jstn: I wish UPS could confirm my address somehow and I could see any packages en route to it, without needing the tracking numbers or even knowing that someone had sent me something.
lfarm: Last night I saw Joshua Radin play at Irving Plaza. If you don’t know him and enjoy the I’m-a-romantic-brooding-singer-songwriter-type, then you should check him out. He came out into the audience for his final song. The crowd formed around him in a tight circle and Monika and I just happened to be at the right place at the right time, scoring the ideal spot. He sang Bob Dylan’s “Don’t...
I decided that whenever somebody says, You’re either for or against us, you had...– Iain Banks, Dead Air (via into)
Yeah, quotes suck. Stop it. If I wanted to read what Marilyn Monroe says, I’d...– Me (via topherchris)
jeremyk: Not sure this is the best Sam Cooke...
A real friend is someone who wont put up with your bullshit, but still love you...– AntiKris (via antikris)
The daily bunny just started following me →
janemarcus: im sorry, but you are too adorable and distracting for me to reciprocate the gesture.
Adventures in being a girl.
allgrownsup: I just tried to wax my own upper lip and narrowly missed burning the house down. The wax tub had a metal anti-theft sticker on the bottom that I didn’t notice. So I popped it in the microwave and POOF, ten seconds later the tub is on fire, as is the microwave, and the house smells like I just melted a barbie. I need to clean the black soot everywhere and make sure all of the flames...
I believe in looking reality straight in the eye and denying it.– Garrison Keillor (via affremblequotes)
It’s the sweetest of moments when the fire takes control, and you’re no longer...– Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters (via luxuriousvulgarity)
Some days, the web feels like 5 people trying to make something; 5k people...– Merlin Mann (via junesix)
When in doubt, go with a Ninja Turtle.– I said this to my sister tonight while we were watching Jeopardy. The category was about artists and the painting shown was clearly from the Renaissance, but we didn’t know who painted it. I went with Michelangelo, she went with Raphael - she was right. (via mallisser)
Hamlet (Facebook News Feed Edition). →
Ballantine Books to Publish Book Inspired by the...
travors: Collection to be published simultaneously with Garfield 30th anniversary book NEW YORK, NY – July 30, 2008 – Paws, Inc. and Ballantine Books, a division of the Random House Publishing Group, announced last week at Comic-Con International that Ballantine will publish a book inspired by the popular webcomic Garfield Minus Garfield. Garfield Minus Garfield (www.garfieldminusgarfield.net)...
We tend to overestimate the short term impact of a technology and underestimate...– Dr. Francis Collins - Director of the Human Genome Project. (via talby)
When I planned to hang out with smarter people, I forgot to consider that would...– Joel Johnson (via yourmonkeycalled)
In Defense Of Food
gtmcknight: I’ve been on a spiraling food obsession to learn more about what we put in our bodies every day. It started with Aaron talking about corn syrup while I was staying with him in San Francisco. This led me to watch the documentary King Corn last month. I also just finished reading Michael Pollan’s book In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto. King Corn is decent, but IDOF is highly...
AMERICANS today spend almost as much on bandwidth — the capacity to move...– Tim Wu (via azspot)
squashed: Zimbabwe, suffering from hyper inflation, is knocking ten zeroes off its currency. Every $100,000,000,000 will become $10, which still won’t be enough to buy a loaf of bread.
Fork In The Road
somethingtodoaftertheporn: There are always two choices: start something, or get good at something that is already there. I opted for the latter. And I can’t say that I regret even for one second that I spent the past five years building myself up to the point where I can make a NYC living wage doing something that is ridiculously fun and, at times, easy. I mean, I even have an open invitation...
blankwhitecards: Jared here. I’ll say it again: We just can’t wonder any more. God? Dead. Love? Pheromones. The only remaining mystery is Hannah Montana.
To All the George Orwell Fans
rocketboom: “George Orwell diaries to be published as blog The first entry will be posted on August 9, exactly 70 years to the day since the author of Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-Four wrote it. Running until 1942 the diaries cover the start of the Second World War as well as Orwell’s own travels to Morocco following the illness and injuries he sustained while fighting in Catalonia...