Don't Call Them Twinkies →
Craig Finn (on vocals) and a bunch of other Twin Cities rockers have some sort of side project supergroup going on called The Baseball Project. They recently released this song about the Twins. “You should watch it in slow motion \ Ron Gant was clear out”. (I moved to Minneapolis in 1991 and remember just about every minute of that series.)
This is gonna be the biggest fucking science-fiction convention ever,”...– At MadCon, an ailing Harlan Ellison will say goodbye
Quite Possibly The Most Insufferable Quote I Have...
gabrieldelahaye: From the New York Observer: The rise of the Internet television recap has been an inevitable side effect of a medium that allows for instant reactions, favors a freelance model and realizes that the winner of a reality show will dominate Google searches on the day following a season finale. Many sites, Entertainment Weekly’s for one, offer straightforward play-by-play...
The rumors are true, my shoe has been declared a... →
[T]he difference here is that the entire fucking discourse surrounding the NFL...– Kicked Off: There’s No Sorry In Football This is doubly frustrating because of all of them, football is actually the most complex game, and the game that benefits the most from close scrutiny of what is actually going on.
The drone was fifty grams of injection-molded Chinese plastic surrounding four...– David Moles, winning an io9 caption contest.
Over a range of experiments, both in the lab and in road tests, we demonstrate...– Experimental Security Analysis of a Modern Automobile (via Bruce Schneier, somewhat belatedly)
My Hot New Startup: A Bajillion Hits →
marklisanti: Blagg is taking it next-lev. Get on the e-train now or get left at the iStation. alexblagg: Today I’m very excited to announce my first startup since going solo as a leading influencer and social media professional expert. It’s a boutique viral-social media strategy and consulting firm, and it’s called A BajillionHits.Biz. I’m replacing all of my tech blog bookmarks...
“She was working youuuu..” “CIA doesn’t get worked. We just have unreliable sources of human intelligence.”
Submitting Amelia for The Worst Movie of All Time →
In honor of The Return of the Hunt for Worst Movie of All Time, please review wertrew’s ongoing “for your consideration” campaign.
Julie Klausner and Natasha Vargas-Cooper on... →
Julie: I think what’s most interesting about Paglia’s piece is what she says about the “sick” nature of Gaga’s asexuality: “This grisly mix of sex and death is sick, symptomatic of Gaga’s alienation from her own body.” Julie: It’s like Gaga is like James Ensor. Natasha: Ooh! Julie: And Madonna is like Renoir, or Gaugin. Katy Perry meanwhile, is Jeff Koons. The ninny.
The Nexus One Was Google’s Dream. The Carriers... →
I know TechCrunch is.. TechCrunch, but I basically completely buy the analysis behind their ongoing Android autopsy.
I sat down and thought about it,” Daly told NBC Bay Area’s Joe Rosato Jr....– Chris Daly Plans to Buy, Run Buck Tavern One of the most astonishing political quotes I’ve ever read.
I went to a high school in Minnesota that had a bad streak of students dying in...– Screw You And Your Out Of Office Autoreply I’ve known for a while that I went to the same high school as Drew Magary (though he had gone off to Exeter by the time I arrived), but it’s always weird to see this sort of reference when I’m reading Deadspin.
Palo Alto Airport Day 2010 at Palo Alto Airport,... →
That’s right! Free airplane rides for kids at Palo Alto Airport! This Saturday, September 11!
At the on-board shuttle group, about one-third of the process of writing...– They Write the Right Stuff (via news.yc)
The Real Social Network: Your Mobile Contacts →
“[T]he best indicator of who I actually interact with socially the most in real life are the calls I make and the texts I send — it’s all mobile interaction.” Yes.