syska: The Mooney Suzuki - Oh Sweet Susanna ...
So maybe the slackers had it right after all - The... →
WE MOVED to San Francisco and Brooklyn and Mission Hill. We jumped from job to job. Put off marriage. Never bought a place. And we never heard the end of it. We were drifters, they said. Layabouts. No respect for work and real estate or the value of a good pair of cufflinks. But now, in the cold glare of a recession, everything looks different: We’ve got no house to lose, no career to...
Wow, those guys look really mad.– McSweeney’s Lists: Things I Thought or Heard While Serving in Iraq.
Experimental Epistemology Research Group →
Last week, we were appalled and fascinated by Travis, the chimp who, before he...– There Are Monkeys Living Like People All Around Us (New York Magazine)
footnoted.org: Yet another TARP beneficiary… →
It’s almost become akin to shooting fish in a barrel: find a TARP recipient — there’s over 400 of them now according to the latest report from Treasury — and then troll through their recent SEC filings to see how at least some of that money was spent on enriching an executive (or two). … Now I know that banks say that the TARP money is separate. And to be fair, while the disclosure was...
Google maps and nuclear weapons →
elclon: Enter a city and choose your weapon. Hint: Skip to the Tsar for largest damage. Highly disturbing.
If any single human being stands at the center of...
chumblespuzz: If Jim Ray and Jimmy Fallon had a baby, it would look like the guy in the striped shirt. Evann needs to somehow get his Del.icio.us feed to send the actual images/embeds of such @jimray @jimmyfallon lovechildren. While I’m at it—I’m sorry, seriously—these people make their way in one of the bigger metropoli on the face of the earth. Why do they have to pretend to...
The networks thought they had Web distribution... →
slateinbrief: Then they realised that people might actually want to take stuff off the web and watch it on TV, and the networks freaked out and did what they usually do—close their fist around the sand even tighter. Slateinbrief summarizes my the recreational nerd part of my week so succinctly.
epistemological modesty– Brooks: The Big Test Via Mankiw. Such a fantastic phrase for this phase.
Animal Collective v Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Y Girls Via...
Parking Fight (Demetri Martin) Now *this* is good.
Seattle Times “$1.5M condo on 20K income” Story... →
The story printed in the Seattle Times portrays a starry-eyed, helpless group of individuals that were taken advantage of by a slimy real estate agent (who is inexplicably not named by the Times), shady lenders, and overzealous salespeople. … It would appear that Nancy Bartley, the author of this article, had a story in mind that she wanted to tell, and did not bother to even spend 30...
Sasha Obama Keeps Seeing Creepy Bush Twins While... →
peterme.com » Why Siftables Excite Me Interesting, but the internal language seems fairly specific. How easy is it to program your own interaction language around data you may wish to put into blocks?
naked capitalism: Citi Endgame Nigh? →
Now this gets interesting. Team Obama tried to (basically) preemptively deny the Citi special pleading. The “neither bank asked for increased government assistance”: is misleading. Citi’s request for conversion of preferred to common IS a plea for help; it lowers the cash drain and puts the taxpayer pari passu with common shareholders, rather than in a slightly favored...
FORA.tv - Neil DeGrasse Tyson: Death by Black Hole Podcast/vidcast Sunday going strong. We—particularly Americans—are very good at blowing stuff up. We’re less good at understanding where the pieces go after it blows up.
Miguel Cotto stops Michael Jennings in fifth round... →
Go, Cotto! When the hell did he get that tattoo? And why isn’t boxing torrented already?
Who the hell is the target user for this kind of data except geeks like me? I appreciate it’s available, but seriously. I’m creeped out to have my (public) information on here.
If you listen to Rick Astley backwards, he will: * Run around and desert you *...– IcedZ comments on If you watch the movie `Jaws’ backwards, it’s a movie about a shark that keeps throwing up people until they have to open a beach. A reddit meme tips over from mildly amusing to awesome with a reverse rickroll. This is for Adam, of course. Somewhere in Utah he’s...
$7 taxi 02/17/09 11:45am balance: $22,896 8:49 AM Feb 17th from...– fstarlite’s financial twitter feed, via @buzz. I first read ‘balance’ as ‘ambulance’ and couldn’t figure out why the guy rode in so many ambulances. Then I reasoned out that he must be an EMT and was reciting how much each ride cost insurance…then I...
Things I Think We Think We Know About the Banking... →
FiveThirtyEight.com takes on the current thinking in Washington and makes some serious sense. So good to see smart people parsing signal from noise about this. (Via PlanetMoney and every other financial blog today.)
Sure, eating great food is nice, but unlike music or other forms of art, you...– ario’s digital detritus - what’s good
Why are submarines always bumping into things? →
slateinbrief: To remain stealthy, they must refrain from using active radar—this means they only detect objects which create their own noise, and can lead to collisions with silent objects. Like another stealthy sub.
Amateur boxing leaders propose women's competition... →
Goddamnit. Why couldn’t they have proposed this for China. Maybe I’ll scrap all the recovery and therapy I’ve done, get back in the ring and go be an exhibition olympian.
Jeffrey Zeldman Presents : Body Talk →
I like that a few geeks have turned their design and hack-enthusiasm toward their own bodies and how they got to where they are now. There’s a lot of room for discussion.