The Social Media Bubble. →
srdash: jayparkinsonmd: I’d like to advance a hypothesis: Despite all the excitement surrounding social media, the Internet isn’t connecting us as much as we think it is. It’s largely home to weak, artificial connections, what I call thin relationships…Call it relationship inflation. Nominally, you have a lot more relationships — but in reality, few, if any, are actually valuable. Just as...
Jeff and i just booked our stay at a fabulous bed & breakfast in Montreal for a little summer getaway this July. It’s right on the outskirts of Le Village, the largest gay neighborhood in North America! Je suis sur excité!
Lady GaGa May Be Writing The New 'James Bond'...
fuckyeahladygaga: “The days of stars like Tom Jones and Shirley Bassey performing the James Bond theme are over. Jack White teamed up with Alicia Keys to write “Another Way To Die” for Quantum of Solace in 2008, and now it seems the makers of the franchise are eyeing up Lady GaGa for their next effort. “Her sound and sense of drama make her the top choice,” said a source who is apparently...
Okay, phew. So it is done. Journalists call the Health Care Bill “epochal and...– Contrary Brin (via mikehudack) Truth. The way they worship Medicare you almost forget it’s the most socialistic thing this country does.
However, as it appears that Mr. Smith does not want to be associated with a...– Fox News gets bitchy. “Mr. Smith” = LL Cool J. “The special” = Sarah Palin’s Real Men of Genius or whatever her new Fox show is called. ”Not want to be associated” = he tweeted that they used footage from a different interview to promote the show. ”Fledgling acting career” = 21 film roles since...
suicideblonde: Apotheosis - O Fortuna...
Glenn's Dickipedia Entry →
He is also the editor of Fusion, which fancies itself a conservative comedy magazine. This, like “jumbo shrimp,” is an oxymoron.
Congrats, Glenn Beck, you are unintentionally my 1,500th post.
Matt Taibbi tears the Pope a new robe-hole. →
via The Awl
Gawker on Facebook! →
Man, I wish there was some sort of edgy, intelligent gossip site out there to make fun of this development.
This grisly little man is not above or outside the law. He is the titular head...– The pope is not above the law. - By Christopher Hitchens - Slate Magazine (via ronmarks) (via pukomuko) YES.
rosasparks: Erykah Badu is a fierce and talented woman. I have watched the video NUMEROUS times and interpret it as follows, ‘We are all vulnerable. At any time in our lives, even when we feel invincible and empowered, all of that can be taken away.’ She can’t be assassinated in the street, but she can strip bare, literally, to illustrate this. I love it. And I don’t doubt it was probably...
March 30, 1867 →
Now that Alaska has unleashed Palin on us, the phrase “Seward’s Folly” seems rather prophetic, no?
Pageviews, as a metric used for directly billing advertisers, are a scam....– John Gruber (via marco) (via soupsoup) I’m tempted to point out that print metrics weren’t any more reliable than this. But then, the digital revolution was supposed to fix that, wasn’t it?
glenn beck: collected poems
number-six: morninggloria: This cartoon about future theoretical knowlege-light textbooks in the state of Texas got me thinking: what would a Glenn Beck treasury of poetry look like? And does his inanity make more sense as a poem? All quotes by Glennitasia Merriweather Beck, with liberty taken in spacing/punctuation. Also, I made up the titles. What I Would Do For Fifty Million Dollars...
As I see it, there are three principal requirements for the job. The first is...– Gross, on who should be Obama’s Health Czar (via newsweek) This isn’t as crazy as it sounds. He would most likely refuse the job, but it would be another genius move on Obama’s part. Imagine the conniptions on the Fox News right.
rayuvlight: I’ve watched this too many times to actually admit to the Tumblr universe. Finally, the internet has a branding concept. via livejamie
José Enrique Martin Morales
hman: FAST. “José Enrique Martin Morales (born December 24, 1971) better known by his stage name Ricky Martin, is a Puerto Rican pop singer who rose to fame, first as a member of the Latin boy band Menudo, then as a solo artist since 1991. His career has spanned over three decades and has sold more than 60 million albums worldwide. He is the founder of Ricky Martín Foundation (in Spanish...
Evidence does not support mandatory calorie counts... →
soupsoup: jayparkinsonmd: matthewdipaolamd: The evidence so far (counter intuitively) does not support listing calorie counts next to menu choices at restaurants. See here. Makes you wonder. Is this the new era of evidenced based practice that we’ve all been waiting for? I think it’s pretty safe to assume that from here on out any health-related government mandate that originates in...
I’m from New York. I will kill to get what I need.– Lady Gaga (via caro) Faster pussycat! Kill! Kill!
juliedaniel: mfs: bitchville: The European Union commissioners have announced that agreement has been reached to adopt English as the preferred language for European communications, rather than German, which was the other possibility. As part of the negotiations, the British government conceded that English spelling had some room for improvement and has accepted a five-year phased plan...
Tumblr keeps breaking the links I post.
ericmortensen: Instead of links I get blue, underlined links or nothing at all. Is this happening to anyone else? YES. Tumblr also likes to tell me that I have 10 less followers every so often. They are deleting your existence, people!
FOXNews.com - Russia Eliminates Two Time Zones →
wooliebear: MOSCOW – Russia’s president thought the country had too much time on its hands, so on Sunday he eliminated two of its 11 time zones. The changes mean that Chukotka — Russia’s eastern extreme, just across the Bering Strait from Alaska — is now nine hours ahead of Russia’s westernmost area, the Kaliningrad exclave sandwiched between Lithuania and Poland. Formerly, there was 10...
In the beginning God made the sea But on the 7th...
You know, everybody has disasters. And then you have a hit and then the...– STEVE MARTIN, from a feature article on the lost career of fellow Three Amigos star Chevy Chase, in the August 13, 2004 issue of Entertainment Weekly. I remember reading this article and being completely heartbroken for the man. But sure enough, Community came along, and Steve Martin was fucking...
So, this is...good, I guess?
hman: “An article on Thursday about the fallout from the Roman Catholic sexual abuse scandal in Europe misstated the estimated number of children in Ireland who were victims, according to two government reports last year. The report said the children numbered in the tens of thousands, not the “hundreds of thousands.”“ (NYT Corrections) Oh, well, that changes everything.
srdash: Business zine: In the Internet Age, is Advertising Dead? By: Andy Calloway The Internet seems to continue to grow in influence without any sign of stopping. In its wake there will no-doubt be a lot of companies that can’t keep up and will eventually fall by the wayside as it replaces their outdated methods with faster and better ways of doing things. But there is a bigger revolution...
GAGA TALKS 'ALEJANDRO' VIDEO.
fuckyeahladygaga: Lady GaGa has revealed the video for her next single Alejandro will not be a sequel to the epic Telephone promo which co-stars Beyonce. The third video from her Fame Monster LP is rumoured to be directed by fashion photographer Steven Klein – although in a recent interview GaGa would not reveal if Klein is working on the project. The Bad Romance singer said: “I’m so excited...
Jamie is showing 6 year olds a bunch of tomatoes...
aneclairtoremember: Apparently I’m live blogging Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution. My apologies for boring anyone. This was the most disturbing thing I have seen on television in a long time, and I’m counting Tool Academy. The amount of resistance he encounters for the sin of trying to keep their children from becoming morbidly obese in kindergarten is gob-smacking. They don’t use...
One of the more striking features of the contemporary conservative movement is...– Julian Sanchez