Well played. RT @StephenAtHome the only time i use recycled paper as toilet paper is when i wipe with paul krugman’s new york times column
The Father of Proposition 8 →
A telling and troubling anecdote: On October 5, 2008, Mass had concluded at Farrow’s church. The priest walked up to the pulpit, shuffled his papers, and read a statement. “In directing the faithful to vote ‘Yes’ on Proposition 8, the California bishops are … making a statement which has a direct, and damaging, effect on some of the people who may be sitting...
Where is time in such a rush to get to, anyway?
The real truth is that, as weird as they are, rumors and conspiracy theories can...– One man’s rumor is another man’s reality (via azspot)
The truth that many people never understand, until it is too late, is that the...– Thomas Merton (via brokenmachine)
Hilarious satire of TV news magazines: Crime Reporter Finds Way Of Linking Warehouse Fire To Depraved Sex Act | The Onion - America’s Finest News Source
America is the wealthiest nation on Earth, but its people are mainly poor, and...– Kurt Vonnegut (via azspot)
You buy things and you keep them clean. You take care of them. Keep them in a...– via: I wrote this for you (via kari-shma) (via barefootandapronwearing) (via quote-book)
This emptiness of language is a gift to demagogues and the corporations that...– Chris Hedges (via azspot)
Memristor minds: The future of artificial... →
azspot: In 1971, Leon Chua had that feeling. A young electronics engineer with a penchant for mathematics at the University of California, Berkeley, he was fascinated by the fact that electronics had no rigorous mathematical foundation. So like any diligent scientist, he set about trying to derive one. And he found something missing: a fourth basic circuit element besides the standard trio of...
Keynes, Explained Briefly →
Once again, Keynes provides us with the instructions on how to get out of this mess. The question is whether we’ll follow them. By Aaron Swartz. (via marco)
A purring kitteh has parked herself on my chest. Who am I to complain? http://yfrog.com/0fkzjfj
Crazy Glenn Beck! TV Drama Characters Coming Out! License Plates! RT @sarah_haskins RT @infomania brand new infoMania http://bit.ly/3zmJIO
Wow! “Terry Herbert, 55, stumbled upon more than 1,345 gold and silver artifacts…” http://tr.im/zJa3
The moment we begin to fear the opinions of others and hesitate to tell the...– Elizabeth Cady Stanton (via suedwind) (via somerset) (via ryannjoy) (via quote-book)
PRESS RELEASE: 37SIGNALS VALUATION TOPS $100... →
marco: CHICAGO—September 24, 2009—37signals is now a $100 billion dollar company, according to a group of investors who have agreed to purchase 0.000000001% of the company in exchange for $1. Very funny. Be sure to keep this formula handy for your own startup! In order to determine the valuation of companies, Bhatnagar typically applies the following formula: [(Twitter followers x...
Sarah Haskins takes on back-to-school ads in Target Women: Back 2 School. She lays on an extra helping of sarcasm in this one. I love it.
This is the first generation of gay kids who have the great joy of being able to...– Ritch Savin-Williams (via Coming Out in Middle School - NYTimes.com)
Rise of the Tablog →
It’s frightfully hard to write a blog without feeling that it must do something: even the most humble blogger is encouraged to create a unique selling point, target a ‘laser-focussed niche’, embrace social media, spawn viral content, track stats, and have a dedicated marketing drive; they must teach and inspire, build ‘authority’, start a ‘conversation’, and foster a ‘community’; they should...
vegansaurus! · San Francisco Vegan Guide, IT'S... →
I suspect there is something inherently misguided and self-defeating and...– Tim Kreider “Averted Vision”
I like the stars. It’s the illusion of permanence, I think. I mean, they’re...– Olethros in Sandman (via quote-book)
Neil Patrick Harris is the most adorable thing: http://bit.ly/diwRM
Oh, NPH, you’re the most adorable thing.
There are two ways to slide easily through life; to believe everything or to...– Alfred Korzybski
How Alan Turing Finally Got a Posthumous Apology →
A surprising (and surprisingly touching) account of the petition to get an official posthumous apology from the British Government on how Alan Turing was treated. tomgrom: O’Reilly Radar posts an account by John Graham-Cumming about how he leveraged technology with a lot of hard work to get one of my heroes, Alan Turing, an official posthumous apology from the British Government. Brilliant,...
Justice in Gaza—By Scott Horton (Harper's... →
There were serious violations on both sides, and vindication of the principles of the laws of war calls for criminal accountability for the key actors on both sides who enabled the violations. Extending the politicization of the conflict into the question of accountability for war crimes ultimately undermines the laws of war. And that may in the end be the gravest security threat that the Gaza...
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How Neil Patrick Harris Became Hollywood's First... →
This article is good and all, but I had to laugh at this part: Neil Patrick Harris is a magician. I mean this literally: Harris is on the board of directors of the Magic Castle, that dorky-fabulous private club in Los Angeles, where the world’s magicians gather to carouse in black tie and exchange intra-magical secrets—an institution memorably parodied on Arrested Development as the Gothic...
The Referendum →
Another lovely essay from Tim Kreider. The Referendum is a phenomenon typical of (but not limited to) midlife, whereby people, increasingly aware of the finiteness of their time in the world, the limitations placed on them by their choices so far, and the narrowing options remaining to them, start judging their peers’ differing choices with reactions ranging from envy to contempt. The...
The @threadless fairy came today and left a faaahbulous pink shirt for me! http://bit.ly/2ut9x
I would watch that in a heartbeat: RT @MoRocca Tune in Monday for CNN’s The Situation Room w/ Andy Richter http://bit.ly/aBigQ
In order to correctly define art, it is necessary, first of all, to cease to...– Leo Tolstoy (via wagonwheel)
The Ultimate Productivity Blog →