So what’s it all about, this Twitter? Is it signaling, like telegraphs? Is it...– Margaret Atwood Tremendous article, well worth reading. (via pegobry) (via philk) Margaret Atwood explains Twitter better than anyone else to date. Why am I not surprised? (via bethlehems) Indeed.
TripAdvisor reviews: Schrute Farms →
“When I enquired about the triple sun eclipse I was told this was in fact an ancient beet burning ceremony and was conducted by Dwight in a three wolf shirt. I declined to attend.” found via the New York Times
Things Recently Brought to my Attention:
The best permission slip email exchange I’ve ever read.”A memo you may have missed or filed in your overflowing ‘facts that cease to exist when they are ignored’ tray”. This can’t possibly be real… but I DIED reading this. Man tries to pay his bill with a spider drawing. Hahaha! Dear internet? Thank you <3
A conversation, by JMW and myself
JMW: you're a girl. so you like cooking, ironing, hgtv, knitting, birthing, etc.
Me: I also like video games, beer, and explosions.
JMW: video games about ironing? fair enough
Me: my favorite! Iron Iron Revolution!
JMW: other acceptable answers would have included: Iron Hero - Martha Stewart edition; Grand Theft Auto-matic shutoff; World of War-ming Biscuits
Me: LOL, Yes. I like all of those.
JMW: it's sad how long it took me to think of three video games, not the bastardization, just thinking of 3
Me: aww... poor Josh *pats head*
JMW: yes, some people had a deprived childhood, i had a deprived mid-20s. i've become my parents, for them up,down,left,right, start,select,A,B was too many buttons...
Me: lol you should work on that
JMW: now there are symbols, colors, clickers, gestures...i miss the simple joystick + one button
Me: hold on a sec, I think there are some kids on your lawn that you need to yell at
Can someone on tumblr tell me how to post an mp3 with the cover art? I can’t figure it out for the life of me.
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2010-3-21) →
The Radio Dept. (10) Jonathan Coulton (4) Queen (2) Passion Pit (2) Bon Jovi (1) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
Closing libraries is always a bad idea, but for the Google generation, it could...– Sara Scribner in the LA Times “Saving the Google students” - http://articles.latimes.com/2010/mar/21/opinion/la-oe-scribner21-2010mar21
Something inspired you to get involved, and something inspired you to be a...– Barack Obama, in his speech to House Democrats on Saturday. (via thebrowncoat)
The moral test of government is how it treats those who are in the dawn of life,...– Hubert H. Humphrey at the dedication of his eponymous building in Washington, DC, on November 4, 1977.
thebrowncoat: Fear Strikes Out →
Paul Krugman gets it so right in today’s NY Times that I’m going to post his entire column. This is a must read: The day before Sunday’s health care vote, President Obama gave an unscripted talk to House Democrats. Near the end, he spoke about why his party should pass reform: “Every once in a…
Gradually, as I searched, I began to realize that there was real decoration in...– Grant Wood
I still believe we can do what’s right. I still believe we can do what’s hard....– President Obama, today http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2010/03/19/i-still-believe-we-can-do-whats-right
Jonathan Coulton's March Madness Bracket →
The matchup: Richmond Spiders (#7) vs. Saint Mary’s Gaels (#10) JoCo’s take: “I was just in Richmond, Virginia. I had a fantastic show in Richmond. What a lovely city and a warm, loving audience. It’s hard to believe that they are imperiled by spiders. I didn’t know there were so many spiders in Richmond.” JoCo’s pick: “The fact that the people of Richmond seem to be able to live ordinary...
Here’s to lying, stealing, and cheating! May you lie to save a friend;...– ~Irish Saying Éire go brách!
…berry picking is the agricultural equivalent to a private liberal arts...– Stuff White People Like
Enter 'Sandman' For Neil Gaiman and Matthew... →
fuckyeahthesandman: fuckyeahgaiman: Neil Gaiman discussed a “Death” movie with Guillermo Del Toro last week, but Matthew Vaughn still has a “Sandman” adaptation on his mind. After talking to Gaiman, however, he believes the Vertigo series would be better served by an HBO TV treatment as opposed to a big-screen theatrical presentation. “I think it would make an amazing HBO series, you...
Let us never forget that government is ourselves and not an alien power over us....– Franklin D. Roosevelt (h/t to Ben)
Jonathan Coulton - When You Go Going to see TMBG...
of Montreal on Yo Gabba Gabba Seriously, I kind of wish I had a toddler so that I could justify watching Yo Gabba Gabba more. Note: While this video is awesome it does not hold a candle to “Party in my Tummy” or Elijah Wood’s appearance on YGG though.
I like the stars. It’s the illusion of permanence, I think. I mean, they’re...– Neil Gaiman (Brief Lives) (via pigtailsandcombatboots) (via fuckyeahgaiman)
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2010-3-7) →
This might have been the funniest sketch on SNL in many years.
It’s difficult to take oneself with sufficient seriousness to begin any sentence...– Christopher Hitchens, The New Comandments Hitchens is sometimes a little too… haughty and belligerent for my taste, but I rather liked the last paragraph of this article.
Hold me. I want you to feel greatness.– Sleep Talkin’ Man