I knew that STOP BLOGGING dude, back when he was a little kid. Ate his own snot, kinda screechy. Also, no hand-eye coordination whatsoever. But whatever, I do what I’m told. (Actually, might’ve not been him, but who can tell two year olds apart, am I right?)
What I Learned In Joplin
thedeadline: I’m going to write this in a stream of consciousness, the same way I experienced Joplin. It was my first time covering — more accurately, trying to cover — a disaster. The National desk knows I am a weather geek, so I came close to covering the tornadoes in North Carolina in April, and then the tornadoes in Alabama earlier this month. But the timing wasn’t right in either case. ...
On my desk someone left a little black box with AMOR ETERNO painted on it with two el Dios de la Muerte-style skeletons doing something that could be construed as sleeping in it. And a post-it note that says, “Thanks!!” God I hope this is a stalker.
There is an awful lot of Franzen being quoted on my feed right now, and little of it ironically.
brooklynmutt: The Best Of Anthony Weiner Being Awesome Buzzfeed It’s a bit of a bandwagon, but it’s not a bad bandwagon to be on.
Anti-choice assassin caught in plot to murder... →
propaganda-for-life: “Pro-life” my ass. Thankfully he got caught this time. We can’t afford any more murdered doctors. Moments like this I am VERY MUCH law and order.
Laura Ingraham says her sources say Texas Gov.... →
artyucko: aatombomb: The dark horse emerges. Remember, this is basically how we got stuck with GW, so VOTE, people. President of what? of Texas? Can he win with a “If I’m president of the United States we will secede from the United States” platform?
Why was he [Pres. Obama] elected? Again, it comes back to who he was. He was...– Rep. Joe Walsh, What Did He Just Say? Meet Rep. Joe Walsh, the biggest media hound in the freshman class.- By David Weigel - Slate Magazine (via brooklynmutt) I still say that “The Confessor” is underrated as far as overly long rock songs go.
magnificentruin: Mekons Rock ‘n Roll Hey, did...
OK, dig this. After stumbling across the phrase “a million seconds” in a Vernor Vinge novel, I decided to do the math. And a million seconds, even though it sounds like an astonishingly long time, is only a little more than eleven and a half days. A million just let me down.
A Lot of Consonants: The Hangover Part II was weak →
maryphillipssandy: Which is a shame, considering how high the stakes are: its box-office performance could have major implications for the sort of dude-oriented films that get made going forward. If this movie can win the box office (or even get close) on its all-important opening weekend, the thinking goes, studio… Raising the inevitable question: are men funny?
in the fade: random list →
inthefade: List of favorite songs that are seven minutes or longer Weezer - Only in Dreams Green Day - Jesus of Suburbia Nine Inch Nails - We’re in This Together Jane’s Addiction - Three Days Allman Brothers - In Memory of Elizabeth Reed Queens of the Stone Age - Someone’s in the Wolf … The Confessor - Joe Walsh
Prosecutors had asked for the mental exam, citing a YouTube video in which they believe a hooded Loughner wore garbage bags and burned an American flag. Dudes, that’s not a very high threshold for mental exams. (Via.)
Apparently my boss has not mastered the skill of pretending that you don’t see someone on the public transportation so that you can continue reading your morning paper. In other news, if my boss finds out that I told you that he takes public transportation, I win.
I’m a greenmarket avoider. I like the product a lot. It’s just too...– Gabrielle Hamilton, of Prune. (Heartily and loudly seconded.) (From the VV.)
strictlyalright replied to your photo: OK, here, cute photo of my dog. Shameless, indeed. She actually has all kinds of shame. That’s why I’m a dog-guy and not a cat-guy. And she’s wall-eyed.
And since we’re oversharing, I got some shit news today and stayed off the Internet during business hours and now I am shamelessly trolling for likes, because that is what passes for self-esteem. Wait. We’re not oversharing, are we? Fuck. Well, I must have a cute photo of my dog somewhere on this thing.
choire replied to your post: Have you considered the fact that perhaps your… Hey…. I meant everyone but Choire.
Have you considered the fact that perhaps your email is in fact spam?
You know when the whole Internet is joking about...
maura: Yeah. Yeah, but my jokes are the good ones.
Today: partly cloudy, with intermittent periods of hockey player photos. Tomorrow: warmer, with unending Rapture jokes.
I think my problem is that I do have the fire in my belly. I’m so adamantly...– Sarah Palin, on where she is in her though process while mulling over a presidential run (via apsies) Maybe she just had some bad caribou for dinner? America waits… (via danielholter) WHO CAN EXTINGUISH THE FIRE IN SARAH PALIN’S BELLY?
A South Korean man found with his hands and feet... →
hiredgoons: so it begins. This might be the obvious question, but how do you get that last nail in the last hand?
i just got linkspammed by a blogspot site
You can do that? Better yet, you can find the time in between installing the live traffic feed and the various cataloging widgets and ads and slideshow link to your Flickr to linkspam your blog? I should’ve been a software engineer, just so I’d fit in better.
Fun fact about Katie Couric, whose tenure as CBS... →
markcoatney: shortformblog: Also worth noting: The Atlantic Wire, where we sourced this from, has this really cool open comment thread idea where regular users can pitch stories. This is one of those things to remember when people say the market won’t support quality journalism anymore. What about The Takeaway? That surely must push it over the top — those computer noises...
Hey there Young Junkies on the F Train with the whining mid-sized male American Staffordshire Terrier with you: No matter how many times you tell the concerned onlookers that he is a “service dog”, he’s just a sweet little puppy that you’re risking a trip in the back of an Animal Control vehicle by taking him on the subway. But thank you for making me nostalgic for the...