August, by Colin Jost →
Jon Hamm (V.O.) Mmmm. Summer. (Reverse angle on three models walking down the beach in colorful bikinis. They giggle.) Jon Hamm (V.O.) And nothing says “Pure Unadulterated Summer” like… (Close-up on one of the models. She lowers her sunglasses.) Model (whispers) August. Jon Hamm (V.O.) August. It’s everything you ever hoped for. Steve Buscemi (V.O.) ...
My biggest surprise [recipe] from the ’40s was a salad with a butter...– “Ruth Reichl: Dining In Disguise And Going ‘Gourmet’,” NPR
Life on a cubic Earth would be pretty different.– “Q: What would Earth be like to us if it were a cube instead of spherical? Is this even possible?,” Ask a Mathematician/Ask a Physicist
It has been tough on them. But it’s also brought us closer. I mean, we’ve always...– “Joao Silva: ‘This Is What I Do. This Is All That I Know.’,” The New York Times
if this industry is to flourish in the 21st century, programming journalists...– The Daily Dot wants to tell the web’s story with social data journalism - O’Reilly Radar (via greglinch) Seconded. Journalism needs its code generation. (via futurejournalismproject)
By one estimate, 65 percent of children entering grade school this year will end...– Duke University’s Cathy N. Davidson on how to transform our schools. (via theatlantic)
Margie Feely eats a special diet, and she brought own her food. But it was...– “New Friends Fight Off Cabin Fever at a Hotel Turned Shelter,” by Kim Severson, The New York Times, Aug. 27, 2011
A local news reporter from Washington, D.C. ended up getting covered in what is...– “Reporter Gives Update Covered In Sea Foam,” Fox NY
TEXTBOOK: What Would Irene (Personified) Wear? →
textbook: I ditched the city for Connecticut this weekend and on the way to dinner my family started asking me what I thought Irene would wear if she was you know, not a hurricane. Right away, I played the Rodarte card and then started thinking some Prabal Gurung—sort of that Miss Havisham whirling mess type, ya know. Later on, Prabal Gurung actually tweeted to ask if his followers...
“I’m not taking this lightly, but a flood can only do so much,” said Laquan...– “Many Rockaway Residents Ignore Warnings and Stay Put,” Corey Kilgannon, New York Times
A couple attempting to outrun Hurricane Irene were rescued Saturday in the...– “Two rescued from sailboat in distress in Norfolk,” AP I think the correct response is “…”
Locked Up and Left Behind: New York's Prisoner's... →
akuat: New York City is surrounded by small islands and barrier beaches, and a glance at the city’s evacuation map reveals all of them to be in Zone A (already under a mandatory evacuation order) or Zone B–all, that is, save one. Rikers Island, which lies in the waters between Queens and the Bronx, is not highlighted at all, meaning it is not to be evacuated under any circumstances. ...
Get the Hell off the beach in Asbury Park and get out. It’s 4:30. You’ve...– NJ Governor CHRIS CHRISTIE, remarking on New Jerseyans who are “still on the beach,” in advance of Hurricane Irene. Excellent. (via inothernews)
I learned early on that war forms its own culture. The rush of battle is a...– War is a Force that Gives us Meaning by Chris Hedges Events in Libya have given me another reason to revisit this book. I highly recommend it.
MollsSheWrote: my brain while driving →
molls: “Ugh, okay. Are you going to hit something? That’s a beamer behind you, one of the worst types of cars to hit. Don’t hit it. Are you checking your mirrors? Who thought to put mirrors on cars? Why haven’t they invented something smarter than mirrors beside video? Why can’t we see through the backs of our brains yet? Is there anyone in front of you? What if you pull out and there’s...
Gaelan was initially unavailable for comment Monday, because he was out riding...– “Campbell River boy, 12, delivers his own baby brother,” by Lindsay Kines, the Times-Colonist
Covering Libya's conflict by way of 'Planet Rixos' →
by Patrick J. McDonnell, Los Angeles Times, Aug. 24, 2011 Behind his aviator shades, the driver of the silver sedan had that hired-killer stare as he pulled up alongside our minibus. He kept pace as the bus, ferrying 13 journalists away from Libya’s crazed capital in June, lurched toward the sanity of post-revolutionary Tunisia. He pointed his rifle directly at us. We dived for the...
Your Head on My Shoulder: Parasitic twins and... →
by Jesse Bering, Slate, Aug. 23, 2011 Fascinating and thought-provoking.
I could never understand what history was about,” says Simon. “Why...– “The genius who lives downstairs,” by Alexander Masters
Save your work! Save your work!– NEWSROOM PRODUCTION MANAGER, reacting to the East Coast Earthquake, via Overheard In The Newsroom (via inothernews)
The Official Tumblr of Wolfram|Alpha:... →
wolframalpha: To help teachers better understand how to get the most out of Wolfram|Alpha’s products, we’re excited to announce a series of teacher workshops, free to all teachers in K–12 classrooms and beyond. Delivered online via Adobe Connect session, these workshops will allow teachers to get an inside…
Rhymes With Rich →
tetw: by Sandra Tsing Loh More and more these days, reading women’s writing fills me with a vague, creeping, slightly nauseating feeling. Problems of affluence have been recast as the struggles of feminism, and you find yourself in a dreamlike state of reading firstperson essays about them, over and over again.
'Lack of contraception meant I had to wait to be a... →
by Alex Crawford, February 28, 2010, The Independent I consider myself a bit of a slow starter. I’m 47 now but I cannot remember ever not wanting to be a foreign correspondent. Lack of opportunity, lack of jobs and definitely lack of contraception meant I had to wait. But I realised recently trekking in Wardak Province in Afghanistan that perhaps age does have its advantages. I...
For Uganda Little Leaguers, Exhilaration and Then... →
by Paul Post, The New York Times Felix Barugahare has no idea what a sporting goods store is. He shares a glove and swings someone else’s bat, and there is a good chance that his baseball cleats are the first pair of shoes he has worn. Felix is a second baseman for the Rev. John Foundation Little League team, the first team from Africa to qualify for the Little League World Series. But the...
Peace in our time! Or our comments thread, at...
GoAwayObama: The problem with PC sales is there hasnt been any real speed increases in CPU's in years. I just got a brand new top of the line core i7. It has 8 cores, but its really not any faster than the 5 yr old computer it replaced.
VoteObama012: Nice post GoAwayObama! I completely agree with you. The pc is now a commodity like a tv, toaster, or microwave.
Jersey Shore Nuns Find Salvation in Surf, T-Shirts →
by Jo Piazza, Wall Street Journal, Aug. 19, 2011 In the 1990s, when the order was struggling to pay a property-tax bill of more than $100,000 and maintain their large facility, they took ownership of the Nuns’ Beach brand and began capitalizing on their status as a righteous oddity on the sometimes profane Jersey Shore. The Nuns’ Beach Surf Invitational was launched in 1996 as a ...
chaffandgrain: Probably the best looking film about chopping an onion ever made. (via jason kottke) “Oh.”