Salon | Dot-com party madness →
This cached article is a great blast from the past for any of us who were working in SF during the dot-com heyday… dated April 2000. “Can this exuberance last? If you listen to party planners like Keenan, or folks new to the party circuit and not yet jaded by the standard-issue $50,000 evening, the answer is yes. But even those who’ve been around for just a few months of...
Infectious Animals - National Geographic Magazine →
Very interesting National Geographic article on species-jumping viruses that, in part, gives popular press treatment to the recent discovery that fruit bats may be the reservoir species for Marburg and (less recently) Ebola.
NPR's All Songs Considered: Vote for your top 5... →
Keeping in the spirit of our extended intra-office group e-mail exchange yesterday.
Ladies, you must always remember you’re an associate. You are not a movie star,...– The Snark, Law.com (on expressions of individuality among law firm associates, tongue-in-cheek…. mostly)
What cats do all day (7-hour time lapse)
I had to do it, it’s like a compulsion. I alternately hate and love lists. My favorite 10 LPs of 2007, in order: Tied for 1: LCD Soundsystem, Okkervil River… I can’t choose. 3. The Arcade Fire 4. The National 5. The New Pornographers 6. Of Montreal 7. Ted Leo & The Pharmacists 8. Voxtrot 9. Andrew Bird10. Spoon Probably the next 10, not in order, not thought through as...
BIRD WATCHING TRIVIA GAME | Audubon facts and... →
Never have I wanted a board game so badly while simultaneously recognizing that I would never, ever be able to get anyone to play it with me. Sad.
DEAR MARGO: We have one grandson to carry on the family name, and he refuses to...– - Dear Margo Categorized under: I need to stop reading advice columns.
DEAR ABBY: My boyfriend and I recently had an argument during which he accused...– Dear Abby Categorized under: Reasons to be glad that I do not have a boyfriend.
Punk Rock Karaoke →
It’s important to have space in which to think. Yesterday, I overheard someone...– The Happiness Project: This Wednesday: Twelve tips for stopping the buzz in your brain.
Elvis Costello & the Attractions: Armed Forces →
In extolling the virtues of “Armed Forces” to S-ML and PH last night, I was reminded of this Popmatters article, which I think is my favorite song-by-song deconstruction of the album that I’ve read (aside from the 33-1/3 series book). ”Armed Forces is full of double meanings, from its very title right down to lines hidden deep within its verses; Costello employs this...
NPR All Songs Considered Blog: My Confession →
I stand firmly against criticizing anyone’s taste in music, but Robin Hilton is really testing me here. Every single one of these comments is ridiculous, and not just because I disagree with them.
Pitchfork Forkcast: Video: Okkervil River: "Our... →
Got into a conversation again about how awesome this show was and it inspired me to watch the clip again. “Singer Will Sheff explains to the crowd the strangeness of the band’s appearance on “Late Night With Conan O’Brien” days before, and he talks about how they considered adding additional lyrics to “Our Life is Not a Movie or Maybe”, which they...
I Like Eating →
Food + Comic. This strip appears in my local paper and I just really like the concept.
I’ll be petitioning Congress later this year on an important topic: Jones...– cabel.name: Trifecta: Great Games, Wall-E, and New Products
I need to set aside some time to make this origami... →
This flier arrived in our inbox Saturday and we almost believed it because why...– stereogum: Not Coachella 2008 Line-Up
Choice Tables - San Francisco - Expanding the... →
Regarding good vegetarian options in SF. We just ate at Golden Era last week, it was delicious. Thank you to MJH for the link.
Extreme sports fan Alex Roy said Friday he had smashed the record for the...– ‘Cannonball’ driver burned across US in 31 hours - Yahoo! News Thank you S-ML for the link!
To me, the TV is the world’s asshole boss and if anyone can earn some...– — Kevin Barnes: Of Montreal Talk T-Mobile: “Selling Out Isn’t Possible”
The Pen 15 club?– I need examples of things and secrets only a very in the know sort of person would know about. | Ask MetaFilter
Indeed, the tale of the Flying Spaghetti Monster and its followers cuts to the...– Religious scholars mull Flying Spaghetti Monster - CNN.com
Loudmouth Golf →
I think CAV and I have found the ideal source for our much-discussed golf outfits.
Stereogum Comments Section: Blender's 100 Greatest... →
When a magazine like Blender decides to put together a list like “100 Greatest Indie-Rock Albums Ever,” of course it’s going to be like shooting fish in a barrel, but I found the entire dialogue in the comments to the requisite Stereogum post on this topic hilariously entertaining on multiple levels that I don’t have time to deconstruct right now. “Expecting this list...
Subject: RE: The Bone truly Rocks Oh heavans, nugent then acdc then …...– E-mail received at 1:18AM from my crazy busy co-worker, who was apparently driving somewhere at the time. Follow-up to an e-mail sent at 1:08AM, subject line solely, “The Bone truly Rocks”, no message body.
Read it Later - Firefox Extension →
“This Firefox extension allows you to save pages of interest to read later. It eliminates cluttering of bookmarks with sites that are merely of a one-time interest.”
Down to a Science - A San Francisco Science Cafe →
More science cafes, yay! This one is different from http://www.askascientistsf.com — they had me at “Bees” as an entire topic category.
Everyone looks good in boots. Do you own a pair of boots? You need a pair of...– WWLD? No. 1: Clothing Optionals | 43 Folders I LOVE BOOTS. Boots with skirts every day are the only good thing about Fall.
The Dodos - "Fools" (new and somewhat boring... →
I so heart The Dodos.