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Hi. I'm Rick. I write, advise, and invest.

Venture Partner, Quotidian Ventures / CEO, Secret Clubhouse.

Formerly Co-Founder Barbarian Group & Consultant Tumblr

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v. excited about the new goth minifig.

v. excited about the new goth minifig.

Mineral at St Vitus #latergram

Mineral at St Vitus #latergram

The median income in Brooklyn Heights grew to $166,346, while Dumbo’s reached $167,737,” reported the Daily News. That’s more than $150,000 difference in income between Brooklyn’s poorest and richest neighborhoods.

A tale of two Brooklyns: there’s more to my borough than hipsters and coffee | Money | theguardian.com

His company already produces a 30-minute weekly program for HBO — “News from the edge,” is the tagline — but he’d like to eventually have a 24-hour Vice network.

Vice Media Stakes Future on A&E Networks Deal - NYTimes.com

For a second there I thought “what a depressing, backwards ambition,” but then I realized mine is to write hardcover books, so hey, to each aging Gen-Xer’s own I guess.

arilevine:

rickwebb. an army.

Terrifying. 

arilevine:

rickwebb. an army.

Terrifying. 

augstone:

Earlier this year I chatted with Afghan Whigs’ frontman Greg Dulli about his 13 favourite albums of all-time.

JEALOUS. 

augstone:

Earlier this year I chatted with Afghan Whigs’ frontman Greg Dulli about his 13 favourite albums of all-time.

JEALOUS. 

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’s a battalion now. 

(Source: arilevine)

Arch-Nemeses list. 

Arch-Nemeses list. 

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.

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. 

Oh man. I don’t feel old. Not at all. 

Seems like a good day to watch this video again.

(Source: youtube.com)

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, if you want to be the next monopoly from the Pacific Northwest, you’re doing it wrong. Internet Explorer was FREE.

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