The Further Adventures of a Man Who Just Wants Privacy and the Boy Who Won’t Give It to Him
"He had gorgeous eyes..."
pocketcontents: Said in a longing manner by @essdogg just now at dinner about A DUDE HE USED TO KNOW. Well, he did. And his hair smelled like rosemary and extra-virgin olive oil.
A TV show can’t hold people and institutions to account like good journalism...– David Simon, from “David Simon: Television Man” in the Utne Reader
Howdy. I’m flying to San Francisco in a couple of days. Would anyone like to meet Friday for dim sumthing?
To the OWS contingent that's sticking steadfastly...
So you read your share of Chomsky in college and you fashion yourself an anarcho-syndicalist. Good for you. We’re all very proud of your reading comprehension skills. But guess what? Movements need leaders. Gandhi led India to independence. Martin Luther King led African Americans (closer) to equality. Cesar Chavez led migrant farm workers to respect. Leaders and organization are not the...
There’s lots of crazy stuff going on in the virtual world these days. Be careful, kids.
fastcompany: Most people recognize the USDA’s new dietary chart, but as you can see in this video, very few people actually know what it means. Read more about the brain dead design behind “My Plate”… Wow, Rick Barrack does an amazing job of getting spoon-fed opinions from a diverse cross-section of well-to-do New Yorkers in the park across the street from his office. He does an even better...
I know you’re stoned.
Why Does God Love Beards?: A discussion of facial... →
utnereader: (via Slate) An Amish splinter group has gone on a crime spree, forcibly cutting the beards off of their rivals. Many religions, including Sikhism, Islam, and sects of Judaism, encourage or require their men to keep beards. Jesus Christ is often depicted with a beard. Why does God like facial hair so much? Simple: shaving sucks and god is a realist.
That’s number on the door of my room tonight. Last night, 925.5 miles away, that was also my room number. Clearly this means that if I don’t request room 229 at every hotel in which I stay from here until death, something bad will happen, like I will die or get horribly disfigured or have my words taken out of context to make it look like I support Sarah Palin running for president. I...
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the...– Margaret Mead
Have people been exchanging their iMessage creds? I’m Essdogg at the google mail service.
fancycwabs replied to your link: Are there electronics companies who offer “sweatshop-free” products? My sister informs me that Mike Daisey is such an primadonna entitled dick in real life that stage crews at his shows despise him. I can definitely see that. And while it’s no excuse, he’s pretty damn good at what he does. Sounds a lot like the guy his latest monologue is...
I went to my hometown university. My ACT scores were good but my grades were below the threshold for a white male to qualify for most scholarships due to my propensity to not try hard in classes I found unchallenging. “Smart kid; doesn’t apply himself” was the standard comment at parent-teacher conferences. I was acutely aware that if I had been a little poorer, or a different...
Are there electronics companies who offer... →
This article about Apple got me pondering. Can you help answer the question on Quora?
Mike Daisey Takes on Apple and Steve Jobs' Legacy →
(Note: the monologue was written before Jobs passed away, so no “too soons.”) I’m a big fan of Mike Daisey’s and bet the monologue is devastating. And I love his idea of a “sweatshop-free” certification for electronics similar to cage-free and organic certifications for food.
oh hey great: Earlier I linked to the “Open Letter... →
ohheygreat: Earlier I linked to the “Open Letter to that 53% Guy” on Daily Kos and told you to go ahead and read that, instead of whatever I was thinking of posting. If you haven’t read it you should. But it turns out I need to write something too. All week long my heart has been hurting - actual…
"We want bread, but we want roses, too!" →
Tweetsie Railroad is frickin’ weird in October.
If you’re interested in perspectives on anti-establishment movements, I highly recommend reading Norman Mailer’s “The Armies of the Night.” it captures the chaos and contention of the anti-war movements of the ’60s well, showing that if you’re waiting for things to perfectly fit your needs before you jump in, or you’re “turned off” by those you...
The types of computers we have today are tools. They’re responders: you ask a...– One of many amazing quotes in this 3,500-word NEWSWEEK interview with Steve Jobs, which appeared in a 1984 special issue of the magazine. Jobs was 29 at the time. (via newsweek)
We are the music makers, And we are the dreamers of dreams, Wandering by lone...– Arthur O’Shaughnessy, “Ode”
Geek Talk for Stupid Idiots... Well, Idiot......
Is Siri part of iOS or part of iPhone 4S? Is it software and hardware? I don’t feel like reading, so bring me the news, tumblr?
thistumblerhasane replied to your post: Who can I upset today? Today would be a good day to have a go at Apple telephony products. I get a little confused by Australian sayings sometimes but I’m pretty sure you’re asking me to have sex with an iPhone and that, sir, is out of the question. I SAY GOOD DAY!
Who can I upset today?
Any Scientologists out there? Libertarians? Patriots fans?