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Our mission is simple. Inspire men around the world to invest in themselves and join us in our Pursuit of the Quintessential Man. A Man who thinks beyond conventional wisdom, constantly tries to evolve himself and actively pursues Greatness and an Abundant Lifestyle.

More personal development and balanced than The Art of Manliness but less political than The Good Man Project. Though they tend to plug a book they did a lot, but otherwise pretty interesting.


The Personal MBA
Posted by SpearmintFur in the biz 2 years ago

A world-class business education in a single volume. Learn the universal principles behind every successful business, then use these ideas to make more money, get more done, and have more fun in your life and work.

I've been slowly working on going through the Reading List for the past year myself. If you've dabbled with the idea of starting a business, it's a good resource.

More than you ever wanted to know about the Landlord's Game, the predecessor to Monopoly which Monopoly "inventor" heavily ripped off to create the game we all know today.

The first phase would play similar to Monopoly, with as much money accumulated through collecting rent, but the second phase would involve a Georgist land value tax that would equalize everyone's wealth.

A new character called Lottie the Otter is to grace the new Winnie-the-Pooh book, publishers have announced.  
 
The much loved bear's new friend, who appears in Return to the Hundred Acre Wood, is said to be a "feisty" character who will cause a stir.  
 
The first official follow-up to AA Milne's The House At Pooh Corner, written in 1928, will reveal what happened next to Pooh and friends.  
 
The book is due to be published on 5 October in the UK and US.  
 
The book, which features 10 new stories, is expected to become available in 50 languages around the world.  
 
Lottie, who will feature alongside established favourites including Tigger and Eeyore, is also said to be good at cricket and is a stickler for etiquette.  
 
FRICKEN OTTERS!!!!!!!!!!!! All part of the grand otter conspiracy.
A blog dedicated to covering all things American evangelical culture likes, from purity rings and Bible covers to fall festivals and leaving religious tracts instead of tips.
LEWISTOWN, Pa. -- The growing ranks of unemployed Americans are turning to the traditional fallbacks -- retail, restaurants, customer service -- to ride out a rough economy. The bad news is job openings there are growing scarce, too.  
 
Widespread "trading down" is sparking a fight for low-wage jobs that employers once struggled to fill. Mark Hall, 24 years old, of Alexandria, Pa., lost his $12-an-hour gig as a videographer when his employer folded and is now looking for anything to make ends meet.  
 
"Finding a regular job, not even in my field, is very challenging," said Mr. Hall. "Even working for Lowe's, I'd settle for that, and I have a four-year degree."  
 
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The young people laughed when the ATM asked them if they required “some moolah for ya sky rocket”. The machine, in Spitalfields, was one of five Cockney cash dispensers from East London to Barnet that began dispensing “moolah” yesterday morning.  
 
Bank Machine, which runs 2,500 ATMs across the country, was aiming to amuse, but it has grander ambitions too. It hopes to follow the Cockney cash machines with Brummie, Geordie, Scouse and Scots ATMs. It hopes that ATMs will serve to keep these dialects alive in Britain.  
 
Now I can get some sausage and mash for me sky pocket, hopefully the missus won't get to it.
The Institute of General Semantics (IGS) promotes a scientific approach to understanding human behavior, especially that related to symbol systems and language, and the application of proven principles that guide advancements in critical thinking, rational behavior, and general sanity.  
 
It's all non-Aristotelian, so things get...interesting.
In New Zealand, a fully clothed streaker ran onto the pitch during an annual nude rugby match.  
 
Brief, but this is such delicious irony.
DickensURL
Posted by SpearmintFur in the wired 8 years ago
Turn short, easy to remember URLs into unnecessarily long URLs with Charles Dickens passages.  
 
Linkfilter.net becomes http://dickensurl.com/a6e2/For_Im_the_devil_at_quick_mistakes_and_when_I_make_one_it_takes_the_form_of_Lead (from "A Tale of Two Cities").
A Media Matters study of Sunday talk shows and 12 cable news programs from January 25 through February 8 found that few economists have been given time on television to talk about the economic recovery plan. During 139 1/2 hours of programming in which the economic recovery legislation was discussed, economists made 25 guest appearances out of a total of 460 -- only 5 percent.  
 
Media Matters purposefully used a broad definition of "economist" to be inclusive, coding as an economist any guest who has a master's degree or doctorate in economics or who has served as an economics professor at a university or college, as best as we could determine. (All current members of Congress were coded as non-economists.)
Knightmare
Posted by SpearmintFur in entertainment 9 years ago
The world's first game show which invoked a bluescreen, "Knightmare" took four young people, one who donned the "Helmet of Justice" and thrown into the bluescreened "Dungeon of Confusion" in the role of a bold dungeoneer, only to be guided by his three advisors who would guide dungeoneer through the various challenges of the dungeons.  
 
Never settling for low difficulty as many children's games shows would do, only 8 teams in a course of 8 seasons, out of about 100 episodes ever mastered the dungeons.  
 
This is the definitive fansite for Knightmare.  
 
For children of the 90s, this is like D&D meets Nick Arcade. Personally I find this more compelling than Nick Arcade and have been hooked and watching episodes on YouTube.
A photoblog of various culinary concoctions that are a total affront to health.  
 
As you can imagine, many of these do include the meat of the gods, bacon.  
 
To me, this is more of a list of foods I want to try sometime.
Big Head Press
Posted by SpearmintFur in it's the arts 9 years ago
Publishers of "thoughtful stories", generally with a sci-fi and anarcho-capitalism bent.  
 
Check out especially Roswell, Texas, an alternate history graphic novel where David Crockett lived and won the Battle of Alamo won, establishing a Texan Republic and they race against the French Empire and others to find a recently crashed flying saucer. Also, there's The Probablity Broach, a graphic novel adaptation of the novel about a man who travels to an alternate timeline where Shay's Rebellion succeeded, Washington was publicly executed, and a government based on the Articles of Confederation succeeded. Best of all, you can read the stories online for FREE.  
 
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Here is the essential reading on anarcho-capitalism, which might also be called the natural order, private-property anarchy, ordered anarchy, radical capitalism, the private-law society, or society without a state. This is not intended to be a comprehensive list. Indeed, only English-language works currently in print or forthcoming are included.  
 
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