Go procrastinate – useful or not-so-useful links

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/

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

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

3. Humans of New York, by Brandon Stanton:

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

For days when you despair about the human race…

4. 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

5. The Huff’

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

6. Brené Brown on vulnerability:

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

7. 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

8. Time hunting:

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

9. Mystery, by the man himself:

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

10. 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

11. ABOFL: everything, like:

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

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

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

12. Bicycle self-righteousness at its best

13. Lesson of everything: Bertrand Russel

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

14. 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

15. Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof…

http://www.wearehappyfrom.com/

16. Charlie the unicorn

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

Cause things were gettin’ a bit serious..

17. Oh, and while we’re there:

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

18. For golden dawns

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

19. QI, for all the random facts my brain seems to hang on to

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

20. Fancy a walk?

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

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

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

22.for nerdy comics

http://thedoghousediaries.com/

23. For good music

http://patestapes.com/

24. Blog de médecin: (in french)

http://jaddo.fr/

25. Martine revue et corrigée (french)

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

26. Free maps made by locals

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

27. 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

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

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

29. It wouldn’t be an internet list without some cat videos

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

30. 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

31. 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

32. some more poetry / slam:

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

33. When you feel like brain-working out

http://edge.org/annual-question

34. http://mywifesfightwithbreastcancer.com/

35. 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

36. The New Yorker cartoons

http://www.newyorker.com/cartoons

37. Shelly Kagan on death:

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

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