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September 13, 2013

“So, Scoble, why aren’t you getting the new iPhone then?”

Easy: for me Google Glass is the future. It works best on Android. Until I stop believing Google Glass is the future I won’t switch off of Android (or, until Apple has a decent competitor).

Robert Scoble, master of the Google Glass selfie, thinks iPhone is a better platform but is sticking with Android because he likes wearing this crazy thing on his face.

“So, Scoble, why aren’t you getting the new iPhone then?”

Easy: for me Google Glass is the future. It works best on Android. Until I stop believing Google Glass is the future I won’t switch off of Android (or, until Apple has a decent competitor).

Robert Scoble, master of the Google Glass selfie, thinks iPhone is a better platform but is sticking with Android because he likes wearing this crazy thing on his face.

10:12 // 11 months ago
January 10, 2013

Congress more popular than meth labs, less popular than Nickelback

cognitivedissonance:

Recently, Public Policy Polling sought to discover just how low the public’s opinion of Congress had fallen, testing the popularity of the U.S. Congress against twenty-six different, typically unpopular things. We all know that the American people have a less-than-favorable opinion of Congress (9% favorable and 85% unfavorable), but damn. The results weren’t pretty.

Here’s the outcome of PPP’s survey, in a handy illustrated form, from most to least popular thing:

#1:

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When presented with a choice between Congress or Brussels sprouts, respondents gave a higher favorable rating to Brussels sprouts (69%) versus Congress (23%). [more]

Be sure to check out Meg’s full list, which is freaking awesome.

8:14 // 1 year ago
April 10, 2012
Don’t open this at work. But if you sincerely feel your time has come, here’s Goatse. I recommend exercising similar caution in following the links throughout this article.
An aside in Gawker writer Adrian Chen’s possible masterwork, “Finding Goatse: The Mystery Man Behind the Most Disturbing Internet Meme in History.” Don’t click the links unless you dare. (Except for the one that leads to the story.) Not safe for work.
11:56 // 2 years ago
January 30, 2012

It took them a couple of months, but The Muppets have formally responded to Fox Business’ claims that they were brainwashing kids into hating big oil companies. (Which, mind you, they later apologized for.) Kermit’s take? "And besides, if we have a problem with oil companies, why would we have spent the entire film driving around in a gas-guzzling Rolls Royce?" 

10:43 // 2 years ago
December 26, 2011
felixsalmon:

(via PROOF that the earth is only 6000 years old)
This leaves me with only one question. What will I do once I have neither scripture nor science to back me up?

Can you see the fallacy in this argument?

felixsalmon:

(via PROOF that the earth is only 6000 years old)

This leaves me with only one question. What will I do once I have neither scripture nor science to back me up?

Can you see the fallacy in this argument?

20:20 // 2 years ago
December 11, 2011

Alec Baldwin apologizes to himself (in character) on “SNL”: This is a brilliant response on the part of Baldwin to the whole American Airlines/Words With Friends incident earlier this week. Actual quote from Baldwin, playing an American Airlines pilot: “Mr. Baldwin is an American treasure, and I am ashamed at the way he was treated.” Magic.

10:45 // 2 years ago
December 9, 2011
There are certainly some folks who feel really offended by the attempt to kind of use this very real, very living movement, this economic justice movement that’s making real change for working families in this country, to use it in some kind of story line in this dramatic cop show. There are probably other folks among us who think it’s just a fun excuse to get together and share in public.
Occupy Wall Street press team member Ian Shan • Explaining why Occupy protesters raided the filming of a Zuccotti Park-themed “Law & Order: SVU” episode late last night. The actual Occupy protesters heard about the protest and decided to stage a “mockupy” protest at the event, which sounds like an amazing idea. And much like a real Occupy protest, police cleared out the scene around 1 a.m. last night. This sounds like the most amazing idea, ever — hopefully most did it with a sense of humor instead of malicious intent. source (viafollow)
8:44 // 2 years ago
December 4, 2011
jamesurbaniak:

A couple of days after Herman Cain’s campaign website deleted the much-mocked stock photo on its Women For Cain page (the ladies giving thumbs up were not only not actual Cain supporters but possibly not actual Americans), the newly launched TheCainSolutions.com features a stock photo of a farmer in Quebec. (Here’s a blog post from March by Montreal photographer Nicolas McComber about his discovery that another photo from his farmer series was used in a Canadian political ad, which he regarded as an infringement of iStockphoto’s licensing agreement.)

We can guarantee that TheAbelSolutions.com, which we registered on a lark yesterday, does not use this stock photo. However, we did steal the code from TheCainSolutions for purposes of creating a parody.

jamesurbaniak:

A couple of days after Herman Cain’s campaign website deleted the much-mocked stock photo on its Women For Cain page (the ladies giving thumbs up were not only not actual Cain supporters but possibly not actual Americans), the newly launched TheCainSolutions.com features a stock photo of a farmer in Quebec. (Here’s a blog post from March by Montreal photographer Nicolas McComber about his discovery that another photo from his farmer series was used in a Canadian political ad, which he regarded as an infringement of iStockphoto’s licensing agreement.)

We can guarantee that TheAbelSolutions.com, which we registered on a lark yesterday, does not use this stock photo. However, we did steal the code from TheCainSolutions for purposes of creating a parody.

22:21 // 2 years ago
December 1, 2011
Paragraph three has a little something that may have made the publisher of the Greenville, S.C., News get a serious case of indigestion. (thanks Charles Apple)

Paragraph three has a little something that may have made the publisher of the Greenville, S.C., News get a serious case of indigestion. (thanks Charles Apple)

12:21 // 2 years ago
November 23, 2011
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)

Today in unfortunate hedge fund names. 

(via felixsalmon)

0:55 // 2 years ago