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Feb 1 2011: The orchestra is media. The symphony is content. Orchestras die away. Only the symphony remains.[End of archive. 533 tweets displayed of 15877 archived as of , .] Please give new life to our Ancient Wisdom by retweeting our old tweets. Click on date for the original tweet.
Feb 1 2011: @beingtheo "You'll love having dinner with my sister. Unless the different food items on her plate happen to touch each other." <== OCD, eh?
Feb 1 2011: Many play in the band. Few will ever write the song.
Feb 1 2011: Followers are invited to friend our channeler at http://fb.me/KilroyCafe — An all-you-can-eat buffet of photos & more! (Say BDL sent you.)
Feb 1 2011: Wisdom is recognizing how little you know while at the same time knowing when you know more than someone else.
Feb 1 2011: A moral action is one you can comfortably explain to your biographer 20 years from now with no sense of shame or regret.
Feb 1 2011: World's Oldest Person is a contest with high turnover and no winners. ==> World's oldest woman dies at 115 in Texas http://tgr.ph/hMulk4
Feb 1 2011: On My Bucket List: Solidly occupy the middle of the bell graph. [See Full Bucket List]
Feb 1 2011: The original pitch for Star Trek http://j.mp/gswLJg via @brainpicker
Feb 1 2011: Great Wall of California — Barrier built in 2023 to prevent the pernicious effects of California from seeping into the rest of the country.
Feb 1 2011: Turned on the TV and watched 15 minutes of a documentary on the Greely Expedition. Awake all night! That's why I don't watch television!
Feb 1 2011: Cannibalism isn't immoral if you are starving and the guy is already dead.
Feb 1 2011: .@michellenassau "How much does a spiritual leader get paid? I think I'll become one and spread love." <== Pay is low, but perks are nice!
Feb 1 2011: RT @mecotterill: @BadDalaiLama @brainpicker Thanks SO much for posting this - truly 'fascinating'
Feb 1 2011: Television is emotional overload. With all those experiences forcefed into you, there's no time to process them.
Feb 1 2011: "It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop."—Confucius <== Actually, it does matter! Time can run out. Got to move it!
Feb 1 2011: RT @SethMacFarlane: So is the way this works that we all now have to tweet for the rest of our lives?
Feb 1 2011: I have been studying the popular culture of this planet. A "Snooki" mystifies me even more than a "Kardashian". Planetary embargo affirmed!
Feb 1 2011: RT @newscientist: Creeping sickness: Our epidemic of over-diagnosis http://bit.ly/hEkInC
Feb 1 2011: Looking for love? What a person does is a lot more important than who they are. Beauty and position fade. Only behavior remains.
Feb 1 2011: OMG! Technology is changing so fast it must be... FUTURE SHOCK!... My fave TV documentary of my youth: http://j.mp/g7AWKa via @BrainPicker
Feb 1 2011: The Dudeist religion is headed by the Dudely Lama and believes in all things laid-back and chill. http://j.mp/ePBEuy and http://dudeism.com
Feb 1 2011: The human brain is a holistic processing system, seeking higher-level patterns in the data. Where computers see bytes, we hear music.
Feb 1 2011: The main human deception is talk masquerading as action.
Feb 1 2011: RT @AncientProverbs: A mere friend will agree with you, but a real friend will argue. -Russian Proverb
Feb 1 2011: 99 out of 100 never turn their words into action. It's all "gonna do" and "wish I could".
Feb 1 2011: Is synchronicity a paranormal phenomenon or merely coincidence? It doesn't matter! When it happens, use it!
Feb 1 2011: Paranormal phenomena—or the illusion of them—are good for something: They can orient you to something you might not have noticed otherwise.
Feb 2 2011: Even if paranormal phenomena are real, they should never be used as the basis for decision making. They are too easily corrupted by feeling.
Feb 2 2011: Paranormal phenomena don't like being dissected. They just want to be accepted for who they are.
Feb 2 2011: Anyone will change when change is forced upon them. Proactive change, not precipitated by a crisis, is rare and magical.
Feb 2 2011: Our Wisdom Archive has been updated at http://baddalailama.com/archive — All the wisdom of His Holiness in convenient searchable form!
Feb 2 2011: Haifa, Isreal. Dec. 26. http://twitpic.com/3vn9bt ←Live photo from the road! [location|more]
Feb 2 2011: Rare is the individual who can see an opportunity and use it, without his social support system telling him what to do.
Feb 2 2011: Bad decisions, once made, tend to be self-reinforcing ==> "Long-Term Effects of Short-Term Emotions" http://bit.ly/6KfmtN v @ericaalexander
Feb 2 2011: RT @YuririaSierra: RT @BadDalaiLama: Bad decisions, once made, tend to be self-reinforcing \\\ Until that decision demonstrates why it w ...
Feb 2 2011: Did the REAL homeless thing last night, sleeping in the grass at FLL. Couldn't be more comfortable! (Of course, 70F and no rain.)
Feb 2 2011: Sometimes camping-in-the-rough is better than the Hilton because you can go to sleep right away. It's all about the sleep, man!
Feb 2 2011: My makeshift campsite at FLL. Slept soundly 11p-6a on a bed of newspapers with a light blanket. Safe and hidden! http://twitpic.com/3vqi5x ←Live photo from the road! [location|more]
Feb 2 2011: Many barriers in theory turn out to not be problems in real life. You have to actually test reality to find out.
Feb 2 2011: @michellenassau "Try NYC streets you homeless..." <== If you're going to be homeless, go south! Doing it in NYC is pure mental illness!
Feb 2 2011: The teenage homeless and adult homeless are two different populations. With teens, it's a family problem. With adults, it's mental illness.
Feb 2 2011: The teenage homeless are hidden, because they're not mentally ill or obvious on the street. Couch surfing is a common survival mechanism.
Feb 2 2011: Fine art at the Fort Lauderdale airport. http://twitpic.com/3vt6lq ←Live photo from the road! [location|more]
Feb 2 2011: A person isn't driven to suicide by their problems but by their own personality. Others with the same problems don't take that route.
Feb 2 2011: This is the job for you! http://twitpic.com/3vudck ←Live photo from the road! [location|more]
Feb 2 2011: A good thing can be a bad thing to someone who is already committed to something (or someone) else.
Feb 2 2011: Conundrums and inconsistencies in your own personality do more to hold you down than any outside force.
Feb 2 2011: Miami, Bitch! The Deco Walk Hostel in South Beach. Across the street from the beach. $18/night. http://twitpic.com/3vv63k ←Live photo from the road! [location|more]
Feb 2 2011: Life comes in layers. The first is what you learned as a child. Then you find more layers you never suspected. You've only just begun!
Feb 2 2011: Message to my snowbound northern friends: I feel your pain. http://twitpic.com/3vvxhp ←Live photo from the road! [location|more]
Feb 2 2011: Miami Bitch! http://twitpic.com/3vwyez ←Live photo from the road! [location|more]
Feb 3 2011: ...The preceding photo cost me a $1 tip. Bitches always win!
Feb 3 2011: Representing America. http://twitpic.com/3vx8mi ←Live photo from the road! [location|more]
Feb 3 2011: Cook's smoking break. Miami Beach. http://twitpic.com/3vxfv4 ←Live photo from the road! [location|more]
Feb 3 2011: All our photos from Miami Beach: http://j.mp/cjJrcY (FB album)
Feb 3 2011: Experimenting with Photomatix HDR on a human subject. http://twitpic.com/3vsn61 ←Live photo from the road! [location|more]
Feb 3 2011: RT @stevewilliams52: @baddalailama Looks about right. You missed the chick on the bike, topless beach pics and drunk asses on collins
Feb 3 2011: We have just passed 1000 followers, some of whom may actually read our tweets. That other guy: 1306956 http://twitpic.com/3w1ksa ←Live photo from the road! [location|more]
Feb 3 2011: .@DalaiLama Dude, patience and compassion are nice, but where does action come into your philosophy? You're breeding a generation of sheep!
Feb 3 2011: Sunrise on Miami Beach. Awesome! http://twitpic.com/3w2lsm ←Live photo from the road! [location|more]
Feb 3 2011: Swimming anyone? Portuguese Man O'War on Miami Beach. (So there's a reason for you folks to stay home!) http://twitpic.com/3w2opm ←Live photo from the road! [location|more]
Feb 3 2011: A little place on the beach. http://twitpic.com/3w2u8x ←Live photo from the road! [location|more]
Feb 3 2011: Feeling a little queasy. http://twitpic.com/3w22tg ←Live photo from the road! [location|more]
Feb 3 2011: You don't want to be a hard-driving entrepreneur working toward a meaningless goal. Is success really worth the price you paid?
