blackcrowcalling says: Ah be nice to the PI - they’ve been struggling to stay afloat for years.
» SFB says: I don’t consider it being mean to the P-I. I know they’ve had a tough run and many people have lost their jobs as a result. But there’s gotta be a point where you say “this isn’t working.” When you’re laying four layers of ads on top of a wire story, something’s broken. There are high-up businesspeople making decisions that lead to cluster you-know-whats like that. It’s an injustice to everyone that still works at that paper to say, "You know what we need? Another layer of ads!" As someone who remembers that they were a good newspaper that actually printed physical copies, I’d rather think of it as intervention to say that a new approach needs to be taken. — Ernie @ SFB
That awkward moment where your company’s new VP literally steamrolled your company’s most popular product because of a business decision your company made that affected his old company. Such is the tale of former Adobe CTO Kevin Lynch, who just joined Apple after spending much of the past few years publicly bashing Apple’s stance on Flash.
Scary to think of people buying guns like these without a background check at a gun show or the Internet. We really need to close the gun show and private seller loop hole.Former astronaut Mark Kelly • Discussing his recent purchase of an assault rifle, which he posted about on his Facebook page. Kelly, who is married to Gabrielle Giffords and co-founded the gun control group Americans for Responsible Solutions with the former congresswoman, was trying to buy the rifle in an effort to better understand the process behind buying a gun. But the effort backfired, with gun rights supporters on the Facebook page calling him a hypocrite or “two faced coward.” In other words, buying assault rifles under the guise of showing the need for gun control isn’t a good idea. And also, gun rights supporters are kind of jerks.
If I am not mistaken, a cyclists has an increased heart rate and respiration. That means that the act of riding a bike results in greater emissions of carbon dioxide from the rider. Since CO2 is deemed to be a greenhouse gas and a pollutant, bicyclists are actually polluting when they ride.Washington Rep. Ed Orcutt, defending a bike tax under consideration as part of a larger tax plan. He later apologized, calling his comments “over the top.” (via officialssay)
Maker’s Mark just got a little less stiff. The bourbon brand, known for its bottles sealed with red wax, told customers today that it’s reducing the amount of alcohol in the beverage in order to meet rising global demand.
Wait what.(via notnadia)
Free headline for news outlets looking to aggregate this story: “‘Makers’ off the Mark: Famed Bourbon Loses its Kick”