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Homage to Billy Connolly

Homage to Billy Connolly
He may be an acquired taste but this will show you why I think he’s such a great person, let alone stand up comic. Note: None of this touches on his style of going on about a story and leaving it to start multiple other stories which he finally weaves with great endings.

Billy Connolly – Erect for 30 years

Missing come back later or let me know in the comments below if you find it.

Missing come back later or let me know in the comments below if you find it.

Billy Connolly: a BAFTA Tribute


50 Commons Things You Probably Didn’t Know There Was A Word For … thanks Matt Buco

1. Paresthesia – the prickly feeling when your limb “falls asleep”
2. Balter – dancing clumsily
3. Petrichor – the way it smells after it rains
4. Grawlix – a series of symbols commonly used in comics or cartoons to represent curse words
5. Callipygian – having a shapely butt
6. Nibling – the gender-neutral term for nieces or nephews
7. Ailurophile – a cat lover
8. Phosphene – a luminous impression due to excitation of the retina (stars you see when you rub your eyes)
9. Aglet – the tag covering the ends of a shoelace
10. Pilgarlic – a bald head
11. Philtrum – the vertical groove on the median line of the upper lip
12. Natiform – something resembling a butt
13. Darkle – becoming cloudy or dark
14. Pogonotrophy – growing and grooming a beard or other facial hair
15. Cancatervate – heaping things into a pile
16. Lemniscate – the infinity symbol
17. Dactylion – the tip of the middle finger
18. Poobah – a powerful person
19. Interrobang – a punctuation mark designed for use especially at the end of an exclamatory rhetorical question; usually written as ?!
20. Bruxism – involuntary habitual teeth grinding; usually during sleep
21. Rasceta – the lines on the inside of your wrist
22. Rasher – a thin slice of bacon
23. Pandiculation – stretching when tired or when waking up
24. Runcation – removing weeds
25. Sciapodous – having large feet
26. Crapulence – sickness from eating or drinking too much
27. Muntin – a strip separating panes of glass in a window
28. Krukolibidinous – looking at someone’s crotch
29. Griffonage – careless or illegible handwriting
30. Interfenestration – the space between two windows
31. Caruncle – the triangular, pink areas at the corner of your eyes
32. Agelast – a person who never laughs
33. Kyphorrhinos – a nose with a bump in it
34. Duffifie – laying a bottle on its side for some time so that it may be completely drained of the few drops remaining
35. Scintillate – emiting sparks
36. Snellen chart – the standard eye exam chart
37. Cachinnate – laughing very loudly
38. Preantepenultimate – fourth from last
39. Algedonic – something that is both painful and pleasurable
40. Brannock device – that metal thing used to measure your feet at a shoe store
41. Steatopygic – having a large butt
42. Gambrinous – being full of beer
43. Tatterdemalion – a person dressed in ragged clothing
44. Accubation – eating or drinking while lying down
45. Defenestrate – throwing of a person or thing out of a window
46. Tines – the prongs of a fork
47. Fourchette – a strip or shaped piece used for the sides of the fingers of a glove
48. Armscye – the shape or outline of the armhole in clothing
49. Lunule – a crescent-shaped body part or marking (such as the whitish mark at the base of a fingernail)
50. Tittle – the dot over i or j


Simon Sinek: Why Leaders Eat Last

Simon Sinek: Why Leaders Eat Last
Endorphins – They mask physical pain to push us to keep us going.

Dopamine – When a goal is achieved. Mission accomplished. Write down goals to get more hits. Highly addictive. If you check your phone right away when you wake up, you could be an addict.

Serotonin – When we get props, kudos, status, meaningful reward/award. Boosts joy. Parent – child, boss – employee etc bonds.

Oxytocin – Reinforces bonds, builds trust, and relieves stress.

Special extra chemical…
Cortisol – Early warning system, fight or flight. Too much cortisol creates stress, destroys empathy and breaks down the immune system. Effective leadership eradicates the cortisol buildup and creates an effective, productive workplace.

Fun fact: Womens menstrual cycles syncronise to the alpha females cycle.


The Go-Giver By Bob Burg and John David Mann

The Go-Giver: A Little Story About a Powerful Business Idea
It’s a really read/listen so I’ve included the youtube below and an even shorter fun overview. Big up Nish for the recommendation.

Click to get the book or audiobook

Principles are simple as:
– give more I value than you get.
– serve more people than you did.
– watch out for other people interest first.
– best thing you can offer is yourself.
– if you give a receiving must happen.
– in life you either survive, save or serve.

Five Laws of Stratospheric Success:
– The Law of Value: Your true worth is determined by how much more you give in value than you take in payment.
– The Law of Compensation: Your income is determined by how many people you serve and how well you serve them.
– The Law of Influence: Your influence is determined by how abundantly you place other people’s interests first.
– The Law of Authenticity: The most valuable gift you have to offer is yourself.
– The Law of Receptivity: The key to effective giving is to stay open to receiving.

Table of Contents
1. The Go-Getter
2. The Secret
3. The Law of Value
4. The Condition
5. The Law of Compensation
6. Serving Coffee
7. Rachel
8. The Law of Influence
9. Susan
10. The Law of Authenticity
11. Gus
12. The Law of Receptivity
13. Full Circle
14. The Go-Giver
The Five Laws of Stratospheric Success

Quick and Fun Overview

The Audiobook
Part 1