Sure, every once in a while you have to push the envelope and it’s fun to...– so much excitement
Just a scant 11 years after the death of the Newton, technology punditry has...– macalope this week
Do you know someone who has swine flu? Do you know someone who knows someone who...– farhad manjoo has a genius idea
Finally, a global calamity where the best thing to do is stay home, drink beer,...– headline, doug’s darkworld
But finally, and most excitingly, Jason Snell reads the tea leaves that...– who can write like the macalope can write. (plus: drool.) plus, got so excited, had to blog it: yes i’m a fanboi
In Texas and elsewhere, conservatives soothe the pain of electoral rout with...– favorite headline of the day
Patri’s Seastead Institute has received funding from Paypal founder Peter...– and that’s the least of it. believe it or no.
He’s made it less embarrassing to be an American.– katha pollitt on the 100th day
… the day I returned I had iguana eggs for breakfast, airline pretzels for...– joe bageant: escape from the zombie food court | which everyone must read
Heidegger suggested that we knew there was such a thing as art because we could...– sightwork.org
We have all been fucked for so long we do not know we are being fucked. Now that...– tom matrullo: visa my arsa
We’re confiscating shampoo from carry-on luggage at airports while at the same...– bob herbert
The river itself is a kind of living anthology, as Grahame puts it —”a...– review: newly annotated w. in w.
There are few things I would like more than to see both ebooks and print thrive,...– baldur
… even the most informed and educated Americans have cultural conditioning...– yessir. joe bageant | escape from the zombie food court
I hate to break it to the folks so worried, but it will probably be a cold day...– shelley again
Being “open source” will protect MySQL. Yeah, right. And I believe...– mizz shelley
Surely Mr. Obama knows that hope fades where the light of truth doesn’t...– while kunstler clusterfucks, i wait. and reserve judgement. it’s only, clue, the smart thing to do.
Students will examine why former generations carried around heavy clumps of...– mcsweeneys, course: writing for readers in the post-print era
But good music is also good music, even if it’s sung by a dork. Neil...– salon | point at which i stopped reading
Marketing without a system for managing meaning is analogous to ancient...– i may puke.
For a moment I just had a visualization of Ronny dancing with J. Edgar in a...– you must remember this
His imagination resembled the wings of an ostrich. It enabled him to run, though...– from tom. marvelous
There’s no One Big Thing you can point to that’s wrong with the “improved”...– yule heibel on retouching
Yes, Jesus is coming … everyone look busy.– witticism courtesy doug
…when you consider that the CEO is only 24 and a geek, he probably does...– alan on poor, sad zuckerman and the aureoles
We’ll soon find out whether an organism the size of the United States can...– jim kunstler makes a funny
The Globe and Mail looked to be asking the exact same question about Twitter...– good luck on that one
The advertising and marketing industry spends over $17 billion a year on shaping...– t r u t h o u t | commodifying kids
How To Turn Your Head Into An Antenna– and other actually useful tips
As @dweinberger put it: In the future, everyone will be famous to 15 people.– true greatness, another to memorize in your book of tweets
You know what? Hiring some kids to revolutionize media is how Obama won an...– is obama the financial dubya? harvardbusiness.org (via kvasir) i am so sorry to maybe, possibly agree
At some point, each and every one of these people had to say to themselves...– remiel - this week’s tweet champ
The tweets are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep, and hours to...– i don’t see why there can’t be poetic tweets
What a unique monetization strategy! You can gift your friends with credits, and...– alan herrell appreciates facebook
Most people learn best by being “with it,” yet school makes them identify their...– more ivan illich (via kvasir)
Former French prime minister Alain Juppe … said that “this pope is...– at play in the fields of the lord
Is it not some form of strange self-torture, a kind of brutal spiritual...– yes, yes, let’s! i nominate morford, i really do!
Here is the great, blasphemous secret: Quitting smoking is relatively easy. It...– marky mark morford, he of the cool best
Google was a massive aircraft carrier, and I was just a small dinghy trying to...– stopdesign stops working at google
I think it was Neil Postman who wrote that he didn’t know exactly what content...– experience redux (via kvasir)
They begin to realize that each word stays on the blackboard even after its...– deschooling society – ivan illich (via kvasir | so deeply cool, that image. (emphases mine)
There are always some people who, given the chance, will respond to anything,...– also about twitter, also true
Twitter is beginning to look more like yet another gateway drug to full-blown...– ya think?
Bose is the Olive Garden of home audio.– not for nothin’ is remiel kind of the tweets
Despite the claims of graybeard stock brokers and aging realtors at cocktail...– we avoided them then, harder to avoid now