It’s impossible. That’s sure. So let’s start working. — Phillippe Petit — via Paul Kedrosky
We are a lost generation, desperately clinging to anything that feels real, but...– Hipster: The End of the Western Civilization, by Douglas Haddow
McCain’s campaign is trying to play the aggrieved victim card, trying to...– Marc Ambinder, The Atlantic
people are reading magazines again?
rach: [An amalgamation of its own history, the youth of the West are left with consuming cool rather that creating it. The cultural zeitgeists of the past have always been sparked by furious indignation and are reactionary movements. But the hipster’s self-involved and isolated maintenance does nothing to feed cultural evolution. Western civilization’s well has run dry. The only way to avoid...
The AP has a Ron Fournier problem →
antoinetta: robot-heart: This is an article that discusses the issue of credibility and even the remote possibility of fairness and accurate represenation when a journalist clearly has a relationship with members of a single political party. In this case, the attention is directed at Ron Fournier, whose e-mail exchanges with Karl Rove raised eyebrows and elicited heavy criticism, especially...
Steve Jobs health condition is private
bijan: The NYT and others can’t get enough of the Steve Jobs story. Is he sick? Is he well? I don’t believe he needs to disclose his health status publicly. It’s none of our business. Shareholders & Apple’s board need to decide if he’s doing the best job for the company or not. And at this time, no one that could do it better. End of story. I saw this on Slashdot earlier: “The New York...
Violent Femmes cover Gnarls Barkley’s...
Under the guise of “irony,” hipsterism fetishizes the authentic and regurgitates...– Why The Hipster Must Die , by Christian Lorentzen (I know it has been quoted elsewhere in relation to the New York variation of these species, but I’d like to report this new class of lukewarm larva has been identified in other big cities en vogue like Sao Paulo as well)
Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.– T.S.Elliot (via malty) Nice job, T.S…. (via butterflyeffect)
ayse: Torr: Morrissey’s letters to a penpal (1981) Dear person, So nice to know there’s another soul out there, even if it is in Glasgow. Does being Scottish bother you? Manchester is a lovely place, if you happen to be a bedridden deaf mute. I’m unhappy, hope you’re unhappy too. In poverty, Steven My teenage self is so happy to read that. Ha. [via carlotta fancypants] the proverbial...
by Lauren Monaghan Deep in the radioactive bowels of the smashed Chernobyl reactor, a strange new lifeform is blooming. TWENTY-TWO YEARS AGO, on 26 April 1986, reactor No 4 at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, in Ukraine, blew apart, spewing radioactive dust and debris far and wide. Ever since, a 30 km ‘exclusion zone’ has existed around the contaminated site, accessible to...
Americans are looking forward to the post-Iraq phase of U.S. politics, and...– Op-Ed Columnist - All Hail ‘McBama’ - Op-Ed - NYTimes.com (via fred-wilson)
This is why I know it’s still early in the development of the internet, because...– Jeff Bezos of Amazon (via petervidani) (via jonathan-deamer)