Biofuel Craze Fueling Food Crisis, Say Experts →
nwsppr: A “biofuels frenzy” and other misguided policies have led to the global food crisis in which rice consumption is outpacing production, threatening a billion people with malnutrition, experts said Tuesday. International agriculture researchers warned that farmers will need to double global food production by 2030 to meet rising demand, and said countries should impose a moratorium on...
syzlak: Radiohead’s video for “All I Need” This may be the best/most powerful video I’ve ever seen. More at Stereogum
auditinprogress: Top 10 Pick-Up Lines of Accountants - © David Letterman 10.”You’ve got a lovely pair of W-2’s.” 9.”Please, baby, let me withhold you.” 8.”Technically, having sex with me is a charitable gift.” 7.”In my office, ‘I.R.S.’ stands for ‘I’m really sexy.’ “ 6.”If I help you screw Uncle Sam, can I be next?” 5.”You’re entitled to a $5,000 tax break on...
I would no more expect every person who downloads my music on LimeWire to pay...– Richard Shindell - Is the Internet Turning Musicians Into Buskers? | Listening Post from Wired.com
If you listen to a lot of conservatives, they’ll tell you that the difference...– Al Franken (via azspot) (via marco) (via jhalickman) - um…serioulsy? so, conservatives are immature, dumb, intolerant, ADD and lazy. you’ve got me to a “t”, al franken. maybe someday i’ll see the err in my wanton “love it or leave it” ways and grow up into a...
A Sporting Gesture Touches ’Em All →
“The moment of grace came after Sara Tucholsky, a diminutive senior for Western Oregon, hit what looked like a three-run homer against Central Washington. Never in her 21 years had Tucholsky propelled a ball over a fence, so she did not have her home run trot in order, gazing in awe, missing first base. When she turned back to touch the bag, her right knee buckled, and she went down, crying...
A geek’s view of suburbia: “Crtl+C, Ctrl+V, Ctrl+V, Ctrl+V, Ctrl+V,...– Twitter / Jeremiah: A geek’s view of suburbia: …
mascarah: lfarm: Another little video of New York. I’m not a filmmaker, far from it. I just like to attempt to capture things. Song: Hard Sun by Eddie Vedder Guest Appearance: Sarah I love your raw view of NYC…and your life…and that moment. The “normal” new york is my favorite new york. Thanks for sharing.
10 things non-gun people should know about... →
As an industry —as a business model —health care is winning. It is taking...– George Halvorson, CEO of Kaiser Permanente (via jayparkinsonmd)
Google Adds Street Views To Step-By-Step Driving... →
for people of the “turn right at the big red sign, then left after the sleeping homeless guy” mindset.
Burger King Exec Hides Behind Daughter's Email... →
comment spam →
i don’t run a big shop around here, so when i get a spammy comment, i notice. and when it’s a spammy comment from a pr “professional” i get frustrated. it’s hacks (i know seo, too!) like these that give the rest of us in social media a bad rap. but you know what, i’m gonna point danielle to a post that could help (as if you’ll come back!): how to get...
Devil’s Breath →
“Apparently, Scopolamine has the ability to render a person incapable of exercising their free will while remaining completely coherent. For example, if I drugged you with Scopolamine, I could ask you to give me all the cash in your bank account and request that you help me remove all the valuables from your apartment, and you’d be cool with it. The next day, you won’t remember a...
China tells living Buddhas to obtain permission... →
davereed: um, maybe they don’t understand that actual buddhas don’t reincarnate anymore? that’s what it means to be a buddha… it doesn’t sound like they thought through any of this very well.
pile: So this is pretty fun. Learn how to do it with any post you’ve reblogged here. super sweet reblog tree.
I am doing something dangerous, but because of who I am, and how smart I am, it...– Peter Bernstein - One Guy Who Has Seen It All Doesn’t Like What He Sees Now - WSJ.com
The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing that you...– Elbert Hubbard (via vinh) -I need to start applying this to my life and maybe I’ll stop being such a mess. (via imprettysure) - part of this is remembering that you will make mistakes, and that’s ok.
Typo Hunt Across America →
The Typo Eradication Advancement League (TEAL) hits the road. yet another instal(l)ment in the absolutely necessary war on poor grammar & spelling. other brethren in the fight for proper discourse: Apostrophe Abuse Literally, a Weblog Red Pen, Inc. Regret the Error SPOGG: The Society for the Promotion of Good Grammar The “Blog” of “Unnecessary” Quotation Marks Your sew vein [via davereed]
My sister: “Evelyn, what do you want for lunch?” Evelyn: “Ice cream!” My...– from my 2-year old niece (via davereed)
Senator McCain’s not here. He probably wanted to distance himself from me a...– Bush re: the candidates explaining their absence from the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner (via mascarah)
pierreism: Carrotmob is a flashmob-based movement with an amazingly simple but ingenious agenda: to organise mass purchases to companies that agree to make environmentally friendly choices. This is an inspirational 10 minutes.
Mars buying gum maker Wrigley with financing from... →
carolinek: Warren Buffett is something of an phenomena in the world of finance. In the world of Omaha, he is the guy you always see at the best steak house in town. Or, at the Dairy Queen on 120th and Dodge. Because he owns it. He/Berkshire Hathaway bought it when he heard it was going to close down. He really liked their Peanut Buster Parfaits. Seriously. He buys stock in things he likes. He...
Pregnancy cravings 'on the rise' →
“[the study] found a third of cravings were not for food, but items such as coal, soap, toothpaste and sponges.”
Cheese? Milk’s leap toward immortality.– Clifton Fadiman (via simko)
I think one of the things we’re going to have to do during the next several...– Obama says he will fine-tune his campaign | U.S. | Reuters Take that Hillary. If Obama is an out-of-touch elitist… are you one too? (via amazingamanda) (via imarks) this is obama’s “i’m still jenny from the block.” don’t be fooled by the rocks that he’s got.
Few civilians realize that growing up in the military – not to mention serving...– What explains McCain’s values? (via azspot)