Man Faces Up To 16 Years In Prison For Videotaping... →
jasencomstock: azspot: The ACLU of Maryland is defending Anthony Graber, who potentially faces sixteen years in prison if found guilty of violating state wiretap laws because he recorded video of an officer drawing a gun during a traffic stop. In a trend that we’ve seen across the country, police have become increasingly hostile to bystanders recording their actions. You can read some...
Wi-Fi Service Coming to NYC Subways? →
(via @MichaelKohn’s Twitter feed, from Laughing Squid) Bloomberg is reporting that wireless and Wi-Fi service will be deployed at NYC subway stations. The rollout is scheduled to completed at the rate of 10-15 stations per month with a total project cost around $200 million.
Anyone know how to post iPhone videos on Tumblr...
through the Tumblr app, without them having totally crappy resolution?
Puck playing with sticks.
gumeybear-deactivated20101014 asked: http://myfavoritealbumart.tumblr.com
I think it's worth a look at :D
I think it's worth a look at :D
I am resolute: grilling flank steak for tonight...
Dinner: Carne Asada tacos Grilled whole fava beans Zucchini & pepper salad Mexican rice
Redband Trailer for 30 Days of Night 2: Dark Days, the straight-to-DVD release that follows up where the first film left off. Looks like it could be fun from the trailer. (Via io9)
Münchausen by Internet →
readmorewikipedia: Münchausen by Internet is a pattern of behavior in which Internet users seek attention by feigning illnesses in online venues such as chat rooms, message boards, and Internet Relay Chat (IRC). As manipulation is integral to most cases, the need to control others to feel as if the perpetrator is in control of his or her own life is apparent, as is the pre-existence of...
Jesse called from Momofuku Milk Bar to notify me
that they’ve got new soft serve flavors: creamed corn, BBQ, and “Green Drink” CAN’T WAIT TO TRY THEM!
Lost in Translation: Does Language Influence... →
Language is a uniquely human gift. When we study language, we are uncovering in part what makes us human, getting a peek at the very nature of human nature. As we uncover how languages and their speakers differ from one another, we discover that human natures too can differ dramatically, depending on the languages we speak. The next steps are to understand the mechanisms through which...
Governor Schwarzenegger declares 'fiscal... →
bunch: You saw what Greece did to the global economy. They were the 27th largest economy in the world.’ California is the 8th. They’re $19 billion in the hole. You care to estimate how long the line of people owed money by the Governator and the people of California is? When this one hits the fan, we’re all going to be covered in it. Home state, FTW!
I think I've said it before...
But I’m really digging the David Byrne/Fatboy Slim musical concept album, Here Lies Love, about Imelda Marcos featuring Cyndi Lauper, Sharon Jones, Florence Welch, Tori Amos, Shara Worden, Sia, Santigold, Roisin Murphy, Martha Wainwright, Nellie McKay and more. It’s a great dance album (and with a concept and story to boot) - perfect summer music.
Credit Cards Take From Poor, Give to the Rich -... →
robot-heart-politics: abbyjean: A new paper from the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston says merchant fees and reward programs offered by many credit-card issuers essentially take money from those who have the least and give it to those who have the most. The imbalance may have to be remedied via government intervention, the authors, Scott Schuh, Oz Shy and Joana Stavins, argued. The paper was...
Need your help: NYC Culture/Art/Theater/Food...
Hi All - I’m helping a friend put a list together for a client and need some ideas. Where do you go (websites, Twitter feeds, email groups, etc) for the best listings of NYC nightlife, culture, art, theater, food/restaurants, etc?
genoprimanti asked: I really want to know how the new cast is in Next to Normal. Loved Alice Ripley and Robert Spencer. Have fun!
All the good men are either gay, or have no face.– Waitress on The Simpsons
The word is douche bag. Douche space bag. People will insist that it’s one...– From the Awl’s wonderful piece, “What It’s Really Like to Be a Copy Editor.” Has this argument happened at TONY’s office before? Sadly, yes. Other fun copy discussions: Whether or not the “-hat” suffix requires a hyphen (as in “asshat”; the answer is no); whether or not the phrase “get your...
Robins can literally see magnetic fields, but only... →
robot-heart: nmac: Thanks, Nicole This is so cool! Sci-porn of the day! Really interesting.
Homophobia is associated with homosexual arousal →
robot-heart-politics: abcsoupdot:science-toys-people:kyraknows:pansexualpride:queerwatch:robbiegiametta: An experiment involving homophobic men and non-homophobic men’s arousal levels when exposed to erotic stimuli. While I think this is a fun “I told you so,” I guess I wonder to what extent this arousal might spring not from the fact that they are homosexual (and thus that their homophobia...