🔖 The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements by Eric Hoffer

Bookmarked The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements by Eric Hoffer (Perennial Classics)

A stevedore on the San Francisco docks in the 1940s, Eric Hoffer wrote philosophical treatises in his spare time while living in the railroad yards. The True Believer -- the first and most famous of his books -- was made into a bestseller when President Eisenhower cited it during one of the earliest television press conferences.Completely relevant and essential for understanding the world today, The True Believer is a visionary, highly provocative look into the mind of the fanatic and a penetrating study of how an individual becomes one.

The famous bestseller with “concise insight into what drives the mind of the fanatic and the dynamics of a mass movement” (Wall St. Journal) by Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient Eric Hoffer, The True Believer is a landmark in the field of social psychology, and even more relevant today than ever before in history. Called a “brilliant and original inquiry” and “a genuine contribution to our social thought” by Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., The True Believer is mandatory reading for anyone interested in the machinations by which an individual becomes a fanatic.

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Checkin Chuck E. Cheese’s

Checked into Chuck E. Cheese's

I’m a kid!

This is the first time I’ve ever been to one of these. It’s cute, kitchy and kind of fun, but there’s something very 80’s/early 90’s about it. Maybe it’s the VHS video they show during birthday parties? I wonder when they might convert over to big screen televisions with full HD?

Only managed a paltry 303 tickets, but this was without trying very hard.

Why You Should Never Accept The First Hotel Room You’re Offered | Huffington Post

Read Why You Should Never Accept The First Hotel Room You're Offered by Suzy Strutner (Huffington Post)
Be courteous, but firm.

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What killed the romcom? It was Love, Actually

Read What killed the romcom? It was Love, Actually by Hadley Freeman (The Guardian)
Richard Curtis’s sexist, saccharine turkey is being recooked at a time when TV romance is far superior. May it teach filmmakers to aim higher.
‘The script is bad in Love, Actually. So bad. Not one person behaves like a recognisable human being.’ Photograph: Universal Studios

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Leftover Rice Could Make You Very Sick | Lifehacker Skillet

Read Leftover Rice Could Make You Very Sick by Claire Lower (Lifehacker | Skillet)
On a scale from “1” to “listeria” the amount of stomach trouble I would expect a bowl of rice to give me falls around a “2,” but apparently the seemingly innocuous grain can inflict a lot of pain if it’s not stored properly.

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🔖 SoundCloud Downloader

Bookmarked SoundCloud Downloader (http://scdownloader.net/)
SoundCloud Downloader is a simple online tool for downloading any music tracks from SoundCloud. It's free and very easy to use and you get high quality mp3 for any track. Just paste the track page link in URL field above and hit the download button. It extracts the track uri(hosted on SoundCloud's server) from which you can directly download or save the mp3 track in one click. Make sure you paste only one url at a time, in the above input box.

This fits into the same category of scraper as Ryan Barrett‘s tool that extracts audio from video for bookmarking and listening to via Huffduffer.