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Monday, February 1, 2010

The Siren's Song

New story ideas abound today, dangerous territory in mid-draft. I'll blame it on Stumble Upon. Remember that delightful little time suck I warned you about? I reincorporated it into my browser. Like a siren's song it draws me. Who knew re-selecting my preferred categories would give me less Dukes of Hazzard soundbytes and more science fodder for the muse?

Like this golden nugget from Nova: Bite-sized, digestible physics clips from their Elegant Universe series. String theory? Hell, yeah. Parallel Universes? There goes my word count.


What about the Ten Most Revealing Psych Experiments ever conducted? I'm pretty sure there was a Twilight Zone eppy based on every one.


Or what about this gem?



Hardly scientific, but Ben Bailey has elevated the taxi cab to wicked cool proportions. I'd time travel with him. Only if this guy didn't join us.



Have a great Monday, everyone!

Today's question: Where was the last place you went in a cab?


10 comments:

Vesper said...

Betraying your mid-draft, are you? :-) Do like I do, isolate youself... I refuse to have the Internet on my laptop... :-)

Oooh, I'd like a ride (or a few) in that time cab...
The last place I went in a cab was Coba, a Mayan archaeological site with the tallest pyramid in the Yucatan peninsula...

the walking man said...

Wicked an evil time suck cheerleader you are.


Last place I went in a cab...
Cosmic/mystical

or

dull boring yellow one?

Pamela Cayne said...

Oh, bad *bad* L.A. for getting this time suck in my head! (Bad!) And I didn't even need it, as I had a new idea charge me mid-draft, too, so it wasn't like I had time (or brain matter) to spare!

Bad L.A.!!!

Charles Gramlich said...

I'll have to check out the ten psych studies. See if I agree.

Robin said...

Dang you, I'll be linking all day now until I thoroughly understand string theory (and with my slow brain that could take awhile).

I love watching the Cash Cab! Let's see, the last time I was in a cab was from the airport in Atlanta to my hotel.

laughingwolf said...

last cab: to older daughter's post-grad grad, last year...

like charles, gotta check them thar psych thingies ;) lol

Marilyn Brant said...

Oh, L.A. (*groan*) I loved watching The Elegant Universe on Nova--and I have the book, too. Sure, give me yet another String Theory distraction. Sigh. Off to check out that link now ;-).

Sandra Ferguson said...

Ooh, I was in New York with my daughter, swaying against her as the cabbie swerved and fought for position amongst a thousand other drivers, horns beep-beeping, hot dogs and exhaust fighting for presence in the sticky, summer air, sunlight filtering past skyscrappers and occasionally catching a mirrored building with brilliant glare, folks shuffling at cross walks, feet posed for that all-important-gotta-get-across-the-street step, jackhammers thumming; all inside a city alive with its own vibrancy. Great memory. Thanks for letting me relive it.

Katie Reus said...

I lurv Ben Bailey! Last place I went in a cab was home...after having a few cocktails. If you drink, be safe and cab it! It's the only way to go ;)

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