rickwebb. an army.
Earlier this year I chatted with Afghan Whigs’ frontman Greg Dulli about his 13 favourite albums of all-time.
It is true that Teachout is not an experienced politician. The experienced politicians in New York State are hacks and criminals. That is the situation that the New York Times editorial board would like you to believe it cares about.
Yet the Times will not back the nomination of someone who comes from outside of the state’s culture of political corruption—not some reckless crank, a goldbug or anti-vaccinationist or animal-rights activist, but a degree-holding product of Yale and Duke, a former law clerk, a person who works full-time at understanding the process of political reform.
What other credentials would the Times ask a political reformer to have? What makes Teachout a quixotic candidate, while Cuomo—who would not be the governor of New York if his father had not been the governor of New York—gets taken seriously? — Tom Scocca, Gawker (via arishahdadi)
There’s a battalion now.
There is not a place in the world where these exist that they are not overfilled, forcing the user to rip a bunch of napkins and take far more than they need. What is needed is a two stage tension latch inside, which allows it to give up to a certain amount when being loaded full of napkins, and then, after 10-20 seconds (long enough for the loader to move on) the latch releases the tension even more, allowing for the proper removal of napkins. Of course this would be a more expensive napkin holder, and no one would buy it, because it’s not their problem and we’ve been conditioned to not expect a higher level of service in this area. This thing will probably still exist in the year 2200, barring a ban on wasting metal on such frivolous objects.
Oh man. I don’t feel old. Not at all.
There’s nothing wrong with advertising, and there’s nothing wrong with creating content to gain and capture attention but that’s a game for companies with a billion users, everyone else is in the arbitrage game. But what happens when the pageview traffic doesn’t work for journalism - in cases like Ferguson, Missouri, what happens when the news trucks leave but the story (the truth) needs to be told? I’d like to find out. So would others. — A Brief History of the Web Publishing Dream by Adrian Sanders — Beacon
Amazon's Credit Card Reader Is Here, And It's Dramatically Cheaper Than Square | Fast Company | Business Innovation -
Amazon, if you want to be the next monopoly from the Pacific Northwest, you’re doing it wrong. Internet Explorer was FREE.
If you’ve ever seen a wolf trying to live in an urban home, you know there’s nothing romantic or scary about it. Wolves cringe, flinch, whimper and hide in our world. It’s dogs who have a jaunty confidence, meeting and greeting like the people I hated in high school. — A Confederacy of Quacks: The War Against Antidepressants | PandoDaily
A surprising caloric beer fact from You’re Not Much Use to Anyone, a.k.a., the Pitchfork Reviews Reviews novel.
Mix tapes from my past.
Synth pop aftermath (at Albion Attic)