‘5. My Pets Yeah, yeah, I know. You don’t wanna hear it. I can’t help it...– 17 Things I Love, By Neko Case :: Paste Yay, Neko. Also, reading this article, I learned that she not only has greyhounds (which I knew already) but loves bats. Truly a woman after my own heart.
‘By now, water planners had hoped a series of strong storms would fill up...– Severe drought expected after mild January Am I more freaked out about this than the average person because I grew up in Southern California in the early 80s and remember water rationing? Fingers crossed that this warm and sunny weather ends soon.
American Apparel Protest on Saturday, 1/31 -... →
I still can’t imagine why anyone cares about an American Apparel going in on Valencia, but apparently it’s risen to the level of protesting now.
Stop American Apparel 988 Valencia →
This “movement” has a blog now. Still very surprised that anyone cares about an AA opening anywhere in San Francisco, let alone the Mission, where it is arguably most appropriately placed.
Getting There from Here: The New Yorker →
An extremely thought-provoking article on the practical steps the U.S. might take to reform our current health care system, and how other nations with universal health care have done the same.
‘Trying to make a 5-year plan, not sure how to proceed. Is “Keep on...– Twitter / johnroderick
‘I also predict that he’s going to disappoint an unbelievable number of...– kung fu grippe
‘I’ve been scouring the book of Revelation for some mention of this...– Johnny Cash Remixed - Review (0.2)| Pitchfork
Unaired SNL Ann Coulter Sketch: Pics, Videos, Links, News “Then… and ONLY then… will I eat something.”
vintage song obsession: Paul Simon - “The Obvious... →
One of my favorite songs of all time.
January the 20th →
“We’re coordinating a massive journalistic project to document BARACK OBAMA’s inauguration. Observers across the country on JANUARY THE 20TH will track minutiae and seeming trivialities, creating a curious and comprehensive record of the day. We’re replicating Mass Observation, a movement of 1930s’ British intellectuals who believed the most revealing way to document...
Send an e-mail to yourself… in the future!
Jeremy Piven On His Mercury Poisoning: 'I'm Not a... →
The Piv explains his mercury poisoning in peak smarmy form. He was living his dream, people, don’t you understand?
‘Did you think this was going to pan Merriweather Post Pavilion? Sorry,...– Animal Collective: Merriweather Post Pavilion < Music | PopMatters
Noise Pop 17 ||| February 24 to March 1, 2009 |||... →
A.C. Newman and Bob Mould on the same night! They’re killin’ me! Still, yay Noise Pop!
David Lee Roth Soundboard →
‘If you’re hearing few howls and seeing little rending of garments over...– End Times: Can America’s paper of record survive the death of newsprint? Can journalism? - The Atlantic
Diagnosing Depression | The Economist →
“What is the difference between a recession and a depression?” The Economist has an answer.
STUFF JOURNALISTS LIKE →
A million thanks to PH for sending this to me. A takeoff on Stuff White People Like, and every bit of it hilariously true.
If you say that all risk is unknowable,” Gregg Berman said, “you don’t have the...– RISK Mismanagement - What Led to the Financial Meltdown - NYTimes.com Great article in today’s NYT magazine about the debate over whether risk quantification is a limited but ultimately useful tool, or a fad that blinded Wall Street to signs of an impending financial meltdown.
I once completed the trail having survived three broken wagon wheels. It took me...– McSweeney’s Internet Tendency: Short Imagined Monologues: No Son of Mine Plays Oregon Trail Like That.
I should be working but am instead experimenting with these two services, both of which seem promising and are recently out of beta: Dropbox (Thanks, MJH!) “Dropbox is part online storage, part data back-up, part file-sharing, and part data synchronization. After you install the free program, the Dropbox icon appears in your system tray. Click on the icon to open the “My Dropbox” folder....