Carousel: Week Ending 1st October 2010

CarouselIt’s the weekend!

Here’s my round-up of the best of the web!

6 Tips To Generate Outstanding Ideas! This is wonderful for anyone struggling with a little creative block or general stuck-in-the-mud-ness!

A Reaction To Homophobia by nonpareil Kyrsten! Go go go!

I find this gallery of phone sex operators — & their stories — really fascinating. I have known of a few girls who did phone sex work (mostly writers, for some reason) & I always wondered about it.

How to Keep Feces Out of Your Bloodstream (or Lose 10 Pounds in 14 Days) by Tim Ferriss. He sure knows how to write an attention-grabbing headline, huh? Additionally, he just announced his new book, The 4-Hour Body, & I pre-ordered my copy yesterday. If you never read The 4-Hour Work Week, YOU SHOULD! The 4-Hour Body promises to be even more incredible. Plus, learning how to have a fifteen minute female orgasm? Yeah, I’ll open a book which promises that…

My friend Yuli writes about startup lessons & worry. It’s an important read for anyone who is self-employed! She’s a smart one, that Yuli!

This made me laugh so hard… If Superheroes Were Hipsters!

Sandy is releasing 1000 paper cranes into the wild. What a sweet idea!

The Law of the Ugly Chair. Nice.

This article on love triangles is involved & intense!

Darren Rowse on The 5 C’s Of Blogging: What I’ve Learned Over 6 Years At Problogger. Darren is a blogging POWERHOUSE & he knows his stuff. I was fortunate enough to have him take me under his wing a little bit when we were both living in Melbourne — we would meet for coffee dates & talk bloggy! He’s a fantastic person & his advice is worth listening to!

I am DYING over this pitbull kissing booth!

Feeling discouraged? Check out The Power Of Not Giving Up: One Blogger’s Story.

Here’s how to clean up & revive your sluggish, bloated Mac from Lifehacker.

These black & white rooms are divine!

I love Seth Godin. “I need you to see things my way”:

And that’s the frustration of the marketer or the artist who hasn’t figured out how to navigate critics and the marketplace.

If you need the validation and acceptance and patronage of everyone you meet, you’ll get stuck, and soon. Everyone isn’t going to get it. Everyone isn’t even going to get you, never mind what you sell.

Experienced marketers and artists and those that make change understand that the new is not for everyone. In fact, it’s not even for most people. Pass them by. They can catch up later.

It’s not a referendum, and you don’t need a unanimous vote of acclamation. No, you merely need enough to stay in business, to keep moving, to make a dent. And then your idea can spread.

If the kids in the back of the bus/audience/store don’t get it (or don’t get you) it’s their loss. Focus on those that want to celebrate the work you do instead.

Sarah Wilson writes about Oprah’s decluttering dude & his visit to her apartment.

Capturing The Perfect Kiss is a cute photographic series which inspires me to have midnight makeouts!

Stardust Civilisation! SPARKLY!

This jewellery will blow your mind open, & then some.

The Adam & Eve hotel in Turkey is GORGEOUS. It’s definitely on my list!

Here are some photos from the Chinese mid-autumn festival. Beautiful!

Aldous Huxley versus George Orwell. This is smart — & scary!

On that note (ha!), I recently watched Paris Hilton Inc. on Hulu. It’s a documentary about Paris Hilton, the cult of celebrity & how celebrities manipulate the media & paparazzi for their own ends. It was totally fascinating, I recommend it.

I haven’t actually seen this but heard it is, well, interesting: Born Rich.

Be Yourself But Keep Your Inner Jerk In Check. Wise words!

Ten tips for fighting right with your sweetheart. Essential reading! An argument or misunderstanding really can be an opportunity to get closer & connect, if you skew it right!

Eight tips for maintaining friendships is another goodie.

Seth Godin (again): Five rules for your about page. Read it, learn it, live it!

International playgirls take heed: How to travel without a plan!

I think I’ve linked to this before, but it bears repeating because it is so beautiful/phenomenal! Golubka is a raw food blog. But don’t let that put you off… ‘Cause it is sublime.

Tucker Max, polarising character, shares How Tucker Max Got Rejected by Publishing and Still Hit #1 New York Times.

Don’t hold your breath waiting for your social media parade. True that.

The Wrestler & the Cornflake Girl: Ring legend Mick Foley explains how Tori Amos changed his life.

How to win rock, paper, scissors every time. Hahaha! I love it! Let’s start holding impromptu games & whooping ass!

When happiness gets complicated — a flowchart.

A reader emailed me about Skin Deep, a cosmetics safety database, the other day. I posted it, not thinking much about it. The next day, another reader emailed me this! Finally, I have worked out what The Story Of Cosmetics is really about. Skin Deep — & the infamous Story Of Cosmetics video is one big marketing exercise. Don’t believe everything you read! (& I apologise for posting Skin Deep & The Story Of Cosmetics. I had no idea!)

Guess what’s in the picture! Um, wow. That is gross. I guessed “marshmallow”. WRONG.

Long exposure photos of Facebook albums. I like this!

Being Blanche is a very cute dating chronicle!

If you couldn’t make the reading of Francesca Lia Block’s Weetzie Bat screenplay, never fear! It was all captured on video! Bask in the glory!

I really want to see this.

Finally, for your viewing pleasure, here is a bulldog wriggling down a hill!

Have a delightful weekend!