Feb 3 2011: Portuguese Man O'War <== I am told by my FB friends (providing immediate feedback) that these things aren't deadly at all. Like a bee sting.
Feb 3 2011: @RFernandez666 "holy fuck!! I'm on 10th street how far down are they showing up??" <== It was around 10th! They're coming for you!
Feb 3 2011: On Our Favorites List: New Soul by Yael Naim â™« http://blip.fm/~11f9tv
Feb 3 2011: Full Disclosure: Although we now have 1000 "followers", fewer than 50 click on any of our links. You are our true disciples—the Chosen Ones!
Feb 3 2011: http://twitvid.com/CLEUQ - This is silly, but I think the video and music go together.
Feb 3 2011: RT @agnosticcc: My mom is upset because I ignored her request to be my mother on Facebook. What? Facebook gave me the choice.
Feb 3 2011: RT @noahWG: Birds with unattractive mates are more stressed. More stress typically means less reproductive effort. Sound familiar? http: ...
Feb 3 2011: Essential medicine for travelers! These two orange pills reduce news by 80%! Works on CNN, Fox News, MSNBC. http://twitpic.com/3w5t0n ←Live photo from the road! [location|more]
Feb 3 2011: This is your brain on CNN — a tragic example of news overexposure. http://youtu.be/PjA8D6f9clg (our video from May) ←Our original YouTube video [more]
Feb 3 2011: Love is not charity.
Feb 3 2011: Google "Love is not charity" and our 2007 book chapter is at the top. Surprisingly insightful! http://j.mp/encumL Romance is not parenting.
Feb 3 2011: RT @BLANCHELUNA: RT @BadDalaiLama: Love is not charity.///Bien dicho!!
Feb 3 2011: "The purpose of romantic love is to serve your own needs, not those of the person you love." http://j.mp/encumL
Feb 3 2011: In romance, you are not a therapist, protector or parent. You are a consumer, willing to pay a reasonable price for a quality product.
Feb 3 2011: The key to success in love is to not need it at all, to be self-sufficient in yourself. Then you can take it only when it truly works.
Feb 3 2011: What usually stands between us and our romantic fantasies is the other person, who keeps saying and doing things to disrupt the fantasy.
Feb 3 2011: Consumer video has a low "dynamic range". Typically, part of the image is underexposed, part overexposed, with dark or washed out colors.
Feb 4 2011: I haven't figured out what slower frame rate does. 30 fps ought to be better than 24 fps to the eye, but 24 fps seems to feel better.
Feb 4 2011: Bouteilles Ã Philadelphie. http://twitpic.com/3wdneh ←Live photo from the road! [location|more]
Feb 4 2011: Dieting products, hair-loss treatment, male enhancement, consumer-marketed prescription medicines — the snake oil of our age!
Feb 4 2011: In bikinis, as in other forms of communication, less is more... but only up to a point. Sometimes, less is less, and there should be more!
Feb 4 2011: Dental floss bikinis — now that's just gross!
Feb 4 2011: Childhood development milestones: Crawling. Walking. Talking. Using a mouse. Using a phone. Reading. Texting. Facebook. Twitter. Puberty.
Feb 4 2011: @lolahayes "All is unfair in love and war" <== Not unfair, but different rules than people think. Study your Machiavelli... and Woody Allen!
Feb 4 2011: The car I'm in has a Guardian Angel on the visor. One little problem: In a crash it will stab you in the eye! http://twitpic.com/3wgkkn ←Live photo from the road! [location|more]
Feb 4 2011: Childhood is the yardstick by which everything later in life is measured.
Feb 4 2011: Twenty years ago, you needed a stable residence just to have a phone. Now, when all is portable, a home is increasingly optional.
Feb 4 2011: On My Bucket List: Dedicate my life to science... or medicine, or music, or animals, or God, or the Amazon rainforest... or SOMETHING! [See Full Bucket List]
Feb 4 2011: @lolahayes "One day I'm going to come back reincarnated as the sun" <== This is impossible! From the sun's perspective, it's all one day!
Feb 4 2011: The sole reason to maintain a romantic relationship is because it gives you good value for your investment.
Feb 4 2011: RT @lolahayes: I love you for your artificial intelligence and your sincerity simulator
Feb 4 2011: A small investment in a child can have substantial effects on their development. This is rarely true with an adult.
Feb 4 2011: Valentines Day is coming. How much will you have to pay to prove your love? (A: How much have you got?)
Feb 4 2011: Choose your beverage — Bloody Mary Mix: 70 calories, 95% juice, or Cranberry Apple Cocktail: 220 cals, 15% juice. http://twitpic.com/3w8dqb ←Live photo from the road! [location|more]
Feb 4 2011: Marriage is the joining of two hearts—and two pocketbooks. So when you give your love a gift, aren't you stealing from them to pay for it?
Feb 4 2011: Less than 15% of the people collecting stupid sports statistics are women. How are we going to address this gender inequity?
Feb 4 2011: Learned a new word today! (Now must use it in casual conversation.) ==> RT @Krystelisms Apodyopsis—n. the act of mentally undressing someone
Feb 4 2011: "Cinematic feel" consists of: A) blurred background, B) rich colors & C) slower frame rate. That's why videos don't look as good as movies.
Feb 4 2011: Consumer videos are TOO sharp! Both foreground and background are in focus, the image flat. That's because the sensor chip is so small.
Feb 4 2011: If this were the Bush Administration, we'd be sending American troops to Egypt to guarantee democracy. What kind of wusses have we become?
Feb 5 2011: Your first bite of anything tastes the best! After that, the sensation fades, but you keep eating anyway.
Feb 5 2011: The best thing about sleep is the hallucinations. If you're hearing voices, you're right on the edge of it.
Feb 5 2011: If you love somebody, make them fat. http://twitpic.com/3wpsbh ←Live photo from the road! [location|more]
Feb 5 2011: Men and women have different genetic predispositions. Don't pre-judge, but also don't be surprised if they choose different activities.
Feb 5 2011: Britney Spears has nothing to do with a Britney Spears song except coming into the studio to sing it, then dancing in the video. #blasphemy
Feb 5 2011: Dollar store ambassadors, Macon, Georgia. http://twitpic.com/3wrpoi ←Live photo from the road! [location|more]
Feb 5 2011: life hacker — one who aggressively probes the world, like an internet hacker, using their skills to find hidden opportunities in life.
Feb 5 2011: On My Bucket List: Become a Weekend Pirate—pillaging and plundering across the Caribbean, but only on weekends so I can keep my job. [See Full Bucket List]
Feb 5 2011: Underground Atlanta. http://twitpic.com/3wteev ←Live photo from the road! [location|more]
Feb 5 2011: Famous Georgians: Jimmy Carter, Ted Turner, Martin Luther King Jr, Joseph Stalin, King George IV.
Feb 5 2011: On the set of my upcoming music video, "Weekend Pirate". Argggh! http://twitpic.com/3wupu6 ←Live photo from the road! [location|more]
Feb 5 2011: Sooner or later, you'll have to make a choice: truth or beauty?
Feb 5 2011: @lolahayes "Reflexology... What do you girls think?" <== Not a girl, but thinking you should visit a fortuneteller next.
Feb 5 2011: @MissWYusa2010 hue
Feb 5 2011: A pirate at the Key West Pirate Festival in Dec. 2008. Both the parrot and the peg leg are real! http://twitpic.com/3wxm2c ←Live photo from the road! [location|more]
Feb 6 2011: Song #7: "Weekend Pirate" — Our own original sea shanty on part-time piracy. Song by the songwriter. http://youtu.be/PgocmkEAcW4 (Video #35) ←Our original YouTube video [more]
Feb 6 2011: ...and if I might comment on the previous tweet: What a nutcase!!!
Feb 6 2011: On Our Favorites List: "Ghostbusters" by Ray Parker Jr. - Ain't afraid of no ghost! â™« http://blip.fm/~11j2zr
Feb 6 2011: RT @GreatestQuotes: "He who would travel happily must travel light." - Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Feb 6 2011: RT @FlyoverJoel: If you add more than one additional meta to your metadata most likely at that point you are just making shit up.
Feb 6 2011: "If you wish to know the mind of a man, listen to his words."—Chinese Proverb <== Not just his words but his choice of subject matter.
Feb 6 2011: Bargain of the day at the Pilot truck stop: a necklace of AUTHENTIC pearls for only $9.99. Why pay $1000s!? http://twitpic.com/3x4hqf ←Live photo from the road! [location|more]
Feb 6 2011: Life is a series of imperfect solutions, improvised on the fly.
Feb 6 2011: RT @Kurt_Vonnegut: Like so many Americans, she was trying to construct a life that made sense from things she found in gift shops.
