Elementary 2.10 “Tremors”, Solomon Ben Judah/Solomon Ibn Gabirol, serenity prayer, history, Persephone Magazine: I’ve looked at the serenity prayer before, but never run across this historical aspect.
In that spirit, Holmes leaves a handwritten poem for Walker on a picture of Solomon Ben Judah she carries, he is the writer of the poem, thought to be an early version of the serenity prayer. Holmes is acknowledging a fellow addict and someone else who might find it difficult to operate in the world.
“At the head of all understanding – is realizing what is and what cannot be, and the consoling of what is not in our power to change.”
― Solomon Ibn Gabirol
Solomon ben Judah may refer to … Solomon ibn Gabirol (circa 1021 – circa 1058), Andalucian Hebrew poet and Jewish philosopher
Knit Your Own Dog, LOL: So I saw this book in the window of a store and just laughed. Ideal companion??
The perfect gift for dog-lovers who knit! From a spotted Dalmatian to a wrinkly Bulldog, the step-by-step patterns in Knit Your Own Dog let you knit the dog you’ve always wanted.
The knitted dog is indeed the ideal companion: There’s no feeding, barking, shedding, or vet’s bills, and he’ll live forever! Knit Your Own Dog is the irresistible guide to knitting the perfect pup. With patterns for 25 different pedigree pooches, Knit Your Own Dog lets you choose the dog you want, whether it’s a pretty Poodle or a loyal Labrador. Or knit them all for a pack of canine fun!
First World Problems Read By Third World Kids, Ad Campaign, Ironic Meme: Powerful … and ironic and meme in one place.
A new ad campaign from charitable organization Water is Life features Haitian children and adults reading the everyday gripes and minor irritations first world citizens post on Twitter with the popular #FirstWorldProblems hashtag.
Entitled “First World Problems Anthem,” the 1-minute video features “complaints” like this one, read by a woman standing outside a house: “I hate it when my neighbors block their wifi.” Or this one, read by a young boy standing among pigs and chickens: “I hate when I tell them no pickles, and they still give me pickles.”
Produced by ad agency DDB NY, the spot by for Water for Life is meant to raise awareness of the nonprofit’s efforts to provide clean drinking water in countries like India and Haiti.
Clean, potable water is scarce in many areas of the world.
“Access to water will be one of the most critical challenges of our time,” actor Matt Damon said in a statement to USA Today in December. “There are a lot of ways to tackle it, but for me, ensuring that every human being has access to safe drinking water and the dignity of a toilet … is one of the most urgent and pressing causes in the world today.”
The video’s concept — taking what has become a popular meme theme and using it to expose the irony of the #FirstWorldProblems Twitter hashtag — is interesting and potentially unique.
This is the first time an advertiser has attempted to eliminate, rather than promote a trending hashtag, according to a press release from DDB NY.