Tuesday, March 18, 2008

This and That

To Stretch or Not to Stretch? The Answer Is Elastic (manaid bol dasgaliin umnu stretch hiij bolohguy l geed avaad baidag shd hehe) + Running 101 & A Guide To Running + Times Health Care (minii medehiin hamgiin accessible medical library, gesnees oldvol Gray's Anatomy-g huviihaa nomiin sand nemerleh yum shuu)

Newt Gingrich Answers Your Questions from Freakonomics Blog (I hate Gingrich, but this interview seems quite interesting)

Common Wealth by Jeffrey Sachs (interesting article, thanks Clouds for the pointer :)) + Jeff Sachs' "Common Wealth" dissected over e-mail

Order in the jungle: The rule of law has become a big idea in economics. But it has had its difficulties from The Economist

We will never have a perfect model of risk by Alan Greenspan aka "Woody Allen with Math Skills"

Argentine Nights + Tango in Buenos Aires + Piazzolla's Libertango played by Yo-Yo Ma (gesnees Yo-Yo Ma-giin "Soul of the Tango: The Music of Astor Piazzolla" gesen album-iig butneer ni sonsch uzeerey)

How the Grinch Stole Chinese New Year from Slate

Queenfish: A Cold War Tale

Live From Lhasa: Shaky cell-phone videos from Tibet foretell doom for the Chinese empire

From my NYTimes saved pages (hezee negen tsagt unshina daa geed hadgalsan, ali esvel unshaad taalagsdan niitleluud :P):

Where Greek Ideals Meet New England Charm (New England-iin huduunii nomiin sanguud goyo shuu, huuchin nomiin uner shingesen uruund nom unshingaa tsonhnii tsaadah navchnii shuugih chimeeg sonsood l...)
How a Bubble Stayed Under the Radar
"An Enduring Measure of Fitness: The Simple Push-Up"
Waving Goodbye to Hegemony
The Education of Ben Bernanke
Hobbies Are Rich in Psychic Rewards
The Gladwell Effect
Japan Wrings Its Hands Over Sumo’s Latest Woes
He’s Happier, She’s Less So
Scientist Finds the Beginnings of Morality in Primate Behavior
Reckonings; Slicing The Salami (Krugman on Bush' tax cut)
Vast Change Since the Cold War
Human Nature Redux by David Brooks
NASA Goes Deep

Current Music: Ryan Adams - Firecracker (Ryan Adams rocks! Bas ene duu orson "Gold" album-iig huviihaa zugees recommend hiiye)

Friday, March 14, 2008

Tonight's Playlist

Zero 7 - In The Waiting Line (from Garden State Soundtrack)
Dropkick Murphys - I'm Shipping Up To Boston (hail Woody Guthrie!)
The Who - Baba O'Riley (eniig sonsohoor dandaa unuu House M.D.-iin neg episode sanaand orohiin :P)
U2 - Ground Beneath Her Feet (Rushdie-giin shulgiig ni bichsen duu, harin ter kinog ni olj uzmeer baigaa yum daa)

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Creative Writing

The coolest NYTimes op-ed piece ever! :)

“‘The Metamorphosis’ — purported to be the fictional account of a man who turns into a large cockroach — is actually non-fiction,” according to a statement released by Mr. Kafka’s editor, who spoke only on the condition that he be identified as E.
"A Bug’s Life. Really." - By Mark Leyner

Monday, March 10, 2008

A Gobbet

"My principle anguish and source of all my joys and sorrows from my youth onwards has been the incessant, merciless battle between the spirit and the flesh [...] and my soul is the arena where these two armies have clashed and met."

- Nikos Kazantzakis "The Last Temptation"