John McCain: The American president Americans have been waiting for.– the tagline for john mccain’s first general election tv ad. with which he is differentiating himself from which non-American president? all the ones we imported? (via tpm)
Axl Rose is 'very happy' about Dr Pepper's Guns N'... →
awesome! let this dr pepper thing be the key to getting the album done. sweet!
It’s almost as if all that talk about religion and children is just a mask...– matthew yglesias on the study finding that the US is one of the very few countries not requiring employers to provide paid maternity leave.
give jay leno your gayest look →
last week, leno interviewed ryan philippe, who played a gay teen on a soap opera early in his career. during the interview leno asked philippe to look into the camera, pretend it was his “gay lover…Billy Bob,” who “has just ridden in shirtless from Wyoming” and give it his “gayest look.” at the link, people show leno what their gayest look looks like.
It took a little patience to perfect Dr Pepper’s special mix of 23 ingredients,...– Dr. Pepper Serves Up Arguably Brilliant Guns N’ Roses Press Release - says it will give a free can of dr. pepper to everyone in american if chinese democracy is released in 2008. (via losanjealous)
Feminism is for menfolk, too! →
great article about the effect of sexism and misogyny on hetero relationships and men in general. you mean everyone benefits from equality??
Gourmets & the 99 cent store →
the 99 cent store is becoming hip and cool, it seems. this is like the third mention i’ve seen in as many days. going on easter morning to score limited production candy flavors (carnival flavor skittles??) and now this. is this because of the economic downturn? my favorite appropriation/use of the 99 cent store remains andreas gursky’s dazzling photo.
Obama’s the enemy — a far-left Democrat. We should be attacking him...– john derbyshire of the national review, critical thinker extraordinaire! because swift boat was a trumped up attempt to take issue with one of john kerry’s legitimate strengths, his service record, to distract voters with petty shit. that should certainly be the model for all political...
Hipster tournament brackets →
proof that i am not engaged in my work today. four regions: hipster media, hipster music, hipster style, and hipster activities. what will prevail???
i love tournament brackets...
… but i have not really been following ncaa basketball this year. (although i predict that kansas will win and north carolina will suffer some crushing and humiliating defeat.) so where am i to get my bracket fix? some ideas: indie rock bracket (cadence weapon v spoon? how to decide!) mass madness, involving in-jokes about people who go to church that i don’t get march of time...
God didn’t call America to engage in a senseless, unjust war… . And...– who said this? rev wright? some other evil anti-american demogogue? well, kind of - martin luther king jr. (via andrew sullivan, discussing a WaPo editorial that’s worth reading).
The only things that now stand in the way of Obama’s uniting the country...– sigh. there is indeed a long way to go. (via shakesville)
The fact that Tibetan culture is extraordinary, that they have a solid claim to...– (via shakesville)
Mysterious pot of gold →
a much needed reminder that the world is far from all bad.
Subprime and CDO primer →
nothing like line drawings who curse to make sense of the financial mess.
90210 spinoff plot details →
what a silly idea! here’s some way awesomer ideas they could have used: dylan, having finally blown all of his money and with nothing left to his name but that kick-ass vintage porsche and some hair gel, reaches out to some teenagers living on the streets of hollywood. he finds his true talent - teaching the next generation how to emulate james dean for fun and profit. valerie and whatever...
Can't Grasp Credit Crisis? Join the Club →
thank god, everyone’s as confused as i am! best quote: “I spent a good part of the last few days calling people on Wall Street and in the government to ask one question, “Can you try to explain this to me?” When they finished, I often had a highly sophisticated follow-up question: “Can you try again?”” if the nytimes business writer doesn’t get it, i must be doing ok.
To create more amusement, we suggest that [the fuzzy] goat [mechanical...– words to live by, indeed. (via boingboing gadgets)
the obama speech
totally made me cry. and love america.
But no question there’s been a over-supply of housing, and it’s...– President Bush, today in Jacksonville, FL. i’m so glad he’s finally identified the nature of the housing problem - there’s too much of it and it’s way too affordable. (via shakesville)
things i want to do today: read the transcript of the obama speech read reactions to the obama speech make some headway on understanding this whole bear sterns bailout/”bailout” shenanigans slog through the discussions of legalization/decriminalization of prostitution generated by the spitzer mess get the latest updates on tibet, china, etcbeing informed is feeling more and more...
A lot of what I’m hearing suggests that the some part of the answer may be...– …. making bear sterns board and execs our collective Winners Of The Week! congrats, guys! glad that “operating in the gray areas of Wall Street with an agressive, brass-knuckes approach” (as the nytimes put it) is continuing to work out for you! i hope my taxpayer money bailout...
history & context of china v tibet →
from the sunday telegraph. ‘The ancient name for Tibet is Us Tsang - meaning central and pure - but China was and remains the Middle Kingdom, where there can only be one centre.’
today is the 40th anniversary of mai lei →
fascinating description of the events. but more than that, it draws parallels between the government control of information at the time and the potential information control issues now. i’m still struggling with the idea that we do not actually know what is happening in tibet, that we don’t know what’s happening there. with the internet, i have the idea that i could know...
lindsay to design leggings! →
hahahahahahahahaha. the go fug yourself girls must be going ballistic over this.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - A bailiff who forgot about a woman locked in a courthouse...– revolting. (via vox ex machina, which also provides commentary)
the only thing i will say about kristin →
“All the amazing fame and fortune she’s sure to get from the scandal is totes worth being shamed by disgusting reporters!” Not to mention the potential criminal charges! Awesome!
happy pi day! (3/14) →
Wherein I make a deal with DST
If I have to get up an hour earlier than my body wants to, it damn well be a sunny day. Hour time shift + misty fog = untenable situation.
Mamet, however, hints at the real basis for conservatism. We can’t cure...– i find that viewpoint profoundly depressing. why can’t we try to be better people, have better lives? why have we decided that trying to eliminate poverty and injustice are unattainable? that sounds more like “i don’t think i can become a better person - or don’t want to...
the future of music →
this is a video demo-ing a new audio edit software that lets you select individual notes and change their pitch and volume and timing and everything. the video shows taking a guitar track and changing its key and totally changing everything about it. this - this technology based/assisted/reliant music - is the future of music. taking it further than it is now in terms of technology’s ability...
Best News Evah! →
cw considering a spin-off of 90210! no darren star, and no way could they get any of the original characters to come back, but still. delight!