The drama of Africa is that the African man has not entered enough into history....– Nicolas Sarkozy, Wikileaks (via endasher)
Two things you can do at the same time
You can be in favor of technological innovation that creates new efficiencies, provides worthy people with jobs and strengthens the economy. At the same time, you can also voice concern (even disgust) at allocation of vast amounts of capital to nascent businesses that primarily focus on development of consumer-facing entertainment products (toys).
REFRESH RETURNS APRIL 29TH
leoncrawl: TOM SCOCCA KEYHOLEZ JULI WEINER AKIVA GOTTLIEB ALICE GREGORY AND MOLLY YOUNG —Happy Ending Bar, 8pm, free—
fiatluxemburg: Does it suggest a pathological relationship with the natural world that it’s typical to mist one’s living space with dilute nerve toxin upon discovering some unexpected but ultimately harmless insects? No, obviously, bugs are gross.
Ever since a magnitude 8.9 earthquake destabilized the four-reactor Fukushima...– Nuclear fear grips Park Slope Co-op.
doree: Pearl Jam, “State of Love and Trust” ...
Hashable Is Worthless →
bulldogbullshit: Jules misses the elegant symmetry of the 64-team bracket.
I spent time in college in a Minnesota town, which is home to a Malt-O-Meal...– “How to Be More Like Tom McGeveran.”
(According to court documents, she falsely claimed to be married to John...– I wrote a long piece for The Observer about Lady Catarina Pietra Toumei, the San Diego woman who’s accused of helping two New York gentlemen impersonate the Guggenheim family. The story involves: jalopies, martial arts, vodka, gold, online personae and “Rocky and Bullwinkle”; take...
It’s tough to write that second sentence in a thank-you note that comes after “Thank you for taking the time to talk with me about [blank].” In one such email today, I actually mentioned the tornado-strength winds we were experiencing on the day of our interview. “Hope a branch didn’t hit your car while you were driving home!” Maybe that’s the thank-you...