People, can we all get along? Can we get along?– Rodney King, during the L.A. riots “Rodney King Comes To Grips With ‘The Riot Within’” by Karen Grigsby Bates, NPR, Apr. 23, 2012
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Shocked by Breivik’s lack of remorse for his massacre, Norwegians by and...– “Thousands defy Norway mass killer Breivik in song,” by Julia Gronnevet, AP, April 26, 2012
If you get down and out,” she said, “just get in the kitchen and bake a cake.– “Festiveness, Stacked Up Southern Style,” by Kim Severson, NYT, Dec. 15, 2009
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For the first eight years of our marriage, [Michelle and I] were paying more in...– President Obama in North Carolina today on why Congress has to act to prevent interest rates on student loans from doubling (via barackobama)
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by Robert Krulwich, Feb. 8, 2012 There are people who live long enough to create a link — a one-generation link — to figures from what feels like a distant past, and their presence among us shrinks history. When “Long Ago” suddenly becomes “So I said to him …,” long ago jumps closer. There are many examples of people who shrink history this way. The blogger Jason...
Efron’s face in High School Musical was nearly featureless. Aside from...– “What Zac Efron’s Beard Means For Men And Women In Hollywood,” by Linda Holmes, NPR, Apr. 21, 2012 After reading this and A.O. Scott’s NYT review of The Lucky One, I can only conclude that it is incredibly fun to write about a.) former teen stars and b.) Nicholas Sparks...
No good at life, but very funny sometimes with the commentary.– Kurt Vonnegut (via modernhepburn)
This was not a cost-cutting measure.– Out EIC Aaron Hinklin, “‘Out’ lays off its entire editorial staff, but editor Aaron Hicklin wants to hire ‘most’ back into his new startup,” by Joe Pompeo, Capital, April 18, 2012 Out is Hicklin’s first, and so far only, client. He said he plans to offer...
I think we could create a run on a bank.– “Michael Lewis Interviews Himself: Boycott the Banks!” The Daily Beast, April 17, 2012
A glimpse of the future can be found at the world’s largest albatross colony, on...– “Fence Is Behind an Explosion of Life in a Wild Corner of Hawaii,” by Christopher Pala, NYT, April 18, 2012
I think it should be Sarah Palin.– John McCain, joking on CBS about who the Republican nominee should pick for vice president. (via officialssay)