Video of Willie Nelson (Responsibly?) Covering ColdPlay’s The Scientist for Chipotle

Willie Nelson just covered Coldplay‘s The Scientist┬ásong for the Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurant chain that supposedly “buys more naturally raised meat than any other restaurant company in the country” (Fast Company).

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Simpsons Profile Pics for Facebook and Other Applications

From having created the Simpsons Facebook tagging meme that’s been stolen so many times over, I have converted the pieces into graphics 256 pixels wide that are ideal for Facebook profile pictures. I’m sure they are useful for some other applications as well, though these are not meant for the square avatars and buddy icons some applications require. If you want to use it as such, you’ll be asked to crop the picture and you can then decide if you still like it.

The pictures in the gallery below are all the same width, unlike how the thumbnails are show. To get the icons, please:

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You Have to Change the Way That People See Themselves Before You Can Change Their Behaviour

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Bill Strickland, social innovator

Bill Strickland, social innovator

Short post because there’s a 35 minute video from TED.com called Rebuilding America: One Slide Show at a Time, which I wanted to share. It is a very beautiful and inspiring talk, with some very funny moments, by social innovator Bill Strickland. He is gently accompanied by Herbie Hancock on piano. The talk is about Bill’s work and incredible journey from an at-risk youth to 1996 MacArthur “Genius” grant recipient from what he has done for other people, especially in Pittsburgh’s inner city neighbourhoods. It shares his breadth of vision, his amazing social networking skills and, most importantly, the life philosophies that got him here.

There are lots about how he lives life, views society and treats people, like the headline of this post.

You have to change the way that people see themselves before you can change their behaviour.

Take note, self, and all government policy makers and regulators, whose job it is to try and change people’s behaviour en masse.

The talk and stories within are all presented at a very “street level”, no nonsense involved, straight to the point, but so eye and heart opening, touching and warming from the differences he has made in the lives of people and they in his.

Enjoy!