Decade In Review: Nope, Just A Video Of A Kitten...
This wasn’t how it’s supposed to be. Technology was supposed to have changed things in a good way by now. We were supposed to have had flying cars by now. The internet was supposed to be in the air, always surrounding us, right now, everywhere. We were supposed to have cancer cured and world hunger solved. Machines that ran on water instead of gasoline and robots that do the stuff...
Be bold - read much - write much - publish little - keep aloof from the little...– Edgar Allen Poe wouldn’t have liked the internet.
If you’re going to try, go all the way. Otherwise, don’t even start. This could...– Bukowski (via plainoljane)
Text-Messaging With Roommate Re: His Flight Home...
Him: If there are dead bodies in the apt then I will find them.
Me: My industrial-strength blender says otherwise.
A Listicle About A Goddamn Pony That Totally Makes... →
You’re welcome. :P
Those who make a career of professional do-gooding, do so because it fulfills some psychological need; altruism, guilt, vanity, ego. Obviously, there is no problem with that. Whatever motivates someone to get into public service, or any profession, is immaterial when compared to their accomplishments. But the psychological needs of the Boomer generation are not something I can suffer. And...
annaoverseas: And YES I am going to be THAT PERSON who points out that, since there was no Year 0, the decade properly ends in 2011. THANK YOU, my pedantic self will be here all evening. Au contraire, I shall provide the servicey task of pointing out that well maybe this stab-wound of a decade does end this week after all. Fingers crossed!
Our main consulting strategy is to convince clients that we do stuff they...– Sounds good to me!
Dictionary editors, linguists and even radio DJs say we have entered a semantic...– The Washington Post diligently observes that there isn’t a name for this decade.
Goodell and the league will now embark on an effort to sell a slickly packaged...– Dave Zirin of The Nation is the only sports columnist I will read.
Thanks to significant medical advances, illnesses such as cancer and HIV are...– And Dr. Cope seems to hold a record for length of professional title in words (51) as well. “A medical professional” would suffice. (via)
Isa Dick Hackett, daughter of the paranoid science fiction genius Philip K Dick,...– Wired, your blatant editorialization of writer Philip K. Dick is displeasing. Although it is worth observing that the film interpretation of A Scanner Darkly was unequivocally bad.
43 Facts about 44 Presidents →
yaldabaoth: 5. James Monroe once chased William H. Crawford, his secretary of the treasury, out of the White House with a pair of red hot tongs from the fireplace. Crawford gave Monroe a list of people he wanted considered for “political patronage,” and when Monroe informed Crawford that his list was not needed or wanted, Crawford called the President “a damned infernal scoundrel.” When he...
Stereotyping People by Their Favorite Author →
Excerpt: Ayn Rand: Workaholics seeking validation. Not even gonna argue. (Via Joy Engel, Tanner; written by Lauren Leto)
We think it’s a game changer because it provides so much value to the...– Boeing CEO Jim Albaugh, in a press release just repeated on CNN. News-writers, please stop encouraging this awful marketing-speak. “Game changer,” sans hyphen? Come on.
on Russell Brand
jaimeleigh: If you are unsure about him, read his autobiography “My Booky Wook.” It is pretty much one of the best books I’ve read in the last two years. My favourite, favourite part is how he closes it: “The bus appeared on the distant horizon, and one of the women, with relief and disbelief that often accompanies the arrival of public transport said, ‘Oh look, the bus is coming.’ The...
fashism: What Your Office Holiday Party Outfit Says About You: An In-Depth Analysis and Guide Yes my friend, people are judging you based on your clothes. Unfair? Perhaps, but they are. So when you are getting ready to head off to your work’s holiday party this year, please consult this guide and dress for the occasion.
In a survey of attitudes toward artists in the U.S. a vast majority of...– Artists in Society - An American Paradox (via jenbee) (via baitandswitch)
Well, is it or isn't it?
A noble attempt at contradicting the conventional wisdom: “Conventional wisdom is right.” (via Natasha VC)
Now this is worth reading (via Nerdshares): The problem is that social media is too much social, not enough media, so many of [Get Off My Internets] targets are people whose identities are closely tied to their products (ugh), which is kind of the problem (and with all this “branding” ish, it might not go away any time soon). Also, the site picks on people who are used to having the media at...
LinkedIn Answers is full of important questions... →
No, not really. In fact, not at all.
Public Enemy has earned notoriety with more than 20 years of politically charged...– Devoid of context, this shit probably did merit a correction. But thanks for the chuckles, WaPo. (via Balk)
Some editors at The Dallas Morning News have started reporting directly to...– Newspapers seem to be fresh out of ideas. (via meredithnyc)