I’m acutely aware that this image will be seen by children, who will undoubtedly...– Time managing editor Richard Stengel, on his decision to put a photo of an Afghan woman who was mutilated by the Taliban on the cover of the magazine (via New York Mag) (via soupsoup) “We have consulted with a number of child psychologists about its potential impact”— Seriously? A. This is not...
Nick Cave's Officially Commissioned, unused... →
Words cannot convey how much I wish this came to fruition. (Thanks to Chandler for alerting me to it).
27. What do you think would happen if the internet...
A week, once, would be pure, utter mayhem. It would be too short for anyone to stop stressing and enjoy the beneficial side effects, and all we’d do is worry about our bank balances n shit. When it came back on, it would be close to post 9-11 style - not to compare the two in gravity, but many people would, and the press would react the same way, with mass hysteria, and new, ridiculous rules...
Lyrics « Arcade Fire →
So can you understand Why I want a daughter while I’m still young? I want to hold her hand And show her some beauty, Before all this damage is done But if it’s too much to ask If it’s too much to ask Then send me a son In other news, the Arcade Fire’s lyrics site is pretty clever in it’s artsy anti-copy/paste methods.
Pitchfork: POV Concert Series →
This is pretty cool, though as much as I love Broken Social Scene, all six angles are pretty much the same. Also when you are in the “all” view I wish I could just click on a view to zoom it.
If you *had* to perform in a talent competition,...
Tom Waits impressions, hands down. Vocals only, at least without practice. I used to be able to play “innocent when you dream” on the piano but that was a long, long time ago. I’d probably do “Cold Water,” or “Down in the Whole” or “Downtown Train” or “Come On Up to the House.” Or maybe “Franks Wild Years” or...
I’ve become rather engrossed with Photoshop in my own work. My first reaction is...– Brian Eno Wired 3.05: Gossip is Philosophy OH MAN. If you haven’t read it, I cannot recommend strongly enough A Year With Swollen Appendices, Brian Eno’s Autobiography. He keeps a journal for a year - I believe it’s 1995 (He’s working on U2, the Cranberries and James,...
tag me with a spoon: mikehudack: ... I’m sorry,... →
unsolicitedanalysis: mikehudack: … I’m sorry, this won’t work. The people most vulnerable to having their wealth transferred to the wealthy, via predatory bank fee policies, are the least receptive to education and have the fewest options. Far simpler is to have the government step in and prohibit the predatory… But there is moral value. The unreceptive to education will be punished! This...
what's your hope for TBG now that it's going...
That the work stays awesome, that the people stay amazing, that the culture only continues to improve, and that we can make an actual, profound impact on our clients, culture, the reshaping of the advertising industry and the internet. Not too ambitious, huh? Ask me anything
What is your favorite quote? i.e. from a movie,...
After enlightenment, laundry. - “Zen proverb.” Ask me anything
Superchunk covers The Cure (via Superchunk covers The Cure | Music | A.V. Undercover | The A.V. Club )
Forrester: Why Most Marketers Should Forgo... →
evangotlib: mknell: “In a study out today, Forrester finds that only 4% of U.S. online adults have ever used location-based mobile apps such as Foursquare, Gowalla and Loopt. Only 1% update these services more than once per week. What’s more, 84% of respondents said they are not familiar with such apps, leaving the vast majority of Americans online still in the dark about location-based apps,...
johncarney: Larry Kudlow and I talk hedge funds. I misread this as you talking to Lisa Kudrow about hedge funds and I was SO EXCITED.
[It’s] supposedly the world’s first chicken sitting company (you think?) though...– jauntsetter (via caro)
The 400 of us [here] pay a lower part of our income in taxes than our...– Buffett blasts system that lets him pay less tax than secretary - Times Online Mr Buffett said that he was taxed at 17.7 per cent on the $46 million he made last year, without trying to avoid paying higher taxes, while his secretary, who earned $60,000, was taxed at 30 per cent. Okay I know it’s...
Even though I was taught about sunk costs in business school twenty-five years...– via Fred Wilson- A VC So true. (via bijan) (via mikehudack) Ah, but… when it works! Reading Tony Hsieh’s book today, and I gotta love his all in, sunk-cost bet-the-house investment in Zappo’s.
