autotelic

Having a purpose in and not apart from itself.

 http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/autotelic 

A Murmuration of Sparrows

cryoseism

Noun

cryoseism (pl. cryoseisms)

  1. seismic event caused by sudden glacial movements or by a sudden cracking action in frozen soil or rock saturated with water or ice.

        Source:  http://www.wordsense.eu/cryoseism/ 

        Also known as an “icequake”.

 

Comment on NSA monitoring of World of Warcraft

In one NSA briefing:
“To date we have prevented 49 attacks using our surveillance network. 48 led to the prevention of the Horde from raiding Azeroth. 1 was a terrorist plot to steal the online passwords of key players.”

Review of the Day

“It could very well be a six-hour play session with James Ellroy paper dolls.”

Hank Stuever of the Washington Post, reviewing TNT’s Mob City