Compared with the disappearing marshes, the spill... →
This intriguing bit of context about the oil spill points out that the environmental effects of the gulf oil spill might not be as bad as thought, mainly because the gulf coast was already in pretty shitty shape to begin with. (via time)
Münchausen by Internet →
Yes! This is the exact phenomena I was trying to describe with some friends the other day. readmorewikipedia: Münchausen by Internet is a pattern of behavior in which Internet users seek attention by feigning illnesses in online venues such as chat rooms, message boards, and Internet Relay Chat (IRC). As manipulation is integral to most cases, the need to control others to feel as if the...
Real life meth-cooks inspired by Breaking Bad →
Who else did not see that coming. AMC should shoot for licensing.
Only 27% of Southerners believe in evolution →
but at least 67% accept the Krispy Kreme doctrine.
David Milch on Robert Altman →
Milch said he likes to think of “Deadwood” as a way of speaking to “McCabe and Mrs. Miller” across time, answering one work of art with another. ”I think that everything you write is part of a conversation with everything you’ve read and seen,” Milch said. “I answer Mr. Altman’s work because I have an affinity for it. St. Paul is my guy, in terms of saying that idea of community is central to...
In Online Journalism, Burnout Starts Younger →
soupsoup: Such is the state of the media business these days: frantic and fatigued. Young journalists who once dreamed of trotting the globe in pursuit of a story are instead shackled to their computers, where they try to eke out a fresh thought or be first to report even the smallest nugget of news — anything that will impress Google algorithms and draw readers their way.
Husband Confronts Abortion Clinic Protestors After... →
bcfortenberry: rosietint: stfuantichoicers: sluthaditcoming: michellehaimoff: People that truly care about children know that minutes wasted protesting an abortion clinic are minutes that could be used to help the millions of children in the world that lack healthcare and education. These protestors don’t care about children, or women, or the true responsibilities of their faith. ...
Kind of lame Louis CK joke about sex gets Terri... →
This is what happens when we let the retards win.
But never has it been laid more bare, and never did it feel so empty. It felt...– Will Leitch, writing on how the LeBron free angency buildup and crass attention mongering has sundered the veil of sports idealism to reveal the manipulative relationship between athletes and there fans. A must read for anyone burnt out on this shit and considering reading books on Saturday instead...
It’s true that much of the world sees some of Hezbollah’s actions as Terrorism;...– Octavia Nasr’s firing and what The Liberal Media allows - Glenn Greenwald - Salon.com via The Daily Dish: A Media Purge Bleg (via myrnr)
But there’s a normal way of doing things, and there’s the dick way of doing...– LeBron James Is A Cocksucker Drew Magary NAILS it. (via aewsome)
Everything I know about love, I learned from... →
To wit: 2. Don’t dumb yourself down. If Nirvana was the Harry Potter of the ’90s, tortured and insecure about its stature, then Pavement was the decade’s Hermione Granger. Their cultural elitism (“Range Life”), famous Scrabble skills, and general uppityness annoyed some (Courtney Love called Malkmus “the Grace Kelly of indie rock”), but who likes...
"I am not trying to bribe you but I'm the athletic... →
aewsome: So… I guess we’ll be needing a new AD pretty soon. BONUS SEXY INFO! The trooper, who noted that Evans had a pair of red panties in between his legs, asked the athletic director “what her panties were doing in his side of the seat. He stated, ‘She took them off and I held them because I was just trying to get her home.’ “ Hmmm… makes sense to me! Man, it is this type of stuff that...
TwentyFourBit: Stream: New Sun Kil Moon - You Are... →
Between this and the new National album, it’s a good year for old sad bastard music. Between hearing recent previews of Mark Kozelek’s new album under the Sun Kil Moon moniker, Admiral Fell Promises, and José González’s Red Dead Redemption track “Far Away,” I’m pretty sure that solo nylon acoustic guitars backing reverb-drenched vocals will never fail to conjure up a…
"You're not a townie until you get your first DUI" →
Also, can you see how this is ironic?