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I just got a follow from the Expendables 3 account and I haven't even tweeted the Expendables-related joke I was saving for later today.
RT @assholeofday: #AssholeOfTheDay Rick Perry sent the National Guard to the border for a photo-op, not to help MzRaqYbaaj
RT @assholeofday: #AssholeOfTheDay Rick Perry sent the National Guard to the border for a photo-op, not to help MzRaqYbaaj
Sixth grader's internet-famous science project misleadingly promoted as "new" - Boing Boing -
Sixth grader's internet-famous science project misleadingly promoted as "new" - Boing Boing
"This is scientist Zack Jud, posing with a lionfish he caught in a estuary river in 2010 — four years before 6th grader Lauren Arrington, who is now being credited with the discovery." - Andrew C (✔) from Bookmarklet
"I'm sure Lauren Arrington made a great science fair project, but her work isn't new and doesn't come as a surprise to grown-up scientists. Particularly not to Jud, who published a peer-reviewed research paper on this very subject in 2011. It also wasn't a surprise to Lauren Arrington's father, D. Albrey Arrington, who was a named author on that paper, though he was not, according to... more... - Andrew C (✔)
"But those things should not outweigh the fact that somebody else did this research first and that he is now in the truly unenviable position of having his work widely known (super-important for an early-career scientist) but having his name erased from it." - Andrew C (✔)
Rent scammer trying to pass off an SRO as a spacious building. "Drive by, take a look, I'll send you pics later." I'm insulted.
RT @mallelis: Star Wars Expanded Universe Book Covers And The Feelings I Have Had About Them, Fifteen Years Later
"Okay, can we acknowledge that fucking of course every few hundred years there are massive purges of the Jedi by whatever galactic government happens to be in place at the time? It’s an elite, shadowy religious caste with absolutely no oversight that happens to run its own clerical courts. Jedi are completely exempt from civil and criminal proceedings. Kyp Durron BLEW UP THE CARIDA SYSTEM — Moff Tarkin couldn’t even manage to blow up a system! MOFF TARKIN! — and the New Republic just handed him off to his mentor and said “We’re sure you’ll think of an appropriate punishment.”" - Andrew C (✔)
"For a real-world version, imagine that some young Ba’hai adherent blew up Mars for personal reasons (which, for the sake of argument, is full of human people) and whatever New World Order is running Earth handed him over to Rainn Wilson (did you know Rainn Wilson is Ba’hai? He is!) and asked him to handle it." - Andrew C (✔)
Not responding with a '30 Rock' reference. Just not doing it. - joey
RT @aswang: Capitalism is "pay to win" #ItTakesMoneyToMakeMoney
Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal -
Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal
"She sells sea shells by the sea shore. Mollusc moltings mostly make measley money. [...]" - Andrew C (✔) from Bookmarklet
If I absolutely had to say one of the classic meals was "existential", I guess I'd pick breakfast.
SartreOs are part of your...oh, why bother. Eat what you like, for tomorrow the Void. - Pete
Sisyphus Breakfast Rolls. - Victor Ganata
Victor wins - Pete
[REVIEW] TwoDots - High Score Reviews -
[REVIEW] TwoDots - High Score Reviews
"And so we come to the sequel. They had a number of ways in which they could have built on the success of the initial game, but sadly they chose the very worst option: they went full Candy Crush Saga." - Andrew C (✔) from Bookmarklet
"The bottom line is that in a game like this the developers have a direct financial incentive to make sure you regularly fail to complete a level. Let me just say that again: the developers have a *direct financial incentive* to make you *fail* at their game. In the light of that I find it near-impossible to see annoyingly difficult levels as a genuine game balance issue, it’s unlikely... more... - Andrew C (✔)
I would add that the lives mechanic in this game ensures that you play and have fun _until you get frustrated_. Unless you have great willpower, most of the time you're going to come away from the game annoyed, because the game stops you because you're bad at it / it's being deliberately unfair. - Andrew C (✔)
"Pay to win" is the worst. - Victor Ganata
RT @AVTVClub: Orange Is The New Black making orange jumpsuits too cool for actual prison
"In addition to sending the message that “It’s not cool to be an inmate of the Saginaw County Jail”—and nothing makes something uncool more than being denounced by an authority figure—doing away with the orange jumpsuits also has the practical effect of differentiating real prisoners from poseurs at the mall. This prevents the former from escaping, and the latter from trying to slip into prison so they can be cool." - Andrew C (✔)
"“We decided that the black-and-white stripes would be the best way to go because it signifies ‘jail inmate,’ and I don’t see people out there wanting to wear black-and-white stripes,” said Federspiel, who shops at the weirdest mall in the world. " - Andrew C (✔)
"Nevertheless, Federspiel is ever mindful of how difficult it is to stay ahead of today’s prison fashion trends. “It’s cyclical. And there will come a time in the future when I change back to another color or different attire,” Federspiel said, coyly neglecting to share a glimpse at his look-book. In the meantime, however, he’s deftly avoided the fickle, “cool” fads of today’s Orange Is... more... - Andrew C (✔)
Chart: Even mediocre CEOs get huge pay packages - Vox -
Chart: Even mediocre CEOs get huge pay packages - Vox
"It's not just that Bloomberg finds a weak correlation between CEO pay and company performance; they find virtually no correlation." - Andrew C (✔) from Bookmarklet
Vancouver's Skytrain is having so many problems this week that I'm guessing Bane will show up soon.
RT @stumillscbc: This fox was found sleeping on the seat of an OC Transpo bus in Ottawa this morning.
