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March 2008

Tuesday Filler: the ‘ways to live' edition.

Ran Prieur describes a possible future for the human race in Beyond Civilized and Primitive. (Hint: not back into caves.) It answers a lot of questions some of you people have been raising with the whole ‘I hate oil but I want an iPod and running hot water' thing.

Life and death of an urban recluse describes the existence of a Finnish loner. I'm not sure what to make of it; on one level it seems like a tragedy that people can live like that, but on another level, he seemed to live the life he wanted. What's so bad about that?

A.J. Jacobs is my hero. Not only did he live biblically (as literally as possible) for a year, but he also made George Clooney watch ‘2 girls 1 cup' during an interview. (‘2 girls 1 cup' should not ever be watched. Seriously. I mean it. Read the Wikipedia page for it first. I'm not even linking it.) UPDATE: A.J. Jacobs is also the radical honesty guy. I am so in man-love with him right now.