Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Links of the week

Placebo buttons

I feel lied to. Apparently "In most elevators, at least in any built or installed since the early nineties, the door-close button doesn't work. It is there mainly to make you think it works. (It does work if, say, a fireman needs to take control. But you need a key, and a fire, to do that.) Once you know this, it can be illuminating to watch people compulsively press the door-close button. That the door eventually closes reinforces their belief in the button's power. It's a little like prayer. Elevator design is rooted in deception--to disguise not only the bare fact of the box hanging by ropes but also the tethering of tenants to a system over which they have no command."

Top 100 Church Blogs

Kent Shaffer has created an updated list of his top 100 Christian blogs (by visitors, and other markers.) This is an interesting list to waste some time on if you have time to spare.

The Beatles

This sounds so tempting, but I'm pretty sure the $298.98 price tag does not fit into my budget this month or any month for that matter.

19th child

The Duggars are expecting their 19th child. Slightly (okay a whole lot) blows my mind away. This family continues to fascinate me in so many ways. This show alone makes me kind of want cable.

1 comment:

CarrieAmelia said...

I feel like I should tell you that the door close button at my building DOES actually work. I have seen it... everytime I get in the elevator.