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Maybe these kids will look back on this and laugh once they’re old  enough to realize what the hell they were saying. Some of them seem  brutally honest, while others just appear to have a tenuous grasp of the  English language. Obviously, the latter half are our future  politicians. (Via Reddit, Lamebook, The Daily What, NextRound, others)


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Maybe these kids will look back on this and laugh once they’re old enough to realize what the hell they were saying. Some of them seem brutally honest, while others just appear to have a tenuous grasp of the English language. Obviously, the latter half are our future politicians. (Via RedditLamebook, The Daily What, NextRound, others)

Source: someecards.com

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3D printers create edible objects - Arts & Entertainment - CBC News

An engineering lab and a culinary school have teamed up to construct novel edible objects with 3D printers that use pureed foods in place of ink…..

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James Franco: NYU Professor!

The 32-year-old actor will take his knowledge of the film industry to New York University, where he will become a professor next year at the Tisch School of the Arts.

James will teach a class of twelve graduate students about adapting poetry into film.

“He’s here to teach because he really knows something about directing that he can share with our students,” said John Tintori, chair of NYU’s graduate film program. “He’s incredibly prolific, and that comes from a real work ethic — and that’s another thing to impart to our students.”

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Yesterday, a friend sent me an article about how James Franco is now teaching a class on James Franco…

Master Class: Editing James Franco… with James Franco, in which 12 lucky students will build a half-hour documentary about Franco, from footage provided by Franco, and under the occasional supervision of Franco.

This along with the news that Franco is putting out an album sometime later this year, has confirmed my belief that James Franco is the most interesting man in the world. This is neither good nor bad at the same time that it is both good and bad—yes, I am aware that doesn’t make sense but either does James Franco (lawyered!!)

To get a feel for the method to his madness, NY Magazine [source: instapaperstories] wrote a piece on him a while back. I don’t know if a method can be deduced from the interview as much as madness but take a look by clicking on James’ face :)

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What Is It About 20-Somethings?

As a 20-something myself - 22 to be exact, or to be more exact, 22 and 200 days - I loved this NY Times magazine article written by Robin Marantz Henig back in August 2010. Henig asks, “Why are so many people in their 20s taking so long to grow up?” stating that,

"It’s happening all over, in all sorts of families, not just young people moving back home but also young people taking longer to reach adulthood overall."

The article terrified me, however I am fully aware that I don’t HAVE to be one of the many 20-somethings the article nicknames “the boomerang kids,” although, I wouldn’t mind having an awesome moniker like that, so I’d be happy with the name as long as it didn’t infer anything…

I know that it’s easier said than done but I think that many of my peers today (though not many of my friends) like to use the economic environment as an excuse for their laziness. I’m not generalizing because as I said in the parentheses, most of the kids I know are extremely hard-working and self-sufficient. But like Henig, I do think a lot of people my age are also completely content to sit on their parents’ couch until they’re 30; and I find that so sad. But, not because I believe they’re straying from social norms or putting pressure on their parents, emotionally and financially, and not because I think it’s unfair that I have to work while they get to watch Oprah’s last season everyday, but because their potential is being wasted completely.

I am inspired by so many people, 20-somethings like me, who are doing something truly great with their lives whether it’s starting their own business like my brother (Elementem) or studying to become a social worker (like my buddies Caroline and Bex) or saving the world like Sean Carasso (Falling Whistles). I’m not doing anything special like them…yet. But, at least I have the goesting for a purposeful life and I’m trying every day to figure out what that entails.

I’m a senior at a great university in NYC, studying political science and minoring in social and public policy. I have no idea what I plan on doing with that but hopefully some good stuff! It seems there are many 20-somethings out there spending the best years of their lives partying it up in their parent’s basement when they could be out their making an impact in some way. This generation is next up to lead the world and the generations before us have left us pretty fucked-I guess I can only hope that my children’s generation doesn’t continue the cycle.

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