Swine flu poses a risk, but no reason to panic -... →
This is the most scientifically accurate layperson-oriented article I’ve read on swine flu thus far.
Gawker - Deadly Swine Flu Panic Sweeps TV... →
“Is it scary that Shep Smith is the voice of reason here? We like him, Shep Smith. We like him. Please, we beg you, Shep, WASH YOUR HANDS, for the love of god, don’t let it get you just to prove a point!”
Is it just me or does this seem like sort of slim pickins? Maybe folks are saving up their energy for summer tours? More importantly, who can I drag along with me to fawn over Jens Lekman again? April 29-30 – The Faint w/Ladytron at the Fillmore (second day lineup is reversed) April 30 – Thao Nguyen and the Get Down Stay Down at the Independent May 2 – The Devil Makes Three at the Great...
Should I just merge this blog with this one? I separated them on the presumption that this blog — hence the title — might contain items of interest to you, the reader, whereas the other blog contains items only of interest to my parents, who read it every day. But maybe the readers of this blog would not be annoyed with the pictures?
‘At The Depot, a gay bar located right at the stage level, bartenders were...– SFGate: Politics Blog : Demo Convention party edition
iPhone Ringtones: How to Create iPhone Ringtones... →
Thank you, Internets. It now plays, per her request, “Bad Reputation” by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts when MLF calls me and “Milk Shake” by Kelis when CAV calls. “Sweet Caroline” for my mom, who loves Neil Diamond. “Lloyd, I’m Ready to be Heartbroken” when anybody else calls.
Look at this fucking hipster →
This one is my favorite so far. Many thanks to The Other AP for the link. He abounds with good links lately.
Cure For Honey Bee Colony Collapse? →
“For the first time, scientists have isolated the parasite Nosema ceranae (Microsporidia) from professional apiaries suffering from honey bee colony depopulation syndrome. They then went on to treat the infection with complete success.” Many thanks to PJH for the link! Hooray!
64 Things Every Geek Should Know →
‘I suspect we get as worked up about music as we do because we believe it...– NPR: Does Music Define You?
Things You Should Not Twitter →
The title says it all. WTF? This site is now gone. Perhaps a strongly-worded e-mail from Twitter’s legal department…
Best Law Schools - Graduate Schools - Education -... →
Boalt in at #6! I think that’s either a bump up from last year or else that we were 3-way tied with other schools for #6 (it’s no longer a tie). The exact same place we were last year except for now we’re tied for it. Woo? Thanks WT.
Organic Hair Colorist Danica Winters | Beauty San... →
CJW’s girlfriend had her new salon highlighted in today’s Daily Candy. So exciting!
Susan Boyle - Britains Got Talent 2009 →
If you haven’t seen this YouTube clip going around the interwebs yet, it really is worth watching — even though it’s 7 minutes long. Seriously. I don’t want to ruin the surprise, but I watched it like 3 times in a row. Also, if you’re familiar with the Les Miz song, it ends up being possibly the most ironic song choice ever.
ANTHONY’S COOKIES: Grand Opening →
According to Mission Loc@l, there will be free cookies at the Anthony’s Cookies grand opening on Saturday! 1p to 3p!
J-Schools Play Catchup - NYTimes.com →
“At the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, on Arizona State’s Phoenix campus, and across the country, professors are hustling to figure out how to teach journalism at a time when the field is undergoing a sweeping transformation.”
Creator of Web Cartoon xkcd Writing a Paper Book -... →
When It Rains… →
A short and funny story that I really want to be true.
‘So, which is it? Are we better off — karmically, energetically,...– Great American Detox / Which is better: To be rich ‘n’ slothful, or lean ‘n’ panicky? I really liked today’s Mark Morford piece putting the economy and its fallout into perspective.
Why all dog lovers should be happy about the... →
This article articulated really well (much better than I could have) exactly how I feel about the Obamas’ new dog and the varying reactions to their decision to adopt that particular dog. This logic is essentially the same reason I support zoos, by the way.
A Nigerian Dictator Scam on Craigslist? →
State goes after legendary all-ages music clubs →
This is a very scary story about an out-of-control state agency threatening some of the best live music venues in San Francisco. Bottom of the Hill, Cafe du Nord and the GAMH are my three favorite venues in the city and are such a big part of its live music culture. Thanks to the Bay Bridged for the link.
CMJ Staff Blog » MY SON THE BUM- ”Get On The List” →
I haven’t even listened to the song yet, but I just had to share the band name. This is the best new band name I’ve heard in awhile.
‘I’m fine with press coverage of Obama’s dog, as long as...– Twitter / hotdogsladies
‘What do most people do on a date? Dates are for having fun, and people...– How to Decide Who to Marry: By Kids Thanks DM!
the USDA estimates that an average dog poops 274 lbs of poop a year– How to make a minpin poop compost bin: an illustrated guide - Boing Boing Gadgets
Free as in "Me" | 43 Folders →
I have a huge amount of respect for Merlin Mann as an insightful observer of modernity, and found this post to be really worth reading not necessarily just for its commentary on the nature of content re-purposing on the internet without attribution (the jumping-off point), but for what it says about human nature and the path to creating meaning in one’s livelihood.
‘10 April: 1633: Bananas first appear on sale in Britain.’– Top week for bananas - Arts & Entertainment - The Independent Happy BANANAVERSARY! Thanks to DM for the info.
Neko Case And Will Sheff In Concert : NPR Music →
Streamed. Need I say more?
Op-Ed Columnist - Humanity Even for Nonhumans -... →
Nice Nicholas Kristof column on a pioneering thinker in the ethical farming arena and how his once-radical ideas are finally becoming mainstream.
This American Life - Scenes From a Recession... →
The whole episode’s interesting (as every TAL episode is, in my opinion), but the first few minutes carry some particularly fascinating tidbits, such as how the recession is impacting the number of shark attacks.
‘I listened to the official Lost podcast yesterday afternoon. According to...– Rocks In My Dryer: It’s My Civic Duty To Let You Know This FYI!
‘also, there may or may not be a new flavor added to the cart this...– Twitter / the creme man Travelling Creme Brulee Cart FTW!