“…some of the ugliest pieces of shit I’ve ever seen especially the Sebring, which looks like what would happen if an Edsel fucked a Pinto.” I’ve thought that about American cars for too long now. Thank you, Jon, for finding the words.
Freedom enforces freedom; a reboot is the only circumvention of the Freedom time...– Freedom. File under: Totally Necessary, The Human Race is Fucked (via tumblelikeyougiveadamn)
“The Motorcycle Song” by Arlo Guthrie ...
My Manhattan Project: How I helped build the bomb... →
Pretty fascinating read by the Lehman engineer who first automated the collateralized mortgage obligation: I made $125,000 in my bonus that year and bought an apartment on Gramercy Park. I had first-tier seats to the ballet, but I still rode my bike to work. The traders pocketed multiple millions. I wasn’t poor, but I wasn’t a plutocrat. I could live with myself. If there was a deception going...
Ladies and gentlemen, your 2010 Album of the Year →
The next Grammy Awards ceremony won’t be for another year, but we already know who’s going home with a bunch of trophies, and we know it without actually hearing a note of the album. Ambitious years-in-the-making follow-up to ambitious years-in-the-making album? Check. Veteran act who did their best work about fifteen years ago but who still inexplicably carry a vague aura of hipness?...
I work at a theater.
So when Louisville lost yesterday, no one understood why I would be a little miffed. And when some one misused mitochondria (suggesting it did the job of your chromosomes), no one understood why I was embarrassed for them. And when the musical rendition of Pixies’ “Where Is My Mind?” was played as a sad, sweet, sing-a-long ballad, no one understood why I cringed. And when a...
The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.– William Blake
8 Million Stories This is dope. (via tumblelikeyougiveadamn)
Carmen Dig a Pony
It’s called the American dream because you have to be asleep to believe...– George Carlin
Republican politicians called for a sweeping new... →
”Keeping our children safe requires cooperation on the local, state, federal, and family level.” BULLSHIT (via dalasverdugo, azspot)
When you drip a little in your pants and you say it was a strong tap that splashed on you: everyone knows you peed yer pants. When you get a strong tap that splashes on you and swear you didn’t drip a little: everyone knows you peed yer pants.
FML - I love this site. →
Today, my father asked me if he could borrow my electric razor because he wanted to “surprise mom later”. Anxious to see him without his life-long beard, I willingly agreed. About half an hour later he exited the bathroom. Beard fully intact. FML
London cops reach new heights of anti-terror... →
Hey, Barry. What's so funny about taxing and... →
“There was one question that was voted on that ranked fairly high and that was whether legalizing marijuana would improve the economy and job creation, and I don’t know what this says about the online audience,” he laughed. “The answer is no, I don’t think that [is] a good strategy.” Obama’s cynical rebuff was short-sighted and disrespectful to a large percentage of his supporters. After all,...
"Social media is like teen sex. Everyone wants to... →
— Avinash Kaushik, Google Analitics Evangelist
AIG Exec Whines About Public Anger, and Now We're... →
Only a person with a habitually over-inflated sense of self-worth could think he deserves a $700,000 retention bonus, even if it has to be paid by taxpayers, when in reality no one “deserves” that much money. It may be that some people do get paid that much, but most people who make that much money have enough sense to realize their cushy lifestyles are an accident of fate, of birth,...
The birds and the bees.
A father asked his 10-year-old son if he knew about the birds and the bees. “I don’t want to know,” the child said, bursting into tears. “Promise you won’t tell me!” Confused, the father asked why. The boy explained, “when I was six, I got the ‘There’s no Easter Bunny’ speech. At seven, I got the ‘There’s no Tooth...
Some guy in sunny Dayton, Ohio: Obama...
It makes increasingly less sense even to talk... →
because the core problem publishing solves — the incredible difficulty, complexity, and expense of making something available to the public — has stopped being a problem.
Where the Wild Things Are trailer soundtracked by an alternate version of Arcade Fire’s “Wake Up”