Anybody who claims this is an okay bill, I really question if they’ve even read...– Russ Feingold on FISA “compromise”
[N]o more illegal wire-tapping of American citizens… No more ignoring the...– Sen. Barack Obama, August 1, 2007
my.barackobama.com | Senator Obama - Please Vote... →
Using Barack’s own social network against him! Or at least at him…
[D]espite all the talk about “change,” we’re once again stuck...– Full Metal McCain : Rolling Stone
Some of us who have been mesmerized by the Obama-Clinton cage match during the...– Full Metal McCain : Rolling Stone
Watchmen Should(n't) Be A Movie
Here’s an interesting (well, interesting to drooling fanboys) blog post enumerating a bunch of reasons why Watchmen Shouldn’t Be A Movie. She’s wrong, of course — movies are good for different reasons than comics are good, but if you consider the comic to be the draft script and storyboard then assuming the acting and directing and editing are good then there’s no...
Hence, the nightmarish violence of 2006 has subsided into merely horrible...– Eunomia » On The “Surge” (Again) (via Andrew Sullivan)
Jill Bolte Taylor's powerful stroke of insight |... →
Jill Bolte Taylor got a research opportunity few brain scientists would wish for: She had a massive stroke, and watched as her brain functions — motion, speech, self-awareness –- shut down one by one. An astonishing story.
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The Mightiest Superhero Tournament Begins! →
This poll was remarkably amusing, especially the “recent comments” feature
So they told me that using the download page to download something was not...– Bill Gates, informing a Microsoft PM of his technical difficulties in downloading a Microsoft product (from “An epic Bill Gates e-mail rant”)
Fluid - Free Site Specific Browser for Mac OS X... →
Using Fluid, you can create SSBs to run each of your favorite WebApps as a separate Cocoa desktop application. Fluid gives any WebApp a home on your Mac OS X desktop complete with Dock icon, standard menu bar, logical separation from your other web browsing activity, and many, many other goodies.
The bill legalizes many of the warrantless eavesdropping activities George Bush...– Obama’s support for the FISA “compromise” - Glenn Greenwald - Salon.com
Sporn Update (NSFW)
Yes, EA Are Monitoring Your Naughty Spore Creations BUSTED! “Boobalicious” Banned! Spore vaginasaur creatures get censored by EA Spore: Biology lesson When Spore Penis Monsters Attack Penis Cars, Vagina Houses Welcomed!
Barack Obama has the DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE tattooed on his stomach....– Rumors Barack Obama’s campaign shouldn’t try to correct. - By Christopher Beam - Slate Magazine
Someone with my exact same name died in the Iraq war. Did he die because I...– Spocko’s Brain: Pelosi Honors California Vets who Died
Aero looks like Microsoft was jealous of Apple’s beautiful design and...– Nelson’s Weblog: tech / good / new-vista-box
Use a Smart Album to find iPhoto movies →
Summary: make a Smart Album with “Keyword contains movie”. Also note that movies do not show up in folders shared over the network :-(
How to merge iPhoto libraries for free →
How to Keep Your Feet Happy : NPR →
What Facial Expressions Are Really Saying : NPR →
“It makes perfect sense, but nobody had ever studied it before.”
Stewart Butterfield's Resignation Letter →
This resignation letter will inspire me (I still haven’t written mine).
Sporn (NSFW) →
“You give humanity a creative tool, the first thing a human will do is make a tool with it.”
Tumblr, The Documentary by David Seger | Laughing... →
Flickr Feed Flavors →
Much more than RSS: “Other feed formats include php, php_serial, csv, json, sql, yaml, cdf and more.”
360 degrees of Sen Obama's Detroit rally |... →
Cool QTVR-style panorama stich. Make sure to pan up to the ceiling and zoom in on all those Red Wings trophy flags.
How to Be a Productive Procrastinator : NPR →
Essentially, procrastinators have less confidence in themselves, less expectancy...– We’re sorry this is late; we really meant to post it sooner
Reclaiming The Dap
Lately I’ve been giving my friends a silent dap in salutation or valediction. They’ve consistently responded with a cheerful cry of “terrorist fist bump!” or “Hezbollah-style fist jab!” Yes, we’re all whiteys. I’m just sayin’.
Obama and McCain Tax Proposals -... →
OK graphic — it’d be nicer if it overlayed McCain’s and Obama’s proposals per bracket — but what the hell does “average cut” mean? -A
Either Fox News doesn’t know what a “baby mama” is, in which case this was...– Time for Fox News to apologize (again) - The Carpetbagger Report
Hillary’s turgid, preachy rhythms were condescending and manipulative, and...– Camille Paglia on Obama, Hillary, Daniela Mercury and more | Salon
American officials used the UN’s failure to turn anything up —...– Cogitamus: “Garbage After Garbage After Garbage”
Something Just Clicked - An Obama Delegate's Road... →
Obama Trash Talking McCain on the Economy →
It was a shameful thing to ask men to suffer and die, to persevere through...– John McCain, from his foreword to Halberstam’s The Best and the Brightest
Disconnecting Distraction →
“Maybe in the long term the right answer for dealing with Internet distractions will be software that watches and controls them. But in the meantime I’ve found a more drastic solution that definitely works: to set up a separate computer for using the Internet. I now leave wifi turned off on my main computer except when I need to transfer a file or edit a web page, and I have a separate...
The day is coming, my friends, when Singularity denial will seem as outrageous...– Sentient Developments: Warren Ellis: Singularity ‘indivisible from religious faith’
Dear On The Media
Sent this today. We’ll see if I get a reply. Date: Sun, 8 Jun 2008 11:02:53 -0400 To: email@example.com Subject: percent vs. percentage points Dear On The Media - On today’s show, your reporter said, “in the coveted demographic of viewers aged 25 to 54, MSNBC trounced Fox by 37 percent.” I was left unsure whether you meant that MSNBC’s audience was 37% larger than...
Wait, you mean losing a demographic of voters in the primary to your Democratic...– Obama leads in battle for Latino vote
Idaho Democratic Party Chairman Keith Roark: “Now clearly they won’t...– Obama And Dean Team Up To Recast The Political Map
For all of the hoopla surrounding the candidates, the 2008 presidential election...– Obama And Dean Team Up To Recast The Political Map
Zimbabwe Life Expectancy Lowest In The World
We’ve heard about how Mugabe has run Zimbabwe’s economy into the ground, but just to give some perspective: in 1990 the life expectancy for a Zimbabwean male at birth was 60 years. Now it’s 37. And for women, 34. (Just heard this on the BBC.)
Aww, so cute →
In the 1600s, bulldogs were used for bullbaiting (as well as bearbaiting), a gambling sport popular in the 17th century with wagers laid in which trained bulldogs leapt at a bull lashed to a post, latched onto its snout and attempted to suffocate it. Bulldogs have many distinct characteristics that were bred into them so they would be better suited to bullbaiting. The bulldog’s body is...