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Ken Morley

Ken Morley

Basking in the simple joy of existence.
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Dan Auerbach – Heartbroken, In Disrepair - http://www.last.fm/music...
Guys, You're Not Supposed To Have '300' Abs - http://time.com/19908...
Guys, You're Not Supposed To Have '300' Abs
"We’re all familiar with the pressures on girls and women to look thin, but discussions of body image often overlook men—a demographic increasingly at risk for unhealthy behaviors due to body insecurity. Men are feeling increased pressure to add muscle mass and gain weight, not lose it. The average guy wants 15-27 more pounds of muscle and a three to four percent decrease in body fat. And a new study published in JAMA Pediatrics in January found that 18 percent of boys are very concerned about their weight and physique. Failure to attain these unrealistic body goals can lead to depression, high-risk behaviors (like drinking and drugs) and eating disorders. Though about 15 percent of boys concerned with their weight are worried about thinness, about half are concerned with gaining more muscle and an additional third are concerned with both muscle gain and thinness. " - Ken Morley
"In a Men’s Health interview, Gerard Butler admitted that he could not workout for a year after filming 300 because the program made him so physically exhausted. " - Ken Morley
"it will likely be a while before public awareness catches up to the dangers posed by the overemphasis on impossible physical goals." - t-ra: lose,find,repeat
I wonder if cases of rhabdomyolysis have increased since 300? : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki... - Ken Morley
i have 300 chins and 300 belly rolls. - Big Joe Silence
I like a man with abs that go ALL the way up :-) - Steel Penguin Slippy
Piano Computer Case Mod - http://www.bitrebels.com/design...
Piano Computer Case Mod
Piano Computer Case Mod
i really hope he didn't gut a perfectly good piano for this. some people WOULD. - Big Joe Silence
If you're going to do this right, you at least need to use the original keyboard. - Ken Morley
For your consideration: Kiva - Heng from Cambodia - http://www.kiva.org/lend...
For your consideration: Kiva - Heng from Cambodia
"A loan of $500 helps Heng to pay for his tuition fees and the materials that he needs in order to do his course work at the university. " - Ken Morley from Bookmarklet
Science Says Your Soul Is Like a Traffic Jam | Mother Jones - http://www.motherjones.com/environ...
Science Says Your Soul Is Like a Traffic Jam | Mother Jones
This Chevy Commercial May Make You Cry - http://www.youtube.com/watch...
This Chevy Commercial May Make You Cry
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Chevy stop it... just stop it. - Ken Morley from Bookmarklet
This Could Be Anywhere In The World - Alexisonfire
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Every state's favourite band mapped - http://musicmachinery.com/2014...
Every state's favourite band mapped
Rush in Delaware? - Joe - Systems Analyst
sufjan <3 - yespa
I don't know who that is for CA. I've never heard that name before. - Anika
Idaho loves Tegan and Sara. - Bren
My kid loves Bonobo. http://youtu.be/TiYsnlPTX48 They're a little too ambient for my liking though. Tegan and Sara in Idaho was the first one I noticed... seems odd. Remind me never to go to Delaware. :P - Ken Morley
I know very few of these bands. I know Arizona and most of the north east. - Eivind
good for Mass. :) - آریــوبرزن
Ciara. *weeps* At least my home state is Tegan and Sara (which shocked the hell out of me, btw). - Jenny H. from Android
This map isn't about favorite artists...it's distinctive artists. This will clarify the difference: http://musicmachinery.com/2014... - April Russo
Putin Envy and American Conservatives | New Republic - http://www.newrepublic.com/article...
"This Second-A-Day Video Is Going To Kick You Right In The Feels" - http://www.youtube.com/watch...
"This Second-A-Day Video Is Going To Kick You Right In The Feels"
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The Black Belles – Wishing Well - http://www.last.fm/music...
The Raconteurs – Old Enough - http://www.last.fm/music...
The Task Rabbit Economy - http://prospect.org/article...