Feb 6 2011: RT @tammyphinney: Only men can make a three hour, National Couch Party, out of drinking beer, and screaming at the TV.
Feb 6 2011: All the most credible products in one store! (Underground Atlanta yesterday) http://twitpic.com/3x5mib ←Live photo from the road! [location|more]
Feb 6 2011: If it is advertised on TV, it is something you don't need.
Feb 6 2011: Life is too short for perfection. "Good enough" will have to do.
Feb 6 2011: You want to screw up a kid for life? Make him a child star. Very few recover from that abuse.
Feb 6 2011: It isn't hard to excel in any field, if that's all you want to do with your life. What is hard is maintaining a balance.
Feb 6 2011: RT @DOGENZEN: What a man can be, he must be. This need we call self-actualization.— Abraham Maslow http://bit.ly/dZn1Qx
Feb 6 2011: What other people consider success has little to do with what makes you happy. That's a private journey.
Feb 6 2011: Dear autocorrect: I beg to differ. At this stage in history, "internet" is so routine as to no longer require capitalization.
Feb 6 2011: It has been 5,000 years since civilization began, 100 years of electricity, 30 of the PC and 15 of the popular internet. What marvel next?
Feb 6 2011: Tropical dreaming in Chicago. http://twitpic.com/3x8wio ←Live photo from the road! [location|more]
Feb 7 2011: Chicago reality. http://twitpic.com/3x8yw6 ←Live photo from the road! [location|more]
Feb 7 2011: Some sort of religious ceremony is taking place at the hostel. http://twitpic.com/3x9a9o ←Live photo from the road! [location|more]
Feb 7 2011: Watching more Super Bowl than I have ever tolerated before. I must be mellowing. (@ Chicago Getaway Hostel) http://4sq.com/ec4pxz
Feb 7 2011: The big man dropped the funny-shaped ball.
Feb 7 2011: Another man kicked the ball. Then he kicked it again VERY SLOWLY.
Feb 7 2011: RT @AhmNoHere: In a rare display of unity, the whole of Twitter came together to mock the Black Eyed Peas. It was emotional. #Superbowl
Feb 7 2011: The big green field has lots of white stripes, and every stripe has a number. The men also have numbers. I like numbers!
Feb 7 2011: A man in the crowd has a cheese on his head.
Feb 7 2011: If the ad is funny, people will buy the thing the ad is supposed to be about.
Feb 7 2011: The people with the cheeses on their heads don't look happy.
Feb 7 2011: So this is anhedonia. Complete absence of feeling. Waiting for the Super Bowl to end.
Feb 7 2011: I guess the cheese people are happy now.
Feb 7 2011: Our new philosophy essay: "Complexity and How to Find It" http://j.mp/f1yB8j People are like onions: Some have many layers, some only a few.
Feb 7 2011: Does postpartum depression also apply to Super Bowl?
Feb 7 2011: RT @hdewolf: Beste samenvatting ooit van een voetbalwedstrijd op TV: RT @BadDalaiLama Another man kicked the ball. Then he kicked it aga ...
Feb 7 2011: Moving on to the next American commercial holiday: Valentine's Day.
Feb 7 2011: RT @Alienopherous: If my grlfnd ends an argument with "Fine, do what you want" I'm pretty sure the words "If you do, I'll stab you in yo ...
Feb 7 2011: Photographic index of all our 2011 videos: http://j.mp/hnEEa8
Feb 7 2011: Chicago. http://twitpic.com/3xe89d ←Live photo from the road! [location|more]
Feb 7 2011: Siamese Connection. http://twitpic.com/3xe94s ←Live photo from the road! [location|more]
Feb 7 2011: Any joke can backfire. Sometimes funny comes out as creepy, stupid or offensive. Before you crack, understand your environment.
Feb 7 2011: On My Bucket List: Become a celebrity spokesperson for a charitable cause I know nothing about. [See Full Bucket List]
Feb 7 2011: To be conscious of your existence is one thing. To ask "Why am I doing this?" is quite another.
Feb 7 2011: The first dignity you can give to the less fortunate is to not use your own resources frivolously.
Feb 7 2011: Beauty pageants culminate with one girl saying, "Oh my God, I won!" and fifty others saying, "Fuck, I lost."
Feb 7 2011: RT @krd_metalgirl: Â¡No soy un Robot! Â¡Soy un Zombie!
Feb 7 2011: Thanks to smartphones, we can now kill time more efficiently than ever before. Time doesn't stand a chance! http://twitpic.com/3xi3c4 ←Live photo from the road! [location|more]
Feb 7 2011: CORRECTION: Beauty pageants culminate with one girl saying, "Oh my God, I won!" and fifty others pretending to be SO happy for her.
Feb 7 2011: Typical Massachusetts residence and its front snow pile, almost as tall as the house! http://twitpic.com/3xihcb ←Live photo from the road! [location|more]
Feb 7 2011: "Hog Butcher for the World, Tool Maker, Stacker of Wheat, Player with Railroads and the Nation's Freight Handler; Stormy, husky, brawling"
Feb 7 2011: I bet YOU don't have an Egyptian Tourist Visa! Here's mine, just arrived. Note the issue date. http://twitpic.com/3xj4cl ←Live photo from the road! [location|more]
Feb 7 2011: Was planning to head to Cairo tomorrow, but apparently there have been Twitter connectivity issues. Something to do with the Super Bowl?
Feb 7 2011: @puzzycutz "You are amazing but you completely fill my twitter feed ;)" <== It could be worse! We try to limit our output to one per hour.
Feb 8 2011: "Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!"
Feb 8 2011: "All alone! Whether you like it or not, alone is something you'll be quite a lot!"
Feb 8 2011: "I will not eat green eggs and ham. I do not like them, Sam I Am."
Feb 8 2011: "I meant what I said, and I said what I meant. An elephant's faithful, one hundred percent."
Feb 8 2011: "And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so?"
Feb 8 2011: "Look at me! Look at me! Look at me NOW! It is fun to have fun but you have to know how."
Feb 8 2011: "Today is gone. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one."
Feb 8 2011: On Our Favorites List: The greatest song ever written! "The Lumberjack Song" by Monty Python. â™« http://blip.fm/~11ljl2
Feb 8 2011: Beauty pageants, talent shows and criminal trials all hinge on one flawed assumption: that the judges know what they're doing.
Feb 8 2011: No one believes in the wisdom of the judges as much as the winner of the contest.
Feb 8 2011: Who judges the judges?
Feb 8 2011: The defendant, despondent, leaned over to ask, "Does this judge know his own nose from his ass?"
Feb 8 2011: Striations in the strata allow chronologization of climactic data on a narrowly regional micro-temporal level. http://twitpic.com/3xqujk ←Live photo from the road! [location|more]
Feb 8 2011: As painful as it is to throw useful things out, that may be the only way to relieve yourself of their burden.
Feb 8 2011: RT @santhonythomas: Apparently by constantly having sex with my stalkers I'm "encouraging them". Why is the system so against the black ...
Feb 8 2011: RT @AncientProverbs: Beware the barrenness of a busy life. -Socrates
Feb 8 2011: Here's a short Lonely Planet video from the Egypt I didn't get to see: http://j.mp/frZ5wA
Feb 8 2011: The best video is a dance between the cameraman and the talent. Static cameras suck!
Feb 8 2011: Youth differs from age mainly in the number of mistakes already made.
Feb 8 2011: http://twitvid.com/IWYUI - Flying Saucer sighting in Philadelphia!
Feb 8 2011: On My Bucket List: Dreadlocks! [See Full Bucket List]
Feb 9 2011: On My Bucket List: Brazilian Wax. [See Full Bucket List]
Feb 9 2011: On My Bucket List: Multiple piercings, both above and below the neck. [See Full Bucket List]
Feb 9 2011: @lolahayes "Take me into your skin" <== Actually, skin is a pretty good place to stop. Any closer and it's a viral infection or something.
Feb 9 2011: Right now. Where am I? http://twitpic.com/3xxd9n ←Live photo from the road! [location|more]
Feb 9 2011: Mystery Photo #2: Shooting a movie in the main square (one hour ago). http://twitpic.com/3xym0s ←Live photo from the road! [location|more]
Feb 9 2011: Mystery Photo #3: My camera was drawn to them even before I knew they were in the movie. http://twitpic.com/3xymfo ←Live photo from the road! [location|more]
Feb 9 2011: Mystery Photo #4 (last one from this city): Some serpent-slaying action! http://twitpic.com/3xync3 ←Live photo from the road! [location|more]
Feb 9 2011: ISTANBUL — Right now! Turkish cat. http://twitpic.com/3y2aga ←Live photo from the road! [location|more] ←Start tweet essay: Visiting Istanbul
Feb 9 2011: http://twitvid.com/5GUQZ - Landing in Istanbul (3 hours ago).
