In The Princess Bride, Inigo’s quest for his father’s killer is one of the most successful subplots in film history. Watching his performance, it’s such an emotional scene. I was looking up little known facts about the movie and found out that the reason this scene is so moving is because just after Mandy Patinkin took this role, his father died of cancer. In this fight he imagined that this was his chance to beat cancer, to come to terms with his father’s death by getting revenge on cancer (The Six-Fingered Man). Pretty sure I’ve cried whenever I see that scene ever since.
Can 10,000 hours of practice really make you an expert at anything?… The psychologists reanalyzed data from six previous studies of chess competitions (1,083 subjects in total) and eight studies of musicians (628 total) for correlations between practice and success, and found huge disparities in how much chess grandmasters and elite musicians had practiced. One chess player, for example, had taken 26 years to reach a level that another reached in a mere two years. Clearly, there’s more at work than just the sheer volume of hours practiced.
Sleep or Exercise?
I choose sleep as well.
"Mr. President! Mr. President! Checkmate.”
The best part was his follow-up tweet an hour later:
That is not a bash on our president. I respect and admire him. Just doing the math.— Donnie Wahlberg (@DonnieWahlberg)
Lol. The math. Go Donnie.
HA HAAAA! MY EXPERIMENT WAS A SUCCESS! IF I HAD LISTENED TO THOSE FRIGHTENED FOOLS IT COULD HAVE TAKEN DECADES OF ETHICAL DEBATES AND REGULATORY DELAYS BEFORE WE ACHIEVED THIS LEVEL OF VIABLE PROOF!
ADMITTEDLY, THE SATISFACTION I FEEL AS A RESULT OF MY UNORTHODOX SCIENTIFIC ACUMEN IS TEMPERED BY THE FACT THAT I CAN’T POINT MY FACE IN THE DIRECTION I WISH TO WALK, PLUS I CAN’T REALLY SEE ANYTHING, BUT BY GOD I’M NOT ABOUT TO LET THAT STOP ME FROM PUBLISHING MY RESULTS!
CAN SOMEONE BRING ME MY LAPTOP, PLEASE?
This is wrong.