All sorts of people make pilgrimages to the L.H.C. simply in order to be...– January 2010: Kurt Andersen on the Large Hadron Collider | vanityfair.com
The destruction extended for more than 2,000 feet, and smoke and soot billowed...– January 2010: Kurt Andersen on the Large Hadron Collider | vanityfair.com
spiers: brianvan: goldenfiddle: “Up In The Air is bad. It’s a new depression exploitation picture or unemployment porn, but that’s not exactly why it’s a bad film. It’s a bad film because it’s safe and fails to throw any punches. So, George Clooney plays a caddish, single man who doesn’t want to settle down with a troubled past. Hasn’t Clooney played this character in every other film since...
Research Shows Where Exactly the Real America Is -... →
Wow look at that Alaska, second least religious state. Woohoo! There’s definitely a ton of religious nutjobs and strange reclusive religious sects, but I guess the hippies and the Alaska Natives outdid them. Nice.
Gen X, Y, Zeee
allthecoolkids: spiers: allthecoolkids: I just Googled it and the cutoff point is apparently either 1976 or 1980, depending on the source. So maybe you *are* Gen X. Unclear! Someone call Douglas Coupland. I nearly threw Doree, Moe and Lindsay Robertson into that list, but they’re all my age, so by Peter Feld Definition, Gen X-ers. Whew. I heart rounding errors. At the risk of wading...
Pitchfork Top 10 Albums, In US Sales
petervidani: adamisacson: perpetua: 1. Animal Collective Merriweather Post Pavilion 131k 2. Dirty Projectors Bitte Orca 48k 3. the xx xx 35k 4. The Flaming Lips Embryonic 75k (estimate) 5. Raekwon Only Built For Cuban Linx Part II 141k 6. Grizzly Bear Veckatimest 132k 7. Bat For Lashes Two Suns 36k 8. Phoenix Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix 205k 9. Fever Ray Fever Ray 23k 10. Girls Album 19k I...
petervidani: Here’s something that I’ve kept to myself for a while: To move a window in the background without bringing it to the front, ⌘-click its chrome and drag. But wait, there’s more! It’s not just the chrome that reacts this way. It’s any element of the background window. Select text, refresh a page, close the window, pause a movie (iTunes’ buttons are natively able to be used...
NONPROFIT is the worst possible term. the word “profit” comes from Latin for...– sam lessin (via msg) This is what is known as a root fallacy - the use of a term’s etymology for evidence against its current meaning.
Well, the whole point of the public option originally was that if you’re going...– Glenn Greenwald (via azspot) Ding ding ding! We have a winner. Why do you think their stocks increased so much upon news that the mandate looks as if it’s going to happen? (via jayparkinsonmd) this logic would suppose that the insurance companies now view the public option as completely dead,...
Twitter Will End The Year Profitable →
Oh man. So many blog posts will now need a new angle on Twitter.
He compares those assembly-line-esque entrepreneurs who say they are just “the...– The Difference between $1 Billion-Plus in Exits and “Success” innnteresting.
If there was an airline that flew more passengers than anyone else, but lost...– The bar for success in our industry is too low (37signals) (via bb) (via sarahkunst) (via mikehudack) Oh jesus. Please, just make them stop. Seriously. I’ll stop blogging about.. I dunno.. health care. government. The shit I don’t know anything about. I’ll stop If 37 Signals...
Perversely, however, tragic stories that begin with “sexting” are...– Leave ‘Sexters’ Alone! - Page 1 - The Daily Beast
The menhaden is a small fish that in its multitudes plays such a big role in our...– Op-Ed Contributor - A Fish Oil Story - NYTimes.com Wha?? I have never even heard of this fish! Craziness!
Why Google Will Drop $500 Million On Yelp →
Ah.. We now know the answer to that mysterious question: how many items does Business Insider need to turn something from a listicle to a slide show. Apparantly the answer lies between five and six. It is also heartening to know that should Business Insider find itself two extra list items, three hours and thirty five minutes after writing a story, that they’ll write an entirely new story,...
I interviewed her during the press junket for “8 Mile”…I was...– Brittany Murphy, Actress, 32 - Brittany Murphy - Gawker Perhaps the saddest comment ever posted on Gawker.
BBC News - Whisky hangover 'worse than vodka, a... →
Brown University should have called me. I could have told them this. Also. Whiskey is Brown. Brown University. Ha ha.
