…if you’re in a grumpy mood, but turn on the warmth while talking to a stranger, you’ll start actually feeling a lot better. Interacting with strangers is a great way to lift your mood.
— This piece from the Art of Manliness made my head explode
There are two ways to get your hands on the quite lovely looking OnePlus One phone. The first is to find someone who has got one and ask them for an invite. The other way is to win contests organized by OnePlus on social media.
If a phone manufacturer is going to make it this hard to buy their phone, they may be trying to mask manufacturing difficulties. If that’s not the case and they’re trying to be gimmicky and shit, they can honestly go fuck themselves.
The smell of money around this World Cup is more unpleasant and more distracting than it has ever been […] Is it possible to care about a sport whose administrators, players and owners sometimes appear to have been driven insane by the rewards it offers?
— Nick Hornby doesn’t even go near the issue of match-fixing
(As a teenager, I pretended to be a Bill Watterson fan to impress a girl in school who was a huge fan of Calvin & Hobbes. It kind of worked, even in the 90s.)
I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
— Maya Angelou (1928 – 2014)