Monday, March 01, 2010

Good Reads and Information

We feel like we know actors who appear in movie after movie and never get star status. "That Guy"! is a site where you can look up character actors by their pictures, because you don't know their names. (Thanks, Holistic CPA!)

A group of huge carved stones dating back 11,000 years has been found in southeastern Turkey. Gobekli Tepe predates metal tools, pottery, and even civilization itself. (via Jason Kottke)

Oath Keepers and the Age of Treason. Meet the fast-growing "patriot" group that's recruiting soldiers to resist the Obama administration.

What it's like to live on food stamps as your only source of income. When welfare is limited and jobs are scarce, those least able to weather the storm are going to fall through the cracks. (via Casaubon's Book)

Ten things that will influence your level of conformity. But remember, those things are influencing everyone else to conform as well.

How it feels to lose Olympic gold. For some, being the second-best in the world only makes you "the first loser." In fact, a bronze medal will make you happier than a silver medal.

Several authors give their personal top ten rules for writing fiction. And more as well. Several have a rule that you shouldn't follow someone else's rules. (via The Daily What)

The 1993 murders were horrific, but there is still doubt about the guilt of the West Memphis Three. The death-row inmates who were convicted as teenagers are getting another big name supporter who wants to reopen the investigation.

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