The debt ceiling solution that Obama dares not... →
“Obama didn’t dare mention it Friday morning, but the “constitutional option” is now looming larger than ever. The idea is that Obama, it it comes to it, can invoke the 14th Amendment, which requires that the United States honor its debt, and simply ignore the debt ceiling.”
Dear Prudence: Help! I Want To Name My Daughter... →
Jesus Christ. YES. WHAT IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE
‘There should be a word for that feeling you get when an older person —...– Facebook and the Epiphanator: An End to Endings? — Daily Intel
Twitter / Search - #neverinamillionyears →
Ever click on one of the “trending topics” on Twitter? It (1) makes me sad about the average IQ of Americans and (2) confused at all the apparently well-known aspects of popular culture about which I know nothing (Spoiler alert: Apparently Justin Bieber recently did something that is controversial to no one but his fans/former fans).
What You Need to Know About the Internet Snooping... →
I’m not even that aware of/concerned about internet privacy, and this still seems VERY disturbing.
Martini Moms and Deadly Denial | The Fix →
“In the aftermath of the Schuler story, there was a great deal of useful reporting about women and alcoholism. For a month or two, a light was shone on this significant problem that we generally prefer to ignore. Over the past decade, a slightly madcap trend in “drinking moms” has emerged. Websites like vodkamom.com (“they whine; I drink wine”) and tweets from #martinimom (“Like a...
Record Stores Write to Jay-Z and Kanye about... →
“The orchestrators of Record Store Day have gotten indie stores across the U.S. to sign an open letter to Jay-Z and West hoping that they’ll somehow rectify the situation. The letter calls the rappers’ strategy “short-sighted” and warns that their “decisions will be doing great damage to over 1,700 independent record stores.””
…that kind of heady thinking is cast aside pretty quickly, in favor of...– An Incredibly Bad Design Flaw: Cowboys & Aliens: Culture/Entertainment: SFAppeal
My Brother, My Brother and Me | Maximum Fun →
If you’re not listening to this podcast, you are missing out. Seriously.
The (Wacky) World According to John Hodgman : NPR →
Posting this so I remember to listen to it later. Merlin Mann’s “all-time favorite NPR interview.”
Pony and "A" Take Over The World →
“I am an ESL (English as a Second Language) tutor over Skype. I do a visual exercise with one of my students where I show her a picture, then she writes two to four sentences about it. My friends love her sentences and urged me to start a Tumblr, so here it is.”
$12 for One Ticket to See 100 Monkeys at Slim's on... →
OUCH. When your band’s performance merits a half-off Groupon sale on tickets, is that like an author seeing her novel in the Borders bargain bin?
Fifth-Year Senior: Why Making High School Longer... →
Introducing Bachmannalia! - Salon.com →
“John Quincy Adams was certainly no Founding Father: He was the sixth U.S. president who was 9 years old when the Declaration of Independence was signed. When this was pointed out to Bachmann, she tried to counter: “Well, John Quincy Adams most certainly was a part of the Revolutionary War era. He was a young boy but he was actively involved.”“
Nearly half of men questioned in the poll of 70,000 people said they would ditch...– Half of men would ditch woman who gained weight? | Reuters
Contraceptive Comeback: The Maligned IUD Gets a... →
When it started going around that lovelorn L.A. indie popsters Army Navy’s...– Pitchfork: Album Reviews: Army Navy: The Last Place
Marc Maron’s Must-Hear Podcast for Comedians -... →
I’ve really tried to like this one, but I just don’t find it funny… not even his intro monologues. Really disappointing.
He looked for email accounts on Facebook pages then gleaned enough personal...– NorCal Facebook Stalker Sentenced; Sought Victims’ Nude Pics « CBS San Francisco A good reminder that your security questions might be easy for a stranger to answer if he/she is trying. Note to everyone: My dogs’ names are Fido and Spot and the name of the street I grew up on is Main...
20 Things You Didn’t Know About... Stress | ... →
Actually, I knew a lot of these things, but still interesting.
EXCLUSIVE: Hear Wolf Parade Frontman's Solo LP |... →
Boob Job for iPhone →
“Boob Job Removed from Sale by Apple as of Monday, 5:30pm PST - deemed “inappropriate.”“ At least the Apple gatekeepers for the app store are doing something right.
PIXIES | New Official Mobile App →
The Pixies now have an iPhone app? Um, OK.