RT @stumillscbc: This fox was found sleeping on the seat of an OC Transpo bus in Ottawa this morning.
RT @desusnice: Shouts to Mike Bloomberg who flew to Israel to show its safe to fly there yet only came to the Bronx like 3 times as mayor
RT @tusk81: Some history sadly repeats itself. #Murrieta #immigration
RT @tusk81: Some history sadly repeats itself. #Murrieta #immigration
I have an acquaintance who's "anti social media". Meaning twitter, Facebook, MySpace, ... blogs. And apparently anti-news too. Basically he's anti-nonfiction, as far as I can tell.
RT @yellowcardigan: Clear Eyes Full Hearts Can't Even
I bet everyone assigned to NCC-1702 is bummed about how close they got to landing the prestige assignment.
Finally, a Tool for Making Totally Clear Ice Spheres | Serious Eats -
Finally, a Tool for Making Totally Clear Ice Spheres | Serious Eats
Very pretty, but the thing does cost $85. - Andrew C (✔) from Bookmarklet
You can pretty much always slide a little further down the slippery slope of decadence.
RT @ESPNNBA: LeBron's greatest gift - and curse - is his fast-twitch, incessantly churning brain, writes @WindhorstESPN.
"Another huddle now, earlier in the season, and the Heat are having troubling dealing with pick-and-roll coverage. A candid discussion has broken out among players and coaches about what changes to make in the middle of the game. "Let's do it this way," James tells his teammates, "like we did in Game 3 against Dallas." The change is made. Later, Spoelstra will find himself reviewing the moment, searching his memories, and he'll realize the Heat did indeed play that way against Dallas. "I was like, c'mon, that was from a game three years ago," Spoelstra says, before raising his fingers and making a crisp snap. "And he recalled it just like that."" - Andrew C (✔)
"It's the middle of February now, in a game against the Golden State Warriors, and James is walking the ball down the floor with the seconds running out. The Heat are down two points and he's dribbling the final nine seconds off the clock with ace defender Andre Iguodala guarding him. James fakes a drive, then steps back and to his left in time to fire in a game-winning 3-pointer over... more... - Andrew C (✔)
""Look, we're all professional basketball players, so when LeBron remembers something from a basketball game, even if it's from a few years ago, it doesn't exactly blow me away," Bosh says. "But it's when he remembers other stuff, like stuff he shouldn't even know, where you're like, 'What?!' We'll be watching a football game and he'll be like, 'Yeah, that cornerback was taken in the... more... - Andrew C (✔)
Really, compare Yoko Ono's twitter TL with @nottildaswinton's.
Cops React to the Death of Eric Garner -- NYMag -
"In internet communities for law enforcement, like, "the One resource for Law Enforcement online," and Thee Rant, an NYPD message board, the Garner story has stirred up racial, political, and professional tensions, most of them quite ugly. While all of the comments below are anonymous, and therefore not verifiable, both sites do require registration for membership ("No ID card, No Approval!" says Thee Rant). By no means a comprehensive view of law-enforcement feelings about the incident, the postings do provide a different — if beyond upsetting — perspective." - Andrew C (✔) from Bookmarklet
RT Lin_Manuel: In my mind there's a deleted West Wing season 4 scene wherein @DuleHill is just slapping the SNOT out of the French boyfriend for 10 minutes -
Could anything be better than listening to two strangers discuss their office politics while waiting in line for a food truck?
I dunno, what does Geoff from Accounts Paid think? - Pete
"I like tacos. You invited Eric, I thought Eric gave you the creeps..." - Steve C
Y'know how some people supposedly used to believe cameras stole souls? I act like eye contact will steal mine.
Used to? - Joe
I know this feel. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
What would one do with stolen souls, anyway? - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Eat them some fava beans and a nice chianti? *slurp* - MoTO: Tufted Coqeutte
Micah: (and click the red button for the bonus joke) - Andrew C (✔)
Maple Syrup. Makes sense. - MoTO: Tufted Coqeutte
No bacon? - Joe
If there was a shortcut to being financially secure but it involved giving up carbs, I'm pretty sure I'd pass.
NYC Approves Apartment Building With Separate Entrance for Poor People -
NYC Approves Apartment Building With Separate Entrance for Poor People
"It would be difficult to come with a more on-the-nose metaphor for New York City's income inequality problem than the new high-rise apartment building coming to 40 Riverside Boulevard, which will feature separate doors for regular, wealthy humans and whatever you call the scum that rents affordable housing." - Andrew C (✔) from Bookmarklet
>.< - Jenny H. from Android
RT @mysterytvwrtras: There is $20/lb dog food in the pet store. I spend less when I buy the good meat. FvPnq9YifR
RT @mysterytvwrtras: There is $20/lb dog food in the pet store.  I spend less when I buy the good meat. FvPnq9YifR
The Rom-Com Hall of Fame: Champions and Challengers « -
"Sanaa [Lathan]’s career arc is interesting. Because you think of her as a staple figure in a hefty string of romantic, majority-black-cast comedies in the late ’90s and early ’00s. But then you look back at her films and realize that she wasn’t. There were only two, The Wood and The Best Man, both released within four months of one another, in 1999." - Andrew C (✔) from Bookmarklet
"But then you begin to get caught up. And you start calling Love & Basketball and Brown Sugar “romantic comedies” (a mistake many, many people make). Because you want more black rom-coms. Because there are few things whiter than a compiled list of “Best Rom-Coms.” And because it’s nice to think that black people can fall in love and also laugh. But Love & Basketball and Brown Sugar just aren’t. They’re rom-drams. " - Andrew C (✔)
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