Twitter-obsessed comic Rob Delaney is making Mitt Romney’s life on Twitter really difficult. And he enjoys it. “Romney fascinates me endlessly,” Delaney told Bloomberg Businessweek’s Joshua Green recently. “He’s such an attractive target comedically because more than any other candidate in my lifetime, he just wants to be president. That’s it! He longs for it. Feels it’s his birthright. I can imagine him getting elected and just saying, ‘Well, that’s that then!’ and staring out a window.” (photos by Erik Naumann/Bloomberg Businessweek)
Redditors are collecting the blacklisted sites at a freshly minted subreddit, r/BannedDomains. The list so far includes at least five: BusinessWeek.com, Phys.org, ScienceDaily.com,TheAtlantic.com, and GlobalPost.
Redditors are prevented from submitting links to any of the above sites. Instead, they’re greeted with the following message: “this domain has been banned for spamming and/or cheating.”
There’s a bit of backstory here: Jared Keller, a social media editor for The Atlantic, got banned from Reddit a couple months back after heavy posting of Atlantic links, something the community-oriented network frowns upon, but is very tempting due to the high amount of traffic it drives. But why prevent people from even submitting links from such big sites? Well, a Reddit technical staffer Jason Harvey claims that these actions were taken as an absolute last resort.
Pictured above is an earlier version of the current cover of Bloomberg Businessweek.Richard Turley, the publication’s Creative Director (who is also on Tumblr), explains why his favorite version was scrapped:
We tried two versions of our planes screwing cover. This was the other option which I really want to show people. I love it - probably more than I love the cover we went for. Love the woman covering her child’s eyes and the people going crazy in the control tower. But we thought (i think rightly) that the simplicity of the clouds cover made for a more direct, impactful cover.
You can also see that we were messing around with the livery on the front of the planes, trying to carve out some mouth shapes.. which didnt really work.
And this was before we added ‘romantic light’ to the scene…
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