Counter-intuitive advice on how to get good advice. They include (1) listening to people who hate you and (5) who give you bad advice, and, please, (2) stop thinking your problems are especially difficult and unique. I blogged about that recently too.
The Cornell Economics Department t-shirt a few years ago brazenly declares that we have been "making common sense complicated since 1866." Apparently the Japanese have a word for that, and it's Chindogu. Though they are talking about Incredible Machines.
A Pixaresque short: Pigeon Impossible. The other two links are hat tipped to MR, but I found this one on my own. :)