Fun fact: It takes as much oil and energy to make...
Obama No Longer Bothering to Lie Credibly: Claims... →
crazynutjob: You know, I didn’t wake up with the intent of cheesing off a bunch of Obama fans, but Yves really goes to town on this one. Punchline: But unlike the UK, where regulators like Mervyn King, Haldane, and Adair Turner routinely say things that bear a pretty solid resemblance to the truth, in the US, trying to manipulate appearances in the hope outcomes will follow is the norm. In the...
GPOYW: textual, historical halloween edition
reading this post by beenthinking reminded me of the first time i saw the blair witch project. i thought it was a great film overall, but wasn’t a huge fan of the ending. the following weekend, a friend & i went on a three-day backpacking trip along the buffalo creek section of the colorado trail. every. noise. was. death.
When Treasury refuses for more than a year to require TARP recipients to account...– Neil Barofsky, the special inspector general for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) to say “it damages the public’s trust to a degree that is difficult to repair” assumes the public hears, understands, and then cares. as such, i consider mr. barofsky an optimist.
Not being in KC now, [the McRib is] about on par with other barbecue I’m...– my buddy dave, when asked how he liked his first McRib sandwich what an indictment of NYC barbecue. i wish you well, dave. you deserve better barbecue than that.
BigSpoke: only 2% of Americans bike commute... →
davereed: bigspoke: “The Netherlands is a country committed to sustainability, where nearly 30 percent of trips up to 5 miles in distance are made by bike. A strong bike policy is integral to Dutch sustainability measures. There are 1.1 bicycles per person in the Netherlands, resulting in less traffic, less… It’s our culture. We want convenience, and we want it now. If living healthily...
A problem well stated is a problem half solved.– Charles F. Kettering (via david)
As the latest class of college graduates struggles to find jobs, a growing...– In dim times, Japan’s young men search for a new model yet another generation finds that what they were told to live for and believe in isn’t worth living for or believing in.
National Standards to Help Crush Annoying... →
for all the attention kansas gets for its crazy conservative pockets, there’s a crazy statist set that goes largely unnoticed (i’m looking at you, lawrence). also unnoticed, is the appalling irony of the statement, “What we teach in school should not be dependent on the political leanings of a governing body.” as long as government runs the education system, it is...
SMS [Shine] - David Crowder Band | Music Video | VEVO 700,000 pegs of stop motion Lite-Brite sweetness.
NHS white paper proposals backed by only one in... →
“Only one in four of Britain’s doctors thinks the government’s controversial NHS shake-up will improve patient care, according to the biggest survey of medical opinion since ministers unveiled their radical reforms. Andrew Lansley’s belief that the most far-reaching changes to the service in its 62-year history will lead to higher standards is shared by only 23% of...
Sears: Online department store featuring... →
this is pretty much the most brilliant thing ever.
Oregon, Boise State 1-2 in AP's Top 25 →
During President George W. Bush’s two terms, you couldn’t drive far without...– Monica Crowley (via nomosshere) this has always bothered me.
The nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization released a report...– N.A.A.C.P. Report Raises Concerns About Racism Within Tea Party Groups - NYTimes.com
Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.– Albert Einstein (via azspot)
Oregon Ducks garner first top ranking in AP's Top... →
Organizations which design systems are constrained to produce designs which are...– Conway’s Law (via kevintwohy)
Varadarajan’s full column is about why he can’t support some of the crazier GOP...– My First Instinct as a Libertarian Is an All-Consuming Contempt for Politics | The Agitator (via bullshits) this is interesting to me mostly because i had never considered that the reason elections are so important (“mobilize the youth!”) was because those whom we elect have so much...
davereed asked: How's the coffee?
Media Significantly Exaggerate Racism at Tea Party... →
nomosshere: Not a surprise to anyone paying attention. not that i’m necessarily endorsing the tea party or saying there isn’t a small element of racism in the group, but this is good evidence of some degree of drama-driving shenanigans.
Guster played this ad-libbed ode to the Z-Man from...
Christ invites us to intimacy, most believers hold Him at arms length and wonder...– MichaelCatt This is usually because we are more in love with the world than Him, and are afraid of the sin we would have to give up if we were to get closer to Christ. We also hold on to guilt for our sin, not believing Christ actually bore all of our punishment. via iamlovedbytheking (via...