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This may surprise you, but I don’t actually spend my days in a state of apoplectic rage. Sure, the jerks and liars infuriate me, but I have my fit of pique and then go about my day.

That means sometimes I like to do posts that don’t involve denouncing pillars of society or attacking our cultural norms. Some times I like to introduce you to frivolous things like this: http://www.buzzfeed.com/samjparker/optical-illusions

 

Or this: http://www.torontosun.com/2013/04/02/tripadvisor-names-worlds-top-10-islands (you can buy your own island here: http://www.privateislandsonline.com)

 

Take a tour of the tunnels beneath Paris, http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2011/02/paris-underground/shea-text, or read about the excavation of Gibraltar: http://www.gibraltar.gi/tourism/?category=1&item=4&language=en

 

Monks live in the coolest places: http://www.decodedstuff.com/10-breathtaking-monasteries-around-the-world/

 

Japanese castles are awesome. This one is small but perched on top of a small mountain: http://www.jcastle.info/castle/profile/23 (this one is much bigger, and perhaps the most famous of the surviving, original structures: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Himeji_Castle)

 

Back to islands for a moment. I don’t know how I’d never heard of this place, but it’s real and bizarre and I'd love to go there: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ball's_Pyramid. Here’s another pic: http://www.wookmark.com/image/38302/balls-pyramid-jpg-960-638. How has this place traveled beneath the radar? You’d think it would have appeared in 50 movies by now.

 

This is a warthog: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Q0KY8N5ao2s/TY7_7LQhslI/AAAAAAAACHY/PyFPUYjLMQg/s1600/warthog_knp-0311_blog.jpg

 

This is a stuffed warthog: http://www.naturalsuburbia.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/Warthog-Pattern-1.jpg

This is a flying warthog: http://www.businessinsider.com/the-a-10-thunderbolt-ii-is-the-toughest-most-ferocious-aircraft-in-the-skies-2012-8?op=1

I’d like all of them.

I’ll leave you with a video of this clever octopus - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGHGQdA7yq0 - and the best $10 you can spend this week: http://fortressat.com/reviews-toc/222-battle-for-hill-218-10-well-spent (seriously, I own this little game, and it’s terrific).

 

 

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