shortformblog: perzadook: brooklynmutt: Yeah, so this just happened. I don’t know This ricin thing is secretly the greatest thing that ever happened to this guy. You might be tempted to look at this guy’s face while he’s singing. Don’t do it. The male news anchor’s face is anguished poetry in motion.
cockenblog: I wonder which Supreme Court Justice is in charge of counting how many people changed their Facebook profile picture today. Pretty sure it’s Clarence Thomas. He rarely talks because he’s so busy counting.
bestrooftalkever: luckypaperstars: The creepiest thing ever is when someone says, “thanks for the laugh.” If the laugh isn’t the thanks then what are you doing? Nothing beats locksmiths that leave their card wedged into your front door. It’s like I DIDN’T BUT I COULD HAVE. Never thought of locksmith cards this way before. Never again will be able to not think of locksmith cards this way.
cockenblog asked: FIVE! I got all five!
My Favorite Songs of 2012 -- 76 of them!
I’ve finally whittled down the mess of songs I listened to this year to a sleek, slim 76 tracks that stood out as favorites. I think there’s a little something for everyone here, and hopefully you’ll find something new. I’m sure I missed loads of tunes this year, so feel free to let me know what I left off. You can listen to the full mix...
When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say...– Fred Rogers (Mr. Rogers)
On Music Discovery
Yesterday, Hype Machine’s Dev Sherlock linked to a piece by Fast Company’s Tyler Gray talking about music “discovery” – specifically how Spotify’s new Discovery feature falls short when it comes to actual music discovery. I was interested to read the piece, but ultimately disappointed. It seems to me to be a very flimsy case against “discovery” via recommendation, with a lot of contradictions....
CollegeHumor Staff Blog: Brand New Columns on... →
miketrapp: collegehumor: Hey guys! We’ve launched a bunch of new columns with a bunch of really funny writers over the last few weeks. These new series tackle everything from science to sports to sex to the benefits of alliteration. Here’s a recap of some of the new things you can look forward to: In “Yeah Science” Malibu Einstein covers all the weird, twisted parts of science they won’t talk...
nprmusic: Wu-Tang Clan, “Six Directions of Boxing” New from the Wu. Pretty great.
I’m just a fat man with two kids.– South Korean rapper Psy to 80,000 fans during his free concert in Seoul yesterday, via The Globe and Mail. (via washingtonpoststyle) I was prepared to really dislike Psy, after he signed with Bieber’s talent people. But everything I hear makes me kinda like him a lot.
On Jim Lehrer
In the aftermath of silent Jim Lehrer’s debate “moderation” on Wednesday night, he’s been getting a lot of criticism. And I am far from the best person to speak up in his defense. But I still have a sort of reverence for his particular brand of journalism — staid, stoic, and non-partisan without coming off bland or patronizing. My grandparents used to watch...
Good news guys, Craig explained how our election...
me: is this the only debate? i forget how our election system works.
Craig: first of four
Craig: then the physical challenge
me: how do you win immunity?
Craig: that's in the tournament of wits
me: oh right.
and the winner gets the Goblet of Fire, right?
Craig: no no, that's the british parliamentary system
me: ohhhh. politics is so confusing!
Craig: there's a series of 13 events that test 7 criteria - strength, intelligence, agility, stealth, crafts, speed, and humor, the winner of which is determined by majority vote from one randomly selected citizen from each state (puerto rico is included but DC is not for an odd 51)
Craig: the confusing portion is that the winner of the tournament is not just determined by the individual outcome of the 13 events, but also from each candidates aggregate score across the seven criteria within those events.
Craig: this is the Diversity of Talents clause in the constitution
Craig: in instances where the candidates split the results or there is a quorum determining the two candidates are too similar to declare a winner outright (supermajority vote of the 51 delegates), the entire 18 month process is thrown out and the election is determined by the citizenry of ohio and florida.
Craig: does that make more sense now?
me: yes, so much sense. thanks for clearing things up.
hey, it's cat: I really dislike how stores will... →
heyitscat: I really dislike how stores will send you an email every single day, even when there’s basically nothing new to promote (Friends & Family still has three days to go…). I didn’t forget that you exist, J.Crew, and free shipping after $150 isn’t a deal. And then I really, really dislike how now to… Had a great conversation with some friends about this on Sunday night. Daily...
“I’d be delighted to describe the breathtaking scenery if I were a talented travel writer rather than a guy who hates music for a living, but I couldn’t do it justice if I tried. Perhaps Pitbull will render it in song one day.” This article about Pitbull’s Alaskan exile is fantastic.
Does Football Have a Future? →
newyorker: In today’s Daily Comment, Steve Coll considers what it would take for the N.F.L. to remain something better than professional wrestling… it will have to become faster, more acrobatic, more compelling for gamblers, less choppy and interrupted on the screen, and more located in the human mysteries of teamwork and coaching leadership than it is already. Continue reading. ...
When public figures get in trouble for something they said, it is usually not...– David Carr on the puppetry of quotation approval (via explore-blog)