Officially offering to “curate” the “too soon?” tag.
Sarah Palin’s “One Nation” bus looks like something a morning DJ would’ve taken to Buffalo Wild Wings for a remote broadcast two weeks after 9/11.
pareene: Meanwhile! Public schools across the country, struggling with cuts in state funding, rising personnel costs and lower tax revenues, are shifting costs to students and their parents by imposing or boosting fees for everything from enrolling in honors English to riding the bus. At high schools in several states, it can cost more than $200 just to walk in the door, thanks to registration...
For some reason I've spent the last 10 minutes...
Everyone’s life is a horror show, but I think I do a worse job hiding it than most.
10 Jul 2007 7:15 PM →
Some Gawker commenters were bemused: “i feel like you just tried to explain wikipedia to my mom. why is this here?” Sensing simmering jealousy, another offered a hug: “Gawker, you are SO hotter than Perez. He may get more page views, but you’re way better looking. And a better cuddler, too.” Another sympathised, “This is some real inside baseball. My blog gets 200 visitors and 300 page views a...
People who make a "thing" out of Saxapahaw vs... →
People who make a “thing” out of Saxapahaw vs Swepsonville
PSA: THE END OF THE WORLD IS STILL ON FOR OCTOBER... →
inthefade: See, the rapture actually did happen. But it was spiritual, not physical. So…we didn’t see it. Or know it happened. Or feel anything. And we’re all still here. And there are no earthquakes causing hell on earth. But it actually did happen. And we’re still gonna die in October. Maybe it will be a spiritual death. Not physical. So when October 21st comes and the world is still standing...
so I turned to Patrice Evans, a satirist and... →
tan3000: I helped Virginia Heffernan explore #blacktags, hashtag rap, and the [alleged] racial divide in Twitter culture… Uh… Twitter 2011 is in fact a wiki-wit machine that specializes in black one-liners in the spirit of Dave Chappelle, Chris Rock and Wanda Sykes. None of those comics does one-liners of the sort that Heffernan is talking about. #norespect and #youmightbearedneckif...
I’m making plans to go away for a month to focus on my sobriety and to continue...– Matthew Perry on his decision to (RE)enter rehab. (The first step is admitting that it’s called The Internet.) “World Wide Web is discriminatory against Telnet-based gossip bloggers. Please use the more inclusive Internet.” —The Martin Luther King, Jr. Guide to Style, 5th...
Of the 12 high profile people in question, 9 are mysteriously dead, 1 nearly...– Pretty fucking scary. Dead, Missing, Jailed – BP Whistle Blowers | Health Freedom Alliance (via uvmann) Wow. Fucking WOW. (via danielholter) The only reason these are the “12 high profile people in question” is because they’re all dead and thus they can exploited by conspiracy...
rendit: How long, how long must we endure that abhorrent Jay-Z, Alicia Keys ode to Not-DC bleeding out of other people’s iPods, invading our personal space at the gym, the public square? How long, how long will up-and-coming rappers feel as though they have to give themselves to the feint, “Never say I’m better than Hov but I’m the closest one”? Also, there’s no way he made the Yankee...
My ceiling fan is about to crash down and kill me. The drum inside my dryer is going to come hurtling out and decapitate me. There’s a goddamn cricket inside my house.
skybarn: Somewhere in LA, Ted McGinley realizes that phone just isn’t going to ring for him anymore. It never would’ve worked. Ted McGinley is a man and a half.
Perhaps he will do better on his next album and maybe he can feature Drake or...– Amazon.com: Customer Reviews: Giant Steps [Vinyl]
Sony's PlayStation Network still down, will remain...
shortformblog: 04/20 The date that Sony’s popular PlayStation Network went down after a reported data breach — one which the company was initially mum about. 05/08 The date it was supposed to go back up — over a week after the company revealed that users’ financial data was likely stolen. ????? The date it’ll actually go up; the company promises it’ll be by the end of May, but we see how they...
Gonna do a clean install of Natty Narwhal tonight
FYI in case I disappear forever.
"Bleacher Creatures Bid Captain Clutch Adieu"
Derek Jeter had a really great day yesterday after looking completely done for the last 13 months. Sporting-types typically use meat analogies to talk about how done a player is. Jeter hasn’t been a tough steak or a charred-up burger; he’s been a hot dog that sat in that little dish of water in the microwave too long. Jeter joined the team when I was 14 and has been the bedrock of the...
nycthe: Though it’s been the case for a while, it just occured to me. Twitter is the new Blogebrity. What’s the Daily Intel record for strike-throughs in one post?
Bill Simmons and Keith Olbermann are arguing on...
And to think, a few short years ago, we would never have been privy to this blockbuster conversation about whatever.
SocialFlow Company Blog: Breaking Bin Laden:... →
socialflowteam: A full hour before the formal announcement of Bin-Laden’s death, Keith Urbahn posted his speculation on the emergency presidential address. Little did he know that this Tweet would trigger an avalanche of reactions, Retweets and conversations that would beat mainstream media as well as the White… “Brendan Johnson today broke the news on Twitter that Justin Bieber is dead....
I have this conversation many times every day.
Kid: [Long, intricate theories about cars, robots, or animals.] Right dad? Me: Right. Wait. What?
It takes a special talent to be simultaneously... →
Duke Energy, the local power concern here in Carolina, has just that talent. Its shareholders’ meeting is being protested both for the company’s continued construction of new coal power plants and for offering a $10 million line of credit to the 2012 Democratic National Convention. Best of luck in your continuing efforts to make nobody happy, Duke Energy.
"There's some kind of light outside. I hope it's...
This is the type of optimistic yet reasonable expectation I have trouble setting in my own life.
Other recent polls have shown the race in a fluid three-way tie that includes,...– - The Washington Post When the thrust of the article is “maybe we shouldn’t take this debate too seriously because Trump and Palin AREN’T showing up,” it’s a pretty good sign that it isn’t the strongest field of contenders.
Adweek asked Brad VanAuken, chief brand strategist at the Blake Project, how he...– Jesus Fucking Christ (via popsins) They don’t want to drop in the Mediaite terrorist rankings, after all!
Go to Moe. I’m so smart, I made a rhymeamart!– Via the backseat of my car.
Billboards Starting to Learn Who You Are | Adweek →
Immersive Labs in New York City has created billboards and in-store displays that use facial-recognition software to determine the age and gender of the people looking at them—and can change the ad that’s displayed based on who you are. This should be grounds to repeal immediately all anti-mask laws.