This is a good start
Keep it up, Internet.
Brief thoughts on the news we all expected
yodelmachine: 5by5kevin: I do not share the pessimism that most everyone on my feed seems to have. I think David Karp closing his official blog statement with “Fuck yeah, David” was sophomoric. I think Yahoo’s statement about not wanting to screw things up was adorable. I trust Marissa Mayer. If it is in your nature to complain, I think you should wait until actual changes get made...
Why Aren't There More Mad Men Gifsets On My Dash?
I need to reblog all the meth, people.
The District has failed to remove from its voting rolls as many as 13,000 former...– Vote fraud is easy with 13,000 in Maryland still on D.C. records - Washington Times
✔ Laundry done & folded ✔ Lawn mowed & edged ✔ RCA to Garden Hose Kit prepared ✔ Groceries laid in for Tiff ✔ Hotel reservations double-checked ✔ Dishes done Remaining Tasks Pack spare Wireless kit Retrieve local beer & whiskey for drinkup Pack bag
Moreover,” Obama continued, “you have to remember that whatever you’ve gone...– Obama gets personal about race and manhood in Morehouse speech - The Washington Post President Obama, talking about Yahoo buying Tumblr.
chartier: Congrats Tumblr! Don’t screw this up Yahoo. Strike that, now reverse it. (I think it’d work both ways.)
Meanwhile, some young people say a cracked screen gives you a sort of street...– Beat-up cellphones with cracked screens are point of pride for some young people - The Washington Post Oh dear. This article is really just not good.
Oh, but I am
sblaufuss replied to your post: One Good Thing Are you sneaking better? Goddamned right I am. It’s not like I’m going to play tennis or train in them.
I don't see the problem
scholvin: tbridge: Scholvin wrote: As long as they don’t try to integrate it awkwardly into their other products, it’ll be OK. But imagine if we have to start using Yahoo logins, for example. I use Yahoo logins on a regular basis for Flickr and several community listserves. I fail to see the problem. Not for you and me who use our real names here…but for the (probably) millions who’d...
One Good Thing
I wore my new sneakers today and I did not get them all dirty. Folks, this never happens, so let’s just embrace it.
I spent three hours plus in the car today to go 40 miles. When I should have been biking to work. Well, if I had an office. Instead of a bunch if clients and friends spread about throughout the metro area. Today would look better on fire.
I don't see the problem
Scholvin wrote: As long as they don’t try to integrate it awkwardly into their other products, it’ll be OK. But imagine if we have to start using Yahoo logins, for example. I use Yahoo logins on a regular basis for Flickr and several community listserves. I fail to see the problem.
I, for one, welcome our new Yahoo Overlords
Flickr may appear a bit dated, but at least their engineering team knows how to keep the lights on.
Because honestly, Fitz is the worst. He is the absolute worst. In case you...– Notes On A ‘Scandal’: Fitz Is The Most Dumpable Man On Television : Monkey See : NPR Oh. And boy does she.
However, in the midst of these colorful distractions, there looms a far greater...– The Onion Urges Barack Obama To Come Clean About The Basilisk Project | The Onion - America’s Finest News Source Why aren’t we talking more about The Basilisk Project?!
Gonna call it: this is one of the perfect songs.
The owner still hasn’t found a buyer with pockets deep enough to meet his...– John Cook in For Sale: A Video of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Smoking Crack Cocaine (via fuckyeahtoronto) Hey DC! Guess what! We’re not alone in the Our Mayor Once Smoked Crack While In Office Club! C’mon in, Toronto, it’s cool.
Go-go is an offshoot of funk, mixed with elements of hip hop, R&B, and...– 24 Songs That Will Make You Love Go-Go I am a convert to loving the Go-Go, but I do dig it now. If you want some good solid tracks to start with, Big John has you covered.
In short, I miss the techno-babble (Trekno-babble?) that gave Voyager and the...– Star Trek Into Darkness review: J.J. Abrams gets Star Trek wrong. That’s funny, because I did not miss this even a little bit. This Star Trek was incredibly progessively human, and it was no more violent than the deeply dark and violent DS9, or the incredibly despair-ridden Star Trek II:...
I have friends who are more talented than I who haven’t gotten the opportunities...– Truly great interview with Scandal’s Josh Malina. The world of actors who work hard but aren’t particularly famous is so fascinating. (via shanio) And the interview that reminds me I want to buy Malina a beer.
Sure, Forward Me Your Email.
So, late the night before last, a nice lady in Australia decided that my gmail was hers, and she forwarded her hotmail inbox to my gmail. Over the next day or so, while I tried to reach her, I got her email. It was pretty benign stuff, mostly crafting listserves and shopping-related emails. Thankfully nothing personal or chock full of identity-theft possibility. It was annoying, but not...
Electric Dreams (soundtrack) - Wikipedia, the free... →
True story, this Giorgio Moroder soundtrack was my first musical love.
Najma Roberts, a health department spokesman, was not immediately able to...– Don’t know your dog’s breed? In D.C., it’s a Xoloitzcuintli. Whaaaaa?
After running a thousand errands, working hours of overtime, and being stuck in...– It Only Tuesday | The Onion - America’s Finest News Source True Goddamned Story.
For the rest of us, who like the Caps but don’t find them as essential as air,...– Washington Capitals’ playoff exit: A tradition that’s getting old - The Washington Post Boswell is straight brutal today. Probably deservedly so.
Paula Deen is making some sort of savory Jello salad, and all I can hear now is Shane saying Aspic while Bridget laughs her head off. And it’s amazing what one podcast do to stick in your head. You guys make my day.
Potential Spinoffs From Tonight's Mad Men
benjaminfreed: Ted Chaough Flies a Plane: The Series Bob Benson’s Mitzvot Tripping Balls With Roger Sterling and Jim Cutler The Prostitute Mother Fantasy in Room 503 (h/t Lizzie O’Leary) Dorothy Dyckman Campbell in Hell Bert Peterson’s Odd Jobs (spoiler alert: he gets fired every week) GIF by Dave Itzkoff.
Here’s a current example of the challenge we face,” he writes in the book’s...– Jaron Lanier: The Internet destroyed the middle class - Salon.com I like Jaron Lanier a lot, but this illustration as some sort of evidence of the internet hollowing out the middle class is, forgive me for saying so, idiotic. A child could figure out where those jobs went. 1) Instagram SHOWS...