First Predator, Now 'Alien' Being Remade →
How quickly will the phrase “nuke it from orbit; it’s the only way to be sure” be used in commentary about the *idea* of remaking “Alien”? Update: via @matthewpennell. The post updated itself to say they’re considering a prequel, not a remake. I’ll take a prequel; few things can be worse than the last 45min of #4.
I think one of the most ironic things about a subculture that loves irony, is...– Awww, being a hipster is too expensive (via jimray) Heh. I think the only cost-effective way to be a hipster is to have a recently passed-on, vaguely transgendered Canadian uncle who, in his will, shipped you the equivalent of a fishing cabin full of ’80s. If not, you’re effectively...
Ladies and gentleman, I give you Jedi Mind, Inc. (JEDM). The company just...– CrossingWallStreet.com: Best Name of a Penny Stock You’ll See Today I will now only accept stock market Star Wars joke combos.
The other certainty is that everyone involved in this movie is working against...– The Road Is the Most Important Movie of the Year
Clearly, something needs to change. You can argue that the men have made a right...– Women: The Answer to the Financial Crisis? - BusinessWeek
When it comes to phones and other devices, Microsoft has lost its presumptive...– Why Android Could Be Headed for the Laundry Room - Bits Blog - NYTimes.com
Bluntly: Bernanke’s screwing around just cost you 15% of the value of your...– It Is Failing: ALL OF IT - The Market Ticker
ascendingcoherence: Driving at night on the...
NPR’s Planet Money: Our Favorite Recession Haiku
Who's more productive, people who stay up late or... →
There is this song we used to sing in Girl Scouts about old friends and new. How...– Social A’s: Can I Drop Out Of This Crazy Lady’s Wedding? | The Awl
With respect to yesterday’s episode in the mortgage market — yes, it is as bad...– Mortgage Market “Seized Up” (Seattle Bubble) quoting a number of other industry publications.
ISS - Doing time on their own dime: More states... →
That’s just fucked. (Via Jaime, who had more eloquent things to say.)
Perhaps the only thing more ridiculous than Wall Street types quoting...– VQR: If You Malaprop Us, Do We Not Bleed? via Jaime.
Liberated and Unhappy - NYT Op-Ed Columnist Ross... →
A strict feminist and a stringent gender-role traditionalist alike will probably find vindication of their premises between the lines of Wolfers and Stevenson’s careful prose. The feminist will see evidence of a revolution interrupted, in which rising expectations are bumping against glass ceilings, breeding entirely justified resentments. The traditionalist will see evidence of a revolution...
Bob Sutton: When Layoffs are Immoral: Randy Cohen... →
Very interesting analysis and counter-analysis about measures for downsizing. I’ll take more Bod Sutton v. Randy Cohen about business any day.
Rahm Emanuel reportedly has a doctrine: Never let a serious crisis go to waste....– The Crisis Is Over, And We Wasted It « The Baseline Scenario I’d cross my fingers for this being an artificial upturn if it weren’t for friends drastically impacted by the crash as it currently stands. If this isn’t the wrecking ball we needed, I don’t want to be around...
Troubles in Latvia - Economix →
So continues the economic evaluation of countries failing, too.
At the Friday night dump… (footnoted.org) →
Footnoted covers all the last-minute filings companies squeezed in Friday afternoon while everybody was thinking holiday. As expected, it is some pretty lame stuff.
Too Much Green For Green In Greenlake |... →
Each cottage is projected to save an average of 4250 kWh of electricity per year, or about half of what a typical household uses. At six cents per kWh, that’s an annual savings of $255. The heat recovery ventilation system should save another $300 per year in energy costs. The water savings target is 40 percent, which translates to a monthly savings of perhaps $20. Alas, a total utility...
How We Drive: The Sense of Being Stared At (in... →
What’s interesting too is what happens once that driver in the other lane meets my eyes. Often, they look a bit startled, or uncomfortable, and I myself try to look away, having been uncomfortably caught out. This too has been examined by psychologists, as this piece in Scientific American notes.
Seed: You describe children as being “useless on purpose.” What do you mean by...– “To Be a Baby”, an interview from Seed Magazine about the book The Philosophical Baby by Alison Gopnik. (via shuffstuff)
What’s the function of a film of this kind? Essentially as a primer on love and...– Josh on Lady and the Tramp in The Last Days of Disco (via viz) (via ascendingcoherence)
Der Bubble Envy (Economix) →
Picking up the pieces from other people’s housing bubbles is no fun at all, especially when you never experienced — even for that fleeting moment that was 2005-07 — the euphoria of a housing bubble of your very own. Awesome headline.
[Equifax] is developing a service that will let you create an online identity...– A Service to Prove You are Really You - Bits Yeah, shot not have Equifax involved in identity. Can’t wait for my credit score to take a hit due to lame blog comments.
Raser Technologies to Demonstrate 100 mpg Hummer... →
Sock: What are you talking about—clowns? This is a bachelor party, Ben!
Benji: Well—keyword there is 'party', so when I think of 'party' I think 'clowns'.
Sock: Well, I disagree. Keyword there is 'bachelor', alright, so go ahead and call the stripper college.
Ben: Sock, trust me. Clowns!
Sock: Ben. Trust *me*. Strippers.
[pause for revelation]
Both: I got it. STRIPPER CLOWNS! Ah!
[commence freaking out and much high-fiving]
Sock: I can't believe we just had a genius idea. At the same time!
Ben: It's like the Reece's Cup of party entertainment.
Sock: I've got your peanut butter in my chocolate, buddy.
Tiff: Okay, I know it's stupid on 'paper' but I've never seen a show that so readily fits the sense of humor, high-context-riffing of people my age. It's hard not to laugh along. Eff you, demographics. I don't *want* to like a show this ridiculous, but I do. On the flip side, at least I don't have an irrational cultural attachment to CSI:NYC:SVU or whatever the latest crime drama is. That would be creepy.
Microsoft: Just Another Company (Baseline... →
Microsoft paid only about one percentage point more than the U.S. government, which makes sense since it does have over $20 billion in cash, no other long-term debt, and – let’s not forget – a virtual monopoly on computer operating systems and basic desktop software. (In some ways, Microsoft looks like a safer place to lend mone than the U.S. Treasury, except for the ability of the latter to...
The Slow Erosion of Google Search (A "guessay" by... →
So while Google continues to increase its search market share, and folks look at that and say “Google is only getting better”, what they don’t necessarily see is how much the social sites are sucking up more attention. And eventually that attention will be so strong that Google will begin to suffer. Advertisers will probably still use Google for a long time. But where will they go first?...
Why Sen. Lindsey Graham thinks anti-torture laws... →
slateinbrief: “It’s sort of like a national Twinkie defense, but Graham is willing to strap a saddle onto that Twinkie today and ride … and ride and ride.” …wait, what?