Feb 9 2011: .@gisforgangstaa "You're in Turkey?!" <== Got to keep moving! His Holiness is only one step ahead of a CIA rendition team out to get him.
Feb 9 2011: Don't have a clue where I am. Not even sure which continent. But at least I have a comfortable bed! http://4sq.com/g1PzOS
Feb 9 2011: .@akierig "Germany, Switzerland or Austria?" <== Duh! There's German in the Starbucks signs! Can we narrow it down? #mysteryphotos
Feb 9 2011: The more you use your creativity, the more of it will come.
Feb 10 2011: @akierig "Frankfurt Airport?" <== Nein! Although the first photo credibly could be.
Feb 10 2011: Good morning, Istanbul! http://twitpic.com/3y77un ←Live photo from the road! [location|more]
Feb 10 2011: Istanbul Travelogue, Part 1: Arriving in Taksim Square. http://youtu.be/f13ls-XzkTY (Video #36) ←Our original YouTube video [more]
Feb 10 2011: I learned my first word in Turkish! "sÃ¼t" (milk). I learned the lesson quickly when I bought ayran by mistake. http://twitpic.com/3y7w7k ←Live photo from the road! [location|more]
Feb 10 2011: Istanbul Facebook Album: http://j.mp/dJKbFd - Photos will be added here throughout our visit. Check back later for more!
Feb 10 2011: A hostel is about halfway between a hotel and staying in someone's home. It can be a little strange sometimes.
Feb 10 2011: It's fun to read relationships when you don't know a word of the language. Body language and tone of voice tell you everything.
Feb 10 2011: Heading out from the hostel to walk to the Hagia Sophia. Could take the Metro, but I'll learn more by walking. http://twitpic.com/3y8mad ←Live photo from the road! [location|more]
Feb 10 2011: Istanbul Facebook Album: http://j.mp/dJKbFd - Photos will be added here throughout my visit.
Feb 10 2011: Istanbul: Hagia Sophia Mosque. Right now! (I love a mosque with free wifi!) http://twitpic.com/3y9zzh ←Live photo from the road! [location|more]
Feb 10 2011: From where I sit. http://twitpic.com/3ya0xd ←Live photo from the road! [location|more]
Feb 10 2011: http://twitvid.com/YLGKY - A TOTALLY UNPREVOKED cat attack in the streets of Istanbul. (Okay, well maybe a LITTLE provoked.)
Feb 10 2011: Valentines thought: How would we express our love for each other if we couldn't buy things and give them to people? Would there be no love?
Feb 10 2011: Just woke up. What time is it? What date? Which continent? Maybe I'll go to Asia today. Or tomorrow. Or yesterday.
Feb 10 2011: Mammals have two modes of aggression: Attack to kill, and "just playing". (See Twitvid video.) The latter is practice, used with siblings.
Feb 10 2011: Istanbul Travelogue, Part 2: The Spice Market. http://youtu.be/U2xOVCdHi1Y — Walking through the busy souk earlier today. ←Our original YouTube video [more]
Feb 10 2011: Trying to make sense of it all in Istanbul. http://twitpic.com/3yfs0a ←Live photo from the road! [location|more]
Feb 11 2011: Dragon on the Bosporus. http://twitpic.com/3yggbo More Istanbul photos from today: http://j.mp/dJKbFd ←Live photo from the road! [location|more]
Feb 11 2011: On My Bucket List: A career in sales. [See Full Bucket List]
Feb 11 2011: Philosophy video from Istanbul: Too Much String Cheese! http://youtu.be/D0fKoOufVFo (Video #38) ←Our original YouTube video [more]
Feb 11 2011: I prefer to take preemptive actions for prophylactic reasons, both to prevent disaster and because I like to say "prophylactic".
Feb 11 2011: Morning at the Arch-Ist Hostel. http://twitpic.com/3yk2oo ←Live photo from the road! [location|more]
Feb 11 2011: From where I sit. Right now! http://twitpic.com/3yk6ia ←Live photo from the road! [location|more]
Feb 11 2011: Creative source material is everywhere, all around you. You just have to see it.
Feb 11 2011: Diacritics freak me out! I'm like, "Speak Roman, will ya?!"
Feb 11 2011: Valentine's Day is nice, but shouldn't we have an alternate holiday to remember all our romances that failed? Oh, yeah, April Fools Day!
Feb 11 2011: Istanbul for $13/night! Here's a look at my hostel. http://youtu.be/mRKJT2GHofw (Istanbul Travelogue, Part 3) ←Our original YouTube video [more]
Feb 11 2011: Another handsome young Turk. http://twitpic.com/3ypkui — Added 30+ Istanbul photos today: http://j.mp/dJKbFd ←Live photo from the road! [location|more]
Feb 11 2011: The most dangerous thing in the world is to believe you have found permanent happiness.
Feb 11 2011: "Resistance is futile. You will be assimilated." — say the people who have already been assimilated.
Feb 11 2011: You don't want to get too stuck on one idea. It is better to have a lot of ideas and exercise them quickly, thereby making room for more.
Feb 12 2011: The highest standard of freedom is to imagine doing something then promptly do it. The lowest is to imagine but never do.
Feb 12 2011: On My Bucket List: Own a convenience store in a poor neighborhood, selling cigarettes, alcohol and lottery tickets to those who need them. [See Full Bucket List]
Feb 12 2011: True, Hannibal crossed the Alps with elephants in 218 BC, but that's only part of the story. Google it!
Feb 12 2011: Look at a map and you'll see the Alps were deliberately built to protect Italy from the rest of the world. Didn't work in Hannibal's case.
Feb 12 2011: The Fabian strategy is to avoid direct confrontation but instead harass your enemy on the fringes and cut off his lines of supply.
Feb 12 2011: @tammyphinney "Car broken into." <== Happened to me in Vancouver a few months ago. It builds character and encourages data efficiency.
Feb 12 2011: @TheBosha cc @tammyphinney Canadians don't kill each other, but they're big into property crime, thanks to DRUGS FROM AMERICA.
Feb 12 2011: RT @OhCrap: RT @BadDalaiLama The Fabio strategy is to be the most beautiful man alive. And always have hair product on hand.
Feb 12 2011: http://www.twitvid.com/SL1EC - A small kitty in a big world.
Feb 12 2011: It's easy enough to detect the jerks and douche bags of your own gender. It's only with the opposite gender that your vision gets clouded.
Feb 12 2011: Don't confuse cleverness with wisdom. Cleverness helps you solve a problem. Wisdom helps you choose the right problem to solve.
Feb 13 2011: Istanbul Moving Postcard (on the ferry from Europe to Asia). http://youtu.be/cBcv0MfO1-Q - Like a postcard, but moving. Cool 3D effect! ←Our original YouTube video [more]
Feb 13 2011: RT @ispeakfemale: Facebook is like a refrigerator. You get bored and keep checking it, but nothing new ever shows up.
Feb 13 2011: If pheromones are critical for mating http://su.pr/1N48gJ, dating services should distribute scratch'n'sniff cards! (Monetize, @LolaHayes!)
Feb 13 2011: http://www.twitvid.com/YFQCF - Enjoying a fine protest in Istanbul. (8 minutes of local disgruntlement)
Feb 13 2011: Does a woman's nose ever lead her astray? Does the nose know all, or does it sometimes make mistakes? #pheromones
Feb 13 2011: RT @michellazarenko: @BadDalaiLama @pwr I'd prefer another thought - cleverness helps to solve problems, wisdom helps to prevent problems..
Feb 13 2011: "Sometimes you are one twisted holiness, your holiness!" @ZyLaw (re "Own a convenience store in a poor neighborhood...")
Feb 13 2011: RT @Krystelisms: .@DalaiLama's account is verified. Because of that, I find I can't trust him fully. Paradox? Yeah kinda..
Feb 13 2011: .@Krystelisms "We should all try tweeting like we have zero followers" <== Or we should all tweet like we had a million followers.
Feb 13 2011: Honesty may be better than lying, but holding ones tongue is a valuable median solution.
Feb 13 2011: Our personality is the habits and beliefs we have already committed to. It is the foundation we build upon and the chains holding us down.
Feb 13 2011: Instead of a rooster crowing just before dawn, I hear the call to prayer from a nearby mosque. Right now!
Feb 14 2011: Words, symbols, gestures, credentials, awards, proposals, promises... so often mistaken for action.
Feb 14 2011: The "cost of opportunity" is what you could be doing but can't because of what you're doing right now.
Feb 14 2011: Seriously, is what you're doing now worth all that you're giving up to do it?
