It’s just so dull. Sadly, I just, ugh, God.– California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, on life at the Capitol. (via officialssay)
Omnivoracious: Summer Reading Lists Are Here →
aaknopf: harperbooks: The New York Times offers an eclectic list of books to read, ranging from an autobiographical pop culture read to a serious history of digital computers. NPR did something interesting with their summer reading list. They had indie booksellers make the picks. USA Today goes interactive with their picks. The Wall Street Journal put out a well-chosen summer reading...
The Yankee Comandante →
by David Grann,New Yorker, May 28, 2012
In fact, a strong argument can be made that Facebook’s shaky start as a public...– John Cassidy in The New Yorker. He sort of addresses the big and questionable assumption at the heart of this sentence — that IPOs are about rewarding innovators and early investors — later in the piece, but this still rubbed me the wrong way. IPOs are now about extracting wealth out of a company...
As he prepared to capture this moment for posterity, Erlichman looked behind him...– “Financial media, and their camp followers, gather outside Facebook campus,” by Bruce Newman, Mercury News, May 18, 2012
The importance of learning to code isn’t so that everyone will write code, and...– A federal judge learned to code - O’Reilly Radar (via everythingisdisrupted)
The conservative press, and reportedly the White House, are chomping at the bit...– “Bomb Iceland instead of Iran,” by Uwe Reinhardt,The Daily Princetonian, April 9, 2007 Economist Uwe Reinhardt is the second grader of my thesis on the financial crisis response in Iceland. (My first grader is my adviser, economic historian Harold James.) Anyway, this is a column he...
Icelandic MP Moves Elves’ Boulder to His Home →
Iceland Review, May 15, 2012 … “She said an elderly couple lives on the upper floor but a young couple with three children on the lower floor,” the MP described. The specialist concluded that the boulder’s inhabitants were content with the move. “But they asked whether the boulder could stand on grass. I said that was no problem but asked why they wanted grass. ‘It’s because they want to...
Greeks apologise with huge horse →
The Daily Mash, May 15, 2012 The nation of Greece said sorry to the European Union with a present of an enormous wooden horse. Left outside the European Central Bank in the dead of night, the horse has now been moved into the ECB’s central lobby where it is proudly on display. A gift tag attached to the horse, which is surprisingly light for its size and has small holes along the length of...
On May 17, 3:32 a.m., officers entered a corporate conference room, where they...– “From the Files of the Dream Police,” by Ralph Gamelli, The Morning News
There is no nice way of saying it,” Mrs. Engelman said. “Our community protects...– “Ultra-Orthodox Shun Their Own for Reporting Child Sexual Abuse,” by Sharon Otterman and Ray Rivera, NYT, May 9, 2012
In 2011, NYPD made more stops of young black men... →
cheatsheet: urbanafrofuturism: I do believe I was one of these stops. Wow.
Europe's fundamental problem
ftalphaville: That’s from Krugman’s austerity presentation (pdf). ——————————— Oh, and this is what a confidence fairy looks like:
If a foreign reporter cannot stay in China, we can only assume that he or she...– “Chan case not a sign of growing tensions with journalists,” by Shan Renping, Global Times, May 10, 2012
Like a George Romero movie, zombie games typically have Dead in the title: in...– “Putting the Guilt Back in Killing: Game Features Zombies With a Little Soul,” by Chris Suellentrop, NYT, May 8, 2012
icelandwantstobeyourfriend: I am also just an island, standing in front of humans, asking them to be my friends.
TechCrunch’s history since AOL bought it in 2010 has been as turbulent as the...– Gawker’s Adrian Chen • Commenting on AOL’s reported plans to sell TechCrunch, Engadget and most of its other tech-related properties in a single package. One amazing line really says it all. (via shortformblog) We LOL’d too. (via cheatsheet)
They did dead-body checks pretty frequently where we used to row,” said Sarah...– “Once an Urban Landfill, Now a Rowing Paradise,” by Juliet Macur, NYT, May 7, 2012