Monday Memo

24 11 2008

What’s making me laugh:

Oh, this poor kid.  Be careful – you can’t help but laugh out loud watching this.

What I’m listening to:

Not for the faint of heart, 88-Keys has produced for Kanye, Mos Def, Macy Gray and more.  His first album, The Death of Adam is a pretty witty and satirical look at um, relationships and stuff.

What I’m reading:

Trying to get through The World Without Us, by Alan Weisman.  I was initially fascinated by the premise – if humans were wiped off the earth in one fell swoop, how would the planet respond?  Would nature replenish itself and return to form from a few centuries ago?  How long would it take for all remnants of human industry – from skyscrapers to waterways to neighbourhoods – to completely decompose?

It really is a great concept.  And it is both uplifting and a little scary to think that virtually everything we have produced can be completely wiped out in 100 – 200 years.

The problem I have with the book, is that it can sometimes reach nauseating levels of detail.  It’s a tough read in that you get overwhelmed by the endless examples of plant growth and countless details that only a biologist would appreciate.




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