What’s Going on at Safeco Field? | FanGraphs... →
However, what is happening in Safeco this season looks like it goes beyond just the park effects that we already know about. For some reason, Safeco Field is just destroying offense this year in a way that it never has before. Any time we talk about overall run scoring in a specific ballpark, we have to account for the home team that makes up a vast majority of the at-bats in that park. And, of...
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Proper respect for a co-ordinate branch of the government” requires that we...– Chief Justice Roberts (whose job is not “to protect the people from the consequences of their political choices”), writing in defense of the June 28th SCOTUS ruling on the Affordable Care Act (emphasis mine)
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infoneer-pulse: Panguite is believed to be among the oldest minerals in the solar system, which is about 4.5 billion years old. Panguite belongs to a class of refractory minerals that could have formed only under the extreme temperatures and conditions present in the infant solar system. » via Yahoo! News
Spearheader to feminists: No, YOU’RE the malignant... →
Some threads on The Spearhead are virtual gold mines of crackpot misogyny. Today, from the same thread I drew upon for a post the other day, I present to you yet another long-winded antifeminist manifesto from a dude who doesn’t know shit about feminism. This time the dude in question is someone calling himself Darryl X. Here’s his little screed: … There is only feminism and it is evil...
Bear in mind that Big Baby is strangely moving in both his euphoria and his...– n + 1 argues that the conservative theme of the moment is that of the big baby. n 1: Big Babies (via hellbox)
Please God. Please make it stop.– A “blonde young Western girl” journalist writes of being forced to leave Cairo prematurely following a horrific sexual and physical attack in Tahrir Square. Really tough read. Hugs to you, Natasha. (via newsweek)
What If People Start to Leave the U.S.? | Crossing... →
The United States, we’ve been warned, has piled up a dangerous amount of public debt. The fear is that at some point, the bond market will cut us off, yields will skyrocket and the government will no longer be able to finance its deficits. The problem with this idea is that we haven’t experienced anything close to it yet. Of course, I’m not saying it can’t or won’t happen. I’m merely pointing...
Below, the water requirements for some of the things you might be...– Technology - Megan Garber - It Takes More Than 3 Gallons of Water to Make a Single Sheet of Paper - The Atlantic (via infoneer-pulse)
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npr: ” … ‘We tried making her the blacksmith’s daughter and the milkmaid in various things,’ she says. ‘There [are] no stakes in the story for us that way. We wanted to show real stakes in the story where, you know, the peace of the kingdom and the traditions are all at stake.’ Now, you’d think someone could find stakes in the story of a blacksmith’s daughter or milkmaid, but apparently not...
… [Miner’s lettuce] tastes a little bit like say those expensive French baby...– Seattle Forager Inspires Others To Learn About Wild, Forgotten Foods (via npr) Miner’s lettuce. So tasty. I hope the patch I planted in my house—now rental property—is doing well. I’d tell my tenants to eat it but judging by Facebook they don’t eat things not covered in melted...
2. “She’s probably making sandwiches for her new boyfriend.” – My coach, on why...– Things Guys Have Said to Me at the Boxing Gym | The Hairpin Via [@]dotsara.
Keita Ohara Writing: Battle Royale to See a US... →
keitaohara: Keita Ohara 3/1/11 At some point this year the ultra violent Japanese film Battle Royale will finally see a US release eleven years after the original movie. In a post Columbine world, kid on kid violence has become a very touchy topic. The movie focuses on a group of kidnapped Japanese high school students brought to an island to kill each other as part of the government’s brutal...
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yahoonews: How news events, like the Titanic anniversary and Rodney King’s death over the weekend, expose Twitter’s generation gap It generally goes like this: 1. Death is reported 2. News of death spreads 3. Name begins trending on Twitter 4. Name preceded by “Who is” begins trending on Twitter 5….
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Part of the problem is that we have few models in mainstream cultural life that...– Highlighted by erin kissane in The Blind Giant: Being Human in a Digital World by Nick Harkaway (via kissane)
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ladyjournos: In South Africa, even the insiders are outsiders. GOOD || Summer 2012
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dotsara: Brain Pickings has rapidly become a favorite in the last 3 weeks and articles like this one about Pierre Bayard’s book are precisely why. Maria Popova does a bang-up job of discussing the book in question without deflating my interest in reading the source material. Plus! Hello, this book sounds pretty great. Near the end of the article, Popova has an extended quote from the book; I...
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Boos & catcalls for the gang at Live Nation… |... →
…the annual meeting results reported by Live Nation in an 8-K filed yesterday should be particularly embarrassing to all involved. Shareholders withheld 26% of votes cast for Dolan, for example. So assuming that the insiders and major investors all stuck together, that means most of the company’s other investors gave him the raspberry. Worse yet, the other three directors on the ballot —...
Feminist Frequency: Harassment, Misogyny and... →
femfreq: Here is a very small sample of the harassment I deal with for daring to criticize sexism in video games. Keep in mind that all this is in response to my Kickstarter project for a video series called Tropes vs. Women in Video Games (which I have not even made yet). These are the types of… Backed! Though its well over its goal. Also, regarding the comments: as awful as...
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Michael B. Jordan (Wallace, Barksdale gang dealer): This is some real shit. It...– Maxim Interrogates the Makers and Stars of The Wire | Maxim (via brianoberkirch)
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Ha! I was watching/reading this post and got to the cornfield breath-holding recollection and thought, “hey, my family used to do that”. Then I remembered I was reading my own brother’s blog. …I think I need a nap. Or a weekend. The particularly challenging part Adam didn’t mention is that both of us were younger than driving age when we lived in Chester County....
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I don’t think there is any way to be interesting once you’ve been asked the same...– Malcolm Gladwell, part of a back-and-forth with Bill Simmons on the banality of professional sports discourse. (via marathonpacks)