Teacher: Name one life-changing event
Me: Finding out about alt+reblog
oh my god this new wye oak song !@#@!# ! @ ! ! ! ... →
maura: <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 I concur, very much less than three.
When I “unpin” something, am I also reporting someone for spam? Cuz I’d be a lot happier if someone was being reported for spam.
I'm just desperate for everyone to stop the...
fatmanatee: Michelle Malkin is doing it for liberals now. So I get to see something on her fancy new site about dumb liberals and I get all “HEY THOSE GUYS AREN’T ON MY TEAM” about it. It’s great. Someone lost a bet.
aatombomb: briancolligan: squashed: americas-liberty: The day I realized I quite possibly will be forced to bear arms against my government. Whoa, buddy. That seems a bit … menacing. That guy hates giving 30m+ Americans health care so much that he wants to overthrow the government? What are they putting in the tea they serve at those parties? Crystal meth. First they came to give...
In the political language of today, people who want to keep what they have...– Thomas Sowell - A Political Glossary (via laliberty) Tumblrs — what do you think of this quote? (via theheritagefoundation) I think it’s a dimestore straw man construction, but for Randian dingbattery… oh, I give it a seven, I guess.
Strictly Alright: Well, internet, I was hoping we... →
strictlyalright: Well, internet, I was hoping we would skip the part of someone’s death when we get mad at people for the Way They Mourn but I guess we’re still on that phase. I do have faith that one day, we’ll all collectively stop giving a shit and just learn to ignore it rather than post some caps-filled rant…. A certain friend of mine had someone on Twitter get all, “I’m...
Surviving The Zombie Apocalypse: Which Bars Make... →
So the NYC MTA announced that they estimate that the MTA is losing $100 million dollars a year on fare evasion. I know that $100 million is barely enough to buy an island, but it’s still a pretty big number. In fact, if you do a little basic arithmetic, that works out to four million fare evasions, every year. Unless there’s a subway station out there with a one million dollar fare,...
I looked across the football stadium and saw 56,000 enraptured Spaniards,...– Yes, this is David Brooks. No, this is not a parody. The Power of the Particular - NYTimes.com (via felixsalmon) Because, you see, before David Brooks pumps his fist in fervent unison and bellows, he asks himself: “Now wait. Was I actually born in the U.S.A.?”
jasencomstock: How to start a sentence that I will never finish the end of. “I struck up a conversation with my cab driver in Bangalore…”
Adrien Chen takes an early lead on “Who Wants To Be America’s Next David Brooks?”
Aaron Sorkin! Angry Noise!
BUS YOUR OWN TRAY: A Comprehensive List of... →
spiegelman: New Yorkers cry in public, all the time, everywhere. On the subway. Just walking down the street. Angelenos cry in their cars. Mmm hmm.
On Sundays the local news radio station gives a 60 second segment to a local religious figure. This morning’s went to a prominent local rabbi. He was talking about how the Sandusky trial revealed things about human nature. He started his bit with a recollection of growing up watching Superman on TV, and being a Superman fan, and then also the fact that George Reeves (the actor that played...
Finally watching Drive. It was directed by Michael Mann, right?
Last night I spent too long on the high school reunion page, trying to remember all the faces/names, etc. That was a GREAT idea.
Is there a connection between Lehrer and VIDA? Well, yes. The attitude many...– Jonah Lehrer’s male arrogance - Media Criticism - Salon.com Oh, hi, so, I wrote this. (via michelledean)
matthewgallaway: Eric Spiegelman put together a bunch of ‘summer jams’ over at the Awl — I picked “Fourth of July” by Galaxie 500, which is a lovely and disturbing video/song for me to watch/listen to because I feel like it represents a kind of LSD-inspired Gen-X cynicism that I think defines just about every piece of art/music/book/movie I’ve ever loved. I also have to credit Bennett Madison of...
Whaddaya say? Should we get trolled by Adam Carolla for a second day straight?
Rwohan: Roger Angell Is 91 Years Old →
rwohan: And he wrote this. I know a couple people over 80, and I don’t trust them to do … well, anything. Comparing Roger Angell to my grandmas probably doesn’t make much sense, but that’s basically all I have to go off of—and it’s something. The dude’s 91. And his mind is still coming up with stuff… I’m reblogging this b/c I had no idea Roger was that old (though I coulda looked...
I am genuinely stunned by this. Since you appear to love first generation Indie...– David Lowery’s letter to Emily White.
Don't Take Bath Salts
You might end up taking bath salts.
Beck said he’s partnering with a number of musical artists — some of whom he’ll...– That’s GLENN Beck. (via barthel) It better be at least as good as Atlas Shrugged.
Republican's went nuts today
jasencomstock: Holy cow, I guess Obama just needs to issue executive orders every day and 1/2 the country’s heads will just explode. Urm, yeah. They’re entirely calcified into The Opposition, which leaves them little room for action other than head-asplodin’.
michelledean: It’s hard not to start my morning by composing a response to n+1 dissing the Awl as a “blog” but I will avoid it long enough to at least be somewhat dry about it. I wanna compose one too, but I’m waiting until I find the right Maud Newton piece to rip off.
OKAY OKAY I’M VISITING THE ‘THEME GARDEN’ WHATEVER THE HELL THAT IS.
I don’t know why Tumblr suddenly thinks that my off-the-rack Tumblr theme needs to be replaced. Probably an algorithm or something?
Screen Name: A Classic of a Type →
screen-name: JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon’s prepared testimony before the U.S. Senate Banking Committee this morning: Ladies and gentlemen, I’ll be brief. The issue here is not whether we broke a few rules or took a few liberties with our counterparty risks. We did. But you can’t hold a whole bank responsible… U-S-A, U-S-A.
The first to go early this morning was a longtime copy editor who, ironically,...– A long, sad day unfolding at The Times-Picayune | NolaVie - Life and Culture in New Orleans Sickening (via sandstep)
Today's David Brooks:
“Monuments should be more Soviet-looking.”