Hitchens has cancer
—via irredenta: Christopher Hitchens posted a note today announcing that he’s indeed been diagnosed with esophageal cancer. I’m very sorry to hear that he is ill. He is undoubtedly confronting a far more menacing enemy now, one that I’m certain many of us - no matter how opposed to Hitchens’s views we may be - can enlist in the battle against. I had intended to post a picture of Hitchens...
In the earlier days of computing we tinkered and hacked a great deal both with...– If iPad is the pinnacle have we climbed the wrong mountain? (via azspot) vruz: it’s not even a mountain. you just feel dwarfened and blind.
Leaked Apple Doc: "We ARE NOT Appeasing Customers... →
—via jhnbrssndn:via Twittelator Pad vruz: I love this bit: “your tone when delivering this information is important”. it’s magical, revolutionary, we can’t make mistakes so shut up and go home.
Nate Silver just got a cease and desist letter... →
via @fivethirtyeight vruz: man, that was fast!
The Maddow Blog has some good insight into Daily... →
—via ryking: Research 2000 is the same firm recently fired by Daily Kos but still employed by the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Wall Street Journal. In other words, this firm may be putting out misinformation that’s being carried by three major media publications. vruz: interesting to note that FiveThirtyEight broke the news earlier. and FiveThirtyEight will soon become...
You know, like all Jews, I was probably at a Chinese restaurant.– Elena Kagan, after being asked by Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), where she was during the attempted airline bombing on Christmas Day (via savingpaper) I really look to savingpaper to bring me all of the senate confirmation hearing highlights. (via apsies)
My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music.– Vladimir Nabokov via John Larroquette / Twitter —via nowihaveablog:kingcrow:lefan
We need to look at the American people and explain to them that we’re broke,”...– Minority Leader John Boehner on ensuring there’s enough money to pay for the Afghan war and how it will require reforming the country’s entitlement system. WaPo vruz: “paying you” ?????? it’s their money they’ve put in for decades! the money you’ve squandered...
President Barack Obama signed a presidential memorandum Monday that would double...– Obama doubles broadband spectrum (via brooklynmutt:soupsoup:elvira) vruz: fresh from the getting-things-done department.
Christopher Hitchens Is Unwell →
—via danielholter:negevrockcity: Author/public intellectual Christopher Hitchens is seriously ill, if two separate - but unverified - accounts posted to the internet are to be believed. 1. True/Slant’s Ethan Epstein is reporting Hitchens cancelled more than a week’s worth of book tour events. 2. A member of Reddit posted that Hitchens was taken off his airplane last week on a stretcher...
I loved the mass-editor while it lasted
it’s still there http://www.tumblr.com/mega-editor/[your-username]
If Steve has been playing World of Warcraft up until curtain time, and key...– STEVE MARTIN’S TOUR RIDER LEAKED! via stevemartin.com
News has just emerged from the Gulf Coast that BP is burning endangered sea...– BP is burning endangered sea turtles alive. (via bowfolk)
This is another good example of how colorblind racism works. Colorblind racism,...– Adam Serwer (via amandaw:guerrillamamamedicine: tart-tart) vruz: and for that matter, also empoverished people of any ethnicity or cultural background. you don’t want their poor-looking houses right next to your good middle class family house, so they have to go. to the outskirts, slums or...
Remember when Quebec police infiltrated the G-20... →
ryking: Keep that in mind every time you see pictures like this.
Texas GOP rebranding itself ‘the no blowjobs for... →
Texas GOP comes out against oral sex, the UN, and the Supreme Court by Cory Doctorow, BoingBoing The Texas Republican Party has passed its new election platform, including a ban on pornography, oral sex, gay marriage, sodomy, strip clubs — they also want to ditch the Federal Reserve, “withhold Supreme Court jurisdiction in cases involving abortion, religious freedom, and the...
A government changes a law to allow police to arrest people without probable...– Toronto gets ‘secret’ arrest powers ahead of G20 protests (via ryking)
Reporters covering the G20 summit in Toronto say they were the target of police...– Report: Toronto police rough up journalists, arrest peaceful protesters at G20 (via ryking)
Guardian journalist Jesse Rosenfeld beaten and... →
—via ryking A journalist on assignment for The Guardian newspaper was arrested and beaten by police officers at the site of a peaceful demonstration on The Esplanade near the G20 security fence in Toronto.
[R]ock music, once sexually pioneering, is in the dumps. Black rhythm and blues,...– Camille Paglia, “No Sex Please, We’re Middle Class” (The New York Times, June 25, 2010). (via ryanedwardmiller) vruz: we’re too afraid of getting the flu, pregnant, AIDS. we’re too afraid of offending the crazy right wing christianists, we’re too afraid of the evil crazy of the...
In everything he writes, one finds the common, desperate refrain of...– Glenn Greenwald, in his brutal takedown of Jeffrey Goldberg and the entrenched Washington media establishment of dunces. Stuff like this gives me warm fuzzies. (via doublethink)
the refereeing of #mex vs #arg so far has been...
still the mexican players have thought there was something against them when argentina scored a goal. it wasn’t offside. it helps to learn the rules of the game and not be a bad loser. it doesn’t help your case when you thrash your opponents in the media. after every pretext is moot, the mexican national team will have to start looking into their own defficiencies. like not sucking...
Michele Bachmann Stars In Anti-Socialism... →
vruz: bingo. let the crazies band together to drag western civilisation down the sinkhole of history.
Through the Wormhole: The God Experience →
One neuroscientist believes our experiences with the divine can be induced by sending electromagnetic signals into the brain. Does this mean the divine is actually biological?
What is it about modern right-wing thinking that so perfectly complements...– Steve M., “Ayn Rand’s Miracle Elixir” (via tart-tart)
From King Lear : “Thou rascal beadle, hold they bloody head! Why dost thou...– Christopher Hitchens, writing in his memoir, Hitch-22 (pg. 78 footnote) (via danielholter)
3 wounded in Castro shooting →
—via ryking:sv: Anybody who thinks it’s “safe” to be gay because it’s The 21st Century or because Will & Grace ran for 7 years is so fucking full of shit it’s coming out their ears. It used to be kind of a joke that you’d be safe as long as you stuck to the larger cities in any particular state, but that is a huge misconception in The 21st Century. My own city has seen a couple of...
#worldcup refereeing so far sucks big time.
yesterday uruguay had a penalty and an offside which wasn’t offside, and that could have closed the deal much earlier than it did. fortunately it didn’t affect the end result after all. today it was clear that England scored a second goal. I know the work of Larrionda (uruguayan referee) and I know he’s one of the best of the americas at least. what’s going on? FIFA...
somebody kick this referee please
what's going on? I'm seeing *RED*!