Shut down the TV and go play outside, or wait, go play on the internet!

a.k.a Short attempt to show any techno-sceptic that the internet isn’t only filled with hateful youtube comments and cat videos (though, actually, some cat vids are in the list…)

Note: this is largely inspired by Sas Petherick’s List of Awesome, which is, indeed, awesome;-)

Note nr 2: There’s no order whatsoever (surprising, isn’t it?)

1) Sarah Kay’s spoken word poetry:

http://www.kaysarahsera.com/

And specifically her TED talk and “point B” poem:

http://www.ted.com/talks/sarah_kay_if_i_should_have_a_daughter.html

2) Humans of New York, by Brandon Stanton

https://www.facebook.com/humansofnewyork?fref=ts

For days when you despair about the human race…

3) McSweeney’s Internet tendency, for random craziness, like:

http://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/the-best-cappuccino-in-europe-quite-possibly-the-world

and all the lists

4) The Huff’

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/comedy/

5) Yes, it’s TED, but it’s an important one:

http://www.ted.com/talks/brene_brown_on_vulnerability.html

6) The guardian book list, for never running out of ideas:

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2009/jan/23/bestbooks-fiction

And, who am I kidding, the guardian in itself:

http://www.theguardian.com/uk

7) Time hunting:

http://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/where-do-you-find-the-time

8) Mystery, by the man himself:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__DrJI7mTHQ

9) The Paris Review’s writers interviews, all of them, for example Louise Erdrich:

http://www.theparisreview.org/interviews/6055/the-art-of-fiction-no-208-louise-erdrich

10) ABOFL: everything, like:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFD01r6ersw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nTmSu6v0LA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHtjl8V483A

11) Weekly Wipe, and anything by Charlie Brooker

http://www.theguardian.com/profile/charliebrooker

12) Lesson of everything: Bertrand Russel

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bZv3pSaLtY

13) BigThink, for intelligent questions asked to brilliant minds, like Michio Kaku, Ai Weiwei, and of course:

http://bigthink.com/search?utf8=%E2%9C%93&q=stephen+Fry

14) Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof…

http://www.wearehappyfrom.com/

15) miam:-)

http://vegansfields.over-blog.com/

16) Bernard Pivot meets actor studio

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0gPwYvHb00

17) Charlie the unicorn

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CsGYh8AacgY

Cause things were gettin’ a bit serious..

18) Oh, and while we’re there:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMYN4djSq7o

19) For golden dawns

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNy8llTLvuA

20) QI, for all the random facts my brain seems to hang on to

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QX5WavWy2t0

21) Fancy a walk?

http://www.tourisme-alpes-haute-provence.com/refuge-art-andy-goldsworthy/

22) Pierre Rabhi et l’agriculture (enfin la vie) (in french)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=auIuewVu6Es

23)for nerdy comics

http://thedoghousediaries.com/

24) For good music

http://patestapes.com/

25) Blog de médecin: (in french)

http://jaddo.fr/

26) Martine revue et corrigée (french)

http://www.topito.com/top-10-des-martine-detournes

27) Free maps made by locals

http://www.use-it.travel/home

31) Peter Singer, (because I’m a crazy totalitarian veggie with a secret agenda to convert the rest of the world, hm, wait, no, actually because I want to plan a massive genocide of vegetables)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHzwqf_JkrA

32) No, I’m kidding, I don’t have any food ethics when it comes to this:

http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carac_%28cuisine%29

33) Fun, Facts and Fibbs

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b007mf4f

34) Well, I’m at loss for words in this case:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mgf_6upXw94

35) Hiboo d’live, for discovering new artists like:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bo_TjA1dtzg

36) I did say I’d put some cat videos

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWIPZvwcnX8

37) Muurgedichten, Leiden

Because there’s nothing better than wandering around a city looking for poems on street corners

http://www.muurgedichten.nl/

and find this:

Das ist die Sehnsucht: Wohnen im Gewoge
und keine Heimat haben in der Zeit.
Und das sind Wünsche: Leise Dialoge
täglicher Stunden mit der Ewigkeit.

Und das ist Leben. Bis aus einem Gestern
die Einsamste von allen Stunden steigt,
die, anders lächelnd als die andern Schwestern,
dem Ewigen entgegenschweigt.

And E.E.Cummings’: Into the street of the sky night walks scattering poems

38) http://postsecret.com/

39) The thing is, we live in the lie that we’ll cure people, when, statistically, we don’t:

http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2010/08/02/100802fa_fact_gawande?currentPage=all

40) some more poetry / slam:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6wJl37N9C0

41) When you feel like brain-working out

http://edge.org/annual-question

42) http://mywifesfightwithbreastcancer.com/

43) David Mitchell’s Soapbox, for clever ranting at anything (or finding that someone else has the same neurosis and can express them better)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syii9DKnb2M&index=17&list=PL2EDCD63697D24317

44) The New Yorker cartoons

http://www.newyorker.com/cartoons

45) Shelly Kagan on death:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2J7wSuFRl8&list=PLEA18FAF1AD9047B0

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