matthewgallaway: Twelve Roses for Twelve Years: Anniversary Blogging “Or to extend the metaphor, I think that being in a relationship (and I’m not saying it has to be romantic, although that’s what I’m talking about here; but I don’t want to sound like my particular path is meant for everyone) is at its best a kind of art, where we are constantly shaping each...
Pentagon: paving the way for gay rights since, um,...
Heh. Gotta start somewhere.
Anderson Cooper blows away the latest birther nonsense (from Texas! quelle surprise!) with facts and fierce journalistic integrity. If he ever leaves CNN, they are so screwed.
Weak tea gets weaker
WASHINGTON (TheStreet) — The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has confirmed what the Obama administration has been saying for months: the hated government bailout program will cost taxpayers much less than initially projected. On Tuesday the CBO released its most recent quarterly analysis of TARP - short for the Troubled Asset Relief Program - showing that the cost has dropped 62% in...
So I’m not the type of Old that likes to claim that “kids today” are somehow different than kids ever were, or I ever was, because same as it ever was, right? But I did have a fascinating discussion with one of my butch lesbian cousins over the weekend in VA. She was explaining to me how kids today are a little bit different in her experience. And man, does she ever have...
The blog is dead! Long live the scoop!
If we’ve demonstrated that a scoop generates audience, which in turn generates advertising, then what’s the problem? For that, let’s look at the biggest exclusive of all — early shots of the iPhone 4 — which made Gizmodo into a household name. That episode more than any other demonstrated the bankruptcy of the classic blog column. In order to keep video of the...
Kardashians Back Out of Teen-Targeted Debit Card... →
May a thousand Wikileaks bloom?
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange: “As we’ve gotten more successful, there’s a gap between the speed of our publishing pipeline and the speed of our receiving submissions pipeline. Our pipeline of leaks has been increasing exponentially as our profile rises, and our ability to publish is increasing linearly.” This puts into relief the dilemma that the US government faces when...
What's a "Diplomatic Cable"? And why is the State... →
nightline: Per Slate. How your Julian Asausage gets made.
WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange Wants To Spill Your... →
Early next year, Julian Assange says, a major American bank will suddenly find itself turned inside out. Tens of thousands of its internal documents will be exposed on Wikileaks.org with no polite requests for executives’ response or other forewarnings. The data dump will lay bare the finance firm’s secrets on the Web for every customer, every competitor, every regulator to examine and pass...
They couldn’t stand him. They just couldn’t stand him,” Depp says of Disney’s...– Johnny Depp in VF on Disney’s dislike of Jack Sparrow (via Towleroad) If Eisner hates it, I approve.
The picture that emerges is of a world in which the sole superpower has a dog in...– FT.com / Comment - A history of the present in 250,000 cables KK: I have some sympathy with both sides of the should we/shouldn’t we report the Wikileaks cable argument (and the FT editorial is good on this balance too). But here’s a more interesting, bigger-picture take on what the cables...
The dynamics of an East Village "nightscape" →
Soldiers say gays in military would do no harm
Gay, straight, the majority of soldiers don’t seem to care, according to results of a Pentagon study expected to be released Tuesday. The military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy to restrict homosexuals from serving openly appears to be taking one more hit, as an official 10-month study shows that 70% of those surveyed believe lifting the ban would have...
Don’t worry about it. You should see what we say about you.– An unidentified foreign official, speaking with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as she tried to do damage control over the release of secret diplomatic cables that described many foreign officials in blunt terms. (via officialssay) Well played.
Andy Borowitz's Hollywood Escape
One year later he was writing for the sitcom “Archie Bunker’s Place” and its lead, Carroll O’Connor. “Carroll O’Connor, who played him, was so powerful at CBS, he actually had the number-one parking spot on the CBS television studio lot. The president of the network had the number-two spot. “So, that was my introduction to Hollywood,” he said. ...
Introducing the Hot New Social Network, PhoneBook
SILICON VALLEY (The Borowitz Report) – A new social network is about to alter the playing field of the social media world, and it’s called PhoneBook. According to its creators, who invented the network in their dorm room at Berkeley, PhoneBook is the game-changer that will leave Facebook, Twitter and even the much anticipated Google Buzz in a cloud of dust. “With PhoneBook, you have a book...
Listening to NPR on the way out to VA
They keep talking about “graphical interfaces” and “electronic mail” and a caller just came on asking when this crazy web thing was going to “go global.” Then they referenced checking primary Clinton White House sources online! I was all “Wha? Are they from the past?” They are, actually, it’s an archived episode. Lots of interesting...
It's wrong to tell a baby to SHUT THE FUCK UP on a...
I know. It’s wrong. I’m a terrible person. BUT OH GOD THE CRYING IT DOESNT STOP EVER HOW DO PEOPLE DO IT?
Comanaprosyl? “May cause dizziness, sexual nightmares, and sleep crime.– Liz Lemon, before flying on a plane with Oprah [Season 3, Episode 2]
nervousacid: Your new album features a duet with Eminem in which he offers the following lyric: “All you lil faggots can suck it / No homo, but I’mma stick it to ‘em like refrigerator magnets.” Your OUT magazine-approved response, I’m sure, has already been prepared: That wasn’t Em, that was Slim Shady! That wasn’t Nicki, that was Roman Zolanski! We’re all a bunch of character rappers! So...
I am an unabashed fan of Xmas music. I HAVE ELEVEN VERSIONS OF “I’LL BE HOME FOR XMAS.” It’s time. Get ready.
DID EVERYONE DRINK THEIR FOUR LOKO AND BUY THEIR...
Ok, media Tumblrs, IT'S TIME
Have you posted the turkey cake picture yet?
Some people who chose to blur their houses on Google Street View in Germany received an unexpected real life blurring: Google fans who threw eggs at their homes. Deutsche Welle reports that on Saturday, several homes in the Bergerhausen area of Essen that opted to be blurred were hit with eggs. “Google’s Cool” notes were also taped to their mailboxes. Der Westen reports similarly, in...