"What’s diabolically brilliant and emblematic about the company is that prospective errand-runners bid against one another for jobs. To get an assignment, an aspiring Rabbit offers to do the chore for less money than he or she thinks other prospective Rabbits are bidding. That’s what makes it a metaphor for the new economy, a dystopia where regular careers are vanishing, every worker is a freelancer, every labor transaction is a one-night stand, and we collude with one another to cut our wages." - Ken Morley from Bookmarklet
"The new economy is said to reward flexibility and innovation. But as labor-market policies in Northern Europe demonstrate, there is more than one road to greater efficiency, productivity, and competitiveness. The two iconic versions of more egalitarian competitiveness operate in Sweden and Denmark. In Sweden, for more than half a century the formula has included full employment,... more... - Ken Morley
"The Danish version goes even further. Unemployed Danish workers can get up to two years of subsidized re-education and training, with compensation of up to 90 percent of their former earnings. Since the system produces security of employment rather than security based on a current job, Denmark boasts the world’s highest rate of voluntary turnover. This strategy is known as... more... - Ken Morley
Kiva loan suggestion: Adelaida from Philippines - http://www.kiva.org/lend...
Kiva loan suggestion: Adelaida from Philippines
A loan of $250 helps Adelaida to buy additional items to sell. Adelaida is 56 years old and married with eight children. Adelaida works hard to provide for her family. She runs a general store in the Philippines and requested a PHP 11,000 loan through NWTF to buy additional items like detergent soap, seasonings, cereals, canned goods, shampoo, etc. to sell. - Ken Morley from Bookmarklet
Freud’s Life and Legacy, in a Comic - http://www.brainpickings.org/index...
Freud’s Life and Legacy, in a Comic
Freud’s Life and Legacy, in a Comic
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▶This is who the kids are listening to: Matt Corby - Trick of the Light (Live on The Resolution Tour) - http://www.youtube.com/watch...
▶This is who the kids are listening to:  Matt Corby - Trick of the Light (Live on The Resolution Tour)
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My son recommended him. He's grow on me. (I'm also starting to like Matt Corby. :) - Ken Morley from Bookmarklet
So someone put this on the printer... - http://www.quickmeme.com/meme...
So someone put this on the printer...
I imagine the destruction of Carthage was no easy task - http://www.daviddarling.info/encyclo...
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"Carthage was built on a rocky promontory in what is now the Gulf of Tunis in North Africa. Its center was about 6 miles from the modern city of Tunis. To the north of the promontory was a lake, and to the south some impassable salt marshes, so the position was ideal for defense. The only approach unprotected by nature was the isthmus which linked the city to the mainland. On this isthmus the Carthaginians set to work to build three huge parallel walls which stretched the 3-mile waist of the isthmus. The outer wall was over 6 feet thick and 45 feet high, and at every 200 feet there arose a strong defensive tower. These three walls, running fairly close to one another, were connected by arches." - Ken Morley
"Thus the defense system of the city looked like one gigantic fortress. The space beneath the arches was divided into two stories. In the lower one there were stalls for 300 elephants and storage space for their fodder. On the upper one there were stables and haylofts for 4,000 horses as well as barracks for 4,000 cavalry and 20,000 infantry. The houses of the city were tall, sometimes... more... - Ken Morley
"To anyone approaching from the sea, Carthage seemed to have no port and no fleet. Where did she hide her hundreds of merchant ships and warships? On the low, sandy beaches, thousands of slaves had dug a huge circular canal, over 1,000 feet wide. This was the naval base. It was made invisible from the sea by an enormous circular arcade, with columns on the inside and a blank wall on the... more... - Ken Morley
Cato the Elder had his way in the end. His own end preceded it, though. - Eivind
I've walked around that site in blazing heat in search of remains of my favorite ancient people. The Romans did a thorough job. - Eivind
The Romans did rebuild it and it lasted longer than the Western Empire but then the Caliphate razed it to the ground again. - Victor Ganata
There is still very much a Roman feel about the place; a huge amphitheater and lots of Roman villas remain among other things. I didn't see much left of the Phoenician Carthaginians, is what I meant. That amazing port in the illustration above was built partly on a natural harbor, so I could still kinda see that if I squinted and used my imagination. A lot :) - Eivind
I may or may not need to rebuild this as a WC2 map #geekconfessions #iliveinthepast - Ken Morley
I was going to say this is right up Eivind's alley and then I realized he'd already demonstrated that. :D - Jenny H. from Android
"Mama used to roll her hair, back before the central air. We'd sit outside and watch the stars at night. She'd tell me to make a wish, and I'd wish we both could fly. Don't think she's seen the sky, since we got the satellite dish." - James McMurtry
Terminus (god of boundaries) - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki...
