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April 22, 2014
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If 1991 was the year punk broke, 1994 was the year it went for a little nap. While the originators of punk were losing interest, a legion of inferior second-wave grunge bands invaded the charts (hey there, Gavin Rossdale and Scott Weiland! Hiya, Collective Soul!). Just like virtually every counterculture movement, grunge was over as a creative force by the time it went mainstream. 

Don’t Believe the Nostalgia Machine: 1994 Was a Shitty Year for Music

"The consensus today seems to be that Green Day were fine until they started trying to be U2. They weren’t. They were never fine.”
Ouch.

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If 1991 was the year punk broke, 1994 was the year it went for a little nap. While the originators of punk were losing interest, a legion of inferior second-wave grunge bands invaded the charts (hey there, Gavin Rossdale and Scott Weiland! Hiya, Collective Soul!). Just like virtually every counterculture movement, grunge was over as a creative force by the time it went mainstream. 

Don’t Believe the Nostalgia Machine: 1994 Was a Shitty Year for Music

"The consensus today seems to be that Green Day were fine until they started trying to be U2. They weren’t. They were never fine.”

Ouch.

11:25 // 2 days ago
Know that selfie-taking idiot who got kicked in the head by a train conductor? Well, that YouTube video he uploaded got a crapton of views, and he’s poised to make bank from ad revenues and licensing fees—as much as $250,000, according to one estimate. Who’s laughing now?

Know that selfie-taking idiot who got kicked in the head by a train conductor? Well, that YouTube video he uploaded got a crapton of views, and he’s poised to make bank from ad revenues and licensing fees—as much as $250,000, according to one estimate. Who’s laughing now?

10:53 // 2 days ago
April 21, 2014
So we’ll leave it to others to comment on Mr. Bieber’s case, but we’re glad you care about immigration issues. Because our current system is broken. Too many employers game the system by hiring undocumented workers, and 11 million people are living in the shadows.
I see what you did there, White House.
12:08 // 3 days ago

We have to reply to this, apparently

michegoss said: Say “apparently” again

» SFB says: Apparently, you’re a jerk. :( — Ernie @ SFB

11:58 // 3 days ago
True story: Coffee (which apparently should be brewed with an AeroPress) apparently drives us to stronger ethical behavior, according to a recent study. We’re apparently less ethical when we’re groggy.

True story: Coffee (which apparently should be brewed with an AeroPress) apparently drives us to stronger ethical behavior, according to a recent study. We’re apparently less ethical when we’re groggy.

11:52 // 3 days ago
Hitchin’ a ride: A 16-year-old boy managed to survive a flight from San Jose, Calif. to Maui by hanging out in the wheel well of the plane. That’s not a short flight—five-and-a-half hours to be exact—and he did so without the benefit of, you know, much in the way of oxygen or climate control. He was largely unconscious during the flight, but despite that, he’s OK. Holy crap.

Hitchin’ a ride: A 16-year-old boy managed to survive a flight from San Jose, Calif. to Maui by hanging out in the wheel well of the plane. That’s not a short flight—five-and-a-half hours to be exact—and he did so without the benefit of, you know, much in the way of oxygen or climate control. He was largely unconscious during the flight, but despite that, he’s OK. Holy crap.

10:33 // 3 days ago
April 20, 2014
We are announcing today that we have reverted back to our prior legal terms, which contain no mention of arbitration.

A statement from General Mills • Walking back a much-criticized policy that would have essentially replaced the consumer’s right to sue the company with an online arbitration process. The move drew much heat after The New York Times wrote an article on the practice last week.

By the way, they’re not the only ones that do this.

17:48 // 4 days ago
April 19, 2014
On one hand, stealing from people is wrong (Sanchez presumably added the amount of the tolls he wasn’t actually paying to his passengers’ fares) and we as a society need things like tolls so we can maintain our infrastructure, which is crucial to our Competitiveness in a Global Economy. On the other hand, tailgating through a toll booth 3,000 times without once hitting the gate sounds like some nifty drivin’.
Criminal Cab Driver Mastermind (Allegedly) Evaded 3,000 Tolls, Slate
17:48 // 5 days ago
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