle : Consciousness as a Problem in Philosophy and Neurobiology - YouTube →

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15th July 2014

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Misty Copeland in the studio (photography by Michael Williams)

Wonderful photos.

Elegant strength.

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15th July 2014

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This is what a ballerina looks like.

Prima ballerina Misty Copeland showcasing feminine strength in a new campaign for Under Armour.

Top shelf.

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14th July 2014

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Visualization of All 2014 FIFA World Cup Goals →

This is a visualization of all the scored goals in the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Hover over each goal to see details about it. Use the list below to filter which goals are shown by country or by match. Please note that even though a lot of care went into creating this the accuracy of the data can not be guaranteed. The location of each goal has been estimated and not calculated precisely. The visualization was put together by Emil Johansson, a Chemical Engineering student currently living in Gothenburg, Sweden. He is passionate about many things, including photography, the web, chemistry and the works of J.R.R. Tolkien, and he has a growing fascination for football.

If you want to contact Emil you can do so by email at emil [at] ejoh.se or on Twitter.

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3rd July 2014

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Lionel Messi Is Impossible | FiveThirtyEight →

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3rd July 2014

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The Bourgeois Virtue of Contingency | Sweet Talk →

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2nd July 2014

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All 16 of Tim Howard's saves from USA vs Belgium - Imgur →

So impressive.

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1st July 2014

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Neat

Neat

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29th June 2014

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Always #LikeAGirl - YouTube →

As the father of a girl-a smart, athletic, beautiful, talented, GIRL, this video brought tears to my eyes.

Any father should understand.

Please enjoy. And please share.

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23rd June 2014

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Can anyone tell me where I can find this shirt?

Can anyone tell me where I can find this shirt?

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22nd June 2014

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15th June 2014

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Impressive.

Impressive.

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14th June 2014

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I really wish I could have seen this guy play for the Cup this year.

Colombia.

I really wish I could have seen this guy play for the Cup this year.

Colombia.

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