North American continent of Earth seen from space

The view from space

This video struck me in a profound way. .__h_video { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.23%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; width: 100%; background: #000; } .__h_video img { width: 100%; height: auto; color: #000; } .__h_video .play { height: 72px; width: 72px; left: 50%; top: 50%; margin-left: -36px; margin-top: -36px; position: absolute; cursor: pointer; } Only a few hundred people have been in space, but they share an experience that changed them, changed how they see the world....

 · Laura Lis Scott

7 essential elements to create amazing top 7 lists!

In my years as an interwebs information consumer, I’ve gleaned great insight into one of the mainstays of online content: The top (n) list. Here are some essential tips to creating amazing top n lists that will thrill and excite your readers: Pick a number, any number, ideally the one that takes the least amount of work to fulfill. Top 5 foos, Top 100 bars, doesn’t matter. If you want to cover, say, online apps for a making lists and you have 100 of them to cull through, forget that grunt work and just list them all....

 · Laura Lis Scott
Kirk and Spock gazing off at something with curiosity and concern.

Star Trek: Stale special effects? Or gay soap opera?

This little gem turned up as the top video in Technorati this morning. Hardcore fans will recognize the episodes, but compiling it all here adds a new dimension of whimsical fun. Do I really think Star Trek: TOS has a “hidden homosexual agenda”? Of course not. (I hope not. William Shatner is just too cute in the 1960s.) But given Paramount’s tassled-loafer inspiration of re-doing all the special effects in the classic series, they’re almost begging for slashy take-offs....

 · Laura Lis Scott