This infographic actually reminds me of when I was a kid watching one of my favorite movies – Water World. Freaking aqua-man Kevin Costner vs. Eye-patch Dennis Hopper. I mean, it’s really a bad movie, but it’s the concept that was so interesting to me. Of course, it was fantasy back then, but now I feel like Water World is even more convincing to me now than when I was an impressionable child who thought that Flubber was totally real.
Haters gonna hate, but climate change is happening whether you like it (believe it) or not. The world is already 71% water–it doesn’t seem too outrageous to believe that melting ice might up the anty on that number majorly. Please, just watch Chasing Ice, it more than clearly shows the astonishing amount of ice that has been (and will be) falling into the sea everyday.
I’m quite sad that climate change has become such a political issue. So many scientists have proven time and time again that what we are doing on this planet affects the planet itself. It just astounds me that we haven’t been doing more to curb our carbon emissions. Well, I guess we can just live in Water World. That’d actually be pretty sweet. Nevermind. Carry on. I’ll pay you one million pounds of dirt to say you never read this infographic. (I want to be Kevin Costner)
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Words, words, words! A picture says a thousand words, but this picture only says 44 or so. I am personally confused by the word “wag” mentioned in the infographic–a celebrity, girlfriend, or wife? Must that person have a label? I feel like that is a step backwards. “Muffin top” was only used in writing 8 years ago? “Con Artist” is just being added to the dictionary? Am I reading this infographic correctly?
Personally, I still can’t believe that Google Chrome doesn’t recognize “infographic” as a word. Couldn’t there be someone who simply flips a switch that tells my browser that an infographic is a thing that people look at and even read sometimes, and it is not a word that I made up? Currently I have to flip that switch myself, and that is so daunting.
Today’s infographic is kind of interesting, But halfway hard to read. For some reason the designer thought overlapping the text and putting the words upside down would be a good idea for half of the infographic. It is even from a popular and generally credible source, I am disappointed in Wired for allowing such a badly designed graphic on their site. The content is not terrible though, it is interesting that there are so many words that we use that have not been added to the dictionary yet. [via]
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I’m writing this post from South Carolina, where I have spent the past week for a cousin’s wedding. Normally I’d be pretty cranky since I’ve spent the past week in a crowded house with over 10 loud and crazy relatives, but because South Carolina is pretty much the best place I’ve ever visited, I don’t mind at all!
The weather has been absolutely amazing, like mid 70′s all day. This is heaven since I’m currently living in South Texas, where the humidity usually overpowers any cold front that might pass by (seriously it was 88 degrees last Christmas). I’m sold on the beautiful weather and lush foliage here in South Carolina and I fully intend on making my way back up here for either graduate school, or a job. With that said, I figured I’d post some South Carolina facts so I can be a good citizen in the future. Today’s infographic gives us some historical facts about this wonderful state. Hopefully you South Carolinians will enjoy it! [via]
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Oh, Bill Murray. What’s not to love about this man?
I don’t think any other actor has ever brought charm and charisma to the big screen quite like Bill Murray. Lost in Translation has always been my go-to movie when I’m feeling melancholy and a little lost. And everything he ever did for Wes Anderson has been beyond brilliant. The man has been in 64 films in over 5 decades and continues to win audiences over to this day. Apparently, he even made it out to my hometown during SXSW in 2010, and found himself at a local bar serving people tequila shots, no matter what they asked for. Bill, could you be any more awesome?
The whole “Bill Murray Party Crashing Tour” may have been a hoax, but there may be some truth in the tale of old Bill sneaking up behind people, covering their eyes, saying, “Guess who,” waiting for them to turn around, and replying “No one will ever believe you.” (At least we can hope it’s true!)
And now for some great lines from a Lost in Translation scene:
Charlotte: I just don’t know what I’m supposed to be.
Bob: You’ll figure that out. The more you know who you are, and what you want, the less you let things upset you.