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March 28, 2014
Transgressive comedy, especially when it’s coming out of the mouth of a character espousing what the writers and the performer despise, is so dependent not just on context but on delivery—which are two things that Twitter strips from it.
Comedian Harry Shearer • Discussing comedy’s poor translation from screen to tweet, in the context of the whole Colbert thing. Another relevant point Shearer told The Daily Beast: “[Satire] is a very blunt weapon. You don’t use it against normal people. You aim it at the people with the guns.”
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mssnglnk:

Hard hitting news.

I hope the stipple artist got paid millions of dollars.

mssnglnk:

Hard hitting news.

I hope the stipple artist got paid millions of dollars.

20:17 // 3 weeks ago
There is simply no prize for taking the most time to consider, posting the most even-handed and nuanced reaction, demanding the most proportionate punishment. If I’m being honest, this post itself is proof of that. No news site is going to get a billion clicks rushing out the headline: Internet User Considers Facts, Decides Tweet Was Maybe In Poor Judgment But With Extenuating Circumstances.
One of many takes on Colbert and Twitter you’ll read over the next 24 hours, this one from Time’s James Poniewozik.
15:03 // 3 weeks ago

More on teenagers doing responsible things

schmeeko says: I’m sorry. I don’t understand how this is a responsible thing. How do you run through $25k WHEN YOU’RE A TEENAGER?? Also, how do you not go, “Hey, where’d that come from? Baaannnnk? Wtf?” There was no responsible anything about this.

Bank fucked up. Person’s $31k needs to get back to them. Bank should pay the diff. He should give back what’s left, and they need to pay the diff. This happened to my mom, but on a smaller scale. She just assumed it was payment from a client, but it turned out to be someone else’s money entirely. She contacted the bank, but only after she’d spent most of the money on a mortgage payment. It was ugly and nasty, and she had to pay it all back. 

» SFB says: Hi there, Ernie from ShortFormBlog here. We generally have a lot going on during our busy days trolling for content on the internet, but I’d like to introduce you to the concept of sarcasm, a concept we regularly use on this site, including on the post you’re referencing. Thanks! — Ernie @ SFB

12:22 // 3 weeks ago
So Office is finally available on the iPad. So, is it worthy of your time? Would you use it?

So Office is finally available on the iPad. So, is it worthy of your time? Would you use it?

11:51 // 3 weeks ago
braiker:

onthemedia:

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

context!

What’s your take on this situation, internet?

braiker:

onthemedia:

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

context!

What’s your take on this situation, internet?

10:52 // 3 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 // 3 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 // 3 weeks ago