There Will Be Blood Wins the Decade - there will... →
Gawker tallied all the best-of-decade film lists to come up with the most-liked films of the decade. There Will Be Blood comes in first. Shockingly, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind comes in a solid second. My favorite would have to be Children of Men - it’s not listed in the Gawker list. I was shocked, until I noticed a commentor saying that Gawker missed a few and it should have...
Spendthrift to Penny Pincher: A Vision of the New... →
It is shocking to me that anyone would write an article talking about America’s newfound propensity towards financial thrift and saving in some sort of bad light. There’s no guarantee Americans won’t revert to their profligate ways once the economy recovers, as they did after Sept. 11, 2001. GOOD. But the longer economic hardship lasts, says John Quelch, a Harvard...
As-is, though, I’m left with the nagging question ‘Why did the Nook need to be...– Andy Ihnatko in a good ebook-reader roundup (via marco) Did I imagine that the Nook is the only e-reader with any sort of book loaning technology? Or does the Sony one have that too? The Kindle sure as hell doesn’t, and it’s annoying.
G.M. Plans to Close Saab After Talks Collapse -... →
oh man that is so sad. Such an iconic brand.
Movie Review - Avatar (Fox) - A New Eden, Both... →
I can’t help chuckling at the uniformly positive reviews of Avatar. It’s like no one learned a god damn thing with Titanic. The Gawker pre-calling of it as sucking is the best part. So ridiculously wrong. HATERS GONNA HATE. I knew this was going to be awesome. I AM SO READY.
You’re Not Wrong, Capitol, You’re Just an Asshole... →
nickdouglas: My commentary on Capitol suing Vimeo over lip-dubs. This one’s mostly yelling at the labels, but some day I need to do a “shut up self-righteous pirates” post. I haven’t pirated a song in like nine years, and I’m a publisher as well, but the day you write that post, I’ll be there to defend them. Copyright law is FUCKED.
An incomplete, disorganized post that I don't know...
marco: Sometimes, it’s nice to take a break from the tech news world’s perpetual idiocy, stay far away from posting anything that might accidentally get me on the great wasteland of Hacker News, and just blog a bunch of George Carlin’s autobiography quotes from my Kindle clippings. (Seriously. I have 7 more saved as drafts so I wouldn’t overwhelm my blog with all of them at once.) Over the...
Most serious news stories are peppered with information that is laughably false,...– Chuck Klosterman (via marco) This is why I love the Economist. They don’t pander to that shit. They don’t get it 100% right every time, but their approach is so much more bearable than other news sources.
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Zomg best fan page ever.
Animals have been submitted as applicants in suspected diploma mills in several...– This is a list of those animals: List of animals with fraudulent diplomas (via heyitsnoah) Awesome.
Android App Wish List
brit: I currently carry both an Android phone and an iPhone. I’d love to carry just one, but I’m struggling to make the full migration to Android due to the lack of a few of my favorite apps. Specifically: 1. Tumblr (John/David - help!?) 2. Gowalla (the web app is okay, but not the same) 3. Kindle 4. New York Times 5. Tweetie 6. Taxi Magic 7. iBeer* 8. Hot Potato I’m keeping my fingers...
Vimeo Sued By Capitol Records Over Lip Dubs →
nickdouglas: rickwebb: mikehudack: peterberkman: mikehudack: matchesmalone: The argument to make is that it’s Fair Use. You’ve posted it on a site that allows commentary, and you’re creating a parody. Case closed. Next? This isn’t fair use. At least not as far as I can tell. It’s not a parody. It’s not a transformative work. It couldn’t exist without the copyrighted material. ...
Vimeo Sued By Capitol Records Over Lip Dubs →
mikehudack: peterberkman: mikehudack: matchesmalone: The argument to make is that it’s Fair Use. You’ve posted it on a site that allows commentary, and you’re creating a parody. Case closed. Next? This isn’t fair use. At least not as far as I can tell. It’s not a parody. It’s not a transformative work. It couldn’t exist without the copyrighted material. It’s an exploitation of the...
Lampooned Name-Change Was Good for Syfy | The Wrap →
emmawelles: With ratings up double digits in every key demo since his channel’s oft-ridiculed name-change to Syfy on July 7, network president Dave Howe told TheWrap he has no desire to deliver an “in your face” to the many who doubted his brand strategy.