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March 28, 2014
braiker:

onthemedia:

Why A Large Part of the Internet Is Mad At Stephen Colbert Today

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What’s your take on this situation, internet?

braiker:

onthemedia:

Why A Large Part of the Internet Is Mad At Stephen Colbert Today

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What’s your take on this situation, internet?

10:52 // 2 weeks ago
fastcodesign:

Google Just Turned Gmail Into Pinterest
Gmail’s new-ish tabbed inbox offers the mechanized convenience of sorting all of your solicitations—your Groupons and Gap coupons—into one pile away from your more important email. Right now, that pile—called the Promotions Tab—looks like any other tower of email. But in a new Gmail update, Google has transformed the design from list to Pinterest, with a grid of minimal white cards driven by prominent photos (along with a corporate logo, one-line summary, and the option to star or trash the deal).
More> Co.Design

Wow, that’s actually a good idea. 

fastcodesign:

Google Just Turned Gmail Into Pinterest

Gmail’s new-ish tabbed inbox offers the mechanized convenience of sorting all of your solicitations—your Groupons and Gap coupons—into one pile away from your more important email. Right now, that pile—called the Promotions Tab—looks like any other tower of email. But in a new Gmail update, Google has transformed the design from list to Pinterest, with a grid of minimal white cards driven by prominent photos (along with a corporate logo, one-line summary, and the option to star or trash the deal).

More> Co.Design

Wow, that’s actually a good idea. 

10:04 // 2 weeks ago
prweek:

When Self magazine asked cancer survivor Monika Allen for permission to use her photo from last year’s LA Marathon, she was excited for the opportunity. Allen wore a tutu and Wonder Woman shirt during the race, which fell in the midst of her chemotherapy, because she said it gave her motivation.  Allen didn’t expect to be mocked by the magazine, though. Self published her photo on the lame side of its “BS Meter” and wrote, “People think these froufrou skirts make you run faster. Now, if you told us they made people run away from you faster, maybe we would believe it.” Self editor-in-chief Lucy Danziger later apologized, saying “I am personally mortified. I had no idea that Monika had been through cancer… It was a stupid mistake.”

This is why, when asking for permission for photos, you don’t use those photos to mock the subject.

prweek:

When Self magazine asked cancer survivor Monika Allen for permission to use her photo from last year’s LA Marathon, she was excited for the opportunity. Allen wore a tutu and Wonder Woman shirt during the race, which fell in the midst of her chemotherapy, because she said it gave her motivation.

Allen didn’t expect to be mocked by the magazine, though. Self published her photo on the lame side of its “BS Meter” and wrote, “People think these froufrou skirts make you run faster. Now, if you told us they made people run away from you faster, maybe we would believe it.”

Self editor-in-chief Lucy Danziger later apologized, saying “I am personally mortified. I had no idea that Monika had been through cancer… It was a stupid mistake.”

This is why, when asking for permission for photos, you don’t use those photos to mock the subject.

9:33 // 2 weeks ago

Teenager does the responsible thing, Athens, Ga. edition

  • $31k the amount a Georgia teen had deposited into his account a couple of weeks ago. It was actually someone else’s money; it was deposited into his account in error.
  • $25k the amount that said Georgia teen managed to either spend or withdraw from his account in the 11 days before the oversight was caught. (He thought it was inheritance from a dead grandmother, or at least that’s what he said.) The bank wants the money back, and is threatening criminal charges. We say the bank has to pay—since it was their screw-up—and the teen gets to keep the money. source
9:18 // 2 weeks ago
March 27, 2014
A United Nations panel finds the United States has fallen short of meeting its obligations under an international civil rights treaty
The United Nations raps United States civil rights over drone usage, secret programs and surveillance. source
13:03 // 3 weeks ago
Someone made a My Girl-themed video game, and it’s really, really, really awful, with art that appears to have been designed in Microsoft Paint.

Someone made a My Girl-themed video game, and it’s really, really, really awful, with art that appears to have been designed in Microsoft Paint.

12:57 // 3 weeks ago

Taco Bell’s strategy to get us to talk about its new breakfast menu appears to have worked, which is why we’re posting this commercial here. Well-played, Taco Bell, well-played.

9:46 // 3 weeks ago

Nancy Grace is obsessed with porn. Good Morning America isn’t afraid to make Nancy Grace look like a crazy woman.

9:08 // 3 weeks ago
March 26, 2014

sleeper-ag3nt says: Yo, someone already called me out on the whole "rules" thing. I didn't bother reading the letter and only read the article so I went back and read the letter and then reformed my argument. I still stick with my argument and I still side with the school despite my belief that the school overreacted. I think both the grandparents and the school are at fault and the child is merely an innocent child.

» SFB says: And I still stand by my argument that the school needs to be called out for being needlessly homophobic for no reason and putting a young child in the middle. — Ernie @ SFB

22:02 // 3 weeks ago

In which we puncture holes in your weak “freedom of choice” arguments

In response to the piece on eight-year-old Sunnie Kahle we ran earlier, I’ve seen a couple of people defending the school. I’d like to call both of ‘em out, just for funs.

sleeper-ag3nt says:Because the school is a PRIVATE school that sets their own rules and dress code and if you’re paying tuition for a private school you must abide by their rules or they will ask you to leave. 

Personally, I think going to the press was a poor choice on their part because they didn’t follow the school’s rules and now they’re blaming the school for following their own rules. No one forced them to send their child to a private school, they made that choice their own and now they’re criticizing the rules they didn’t bother following. 

curiositykilledthecoed says: This is a PRIVATE school. They have their own rules and if the little girl doesn’t want to abide by the rules, she’s free to find an establishment that fits her. Everyone wants to make a big stink about every incident in which Christians aren’t permissive of everything under the sun and within their own establishments. If some non-Christian private organization has structured rules and kicks someone out for a failure to follow them, so be it.

» SFB says: Sometimes the rules and standards are wrong and they need to be called out. Plus, this argument holds no water, because the letter the school sent the grandparents called poor Sunnie out for her potential homosexuality. From the article we cited:

The letter goes on to say that students have been confused about whether Sunnie is a boy or girl and specifies that administrators can refuse enrollment for condoning sexual immorality, practicing a homosexual lifestyle or alternative gender identity.

The letter goes on to reference specific Bible verses that affirm these beliefs.

This decimates your argument on this merely being an issue of being about the rules, and comes down to discrimination without cause. These parents didn’t pay all this money for the school to imply their granddaughter was probably gay for no reason other than she likes sports and wears sneakers. If their goal was to tell the child to dress a little better, why even bring up your school’s standards on homosexuality? It seems a little preemptive to suddenly imply something like that about an 8-year-old girl, don’t you think?

They may have the personal freedom to kick her out, but we have the personal freedom to point out their hypocrisy. And we shall do just that. — Ernie @ SFB

15:48 // 3 weeks ago