It was a stupid thing to do and incredibly lazy and absolutely wrong.New Yorker blogger and author Jonah Lehrer • Apologizing for duplicating his material on his New Yorker blog from multiple other sources, including a post called “Why Smart People Are Stupid,” a recent post of his that went viral, which discussed why otherwise intelligent people make stupid mistakes. Spot the irony, folks.
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» Guess we won’t be able to trust his memoir: Dolin’s done an excellent job of undermining his entire book, especially the “nonfiction” part. If this guy can’t be kind to himself, what does that say about the rest of us? Next you’re gonna tell us that Forest Boy isn’t real … Oh God No.
Having spent much of Sunday surfing the web for Occupy Wall Street t-shirts and mugs for a birthday gift for my father—a lifelong champion of the 99%—my first thought was that I wish I had known about the fleeces, it would have made a much nicer gift. But then I looked a little more closely and saw that it wasn’t an Occupy fleece, but one that read “OWS Capital Management.” A few passengers looked at me when I laughed out loud.Meet the hedge fund with the unluckiest name: OWS - The Term Sheet: Fortune’s deals blog Term Sheet (via felixsalmon)
‘Occupy All Streets’ is our way of reminding people that there is change to be made everywhere, not just on Wall Street. At this time we have not made an official commitment to monetarily support the movement.A spokesperson for Rocawear • Discussing the Jay-Z-backed company’s plan to sell the “Occupy Wall Street”-aping shirts the rapper has recently started wearing … without a plan plan to offer any sort of monetary support to the movement for riffing on their slogan. The irony is painful.
» Yeah yeah, we know the irony: A guy named after pocket change just used his power to give a penny stock a boost. And the best part? It’s entirely possible the stock (currently at 39 cents) will reach 50 cents tomorrow. See, when 50 Cent sells out his name, he doesn’t sell it out to make a quick buck on advertising. He sells it out to make a quick buck. Period.
I do not know who has given these documents to the media, but the purpose can only be one thing - trying to make Julian look bad.Julian Assange’s Swedish Lawyer, Bjorn Hurtig • Offering up the most ironic complaint ever, that the leak of material in Julian Assange’s sex case makes Assange look bad. OHHHHHHHHHH so it’s OK as long as it doesn’t involve Julian Assange. Let’s bask in the glow of this for a second and remind you guys of this site, with its phallic logo and possible improvement over the Wikileaks model. source (via • follow)
» In his defense: Before you all jump on the new meme, keep in mind that he’s not talking about himself, but all the other people in NYC with really expensive rents. His campaign got a boost from Monday’s New York gubernatorial debate, by the way. “I got a flood of campaign contributions. PayPal, PayPal, PayPal,” he claimed.