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August 19, 2014

In which a CNN anchor suggests using water cannons on Ferguson protesters, receives a look from her co-anchor.

Here’s why that’s a bad idea.

10:11 // 1 month ago
April 23, 2014
Let’s face it, if you’re gonna take a lint roller to your pants, you might as well do it in the front row of a Raptors game. Right, Drake?

Let’s face it, if you’re gonna take a lint roller to your pants, you might as well do it in the front row of a Raptors game. Right, Drake?

20:42 // 5 months ago
March 28, 2014
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 // 5 months ago
November 18, 2013
Fox Business should probably lay off the business reporting. She corrected her lede, but it’s still wrong. The Washington Post Company (which is separate from the newspaper, a product that Jeff Bezos bought) is changing its name, not The Washington Post. (ht Romenesko)

Fox Business should probably lay off the business reporting. She corrected her lede, but it’s still wrong. The Washington Post Company (which is separate from the newspaper, a product that Jeff Bezos bought) is changing its name, not The Washington Post. (ht Romenesko)

16:26 // 10 months ago
September 10, 2013
Before Dickinson’s reported resignation, it seemed his behavior online was the ultimate test of the ‘my views on Twitter do not reflect those of my employer’ defense.

Controversial CTO Pax Dickinson Is Out at Business Insider,” The Atlantic Wire.

Behind this link are examples of this guy’s racist, homophobic, Tucker Max-style tweeting skills. You could literally create a Public Shaming-style site out of his posts. (But that doesn’t mean Public Shaming isn’t already on the case.)

12:14 // 1 year ago
September 8, 2013
Sexism in tech startup culture: Still a thing. At TechCrunch Disrupt today, two bro-heavy presentations made it up to the stage. First, a “joke” app called “Titstare” (classy) and second, an app called “Circle Shake,” in which the presenter showed off the app by pretending to masturbate. Our best and brightest, everyone.

Sexism in tech startup culture: Still a thing. At TechCrunch Disrupt today, two bro-heavy presentations made it up to the stage. First, a “joke” app called “Titstare” (classy) and second, an app called “Circle Shake,” in which the presenter showed off the app by pretending to masturbate. Our best and brightest, everyone.

21:23 // 1 year ago
September 4, 2013
theweekmagazine:

Why Burger King’s French Fry Burger is a bust
A regular burger + 4 french fries = a burger and fries, apparently.

Let’s take a product that any fast food consumer could already make themselves if they wanted to and save them the modest amount of work it would take to create the product. Check.

theweekmagazine:

Why Burger King’s French Fry Burger is a bust

A regular burger + 4 french fries = a burger and fries, apparently.

Let’s take a product that any fast food consumer could already make themselves if they wanted to and save them the modest amount of work it would take to create the product. Check.

10:33 // 1 year ago
Because he’s a stay-at-home dad and can’t handle the idea of simply being a good parent, Toronto-area stay-at-home dad Blair McMillan is forcing his family to live like it’s 1986 for the next year—no cell phones, no computers, and with mullets to top off the overall approach. This seems like a cheap ploy to score a book deal.

Because he’s a stay-at-home dad and can’t handle the idea of simply being a good parent, Toronto-area stay-at-home dad Blair McMillan is forcing his family to live like it’s 1986 for the next year—no cell phones, no computers, and with mullets to top off the overall approach. This seems like a cheap ploy to score a book deal.

10:29 // 1 year ago
August 28, 2013

The depressing evolution of the “Cory Booker might be gay” meme

  • Monday “People who think I’m gay, some part of me thinks it’s wonderful, because I want to challenge people on their homophobia,” Booker told the Washington Post. “I love seeing on Twitter when someone says I’m gay, and I say, ‘So what does it matter if I am? So be it.’”
  • Tuesday “It’s kind of weird. As a guy, I personally like being a guy,” Booker’s Republican Senate opponent, Steve Lonegan, stated in the kind of comment you want to never read again. “I don’t know if you saw the stories last year. They’ve been out for quite a bit about how he likes to go out at three o’clock in the morning for a manicure and a pedicure.”
  • Wednesday Newly besieged by questions on the issue because his opponent is a jerk, Booker said this: “I don’t intend to answer. It should not matter. That was my point.”
20:23 // 1 year ago
August 19, 2013
If you’re calling 911 because your cable is out while “Breaking Bad” is airing, you may have an addiction.

If you’re calling 911 because your cable is out while “Breaking Bad” is airing, you may have an addiction.

12:01 // 1 year ago