Lucky Dip – August 29th, 2013

I can’t help it, I continue to be enthralled by Quentin Crisp.

Think about this the next time you chow down on calamari – the octopus (and other cephalopods) may have brains in its tentacles. (Border Collies of the sea, people, smarter than you realize!) [Scientific American]

“To invent your own life’s meaning is not easy, but it’s still allowed, and I think you’ll be happier for the trouble.” The amazing Zen Pencils channels Bill Watterson.


Long exposure shots of ferris wheels. This one by Thomas Hawke, more on Twister Sifter. (Torontonians, there’s a shot of the CNE wheel in there too!)

It’s funny because it’s true – why is it that tourists love fudge so very much? [Gawker]

Three cheers for the tasty (and healthy) gin and tonic. Huzzah! [Slate]