Certainly you have a donut shop of this type in your own city, or certainly you...– Sexpigeon: On donuts. Yes x many. Though on first moving to San Francisco, I was overwhelmed by a) the quantity of independent donuteries b) the thorough mediocrity of the vast majority of them It got to the point that I’d stopped eating donuts altogether, which is perhaps for the best,...
Philip K. Dick’s ‘Exegesis’ Will Receive... →
Having read “In Pursuit of Valis: Selections from the Exegesis”, I am not sure why this is necessary.
Every programming language has some kind of way of doing numbers and math. ...– Introduction to Chapter 3 of Zed Shaw’s new project, Learn Python the Hard Way. (via hn)
katefreund: Kyle Reiter and I’s new show for 101 this month. Shot by the incredible Todd Bishop and guest starring Jenny Flack and Austin Salmi.
Hank Aaron, a baseball player, is sometimes also considered to have an...– Wikipedia: Erdős–Bacon number The Erdős–Bacon laughs at lesser metrics like “Tumblarity”.
The passage of SB 1070 in Arizona is a catastrophe for community policing, with...– Arturo Venegas, Jr., former chief of the Sacramento Police Department (via ericmortensen)
My first post for the Awl! And it's about Glee! of... →
mustanghalle: I have a lot of feelings, and so many of them are about the show Glee! And I thank the incredible sex-wizards over at The Awl for honoring and sanctifying that. The funny part about the whole post is, I don’t even own a tv! I have to wander around Brooklyn begging friends to let me force them to watch my stories. It’s also funny because of all the jokes I put in it. So please read...
Why do neither of our neighborhood’s premiere fancy-pants ice creameries make...– Allan Hough, truth-speaker (Though to plug La Lengua/CliChe businesses, Mitchell’s makes shakes. Just not fancy-pants ones.)
Natasha VC: Against Whimsy →
Board games, pillow fights, hide and go seek, dressing up like santa, any kind of organized costume event done by strangers in public is something I find not only to be irritating but intolerable. Wrong about board games — just adjust your dosage. Otherwise, I’m on board with all this.
The Census: "What Is Person 1's Race"? - The Awl →
This is excellent.
Overrated & Underrated SF Restaurants - SFist →
I love this list. Particularly: Overrated: Slanted Door, Emmie’s Spaghetti, Range, Luna Park, Dosa, and Michael Mina Underrated: Alemany Farmer’s Market, La Ciccia, Turtle Tower
On What Just Happened on Glee (aka Infinite Barf)
mustanghalle: Now, we can have a (very long and involved) talk about “Is there every a funny joke about rape?,” but the short answer, in my opinion is, yes, it is possible, and no, this was not an example of one at all. This plot point was unnecessary and slapdash and just gross, gross, gross: rape as the last vestige of the lazy comedy writer. The exact same end (setting up a blackmail...
Wikipedia: The Lost Cosmonauts →
In honor of Yuri’s Night, it’s time to revisit one of my favorite conspiracy theories: that Gagarin was merely the first man to survive a trip into space, and that the Russian government erased all evidence of several previous, failed attempts. See also: The Judica-Cordiglia Brothers.
I even say DHH enter the fray, which is absurd hypocrisy, given that the first...– Giles Bowkett: It’s His Platform, Not Yours The whole iPhone/iPad development snafu is more complex than this (as giles admits), but this point is fundamental. The App store was successful for reasons having to do with the economics of software development. If Apple has pushed the limits of...
I HAVE NO MOUTH, AND I MUST SCREAM →
Harlan Ellison Mondays. (via news.yc)
One of the Fallen | Talking Points Memo →
With the Clone Wars cartoon in its second season, and the fan-favored...– Penny Arcade kills it today.