If a caribou needs to be sacrificed for the sake of energy independence, I say,...– Sarah Palin, voicing her support for oil drilling in the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge, most of which is currently off-limits to oil and gas development. (via officialssay)
According to relevant laws, regulations and policies, the search results are not...– Search result on SINA, China’s largest microblogging platform, for the search term “Egypt”. (via futurejournalismproject)
They have pistachio ice cream and I love pistachio. So whether it was snowing or...–
Technical Details On How Egypt Has Shut Down Every... →
To cut costs and increase revenue, a dozen Girl... →
markcoatney: thebronzemedal: I knew the economy was terrible, but this is a disaster. Major banking institutions on the verge of collapse is one thing, but if Thin Mints ever disappear, there might be riots in the street. Oh, Thin Mints will make the cut. Those Samoas, though…. Take it from a former Girl Scout: Thin Mints, Samoas, and Tagalongs will be fine. The breakdown of the top...
Put. A. Bird. On. It!
Here’s the thing: for someone who’s made his name as the poet laureate of...– “In Defense of Judd Apatow’s Female Characters,” by Leila Cohan-Miccio, Splitsider
I think we have to start with our values. I would say about guns what Keynes...– Republican economist, David Stockman on Bill Maher Republican economist, Steve Moore: “To punctuate that point, the murder rate in the United States dropped every year for 10 years after we eliminated prohibition, so you’re exactly right. This is a good way to fight crime.” Rachel Maddow: “I have...
You know, I want to just advise people watching at home playing that now popular...– Rep. Anthony Weiner, a New York Democrat, ranting during this week’s House debate on the repeal of the health care reform bill. (via officialssay)
Report: 'Angry Birds' will become animated series →
There’s an emphasis these days to getting fit, and I think people doing...– Barbara Harsha, executive director of the Governors Highway Safety Administration
Interview with a North Korean refugee →
An interview with a 20-year-old North Korean refugee, in LA Youth, a great teen newspaper in Los Angeles that I used to write for. Did you attend school in North Korea and what was it like? I went to elementary school, which was four years. The school system is pretty similar to what we have in America but the difference is we have to wear uniforms every day. Do they brainwash students? Even...
Forty Years Later: How 'Oregon Trail' Was Born →
urlesque: theatlantic: longreads: For the next two weeks, Dillenberger and Heinemann spent each night wedged into a tiny computer office—a former janitor’s closet at Bryant Junior High School—tapping code into a teletype machine. The teletype was a screen-less, electromechanical typewriter connected via telephone to a mainframe computer that could issue prompts, receive commands, and run...
Even if planets and moons were found round Alpha Centauri, as envisaged by the...– Our science writers argue that the galaxy’s most recently discovered planet, “Kepler-10b”, deserves a far better name. Like “Vulcan”, for example. (via theeconomist) Numbers have their place in science, of course. Indeed, the subject is founded on them. But the driving force behind a lot of...
This is America, where a white Catholic male Republican judge was murdered on...– Mark Shields (via azspot)
Have You Thought About Murray Hill? →
There’s a place in Manhattan that’s a bit like the Wall Street of Midtown; the Upper East Side of Midtown; the college campus of Manhattan; the Williamsburg of people who have no idea what Williamsburg is and will never set foot in Brooklyn. It’s a frontier for the most cautious of frontiersman; a scene for the most businesslike of scenester; a party for the most...
American writing, for example, beguiles and exasperates in equal measure. Its...– As he departs for the Middle East, BBC Correspondent Kevin Connolly reflects on three years spent in the United States. (via futurejournalismproject)
I wanted to feel good about what I had done, because you go back to the...– former Wall St. banker Gordon Murray, who spent the last months of his life writing a book to help average Americans invest for retirement. He died on Saturday of a brain tumor. More tonight on ABC World News and Nightline. (via abcworldnews)
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Everything is in color and I can feel the air. I can see it, I can see all the...– Grandma on acid! Researcher finds rare footage of 1950s housewife in LSD experiment - Daily Mail (via themorningnews) This video is great. “If you can’t see it, you’ll just never know it. I feel sorry for you.”
My three-year-old grandson was teaching me how to use an iPad the other day. To...– Former vice president DICK CHENEY, during an interview on The Today Show this morning. He also said he didn’t have a cell phone whilst in the White House. (via inothernews) Does this make our obsession with Angry Birds better or worse? (via abcworldnews)
After the boom and bust, the mania and the meltdown, the Composure Class rose...– “Social Animal,” by David Brooks, The New Yorker