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Jimmy Fallon: "genius comedian and actor Robin Williams...He's one of a kind. He's one in a million. He's unbelievable"

August 13, 2014 Jimmy Fallon Pays Tribute to Robin Williams to honor the late comedian, choking back tears, before doing his best impersonation of the legend -

*update* 21 August 2014 Robin Williams's Ashes Scattered in San Francisco Bay near his home just one day after his death, per his official death certificate

*update* 20 August 2014 2014 Emmys: Billy Crystal to pay tribute to Williams, his longtime friend and fellow comedian, at next week's Emmy Awards. At 2013 Emmys, Williams honored his friend and mentor Jonathan Winters.

Unbreakable bond. Christopher Reeve: the greatest gift from Robin Williams is laughter

Robin Williams - Inside The Actors Studio - FULL Video


young Robin Williams (credit: childhood-images1)

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"The good is the beautiful." - Plato

"The good is the beautiful."
- Plato

"Things of this world are in so constant a flux, that nothing remains long in the same state."
- John Locke

Photos: Emma Thompson in Arctic; tortoise oldest animal, a well respected resident; dolphins at world's top surfing competitions



Emma Thompson and daughter join Greenpeace ship on voyage to protect the Arctic. (Credit: Emma Thompson Fans / savethearctic.org / GreenPeace)



Meet Jonathan the Tortoise, the Oldest Animal in the World (182) (Credit: negreenplanet.org / seychellesnewsagency.com / puravidasail.com)


Octopus sets record for motherly care: deep-sea octopus broods eggs for over four years - longer than any known animal (Credit: Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute)



Surf's up! Playful dolphins put pros to shame as they ride the waves during prestigious surfing competition in South Africa (Credit: Stan Blumberg / Barcroft Media, Mail Online)

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"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit." - Aristotle

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit."
- Aristotle

"The basis of good manners is self-reliance."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The Price is Right, or not? Crude oil prices in 150 years: 1861-2013; US college fees increasing 10 to 20-fold in past 40 years


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150 Years Of "Real" Oil Prices
In real terms, the price of crude oil has not been more expensive since the Pennsylvania Boom over 150 years ago...


Galloping inflation in American college fees
For decades, college fees have risen faster than Americans' ability to pay them. Median household income has grown by a factor of 6.5 in the past 40 years, but the cost of attending a state college has increased by a factor of 15 for in-state students and 24 for out-of-state students. The cost of attending a private college has increased by a factor of more than 13 (a year in the Ivy League will set you back $38,000, excluding bed and board). Academic inflation makes most other kinds look modest by comparison.

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Image courtesy Oil Prices and The Economist / BLS / FHFA / Thomson Reuters

"Life is a perpetual instruction in cause and effect." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Life is a perpetual instruction in cause and effect."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do."
- Epictetus

"Character is determined by choice, not opinion."
- Aristotle

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