Stuff you must read today (Mon, 16 May 2011)

  • Osama’s Productivity | The Scott Adams Blog
  • “I’m no expert on terrorism, but I do have a few ideas about Osama’s lack of productivity. Let’s start with the fact that every time Osama had a few minutes of quiet time – and he wasn’t stuck to the floor – he was spanking the martyr like it was his job.”

  • The Loneliest Whale in the World | Eric Kimberlin Bowley
  • “But her voice is unlike any other baleen whale. It is unique—while the rest of her kind communicate between 12 and 25hz, she sings at 52hz. You see, that’s precisely the problem. No other whales can hear her. Every one of her desperate calls to communicate remains unanswered. Each cry ignored. And, with every lonely song, she becomes sadder and more frustrated, her notes going deeper in despair as the years go by.”

  • Four in a week | Tinker, Tailor
  • This fella (supposedly) met four women in a week, by chance or through an introduction. I don’t know if it’s all true, but I like the way he crafted the post.

  • How Reading Poetry Will Help You Get a Six-Figure Job | National Writing Project
  • Somehow, it’s not happening with me yet. But I guess we can always hope.

  • True Stories: Getting Offline |
  • “To me, going online to meet women felt like a final abdication of dignity, but my friend Ben dismissed this squeamishness. ‘You and I are old enough that we think of internet dating as a last resort, for losers. The young people have no such stigma about it, and they are online,’ he told me. ‘And they, my friend, are having sex.'”

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Laremy Lee

A versatile educator, writer and editor, Laremy Lee (李庭辉) has the uncanny knack of being one of the few among his generation in Singapore who crafts compelling stories in different genres.

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