AND THE BEST PERSON EVER: Kanye Tweets, stitched, by Supervelma on Etsy.

Categories: Entertainment

I Am the 1000+

In which I join the Occupy movement: WaPo – Occupy Google Reader: Changes to the RSS feed irk the ‘sharers’ When Google announced last week that Google Reader, an RSS aggregator with social-networking capability, would be rolling its social features into Google+, its disappointed readers felt helpless and disenfranchised against a powerful force. Hey, kind […]

Categories: Business & Media

Have You Heard?

They’re killing Google Reader. It’s all going through Google+ now (when I say “now” I mean “whenever they get around to implementing the change). On the one hand I think this is good because I’m sick of hearing about how important G+ is to Google but then having hacky-ass integrations between it and existing products. […]

Categories: Business & Media

Peter Recommends CXXXVII

Peter said to me last night, “Oh have you seen that tumble blog of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles?” And I was all “Hoo-wha?” And he said “Yeah somebody figured out that if you paint a mask and mouth on any person’s nose it looks like one of those costumes.” And that’s when I finished […]

Categories: Entertainment

Absolutely the Funniest Item of the Day CCLXXII

The Trinity College website was hacked. In the most beautiful way. The link that follows is a webcache which hopefully won’t break. This has to be the funniest thing ever. Read the whole thing. Twice. Trinity College – Faculties & Schools: School of English Faculty – Dr Conan T. Barbarian, B.A.(Cimmeria) Ph.D. (UCD). F.T.C.D.

Categories: Art and Literature

Absolutely the Funniest Item of the Day CCLXX

May I link to something that is as hilarious as it is foul-mouthed? Please read it anyway, for it is HAH-larious: Craigslist – $1000 Best. Roommate. Ever. Meanwhile, I’m winding down the last two weeks of my time at you-know-which-internet-company and so I’m maxing out my hours while I can, hence the even-lighter-blogging than usual. […]

Categories: People and Current Events

A Punchline For the Internet Age

As someone who thinks “That’s racist” is about the funniest thing ever (that and anything-comma-son, as in “I find this funny, son” which always makes me laugh, no matter the context), I thought this was hilarious, as well as very /facepalm-inducing: The Corner – Jonah Goldberg: ‘That’s Racist’ The accusation becomes a punch line. I […]

Categories: People and Current Events

Absolutely the Best Link Ever

I found this on Twitter. And I’ve already retweeted it. But it’s so good I have to publish here for further enjoyment Buzz Feed – 32 Pictures You Need To See Before You Die

Categories: Entertainment

Your Age On Other Planets

I am gratified to see Pluto included in this page. Go the Exporatorium.

Categories: Science and Nature

How Not To Optimize For RSS


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I Haven’t Looked At Drudge in 3 Years

And it’s been blissful. But this doesn’t surprise me: By far, most of the traffic from links comes from the sprawling hybrid of Google search and news, which provides about 30 percent of the visits to news sites, according to a report released last week by the Project for Excellence in Journalism, part of the […]

Categories: Business & Media

Here’s Another Reason I Don’t Blog About Anything Anymore

The Times, my precious Times, is behind a paywall and rather strict about people reproducing too much outside the paywall. And I feel bad linking to everything inside the paywall because I know nobody pays for it. But I pay, and I think it’s worth it. But that’s okay, whatever. Then there are articles like […]

Categories: Business & Media

Never Read YouTube Comments

The latest viral scandal: 6 Year Old Girl Groped By TSA Apparently it’s been a while since I’ve had to fly anywhere (/clicks heels/) but since when do they run a finger inside your underoos? What is that going to accomplish? I don’t think “Groped by TSA” is strictly accurate. The poor woman seems like […]

Categories: People and Current Events

Accidental Advertising

In my Google Reader, at the end of this Power Line post of photos of protests against Obama (re: the wee Libyan war we find outselves in) across the Muslim world, Google throws me this ad: /giggle

Categories: Geography and Foreign Affairs

Meanwhile, In Search Queries…

WaPo Blogs – In China, ‘Egypt’ and ‘Cairo’ have vanished Imagine typing “Egypt” or “Cairo” into a Web portal’s search engine and seeing no stories about the massive protests in Egypt over the past week. That’s what’s happening in China right now. It’s a sign that the Chinese government fears the democratic movement brewing in […]

Categories: Electronics