items of interest to me and, possibly, to you.

Jul 24

“Also, as somebody who knew almost nothing about Fifty Shades Of Grey watching this trailer, doesn’t it just seem like a rehash of Secretary, but minus all the humor, intelligence, empathy, and good actors?” —

Yes. This exactly.

Hear Beyoncé’s New Version Of “Crazy in Love” In The Fifty Shades Of Grey Trailer - Stereogum

Jul 23

burritojustice:

old school modem and fax from a palmtop

burritojustice:

old school modem and fax from a palmtop

fuckyeahjohnroderick:

Aimee Mann and John Roderick (by davidjlee)

fuckyeahjohnroderick:

Aimee Mann and John Roderick (by davidjlee)

Stop asking me "Why are you single?" -

"You want to know why I am single? I am single because I have put up with abuse, neglect, and all-around mistreatment and I simply haven’t made a connection with anyone. I am looking for a man who is not afraid to connect with someone, who is willing to put in as much effort as I am, who is willing to be open and communicate, who cares because he simply cares, someone who is driven and educated, and is willing to be supportive of me and my dreams as I will be with his. I have not found that person and I don’t feel bad about it anymore. I am 24 years old and I have other things on my mind besides men, marriage, and babies because I want to meet the right person for me. I don’t owe anyone an explanation."

“When I think about it, having the kind of body that easily puts on weight is perhaps a blessing in disguise. In other words, if I don’t want to gain weight I have to work out hard every day, watch what I eat, and cut down on indulgences. People who naturally keep the weight off don’t need to exercise or watch their diet. Which is why, in many cases, their physical strength deteriorates as they age. Those of us who have a tendency to gain weight should consider ourselves lucky that the red light is so clearly visible. Of course, it’s not always easy to see things this way.” —

The Running Novelist - Haruki Murakami

This is such a great way to look at it! I’m going to have to try and keep that in mind.

“Q: Besides your phone and computer, what gadget can’t you live without and why? A: I’d be lost without a toilet to dispose of human waste.” — I’m Ira Glass, Host of This American Life, and This Is How I Work

“Killing civilians is wrong, no matter how often those who do it insist that the humans they killed weren’t really innocent. Everyone understands this truth when the civilians being killed are one’s countrymen or allies–but forget it quickly when the civilians are citizens of a country one is fighting or rooting against in war, even though the civilizational taboo against killing civilians becomes no less important.” — The Dangerous Logic Used to Justify Killing Civilians - Conor Friedersdorf - The Atlantic

“But among the overweight children, most had misperceptions about their weight. The researchers found that 81 percent of overweight boys and 71 percent of overweight girls thought they were about the right weight. In addition, about half of obese boys and a third of obese girls thought they were the right weight.” — Most Overweight Kids Believe They Are Right Weight

Saintseneca Withdraw From Fest Headlined By R. Kelly, Plan Alternative Concert To Benefit Sexual Assault Victims - Stereogum -

Good for them! We saw Saintseneca at SXSW this year, and they were charming. I hope their alternate festival is a success.

The Pressures Driving Adaptive Re-Use and Silicon Valley’s Strange Reverse Commute | TechCrunch -

"The city is about to run into a nearly two-decade old law called Proposition M that caps the amount of office space that can be built in any period. Under Proposition M, there is an annual allocation of about 875,000 square feet that can go toward large commercial real estate projects in San Francisco. That amount rolls over into following years, so we have about 2 million square feet under Proposition M available for allocation. However, there are 8 million square feet of projects in pre-approval, so developers are scrambling to get their projects entitled in time."

How to Invent a Person Online - Atlantic Mobile -

"Aaron Brown turned that concept inside out. With a multitude of voices and interests filtering through one point, any endeavor to monitor his behavior or serve him targeted ads became a wash. None of the information was representative of any discrete interests. The surveillance had no value. I’d created a false human being, but instead of a carefully coordinated deception, the result was simply babble."

Jul 22

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wrenee:

JASON AND SALLY, SAN FRANCISCO, 07/2014

wrenee:

JASON AND SALLY, SAN FRANCISCO, 07/2014