…But there is something positive to be taken from this whole sordid...– Stephen Colbert
Yale University on iTunes U
I am, admittedly, a podcast junkie, and I recently explored the as-of-yet undiscovered country of “iTunes U.” With all of its free content (which includes anything from guest-lectures to the classroom audio from entire classes), you can find just about anything on any topic. I think I just downloaded about 10 or 15 new podcasts…at least. The most expansive single offering I...
North Korea Executes Christian Woman, 33 Year-Old... →
And what’s more, her husband, children, and parents have been imprisoned: SEOUL, South Korea — A Christian woman accused of distributing the Bible, a book banned in communist North Korea, was publicly executed last month for the crime, South Korean activists said Friday. The 33-year-old mother of three, Ri Hyon Ok, also was accused of spying for South Korea and the United States, and of...
Fear art. It’s after you.– Robert Wilson (believe it or not, Robert Wilson is Rainn Wilson’s dad, and apparently is the owner of a contemporary art gallery in Connecticut.)
Patagonia® is having a 30% Off Sale for Amazon.com... →
There are one million black men in jail in this country and last Thursday I was...– HENRY LOUIS GATES JR. - director of Harvard University’s W.E.B. DuBois Institute for African and African American Research, who was arrested while trying to force open the front door of his home last week. His arrest was called “regrettable and unfortunate” by the Cambridge Police Department, and a...
“Island In The Sun (Belmont’s...
MGMT, “Destrokk” From the Time To...
Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to...– Jack Kerouac
And on that note, it’s officially time to bid him goodbye.
The 3 lines of Dialogue from Sacha Baron Cohen's...
Questioner: So did the show draw you in and make you want to continue watching?
Male Subject #1: It made me want to poke my eyes out with hot needles.
Male Subject #2: You'd have to borrow the needles from me, brother.
When Tumblr is down... →
This has obviously been around for awhile, but I just discovered it. Funny, and definitely more true than I’d like to admit.
(In Case You Hadn't Heard) Chipotle is Sponsoring... →
Go see it (for free) if you have a chance!
Radiohead, “Fake Plastic Trees”...
The Infrastructurist: "20 Bold Schemes That Could... →
Underwater windmills, efficient cooking stoves for poor people, solar farms in the Sahara, and 17 other ideas (mostly involving forward-thinking “green” solutions) that have the potential to radically re-shape the way we live. (via Jason Kottke)
Sigur Ros, “Svefn-G-Englar” (via...
"Pornographic Profits" from CNBC.com
CNBC has produced a special news report on the Porn industry (airs tonight apparently), and shares these rather incredible figures: Porn is a $13 billion annual industry in the US (which is roughly equivalent to the GDP of several South American or African nations). And every second… $3,075 is spent on porn 28,000 internet users are watching it on their personal computers 372 people...
On Orrin Hatch's Nasal Deformity...
I’m sure I’m not the only one listening to/watching the Sotomayor confirmation hearings. Is Sen. Orrin Hatch’s abnormally nasally breathing whilst talking annoying anyone else???
Alan Jacobs on the Green Bible
christianity: [A] collection of the essays that preface The Green Bible, coupled perhaps with an anthology of relevant portions of Scripture, would surely have been a useful and valuable thing. But subjecting the whole of Scripture to one agenda—enfolding it in the single adjective green—is, I think, an ill-judged strategy for pursuing a worthwhile goal. Still more ill judged is the...
How the Coming Rise in Gas Prices Will Change the... →
On the rising costs of shipping dirty, toxic materials halfway around the world to be incinerated into the atmosphere at an alarming rate: Steiner, a Forbes writer, chronicles how Americans’ tastes, habits and families will change as gas prices rise. At $6 per gallon, he argues, traveling youth-sports teams will decide to stick close to home; at $10, gift cards will be biodegradable and...
Anathallo, Hanasakajijii (one: the angry neighbor)
The ultimate test of a moral society is the kind of world that it leaves to its...– Dietrich Bonhoeffer And on that note, I wonder what will be said of America…
TIME: "Why Are (American) Southerners So Fat?" →
“(E)ight out of the 10 fattest states are in the South. The region famous for its biscuits, barbecue and pecan pies has been struggling with its weight for years — but then again, so has the rest of the country. Wisconsin loves cheese, New Yorkers scarf pizza, and New Englanders have been known to enjoy a crab cake or two. So why is the South so portly?” I’m blogging a direct...
John Murphy, “Hava Nagila” Avi:...
“Did you know that a whopping 89 percent of Americans know that President Barack Obama is not a Muslim? That is correct! That is a vast majority! Do you know what this means? This means that a very large and dominant segment of the populace understands that the president does not, in fact, worship Allah or secretly kneel to Mecca 500 times a day behind his desk in the Oval Office while...
14 skills all men should possess. →
jasencomstock: 9 of 14. sds: THISISSEXISTANDMISOGYNISTICICANTBELIEVEYOUREPEDDLING-THISSTUFF My score - 13/14. Sadly, I’ve never tried to change my own oil (weird, I know). It’s now my goal to do it. This weekend. But it appears to me that there are several curious ommissions from the list. Some additions I’d propose: The ability to pick-out and tie a tie, The...
Twitter Music Chart →
inothernews: nostrich: This is pretty cool. Great job, HypeMachine. I heart HypeMachine.
The most distressing thing I find, right now, about trying to do any sort of...– Paul Krugman, On ‘Non-Political’ Truth