April 25th, 2011

Alice

Courtesy delanceyplace.com

"Many highly creative people behave in ways that are viewed as eccentric. Why? Researchers are finding that their creativity and their eccentricity are rooted in the same cause - a diminished ability to filter out nearly as much of the constant stream of information as the average person, and thus the need to process and organize this information in untypical ways. The term for this trait is 'cognitive disinhibition.'"

News

all worthy reads today

CAN'T TRUST THAT DAY:
* Wikileaks sheds more light on the prisoners held at Guantanamo. The Post examines why Obama hasn't closed it yet.
* "Are drones a technological tipping point in warfare?"
* Some states seek to increase taxes on the working poor.
* Nice. On the Republican budget plans and Ben Franklin's sister.
* "The private law firm hired by House Speaker John Boehner to represent the government in the federal Defense of Marriage Act has suddenly pulled out of the case."
* Rolling Stone has a fantastic interview with Bill Maher. Yes, he says dumb thigns from tiem to time, but this is exactly why he's popular with the left.