WHEN we don’t get the results we want in our military endeavors, we don’t blame...– The High Cost of Low Teacher Salaries - NYTimes.com
You’ve got a screwdriver, go build a cabinet.– River Song (via klsygrl)
Batman Fight Graphics, by Episode (excerpt)
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Look, one of my favorite people tumbld one of my favorite people! brycedotvc: A fantastic presentation from Tricia Wang on the cultural shifts occurring in China that open the way for disruption. You really need to step through each slide to appreciate the following formula: RESTRICTIONS + FREE FOR ALL + DREAMERS = UNIQUE SET OF CONDITIONS FOR INNOVATION Don’t get caught in these conditions...
All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But...– Ira Glass on Storytelling
This makes you think that what made television so evil back when it was evil was...– How the Internet Gets Inside Us : The New Yorker (via ninakix)
The politics of our time are deeply embedded in this idea of individualism which...– kenyatta: “Adam Curtis in an interview about ‘It Felt Like A Kiss’ slavin turned me on to ‘It Felt Like a Kiss’ the other day partly b/c we were attending Punchdrunk’s Sleep No More (Punchdrunk also produced ‘Kiss’) and partly b/c of my current obsession with the way we think about...
Poetry is embodied in the shape of cities. Therefore, we will construct amazing...– via pdsmith: “Debord in Potlatch, from Guy Debord: Revolution in the Service of Poetry, by Vincent Kaufmann. My review of Kaufmann’s study in this week’s Times Literary Supplement.”
You’ve either started a company or you haven’t. ”Started” doesn’t mean joining...– FUCK YES CHRIS DIXON. Thanks. cdixon.org – chris dixon’s blog / There are two kinds of people in the world
A GeekDad’s Daughter Reinvents Chess | GeekDad |... →
“Although inspired by her introduction to chess the day before, her game was fresh and creative — it was different in ways that an adult steeped in chess would be unlikely to trespass. There was a “doctor” piece who gives invulnerability to any adjacent piece; a “replacer” piece that, if landed upon, permits the team to trade an existing piece for a taken piece; and “civilian” pieces who...
Pirates, Arrrr! →
For 12 years now, I’ve been saying that pirates would play a great role in the 21st century. In 1999, I bet — and lost — that by 2010, cruise lines would include their anti-pirate security systems in their advertising. But still, a trend’s a trend, and this is an interesting development. The pirates below understand themselves to be in loose alignment, enough to take risks...
Richard Dawkins on information “What lies at the heart of every living thing is...– Richard Dawkins, British ethologist, evolutionary biologist and author (1986) cited in James Gleick, What Defines a Meme?, Smithsonian Magazine, May 2011. (via amiquote)
Control Of Food Supply To Be Handed Over To... →
this may not be news, but it’s news to me. vruz: vruz: whilst we’re at it… this is from last year. (2010-08-30) S.510 deceptively titled “Food Safety and Modernization Act” written by and for Monsanto lobbyists by Alan Villegas OfficialWire The words “homeland security” are found 41 times in the text of the bill S. 510, also known as the Food Safety Modernization Act. Unprecedented...
If I die, I want you to use this password to get into my account and tweet “So...– (via clientsfromhell)
And then panic ensued.
Me: You excited to dye eggs?
2 year old nephew: I'M DYING?
“And once you take on board the idea that mathematics itself can, through its...– Brian Greene, American theoretical physicist and string theorist, professor at Columbia University, The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos, Knopf, 2011 (tnx johnsparker)
via bldgblog: To create Divining Meteorology, Lamson reanimated a former communications tower by transforming it into an instrument. Originally designed to withstand the trials of nature, this monumental tower was relocated from the Missouri countryside to the Efroymson Family Entrance Pavilion and re-engineered to fit inside the space, as if it had collapsed into itself. In addition, the artist...
In this way, fantasy as a genre seems to have an almost unfair advantage at...– from “The Bleak ‘Game of Thrones’ Needs More Light” By Heather Havrilesky, NYTimes (via tinkerkid)
I want my son to know that people screw up, that nobody is perfect, that you can...– Bill Simmons (via davenelson)