Feb 14 2011: Easy success is poisonous to ones personal development, stopping it dead in its tracks.
Feb 14 2011: @Krystelisms "Or we could tweet like our mothers were following.. That wouldn't be very fun" <== LOL! No, not fun at all!
Feb 14 2011: Sometimes you say, "No problem," when it really is a problem but you just don't want to rock the boat.
Feb 14 2011: We construct our own romantic disasters. The opposite gender just fulfills them for us.
Feb 14 2011: There are no fat people in Turkey, which is good, but they're also heavy smokers, which is bad.
Feb 14 2011: An increase in information does not imply a growth in wisdom.
Feb 14 2011: RT @GreatestQuotes: "Life is the art of drawing without an eraser." - John W. Gardner
Feb 14 2011: AÄŸa Ã‡Ä±raÄŸÄ± Street doesn't live up to its billing. Google says street, but I see stairs. http://twitpic.com/3zsf8j ←Live photo from the road! [location|more]
Feb 14 2011: Click your heels together three times and say, "There's noplace like home! There's noplace like home!" http://twitpic.com/3zsif1 ←Live photo from the road! [location|more]
Feb 14 2011: Today's Best Photo: Woman selling pigeon food outside the New Mosque in Istanbul. http://twitpic.com/3zsrnw ←Live photo from the road! [location|more]
Feb 14 2011: People can change, but only at their own pace in and their own way. By all means encourage it, but don't bet your own future on it.
Feb 14 2011: Follow our old account @KilroyCafe for occasional retweets of the Bad Dalai Lama's ancient wisdom (since he can't retweet his own).
Feb 14 2011: television — n. the distribution of pseudo-experiences to those without the initiative to seek real ones.
Feb 15 2011: Daytime is when we collect experiences. Sleep is when we assimilate them.
Feb 15 2011: People decline to solve their own problems because in some secret way those problems serve a purpose.
Feb 15 2011: Leaving Istanbul. (@ Sabiha GökÃ§en UluslararasÄ± HavalimanÄ± w/ 4 others) http://4sq.com/dKItZR
Feb 15 2011: Going to Asia for the last time (on the bus to the airport). Foreground is Europe. Background is Asia. http://twitpic.com/401tlr ←Live photo from the road! [location|more] ←End tweet essay: Visiting Istanbul
Feb 15 2011: Any industry that offers "job security" is also one that breeds incompetence.
Feb 15 2011: Mystery city. Where am I? (Taken one hour ago.) http://twitpic.com/407dpj ←Live photo from the road! [location|more] ←Start tweet essay: Visiting Naples and Rome
Feb 15 2011: Mystery city, photo #2. (Hint: Not Rome.) http://twitpic.com/407eec ←Live photo from the road! [location|more]
Feb 15 2011: Mystery city, photo #3. All the windows of this store were shot at. (Going to bed now. Answer in 8 hours.) http://twitpic.com/407f4j ←Live photo from the road! [location|more]
Feb 15 2011: What? Huh? Where am I? (@ hostel of the sun) http://4sq.com/ik6GBs
Feb 16 2011: Irony is the source of all wisdom.
Feb 16 2011: RT @kellyoxford: Taking notes in a small notebook when someone asked in shock "What are you doing?" 2011: When handwriting became suspic ...
Feb 16 2011: RT @GreatestQuotes: "We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are." - Anais Nin
Feb 16 2011: RT @DalaiLama: In general I think that anger is a sign of weakness and tolerance a sign of strength.
Feb 16 2011: It is the nature of most games that by the time you get good at it the game itself becomes irrelevant.
Feb 16 2011: From the balcony of my hostel in Naples. Right now! It's a bleak sort of Londony day. http://twitpic.com/40cfqe ←Live photo from the road! [location|more]
Feb 16 2011: @angusbatey "Pizza... Da Michele, Via Sersale 13. Only 2 items on menu, but will be among best meals of yr life." <== As you wish, sir!
Feb 16 2011: Reality is the feedback you actually receive from the world when you submit your theories to it.
Feb 16 2011: The weather in Naples today is not conducive to the touristic process, so hiding in my bunk. Solid rain, high wind, Vesuvius gone missing.
Feb 16 2011: Vespa or Ducati? Justify your answer.
Feb 16 2011: Trenitalia agent wanted €59 for FCO to Naples. I declined. Took train to Termini (€14) then Regional to Naples (€10.50). System beaten!
Feb 16 2011: I once owned a small RV. Nice idea, but turned into a great burden. Could have gone around the world several times for the same money.
Feb 16 2011: Naples in the rain. http://twitpic.com/40i9vf/full ←Live photo from the road! [location|more]
Feb 16 2011: Naples in the rain #2. http://twitpic.com/40idx2/full ←Live photo from the road! [location|more]
Feb 16 2011: Naples in the rain #3. http://twitpic.com/40ievt/full ←Live photo from the road! [location|more]
Feb 16 2011: Today was a tragic one for the umbrella community in Naples. Many lives were lost. http://twitpic.com/40iitk ←Live photo from the road! [location|more]
Feb 16 2011: Babies are fun—to borrow and return! They're also a resource sink that will absorb and constrain the rest of your life.
Feb 17 2011: Funny airline safety video on my flight from Istanbul to Rome—given by kids! http://youtu.be/n9rFSw71MA8 ←Our original YouTube video [more]
Feb 17 2011: Los Angeles is an incredibly sophisticated system for pandering to people's basest instincts.
Feb 17 2011: The sun is shining again in Naples! Today Vesuvius!
Feb 17 2011: If you have a gluten intolerance, stay out of Italy. Pizza, pasta, bread... It's a gluten-based economy!
Feb 17 2011: The crater of Vesuvius. One big hole! No lava, just a little steam coming from crevices in the crater walls. http://twitpic.com/40tlt4/full ←Live photo from the road! [location|more]
Feb 17 2011: Naples seen from Mt. Vesuvius (on the trail to the crater rim). http://twitpic.com/40tpoy/full ←Live photo from the road! [location|more]
Feb 17 2011: Naples: Laughing pigs and broken torso. http://twitpic.com/40ub8z/full ←Live photo from the road! [location|more]
Feb 17 2011: A man in the street. http://twitpic.com/40udsq/full ←Live photo from the road! [location|more]
Feb 17 2011: Subway rider. http://twitpic.com/40ugwc/full ←Live photo from the road! [location|more]
Feb 17 2011: Every exotic travel location is someone else's boring, nothing-ever-happens-here home.
Feb 18 2011: Trying to figure out this whole "God" thing. (@ The Vatican w/ 2 others) http://4sq.com/fQzUq8
Feb 18 2011: The nutrition of a food has nothing to do with the flourish with which it is served.
Feb 18 2011: Video Postcard: Showing off my $20 hotel room in Rome—a very SMALL hotel room. http://youtu.be/HtDnIdFb-vs ←Our original YouTube video [more]
Feb 18 2011: Touched by an angel in St. Peter's Square, The Vatican. (one hour ago) http://twitpic.com/414s8o ←Live photo from the road! [location|more]
Feb 18 2011: If you are going to be ripped off as a tourist, it will probably happen when you first arrive in a new city, when you are still disoriented.
Feb 18 2011: Video Postcard: Three minutes in St. Peter's Square, the Vatican. http://youtu.be/HhfDBWj7dUM ←Our original YouTube video [more]
Feb 19 2011: Video Postcard: Four minutes inside St. Peter's Basilica, The Vatican. (Mother church of the Catholic religion.) http://youtu.be/kUbLuhhNf3E ←Our original YouTube video [more]
Feb 19 2011: Imperial Storm Trooper, The Vatican. http://twitpic.com/41acqa/full ←Live photo from the road! [location|more]
Feb 19 2011: Whatever reality is, it has a structure all its own, independent of our consciousness. We must adapt to reality, not the other way around.
Feb 19 2011: Most people are happy enough just to find a parking spot. Once they have one they never leave.
Feb 19 2011: RT @lolahayes: Just spent four hours discovering there's no narnia in my closet
Feb 19 2011: Roman legions. http://twitpic.com/41blpt/full ←Live photo from the road! [location|more]
Feb 19 2011: 100 years from now... will they still be wearing those funny outfits? http://twitpic.com/41bsm0/full ←Live photo from the road! [location|more] ←End tweet essay: Visiting Naples and Rome
Feb 19 2011: If you split a hologram, you still see the same image, but it degrades with each division until overwhelmed by noise.
Feb 19 2011: In theory, every particle contains an image of the entire universe, but you'll need the rest of the universe to decode it.
Feb 19 2011: @MsLauraShields "Science is a lot like sex..." <== So why DO we do science? (Is it always the best use of our resources?)