Terminus (god of boundaries)
"In Roman religion, Terminus was the god who protected boundary markers; his name was the Latin word for such a marker. Sacrifices were performed to sanctify each boundary stone, and landowners celebrated a festival called the "Terminalia" in Terminus' honor each year on February 23. The Temple of Jupiter Optimus Maximus on the Capitoline Hill was thought to have been built over a shrine to Terminus, and he was occasionally identified as an aspect of Jupiter under the name "Jupiter Terminalis". - Ken Morley from Bookmarklet
His high priest was The Terminator. ;-) - Spidra Webster
Seems people have been trying to make private property god ordained for quite some time :) - Eivind
PHD Comics re-explain the Higgs boson: http://friendfeed.com/liotier/ab352768/phd-comics-re-explain-higgs-boson
"I was in charge, and even I don't know how to explain it!" - Ken Morley from Bookmarklet
"Say, you're a cartoonist. Maybe you can help me." :) - Ken Morley
The greatest pizza box known to man - http://pando.com/2014...
The greatest pizza box known to man
"It’s made from 100 percent recycled cardboard and the top is perforated so you can tear it into four serving plates. The bottom folds in half and doubles as a storage container for leftovers, and because it’s small enough it nestles nicely in your fridge without knocking over yogurt containers." - Ken Morley from Bookmarklet
I liked the Neal Stephenson reference. :) - Ken Morley
Neil Gaiman on Where Ideas Comes From - http://www.brainpickings.org/index...
Neil Gaiman on Where Ideas Comes From
"For me, inspiration comes from a bunch of places: desperation, deadlines… A lot of times ideas will turn up when you’re doing something else. And, most of all, ideas come from confluence — they come from two things flowing together. They come, essentially, from daydreaming. . . . And I suspect that’s something every human being does. Writers tend to train themselves to notice when they’ve had an idea — it’s not that they have any more ideas or get inspired more than anything else; we just notice when it happens a little bit more." - Ken Morley from Bookmarklet
I kind of want this bookmark
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for a moment i saw a dead hooker under a mattress. my mind is broken. - Big Joe Silence
That's pretty cool. :) - Jenny H.
Joe, this is why I no long watch CSI etc. :) - Ken Morley
"If you were to tell me five years ago I'd be living in Wisconsin and running a space empire full time, I'd think you were crazy."
Dissolve Me - Alt-J
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The international nature of the NHL means I have several Olympic teams to cheer for. The home team has provided players for team Canada, Sweden, Switzerland and USA.
There is a pecking order, however. :) - Ken Morley
Datsyuk and Kovalchuk were amazing, but T. J. Oshie was lights-out in USA's 3-2 overtime win! There are no YouTube clips of his amazing shootout performance however, because... the Olympics. :( - Ken Morley
Wow, the U.S. women outshot Sweden 70-9! Six goals and Wallner & Hasson still had a combined save percentage > 91 percent! - Ken Morley
I feel ya. I'm Canada all the way, but there's a Schaus in goal for the U.S. Womens' team... so... you know... family :) - Brent Schaus
Wow! 2 minutes left in women's hockey gold metal game, Canada down one, and the official body-checks Canadian player resulting in USA hitting post of empty net. Phew! - Ken Morley
OMG! Team Canada ties it 2-2 with 55 seconds left to play! Marie-Philip Poulin!! - Ken Morley
Poulin scores again! Canada wins it in overtime. What an exciting finish. - Ken Morley
Congrats :) - Eivind
Thanks. I've regained my composure. :) - Ken Morley
ya that was a good game.. I thought we are toast.. Now onto tomorrows game.. Men's semi ! - Peter Dawson
For a few hours today, not a lot of work was worked in my office. - Brent Schaus
Your reading habits
A co-worker's daughter is doing a school project on reading habits. Please help her out by responding to this short survey: https://docs.google.com/forms... - Ken Morley
That was fun. - MoTO Moca Blend
That was really fun to do. I might have been... wordy. :D - Jennifer Dittrich
me too - MoTO Moca Blend
Thanks for doing this. I'm sure she'll be surprised by the number of responses. :) - Ken Morley
The Rise of Rome: The Making of the World's Greatest Empire - http://www.goodreads.com/review...
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