Try having a teenager with Tourette’s Syndrome. Check out this 8 part British documentary called ‘Teenage Tourettes Camp’. It’s cruel, funny, sad, and intriguing. Be warned – the language can be a little confronting to say the least.
Archive for March, 2009
As a society, we’re obsessed with speed. Journalist Carl Honore talks about how this obsession is destroying our diet, health, productivity, relationships, and most importantly, our quality of life. I’m wondering if his story about ‘1 minute kids bedtime stories’ rings a bell with anyone else out there?
I was at the dentist the other day and in the waiting room was a Chinese grandmother reading a farm yard book to her toddler grandson. I just presumed that cows went ‘Moo’ and cats went ‘Meow’ all around the world. Apparently not. To see the full list go to http://www.eleceng.adelaide.edu.au/personal/dabbott/animal.html
Why is it that a simple site like this that allows you to customise your own ‘Who wants to be a millioinaire’ question so intriguing? Do we all yearn for fame and fortune? Are our egos actually more in control than we’d like to admit? Does it allow us to fantisize about a parallel universe? [...]