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August 2, 2012
15:50 // 1 year ago
July 30, 2012
14:04 // 1 year ago
When I asked about aspects of his interactions with Rosen, Lehrer provided a sketchy timeframe and contradictory specifics—he first told me that he had personally exchanged emails with Rosen, then attributed this supposed email exchange to his literary agent—then further claimed that Dylan’s management had approved the chapter after being sent a copy of Imagine. He added that Dylan’s management didn’t want their cooperation sourced in the book. But when I contacted Dylan’s management, they told me that they were unfamiliar with Lehrer, had never read his book, there was no bobdylan.com headquarters, and, to the best of their recollection, no one there had screened outtakes from No Direction Home for Lehrer. Confronted with this, Lehrer admitted that he had invented it.

Holy. Shit.  (via popsins)

Jonah Lehrer has since resigned from the New Yorker and his publisher is halting shipments of print copies of Imagine. (via capitalnewyork)

In other words, a slow news day in the world of journalism scandal. This is actually round two for Lehrer. As it is, Dylan says so much interesting stuff already — why do you have to make it up, anyway? (Update: Joe Hanson has pasted a version of the article on Google Docs, because the site is down.) 

(via capitalnewyork)

14:00 // 1 year ago
13:54 // 1 year ago
thecallus:

theatlantic:

This Is the Obama-Aurora Billboard Everyone’s Talking About
[Image: The Hollywood Reporter]

Sanctioned v. unsanctioned violence.

"That’s a technique of trying to make a point, and maybe it was poorly done.” — Maurice Clements, the guy behind this billboard.

thecallus:

theatlantic:

This Is the Obama-Aurora Billboard Everyone’s Talking About

[Image: The Hollywood Reporter]

Sanctioned v. unsanctioned violence.

"That’s a technique of trying to make a point, and maybe it was poorly done.” — Maurice Clements, the guy behind this billboard.

(via thecallus-deactivated20130520)

10:50 // 1 year ago
July 27, 2012
I made a bad judgment call with my material last night & regret making a joke at such a sensitive time. My heart goes out to all of the families & friends of the victims.
Comedian Dane Cook • Apologizing for making a poorly-timed joke regarding the Aurora shooting, in which he suggested that the shooter was doing the victims a favor by getting them out of a terrible movie. In other words, a joke you can’t really defend at all. (If you want to subject yourself to it, The Daily Caller has video.) Bad form, bro.
18:53 // 1 year ago
July 26, 2012
I didn’t have anything on me and and no-one asked me for anything. I did what I asked and just carried on walking.
11-year-old Liam Corcoran-Fort • Discussing the security process he went through when he boarded a flight from Manchester to Rome — despite the fact he didn’t have any sort of identification or a boarding pass and was really just trying to use the bathroom. ”I just wanted to go to the toilet. I wasn’t trying to go anywhere I wasn’t allowed,” Corcoran-Fort, who has learning difficulties, said. ”But it was easier than my homework, even easier than computer games.” For what it’s worth, he did go through a metal detector and body scanner, the airport says.
8:21 // 1 year ago
Best way to derail an Olympic soccer match: Accidentally use the South Korean flag for a game featuring the North Korean team. Oops. The North Korean women’s team protested the scene, one hour wasted. Suddenly, the match is a diplomatic failure, even though the North Koreans won. (AP photo)

Best way to derail an Olympic soccer match: Accidentally use the South Korean flag for a game featuring the North Korean team. Oops. The North Korean women’s team protested the scene, one hour wasted. Suddenly, the match is a diplomatic failure, even though the North Koreans won. (AP photo)

6:55 // 1 year ago
July 25, 2012

On the left: A Facebook discussion on the Chick-Fil-A page which went horribly off the rails. On the right: A stock photo of a “pretty redhead teenager isolated on white.” What do these two images have in common?

18:42 // 1 year ago
It’s not technically a breach of security. The boy posed no threat to the aircraft. He went through a security process.
Manchester airport spokesperson Russell Craig • Discussing an 11-year-old boy’s trip from England to Italy, where the boy took a Jet2.com plane from Manchester to Rome despite not having a boarding pass or passport. His trip may not have technically been a breach of security, but a ton of people got suspended from their jobs over it. Oops.
11:00 // 1 year ago