Thought You Should See This: 7 Things Michael... →
6. When the Very First Idea Gets Thrown Away Bierut told of his desperate attempts to get the Museum of Art and Design to see sense and buy into a logo he’d developed which involved the lettering “A+D.” Despite his valiant efforts, they weren’t buying it, and the eventual solution, a typeface that recalls the architecture of the original building while providing a legible alphabet to write in,...
The Night Occupy Los Angeles Tore Itself In Two |... →
Why I don’t take #OWS seriously, part four billion and ninety.
America’s military efforts in Iraq aren’t coming to an end. They are instead...– The Iraq War Ain’t Over, No Matter What Obama Says | Danger Room | Wired.com
Ground-to-ground rockets fired within Pakistan have landed on or near American...– Cross-Border Fire Frustrates Troops in Afghanistan - NYTimes.com Ladies and gentleman, our “allies” the Pakistanis.
Not that it is the opinion of others that seems to matter most to the...– Per Se — NYC — Restaurant Review - NYTimes.com
Unkool Thing: Notes on the Split of Sonic Youth's... →
In which I fisk Matt Taibbi's advice to...
Despite my public comments regarding #occupywallstreet, I am not someone who possesses a kneejerk reaction to protect bankers when their very vulnerable position in our society is threatened. Like Taibbi, I see the prospect for some kind of advantageous result to come out of the Occupy movement, if message discipline is attained and they drop the very silly attempts to simultaneously battle...
Then there’s the awkward business of deciding who gets to speak, and in what...– Jazz Hands and Waggling Fingers: How Occupy Wall Street Makes Decisions — Daily Intel I can’t take these people seriously.
How Gizmodo Escaped Indictment in Last Year’s iPhone Prototype Theft ★ Greg...– Daring Fireball
It is a portrait of the gangster as a grumpy old man, hunkered down in a Santa...– Whitey Bulger in exile - The Boston Globe
Nineteen years ago, at the 1992 Republican National Convention, a barbecue...– Rick Perry’s barbecue gaffe: He’s toast in North Carolina - latimes.com
It was inevitable. At some point in this campaign, Mitt Romney’s religion...– The Mormon Discussion That Was Always Going to Happen Is Now Happening — Daily Intel
I think it is going to be a major factor among evangelical voters,” he said....– Prominent Pastor Calls Romney’s Church a Cult - NYTimes.com It *is* bigoted. It also happens to be the prevailing attitude amongst those who self-identify as Christians.
Steve Jobs Was Always Kind To Me (Or, Regrets of... →
parislemon: Great post by Brian Lam on his experience with Jobs, including the iPhone 4 prototype incident. He now says he wished he would have handled things differently. And he emailed Jobs a few weeks ago to tell him that. Writes Lam: Young Steve Jobs was known for being unforgiving to those who betrayed him. But a few days ago I’d heard from a person very close to him that “it was all...
Second, the GOP’s connection to Wall Street is more strained now than at any...– Morning Jay: Wall Street Protest a Sign of Things to Come? | The Weekly Standard
What caused Steve Jobs’ death →
rickwebb: spytap: section9: I am sorry to piggyback this discussion of causal ascriptions on the death of a man I greatly admired and respected. However, we need to be very careful about blame in these cases. Naturopathy is a (mostly harmless) substitute for medical treatment, and since medical treatment is usually not needed (in the case of treating colds and the like) it doesn’t matter....
In the end, she exploited, abused, or embarrassed almost everyone who had...– Palin: Already Almost Forgotten | FrumForum
Don’t blame Wall Street, don’t blame the big banks — if you don’t have a job and...– Herman Cain (via ericmortensen) While I don’t think banks or Wall Street are the reason people don’t have jobs and I admire bootstrappers to no end, they are massive jerks to those around them. They expect everyone else should be able to beat the odds as they did and that anyone who complains...
There are terrible wars today, but they are extremely scarce, not very intense...– In most places around the globe, violence has stopped making sense - The Globe and Mail That must be very assuring news, unless you happen to have been born any color besides white.
The Latest Crime Wave—Sending Your Child to a... →
School districts hire special investigators to follow kids home in order to verify their true residences.
How North Dakota Became Saudi Arabia - WSJ.com →
Harold Hamm, discoverer of the Bakken fields of the northern Great Plains, on America’s oil future and why OPEC’s days are numbered.
When asked why an American hymn was chosen, the state channel appeared to be...– Rocket’s red glaring error: China sets space launch to America the Beautiful | Science | The Guardian