One more note about that shitty infographic. The data it uses was collected between 2000 and 2004, making it almost 5 years old. That remains the most recently published data. The actual figure (straight from the data source) reported is 392,681 deaths per year, but does not include deaths caused by second-hand smoke and fires caused by cigarettes (and I’m not convinced it even should, for...
Information Visualization Manifesto →
Good time to link to this. Very first thing in that post is this quote: “The purpose of visualization is insight, not pictures”
There’s people out there called furries. Have you heard of them? They...– Dylan Moran
I finished reading David Lodge’s latest, Deaf Sentence last night. The idea of a novel where the protagonist is a linguist was interesting, and it was on 3 for 2, so I bought it and read and finished it in one sitting. Which is fairly surprising, actually: I didn’t even think it was especially good: it trundled along rather predictably, was not particularly gripping, and his proclivity...
Two identical Flowerpot men who came out of their flowerpots to play with their...– Urban Dictionary on Bill and Ben
Women's Magazines Are Funny
In one I just found lying around there is: an article about how a man lured some girl to his place, where he and another man tortured and raped her various other pieces about how shit men are pages and pages of articles, tips, and other nuggets about how to be more attractive to men Make your minds up, ladies.
Here are some of the pages sent in the two minutes following American Airlines Flight 11 crashing into the World Trade Center’s North Tower on 9/11: good morning, don’t know when you’ll be home but Mary has Brownies til 5 & Rachel has volleyball game @ 6 love you JEAN FROM THE OFFICE CALLED AND JOHN MANGO NEEDS THE FOLLOWING A. NORTH BILLING FOR JULY AND AUGUST B....
Taman Shud Case →
I put this Wikipedia article on Give Me Something to Read today — I’m linking to it instead of reblogging because you don’t seem able to make a reblog a question post. (I was also late, sorry early commuters.) My rationale is that some Wikipedia articles — like this one — are genuinely pretty interesting reads. But I want to make sure this is a good idea. For one,...
If I could nail any celebrity, it’d be Lily. She’s the star of my heart.– Marshall, How I Met Your Mother. (via tristn)
Gerald Sindell, writing for the Huffington Post says: Recently I was given just 24 hours to explore a first production build of the Apple iTablet — and here are my first impressions and discoveries. His discoveries? The 10-inch iTablet is also a phone, that will have foam “training corners” to prevent black eyes. It has a camera “imbedded” invisibly into the...
H: What are you laughing at?
Me: Oh nothing. You had to be there.
H: I'm right here, Richard!
If you had proposed to me online, I would have killed you. I would have said no.– Heather
Me: Can we watch Grey's Anatomy?
Heather: Aren't we supposed to only be consuming "cool shit"?
As part of our ongoing rollout of the NEW TypePad we are pleased to announce new...– Announcing TypePad Micro. TypePad just launched a really innovative new blogging platform. Why didn’t someone do this years ago?
A General Rule of Thumb: People who consume cool shit are more likely to shit...– Immoveable Feast. Quite.
Consume Cool Shit
Money shot from Marco’s reply to Merlin’s original post: The bigger message isn’t that everyone should write bookmarklets or attempt to send automated emails to Amazon’s Kindle conversion service, but that they should choose to consume (and, if you can, produce) high-quality work in their preferred medium. Mine, and Merlin’s, is text. I can’t understate the importance of this...
There should be a Tumblr meet up for guys that might be homosexual if they met...– Heather. You should hear the list of guys she reeled off. A list that, needless to say, I was on.
Stumbled across @nostrich on Tumblr and added him to my blogroll. He +...– This was a really cool tweet to stumble across.
And yeah, Merlin and I are totally on first name terms whenever I happen to talk about him around the house. It’s not that creepy.
"That's, like, the bromance meme"
Me: Merlin's post has 317 notes now.
Heather: Wow, still going, huh?
Heather: Does that count as a meme?
Three things about Marco Arment
merlin: (and a couple things about you, me, and a metaphorical horse) Yes. Long. Again. Deal. Thanks. Read More So, Merlin wrote this really great post about Marco that you absolutely must read. I would really like to expand on that at some point, but fuck, it’s my wedding weekend, you’re lucky to get this much for now. Merlin and Marco are two of my favourite people online,...
My sister just went into labour. This family got a lot bigger over the weekend.
Congratulations, @nostrich and Heather!
seoulbrother: Today’s a great day to get married. Thank you, Seoulbrother! And thank you everybody else for the nice words. We both agree it’s kind of weird, but it made both of us really happy to know that so many people online were behind us. I’ll remember today forever.
I told Twitter and Tumblr I was married before I even told my Mother.
Guess who’s a married man now! Hint: It’s me.
I’m getting married tomorrow, so I overreacted and shaved the hair off my...– musicbrain