Pitchfork: Listen: Five-Second Broken Social Scene... →
Aren't those three foods?
I don’t remember this question but… probably. Ask me anything
If you could go back in time to any year & do one...
I wrestle with this question a LOT, and all I’ve decided is that I would definitely waste it on something frivolous and not use it to be some pretentious witness to some perceived “Most Important Moment in Time” or something. I’d probably go to a Joy Division concert. Maybe one where Red Turns To or Section 25 opened. Ask me anything
What are your top three favorite movies?
And, to soften the blow from the last question: 1) Last Year at Marienbad - oh sweet mercy i cannot get enough of this film. I had the privilege, years ago, of seeing this film at the Toronto Film Festival as part of a series where acclaimed directors introduce their favorite films. This one was introduced by Peter Greenaway, and I had never heard of it, and knew nothing of Alain Resnais beyond...
hey amber rae: the best thing about 750words.com... →
the best thing about 750words.com is that it allows for uninhibited, private writing and basically a brain dump of what you’re feeling in that moment. unlike blogging, you have no concern for what anyone else thinks and you truly allow yourself to tap into your inner voice… after checking…
Jessi Slaughter and the 4chan trolls - the case... →
spytap: nudawn: spytap: nickdouglas: Thanks, trolls. You fucked it up again. (Background: Australia’s government is considering censoring internet access to the entire country. And now an op-ed in one of their papers is pointing to a recent case of kids harassing an 11-year-old vlogger to support the pro-censorship argument.) Don’t worry Nick, if they shoot the entire future of the...
The President should stop talking and acting on anything else – not the deficit,...– Robert Reich (via marco) And Keynesians are trying to scare you, because the economy will recover. It’s already begun to in strange, profound ways - ways that involve the liquidation of failed industries and their replacement with newer, more innovative competitors. Reich and the Keynesians...
The President should stop talking and acting on anything else – not the deficit,...– Robert Reich (via marco) (via rafer) I suppose it would be silly to suggest that the truth is somewhere in the middle. Right? Silly. (via mikehudack) I found his post rather cathartic. Amazing to me that the only time anyone ever talks about the deficit is in recessions. Scares me.
Where does social media live in the agency world?
Two more articles out today about where to place social media in the current agency landscape. First we have David Teicher’s article in Ad Age about why media agencies CAN’T do social (the quick synopsis: two many subdivisions/bureaucracies). Next come’s Steve Hall of Adrants’ riposte: Social Media isn’t much different than the value ads that media agencies have...
I'm Too Old For The Pitchfork Music Festival. →
bringonthetragedy: The fine folks at I’m Too Old For This Shit asked me to write (whine) about my experience at the Pitchfork Music Festival last weekend. I, of course, complied. Enjoy! I am almost 40 and LOVE outdoor festivals. Trust me, it’s nothing to do with your age. :P
Jessi Slaughter and the 4chan trolls - the case... →
spytap: nickdouglas: Thanks, trolls. You fucked it up again. (Background: Australia’s government is considering censoring internet access to the entire country. And now an op-ed in one of their papers is pointing to a recent case of kids harassing an 11-year-old vlogger to support the pro-censorship argument.) Don’t worry Nick, if they shoot the entire future of the country in the foot...
Casiotone for the Painfully Alone played one of... →
OMG Casiotone for the Painfully Alone is BREAKING UP? With HIMSELF? I was skipping this tour but now I feel a painful, desperate need to see him one more time.
Pitchfork: Fugazi Prepare Live Recording Archive →
Oh man. If i could have the recordings of the exact 1991 and 1992 shows I went to in MA and DC, I would be SO excited.
Kung Fu Hustle? It’s not even close. Quick Change after it looked like...– Bill Murray on Ghostbusters 3, Get Low, Ron Howard, and Kung Fu Hustle: Celebrities: GQ Ha! Bill Murray’s right. I forgot about how great that movie was.
Italian horror maestro Dario Argento has released the remake rights to his...– ‘Suspiria’ remake gets green light | Movies News | NME.COM This is going to be really weird.