Feb 19 2011: Science is an infinite quest in all directions. At some point you have to ask, "Is this really worth my time?"
Feb 19 2011: Istanbul from the Bosphorus Bridge (4 days ago). http://twitpic.com/41m4q0/full ←Live photo from the road! [location|more]
Feb 19 2011: The "Duhs!" of history: Chinese had gunpowder but no guns. Egyptians didn't get the wheel. Greeks missed the arch. What are we overlooking?
Feb 19 2011: @Pokersoul By all means, tweet in one of your other languages (just to show us).
Feb 20 2011: In a crisis, don't dwell on what you have lost but on what you still control.
Feb 20 2011: Your most fundamental human right—and responsibility—is to regulate your own personal economy.
Feb 20 2011: "More than 5% of Nevada's residents are either pathological or problem gamblers." http://nyti.ms/dFhHIG
Feb 20 2011: @Pokersoul What about Inuit?
Feb 20 2011: .@Type_One_ "If the universe is digital you can make infinite copies." <== The universe is analog! Digital is an artificial creation of man!
Feb 20 2011: RT @DOGENZEN: Hope: in reality it is the worst of all evils because it prolongs the torments of Man ~ Nietzche
Feb 20 2011: @Krystelisms "Being photographed at the moment and it's not fun" <== Your challenge, then, is to photograph yourself 'til you're used to it.
Feb 20 2011: The secret to being photographed well is to take control of the situation. Don't let the photographer tell you who you are! cc:@Krystelisms
Feb 20 2011: All the protocols of RL also apply to cyber communication: Please, Thank You, I'm Sorry, I Hear Ya! Acknowledgement is the most important.
Feb 20 2011: RT @cyrusyrus: The girl who levitates! Photos - http://t.co/XRcGkCS
Feb 20 2011: Back in Walmartania now. I love my country and it's Always Low Prices! http://j.mp/bHgl2w (patriotic FB photos)
Feb 20 2011: One of our best photo albums! Las Vegas Celebrity Impersonators Convention 2010: http://j.mp/aQrV30 This year's starts tomorrow! j.mp/gqXi0R
Feb 20 2011: "Trust the Force" may have worked for Luke Skywalker but in real life that kind of passivity usually just gets you into deeper shit.
Feb 20 2011: A visit to the frigid continent of Antarctica (today!). In these inhospitable conditions, how can life survive? http://youtu.be/Ge-TtxdnQwM ←Our original YouTube video [more]
Feb 20 2011: The fundamental struggle of life is against your own fatalism and inertia.
Feb 20 2011: Inertia is the human tendency to do the same things in the same way. We all get addicted to it, even when we think we're changing.
Feb 20 2011: RT @Type_One_ you may want to reconsider [analog v digital universe]. The verdict is still out: http://tiny.cc/bdy1b http://tiny.cc/p1ut1
Feb 20 2011: FB photos from last week: Istanbul http://j.mp/dJKbFd Naples http://j.mp/eF2eQn The Vatican http://j.mp/gmorwm Rome http://j.mp/gmz5id
Feb 20 2011: RT @GreatestQuotes: "There is only one success - to be able to spend your life in your own way." - Christopher Morley
Feb 20 2011: Hardship is much easier to endure when you are engaged in a mission rather than stuck in a loop.
Feb 20 2011: The difference between climbing Mt. Everest and surviving a normal winter is that on Everest you seem to be pursuing a meaningful goal.
Feb 20 2011: RT @Pokersoul: @BadDalaiLama Det kan jeg sagtens, aber mein deutch ist nicht sehr gut, jadore les francaice, assavakitt twitter. Ik ben moe.
Feb 21 2011: RT @JesusBot9000: @BadDalaiLama Say hi to Dad for me. Also, smack Pope Palpatine on the back of the head if you get a chance.
Feb 21 2011: RT @Erekosse: @BadDalaiLama Beautiful, love that old stores in Naples
Feb 21 2011: There is a limit to how much you can plan a party. If you over-plan, then you just have theater—no more joyous than a packaged food product.
Feb 21 2011: A party is a celebration among friends. It only has meaning if it is relatively rare and there's really something to celebrate.
Feb 21 2011: RT @NewMindMirror Why Innocent Suspects May Confess to a Crime - ScienceDaily http://su.pr/4uuTCi
Feb 21 2011: You would confess to a crime you didn't commit if you believe the police hold all the cards and you'll get worse punishment if you don't.
Feb 21 2011: RT @laurendawesome: People who are easily influenced shouldn't drive.
Feb 21 2011: RT @MailOnline: Over-priced, over-hyped - and they even make you feel ill. Are 3-D films the biggest rip-offâ€¦ http://goo.gl/fb/mFbog
Feb 21 2011: The worst addiction: a life of comfortable routine.
Feb 21 2011: RT @Krystelisms If you can define yourself as Republican or Democrat, you really have no clue
Feb 21 2011: Counterfeit designer goods are a rip-off of a rip-off! The real con is gullible fools paying hundreds for a label.
Feb 21 2011: As soon as you say, "I'm too old to change now," it becomes true.
Feb 21 2011: RT @GreatestQuotes: "Opportunities multiply as they are seized." - Sun Tzu
Feb 21 2011: Perseverance is important at times, but let us not forget the essential art of strategic retreat.
Feb 21 2011: Quitting doesn't necessarily imply defeat, only that you're redirecting your resources to more important battles.
Feb 21 2011: For every new responsibility taken on, another one must be released.
Feb 21 2011: Your ability to change and grow rests on limiting the prior commitments that lock you in place.
Feb 21 2011: Freedom is our ability to adapt to things we can't predict.
Feb 21 2011: @lolahayes: RT @s_h_r_i_n_e: danger is created by safes <== Especially those from the Acme Corp. deployed by coyotes to kill roadrunners.
Feb 21 2011: "Donate your tweet to a cause at http://JustCoz.org" <== So what's the value of a tweet these days? About $0.00001 each?
Feb 21 2011: "Secrets of Area 51 Revealed"—A Pointline™ Special Edition! http://youtu.be/HRIqb7JPrSI (Promo for nonexistent TV show, June '10) ←Our original YouTube video [more]
Feb 21 2011: A gift of prayers, well wishes or good intentions isn't worth the hot air it's printed on.
Feb 21 2011: The quality of your creative output depends on the standards you hold yourself to and the time you allow yourself to spend on it.
Feb 22 2011: News is an infinite output of irrelevancy.
Feb 22 2011: The chief effect of news is to absorb all your attentional resources, leaving nothing for accomplishment or true learning.
Feb 22 2011: Don't declare your intentions. Just fulfill them.
Feb 22 2011: If anything in the news is truly important, you can read up on it on Wikipedia when it becomes relevant to your own life.
Feb 22 2011: Real-time news is like a diet of junk food. You get only superficial flavors with little nutrition... sensations without understanding.
Feb 22 2011: Beware the chains of love! The velvet prison. The sugar-coated poison. The slippery-slope seduction to the end of freedom. Inhale me!
Feb 22 2011: Every zombie movie ever made... that's about love, isn't it? Watch as your friends are picked off one by one, invaded by the virus.
Feb 22 2011: Compliments of the Philadelphia International Airport. Right now! They are so naïve! http://twitpic.com/42h464 ←Live photo from the road! [location|more]
Feb 22 2011: If cigarette packs have warning labels, why not love? WARNING: COULD BE THE DEEPEST SHIT OF YOUR LIFE. (Have a mint!)
Feb 22 2011: The brain has a powerful emotional immune system that prevents your dumbest mistakes from ever really sinking in.
Feb 22 2011: Being a surviving Beatle means you can never go anywhere without hearing your own songs, usually turned into hideous elevator music.
Feb 22 2011: "Dorothy seeks 'over the rainbow' ...her spiritual quest." @AndyWarholla via @lolahayes <== But soon as she gets there she wants to go home!
Feb 22 2011: Creativity is proven only by action. No book, video, class or seminar can give it to you. Either you talk about it, or you do it!
Feb 22 2011: Our Sacred Archive of Ancient Wisdom (SAAW/HHBDL) has been updated at http://BadDalaiLama.com/archive/ - Back to the Beginning of Time!
Feb 22 2011: Every system is flawed. Your job is to choose the least flawed one—the option that best serves your needs at minimal moral cost.
Feb 22 2011: Shopping at Walmart may be wrong, since it draws on sweatshop labor, but is NOT shopping there any better—putting those people out of work?
Feb 22 2011: Zen and the Art of Grilled Cheese. Right now! http://twitpic.com/42nu1g ←Live photo from the road! [location|more]
Feb 22 2011: Taste is not constant! The same food (or other stimulation) tastes different to you depending on your needs and neurology at the moment.
