I hereby free you from the tyranny of the Inverted Pyramid.– Great line from Philly Daily News’ Larry Platt
Wordpress user going to blog 'about whatever...
A Wordpress user “wakes up one morning” to find that he cannot write new posts or edit existing posts. He assumes it is because he wrote the day before about Lady Gaga being into S&M and eating Taco Bell. He is understandably upset: I tried refreshing my web page and restarting my browser but nothing worked. Then, I noticed the alert at the top of my dashboard, which...
'Awards are not about quality'
With True Grit getting more Oscar nominations than the vastly superior No Country For Old Men (10 to 8), now seems as good a time as any to excerpt the interview the Coens did with Playboy while they were making The Man Who Wasn’t There: PLAYBOY: Do the awards feel random, too? JOEL: You have a better sense of the awards. We knew The Big Lebowski wasn’t an awards kind of movie. ...
Mysterious grand piano found on Biscayne Bay sandbar– Florida! (via)
During the president’s speech, liberal Democrat Dennis Kucinich dropped his pen,...– From Moody and Winkler
When Sandy arrived home from the hospital, Travis smelled her clothing...– Speechless
Hybrid Red Lobster Olive Garden restaurant hope to give economic boost to...– God save Florida
Lieberman has reached a point in his public career when every single thing he...– Gail Collins
Lil Wayne discovers the Bible
Nice: “I also read the Bible for the first time. It was deep! I liked the parts where some character was once this, but he ended up being that. Like he’d be dissing Jesus, and then he ends up being a saint. That was cool.”
John MacArthur sounds like a goddamn nut
From Gabe Sherman’s debbie downer on the continued decline of Harper’s: Last month, MacArthur posted a column on Harper’s website bashing the Internet. “I never found e-mail exciting,” he wrote. “My skepticism stemmed from the suspicion that the World Wide Web wasn’t, in essence, much more than a gigantic, unthinking Xerox machine …” When...
Sy Hersh channels Dan Brown
Hilarious, that Hersh is peddling this stuff? I don’t know. Definitely discomfiting: He then alleged that Gen. Stanley McChrystal, who headed JSOC before briefly becoming the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, and his successor, Vice Adm. William McRaven, as well as many within JSOC, ‘are all members of, or at least supporters of, Knights of Malta.’ Hersh may have been...
Was McLuhan using more than 10 percent?
Nick Carr: Watching McLuhan, you can’t quite decide whether he was a genius or just had a screw loose. Both impressions, it turns out, are valid. As Douglas Coupland argues in his pithy new biography, McLuhan’s mind was probably situated at the mild end of the autism spectrum. He also suffered from a couple of major cerebral traumas. In 1960, he had a stroke so severe that he was given his last...
End up a trending topic, or get thousands of “likes”, and people...– sigh
RIP Bill Zeller
Zeller wanted people to know why he did it, so if you can handle reading something absolutely devastating in its darkness, read this.