Human eyes have a huge blind spot and our brains are just really good at substituting what they think should appear there. (check out the test in the source link)

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Albert Camus Thought That Life Is Meaningless

"In a world which is intrinsically absurd, what can man do?…Albert Camus speaks of happiness against a background of despair, and that is why his voice rings true. Aware as he is of the absurd, he stresses nothing like clear consciousness. And from the ultimate loneliness of man, he draws one consequence, which is the necessity today of reestablishing real communication among men, these "brother enemies" divided more than ever before by false thoughts and violence."

The title of the article does not accurately reflect the content… but that has never stopped any editor in the past. Camus may have thought that life was meaningless, but the best part of reading him is the palpable sense of wonder each of his characters brings to their daily lives.  Whether set in a seedy Amsterdam bar, an idyllic Mediterranean beach or a macabre North African town, Camus infuses his novels with a level of detail that belies his enchantment with the minutiae of daily life and a genuine empathy with the human condition in the face of the absurd.

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Awesome.

humanæ

Well. That was a refreshing break. How to inaugurate my first post in a year… 

Humanæ  is a chromatic inventory, a project that reflects on the colors beyond the borders of our codes by referencing the PANTONE® color scheme.

soupsoup:

reuters:

Tom and Ray Magliozzi, hosts of National Public Radio’s popular “Car Talk” program, will retire in September after decades of dispensing automotive repair and driving advice laced with a side of wicked humor.
The pair, in their guise as the self-deprecating Click and Clack, the Tappett Brothers, have been taping the weekly show for WBUR, Boston’s public radio affiliate, for 35 years, but say it is time to “stop and smell the cappuccino.”
Elder statesman Tom Magliozzi turns 75 this year.
“My brother has always been ‘work-averse,’” Ray Magliozzi, 63, said in a statement. “Now, apparently, even the one hour a week is killing him.”
NPR will continue to broadcast the show with material curated from the best of the more than 1,200 episodes recorded by the Magliozzis over the years, with occasional updates from the brothers.
READ MORE: “Car Talk” brothers announce retirement

So sad to hear this.

soupsoup:

reuters:

Tom and Ray Magliozzi, hosts of National Public Radio’s popular “Car Talk” program, will retire in September after decades of dispensing automotive repair and driving advice laced with a side of wicked humor.

The pair, in their guise as the self-deprecating Click and Clack, the Tappett Brothers, have been taping the weekly show for WBUR, Boston’s public radio affiliate, for 35 years, but say it is time to “stop and smell the cappuccino.”

Elder statesman Tom Magliozzi turns 75 this year.

“My brother has always been ‘work-averse,’” Ray Magliozzi, 63, said in a statement. “Now, apparently, even the one hour a week is killing him.”

NPR will continue to broadcast the show with material curated from the best of the more than 1,200 episodes recorded by the Magliozzis over the years, with occasional updates from the brothers.

READ MORE: “Car Talk” brothers announce retirement

So sad to hear this.

JPMorgan's Troubles And The Price Of Eggs

npr:

JPMorgan Chase says it lost billions of dollars trading “synthetic derivatives.” Do these complex Wall Street transactions ever do anything to help average people? To answer that question, we consider the case of an imaginary company, Chickens LLC, that’s looking to grow.