Feb 23 2011: If ten people witness a car crash, you'll get ten different stories about what happened, but all will agree that a crash occurred.
Feb 23 2011: Reality is full of surprises—things you never would have expected from afar. Only direct experience will show you these things.
Feb 23 2011: First impressions are sometimes right but often dead wrong. You'll only know by poking and testing to see if the assessment holds up.
Feb 23 2011: Whatever dreaming is, it is not fatiguing. In a dream, you never say, "My God, I'm so tired!" You have the energy to do whatever you want!
Feb 23 2011: People are swayed by brand names (Gucci, Harvard, Kardashian) because it's easier than making real decisions about the underlying product.
Feb 23 2011: The dark side of love is loss of control over your own life.
Feb 23 2011: RT @Krystelisms: @BadDalaiLama I've had my first impressions of some people proven wrong, only to be proven right again after befriendin ...
Feb 23 2011: Creativity is finding a new use for something you already have.
Feb 23 2011: Breakfast with Bond. Right now! Four Queens Casino, Las Vegas. http://twitpic.com/42z4pw ←Live photo from the road! [location|more]
Feb 23 2011: Rod Stewart. Right now! http://twitpic.com/430czg ←Live photo from the road! [location|more]
Feb 23 2011: Sarah Palin. From where I sit. http://twitpic.com/430iau ←Live photo from the road! [location|more]
Feb 23 2011: Sarah Palin and I have always been close. (one hour ago) http://twitpic.com/432ifq/full ←Live photo from the road! [location|more]
Feb 24 2011: Britney Spears and her Bitch Kitties. (3 hours ago) http://twitpic.com/432sw5/full ←Live photo from the road! [location|more]
Feb 24 2011: Me and Forrest Gump ponder the universe. http://twitpic.com/43640d/full ←Live photo from the road! [location|more]
Feb 24 2011: Lady Gaga. http://twitpic.com/4367lo/full ←Live photo from the road! [location|more]
Feb 24 2011: A super man. http://twitpic.com/436eb1 ←Live photo from the road! [location|more]
Feb 24 2011: All of us start out as celebrity impersonators. Only a few of us figure out how to be ourselves.
Feb 24 2011: Our essay from last year, inspired by impersonators. "The Secret of Great Performances" http://kilroycafe.com/ideas/performance/
Feb 24 2011: "Accurately evaluating your own performance is one of the hardest tasks on Earth."
Feb 24 2011: The secret of a great performance is practice? Wrong! Practice often just means repeating the same dumb mistakes over and over.
Feb 24 2011: Richard Nixon meets Rod Stewart. Celebrity Impersonators Convention, Las Vegas. http://twitpic.com/436zoz/full ←Live photo from the road! [location|more]
Feb 24 2011: Any of us can sit in an audience and accurately evaluate the person on stage. This detachment evaporates when it's us on stage.
Feb 24 2011: True, it's only 4am, but since when is Vegas this quiet? Could this be the fall of Rome? http://twitpic.com/437ixu ←Live photo from the road! [location|more]
Feb 24 2011: If you want to understand human behavior, come to Las Vegas and eavesdrop on gamblers taking about their gambling.
Feb 24 2011: 99-cent shrimp cocktail. Fremont Street, 4:30am. http://twitpic.com/437rw5 ←Live photo from the road! [location|more]
Feb 24 2011: Marathon running: Is this health consciousness or just another form of addiction? Think of all you could do in the time it takes to prepare.
Feb 24 2011: The desire for health and longevity must be balanced with how much of your life you must pay for it.
Feb 24 2011: From Fremont Street early this morning, our linguistic investigation of "Double Entendre" http://youtu.be/M5o3VxD8EXo ←Our original YouTube video [more]
Feb 24 2011: The business of Nevada is "resource extraction"—be it mining or relieving tourists of their cash.
Feb 24 2011: The extent of my cutting loose in Las Vegas: two large Coca-Colas with sugar and caffeine.
Feb 24 2011: I could be a J.K. Simmons impersonator—if anyone knew who he was.
Feb 24 2011: Conjuring Richard Nixon at the Celebrity Impersonators Convention in Las Vegas (yesterday). http://youtu.be/26bnXOJ6u4Y Darrell Duffey ←Our original YouTube video [more]
Feb 24 2011: The value of someone's "stock" is not what they say but what they've done.
Feb 24 2011: In investing, money is made mainly through the strategy of making others lose it.
Feb 24 2011: Making a point with Captain Jack Sparrow. http://twitpic.com/43d1pi ←Live photo from the road! [location|more]
Feb 24 2011: Bond. James Bond. Shaken, not stirred. (Frankly, tho, my eye is drawn to the Bond Girl.) http://twitpic.com/43d4bz More: http://j.mp/hFsnRh ←Live photo from the road! [location|more]
Feb 25 2011: Flaming heterosexual.
Feb 25 2011: A De Niro sandwich (De Niro-Cher-De Niro) http://twitpic.com/43ect9 ←Live photo from the road! [location|more]
Feb 25 2011: Each person's character is a puzzle. It may take a while to figure it it, but once you do, you'll know their behavior in any circumstance.
Feb 25 2011: Boundaries are when you decide for yourself what you can and cannot do and actively defend those lines against the encroachment of others.
Feb 25 2011: I plan to pay my gambling debts in Facebook stock.
Feb 25 2011: "It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong." Voltaire via @princeboucher
Feb 25 2011: The object of life is not to live forever but to accomplish the most you can with your time on Earth.
Feb 25 2011: RT @lolahayes: Introverts are collectors of thoughts and solitude is where the collection is curated and rearranged to make sense of the ...
Feb 25 2011: The drummers of Africa could transmit with their drums virtually any information that could be spoken. http://bit.ly/eTcuHN via @lolahayes
Feb 25 2011: If you think words have no meaning, consider air traffic control, where hundreds of lives rest on verbal instructions.
Feb 25 2011: It is no longer much fun to shop in foreign lands. Wherever you go—Europe, Africa, Asia—everything manufactured comes from China!
Feb 25 2011: If you meet someone with many homes, a private jet, sports cars, yachts, you may see a rich man. I see a sucker imprisoned by his wealth.
Feb 25 2011: Super Bowl Weekend, NBA All-Star Weekend, Oscars, Golden Globes... Aren't we just making shit up for people with no meaning in their lives?
Feb 25 2011: Farm Equipment Auction. Lubbock, Texas. Don't miss it! http://twitpic.com/43nov4 ←Live photo from the road! [location|more]
Feb 25 2011: RT @dope_friend: Be exactly who you want to be. Your personality can be altered and shaped by your conscious decision to do so.
Feb 25 2011: @fadereu "Why do you talk like a GoodDalaiLama? I like you only when your badbadbad." <== Sorry! My bad—I mean good. Will try to be badder.
Feb 25 2011: You can't change the world merely by willing it, but you can change your own habits and personality that way.
Feb 25 2011: RT @GisforGangstaa: #FF @BadDalaiLama his name should be the only reason you follow him, I love his quotes, he travels a shit load. Get ...
Feb 25 2011: Smoking implies a certain fatalism—that one has low faith in ones own ability to change.
Feb 25 2011: People don't become comedians without an element of desperation. Why must you make people laugh? Don't you just want to be loved?
Feb 25 2011: Germs are good! (reducing asthma in children, LA Times) http://j.mp/gOaURD - So why must we kill them? Can't we all just get along?
Feb 25 2011: .@GuruBadu Hey, Bad Guru Guy, this town ain't big enough for the both of us! You want a piece of me? Any day, any time—Smackdown!
Feb 25 2011: The best thing about sex isn't the sex but the trust and intimacy it (sometimes) implies.
Feb 26 2011: The most erotic sex organ is the face, particularly the eyes, followed by the mouth and the words that come out of it.
Feb 26 2011: RT @GuruBadu: @BadDalaiLama Enlighten up, Chakra Con-job. I have a koan to pick with you: What is the sound of one hand slapping you ups ...
Feb 26 2011: It's okay to question religion, but to say that sex has no meaning, that it isn't a worthy goal in itself... that's blasphemy!
Feb 26 2011: Sex is a trick of nature to entice procreation and encourage couples to stay together for childrearing. It doesn't want you for your mind.
Feb 26 2011: Bizarre train levitation near Clovis, NM, earlier today: http://youtu.be/r67_MQLL1JQ - You saw it here, a rail car lifted off its tracks! ←Our original YouTube video [more]
Feb 26 2011: You want more? Here's what the strange rail car does when it is not levitating. http://youtu.be/MEgYSF72P0Y ←Our original YouTube video [more]
Feb 26 2011: Alien life might not be so different. They will know pi, physics, death, the struggle of individual vs society and the fragility of life.
