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October 4, 2005
Pickup Line of the Moment
Are you a magic feather? Because my heart just grew a tail, and flew away.
...this was my favorite, bringing together two bits of geekly lore, obscure-ish Nintendoisms and those lists of pickup lines that have made the rounds over the years. (Thanks Mr. Ibis)

Image of the Moment points out that newspapers used to be much prettier...I really like this one, and its sense of optimism tinged with concern.

Article of the Moment
On happiness, from evolutionary to practical perspectives. Weird how our brains aren't good at finding contentment. I liked the bit about how the happiest nuns were the longest-lived.

Idea of the Moment
Boingboing posted about amphibious houses. This might really be the way we slowly slide into a "Water World" type future, assuming sea levels keep rising. I'm sure many places are always going to be on dryground, but for the coastal's kind of interesting to think about how life would be, when every place is like Venice, but bobbing.