No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life’s change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new. Right now the new is you, but someday not too long from now, you will gradually become the old and be cleared away. Sorry to be so dramatic, but it is quite true.
Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.
- Steve Jobs
Stanford commencement address, June 2005
Man eats his 25,000th Big Mac
If you have ever seen the documentary Supersize Me about the guy who performs an experiment in which he eats only MacDonald’s food for 30 days, you might recognize the now 57-year old Don Gorske—the man whose diet consists of mostly Big Macs. In the documentary he was on his 19,000th burger, but now he has eaten his 25,000th Big Mac 39 years after his first one. That’s roughly 2 Big Macs a day every day!
Mr Gorske has been told by doctors that he is in “good health” for his age, although in 2003 a nurse was concerned that his cholesterol may have been too low.
Whoopsie Daisy of the Day: A man who told his co-workers he “wasn’t feeling lucky” enough to play the Mega Millions with them had no idea how right he was: The Albany IT worker ended up missing out on his share of the $319 million jackpot his office mates collected in last week’s drawing.
“They asked him twice,” Jill Cook, co-owner of a deli the winners frequent, told the New York Post. “They said, ‘Are you sure?’ and he said yeah, he was going to pass this time. I feel horrible for him.”
Forever to be known as that guy.
MPAA reports global box office reached a record high in 2010
LOS ANGELES – The Motion Picture Association of America, Inc. (MPAA) today released its annual Theatrical Market Statistics Report for 2010. The report shows that global box office receipts for all films released around the world reached an all time high of $31.8 billion, an increase of 8% over 2009 — mpaa.org
Oh yes, I see all that movie piracy is really killing your industry -__-
New York Teen Earns Six Figures Selling White iPhone Parts
This is 17-year old Fei Lam, and he has sold over $130,000 worth of white iPhone parts since August.
When Apple decided to delay their white iPhone even more, this tech-savvy gadget nerd and high school senior sprung at the opportunity to utilize his passion. He created the site whiteiphonefournow.com to help 500 people (as of this posting) convert their phones.
How’d he do it? Apparently he, “knew a guy from a few years back that had somewhat of a relationship with folks in Foxconn.” Foxconn is responsible for making the shiny iPhones amongst many other popular electronics. In the first month, Lam sold only a few parts a day and actually lost money doing his own labor. After some reassessment, Lam quickly figured out how to have parts directly ship to customers. With the help of big tech sites, Lam’s business quickly gained momentum. And with that came some unwanted attention:
“I got an email from a private investigator accusing me of selling stolen goods, which I’m 100 percent sure is not the case. They are some kind of anti-counterfeit/trademark firm, which sounds ridiculous, similar to what Apple is bringing up to remove White iPhone 4 Listings on eBay. I don’t know how this legal stuff works.” — observer.com
For months he struggled for an idea for his first startup that would help him pay for college. He had his sights set on NYU for computer science or business. But now that he can afford all the blow and underage interns he can get his hands on, his future is bound to change.
Lam has also transcended reality. He causes shots to come out blurry when photographing him, which is why the same blurry picture is going around the net with this story. It is the only one the photographer could get before the photographer’s camera lens exploded from Fei Lam’s presence.