Feb 26 2011: Human behavior isn't about solving problems. It's about protecting the ego—which can be done by solving problems or by obscuring them.
Feb 26 2011: Entertainment displaces life.
Feb 26 2011: @lolahayes Your own private heliport. http://twitpic.com/43wt76 Please, no landings after midnight! ←Live photo from the road! [location|more]
Feb 26 2011: An actual "job" requires you to "work". Also show up on schedule and pursue other people's goals. It's so gauche!
Feb 26 2011: Every opportunity chosen is a million others lost, but you have to choose something.
Feb 26 2011: The secret to having great ideas is to have a LOT of ideas, exercise them quickly, then move on. You can't get too hung up on any one.
Feb 26 2011: You can't have new ideas until you get rid of old ideas.
Feb 26 2011: Your words have a credit score. If you have a history of honest dealing and doing what you say you will, then people believe you.
Feb 26 2011: Just drove a Jaguar for a man with two personal jets. Don't envy him in the slightest. Such a complicated life!
Feb 26 2011: In most cases, adulthood is the shutting down of creativity. You become invested in a path and stop seeing any others.
Feb 26 2011: Garfunkel was merely the hand puppet of Simon. This was no McCartney/Lennon.
Feb 26 2011: People believe they are whatever they are told they are.
Feb 27 2011: Girl. (In case there was any ambiguity) http://twitpic.com/445fj3/full ←Live photo from the road! [location|more]
Feb 27 2011: All our best tourist photos from the past four years, spanning half the globe from Jerusalem to Hawaii. http://roamingphotos.com/a?tourist
Feb 27 2011: From our photo archive: The Pyramids of Teotihuacan, Mexico. http://roamingphotos.com/a?teotihuacan
Feb 27 2011: Remember, guys: a girl likes excitement! You better sharpen your douchebag skills 'cuz that's who she'll go for every time.
Feb 27 2011: @princeboucher "One of the few times I would disagree with you." <== A statistical observation. Douchebagism persists because it works.
Feb 27 2011: "Remember, guys: a girl likes excitement!" <== Oh, and the same principle operates in the other gender.
Feb 27 2011: Consider the imprisoned serial killer: the perfect romantic partner! Exciting, dangerous, inaccessible, and he won't shatter your fantasies.
Feb 27 2011: RT @joecooper42: @BadDalaiLama I needed that. The Good Dalai Lama's been giving me the shits!
Feb 27 2011: The most erotic elixir is unavailability.
Feb 27 2011: If you are traveling down an unexplored road and aren't finding the success you expect, should you press ahead or turn back? Tough call!
Feb 27 2011: Phlegm—It's not just for breakfast anymore!
Feb 27 2011: Raising the bar for germophobes: the automated toilet seat cover. O'Hare airport. http://twitpic.com/44cilh ←Live photo from the road! [location|more]
Feb 27 2011: All the pirates of the Caribbean use Verizon, cuz the reception is so much better! FB photo: http://j.mp/h4hU9I
Feb 27 2011: Chicago sux! http://twitpic.com/44cv1o ←Live photo from the road! [location|more]
Feb 27 2011: Negotiating is the process of people of differing viewpoints coming to a mutually acceptable conclusion.
Feb 27 2011: Negotiation does not require perfect agreement. The only goal is to solve the problem at hand.
Feb 27 2011: The Roman arch was a huge technological advance. Once discovered, the Mediterranean went wild with it!
Feb 27 2011: The Roman arch, in 3-D, can be used to construct vaulted rooms and multiple stories of them. Many are still standing!
Feb 27 2011: How can you be so sure America is the greatest country in the world if you don't own a passport?
Feb 27 2011: Landing on Washington, D.C. (minutes ago!). Hi-def iPhone video. http://youtu.be/j2UFT-8NfkQ ←Our original YouTube video [more]
Feb 27 2011: Wisdom is separating your own needs from what you are doing only to impress others.
Feb 27 2011: Everything I know about life I learned from Wile E. Coyote. The falling anvils, the backfiring missiles... It's all Karma, man!
Feb 27 2011: RT @Treesabreesa: @BadDalaiLama I learned from tweety pie beware your freedom it has claws and comes at you when you are not expecting it
Feb 27 2011: Gravity is such a drag. No, wait, that's friction! Gravity just keeps you down. Never underestimate the gravity of gravity.
Feb 27 2011: Borderline is the most enlightening mental disorder. You need some maturity to understand it and see its effects in your own life.
Feb 27 2011: Paranoid people are poisonous.
Feb 27 2011: We are all impersonators, trying to play the social role imposed upon us by our bodies.
Feb 27 2011: You don't fall in love with a person but with an image of them which is partly a fiction in your own mind.
Feb 28 2011: A common disease of projects everywhere: clever in execution but inept in the global vision of what is to be achieved.
Feb 28 2011: Shocking celebrity news! Learned it right now! John Travolta! http://twitpic.com/44kcz2 ←Live photo from the road! [location|more]
Feb 28 2011: Facebook and Twitter are like schoolgirl politics: Certain people get all the friends, while others feel inferior and develop skills.
Feb 28 2011: I love you for your immune system.
Feb 28 2011: There's no accounting for sexual attraction. Logic need not apply.
Feb 28 2011: The highest ideal of Capitalism is the caffeinated beverage. Huge markup, low cost, selling to an addicted customer base.
Feb 28 2011: I wonder: What's the most money you can lose with a click of a mouse?
Feb 28 2011: Stumbled upon an amazing font of wisdom: @alaindebotton — 80k followers, but good anyway!
Feb 28 2011: If you're buying these Weight Watchers products, you're not losing weight. It's about self-control not calories. http://twitpic.com/44oaor ←Live photo from the road! [location|more]
Feb 28 2011: When I die, I want my body preserved in Sea Salt.
Feb 28 2011: Awesome movie: Megamind! http://twitpic.com/44ojm9 ←Live photo from the road! [location|more]
Feb 28 2011: Fakery persists because it works. Given the right signals, people will purchase the illusion of quality instead of the real thing.
Feb 28 2011: For the marketer, the advantage of a crap product over a real one is the higher markup. This funds more advertising, which sells more crap.
Feb 28 2011: Our essay from 2009: "Quality vs Crap: The Enduring Struggle of Life" http://kilroycafe.com/ideas/quality
Feb 28 2011: "Nature is full of crap. It's one reason species evolve the way they do." http://kilroycafe.com/ideas/quality — Seriously, an awesome essay!
Feb 28 2011: The root of intelligence is a conscious decision to be intelligent. It's a self-fulfilling prophesy!
Feb 28 2011: Bernie Madoff will go to his grave believing others are responsible for his fraud. Such is the worldview of a sociopath http://tgr.ph/eAM8Ec
Feb 28 2011: A sociopath sees others as objects and has no empathy for their feelings (even if they can fake it). Their shame circuit is burned out.
Feb 28 2011: A sociopath could set fire to a cat and feel no shame or distress about it (unless he was caught, in which case he would blame the cat).
Feb 28 2011: A narcissist has an unreasonable assessment of his own importance. We all suffer from this to some extent. Teenagers are notorious!
Feb 28 2011: We dig ourselves out of narcissism by seeking self-worth at a higher level, planning for it in the future instead of demanding it today.
Feb 28 2011: Narcissism with sufficient planning and foresight is indistinguishable from altruism. Ultimately, we serve our own ego by serving others.
Feb 28 2011: A paranoid is a narcissist with a delusional belief in threats from others. He may lash out at them first, which makes him very dangerous.
Feb 28 2011: The career field with the greatest density of narcissists is... show business!
Feb 28 2011: Narcissism drives you to succeed but also prevents you from doing your best because it blocks accurate evaluation of you own performance.
Feb 28 2011: "Narcissism with sufficient planning and foresight is indistinguishable from altruism." @BadDalaiLama (edited by @Stonerpreneur)
Feb 28 2011: Foxy ladies—with wings! http://twitpic.com/44t9go ←Live photo from the road! [location|more]
Feb 28 2011: On My Bucket List: Attend a 36-hour drug-fueled sex party. [See Full Bucket List]
Feb 28 2011: Our new philosophy video: "What I Learned from Celebrity Impersonators" http://youtu.be/9qhZKV0Ce2I - We are all impersonators! ←Our original YouTube video [more]
Feb 28 2011: RT @garamiredux: Ignore popularity, fame and fortune. What is left is what you've got.
Feb 28 2011: At motels throughout the country, you still see these mysterious devices. What do you suppose they're used for? http://twitpic.com/44v3yn ←Live photo from the road! [location|more]
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