Last night, I worked until 6:45 AM, my second allnighter this week, and then crashed for a half hour with my hoodie still on. Then I had to drop my son off at daycare, and the whole way I felt weirdly hungover-like, so naturally I stopped for an Egg McMuffin on the way home. Then I felt gross, so I stopped by the grocery store for some juice and then walked along the Mississippi River for a...
theneilshow-deactivated20110607 asked: I am really badly missing the Quad Cities right now. I need you to go to Bent River Brewery, get an Uncommon Stout, guzzle it in 30 seconds and shout "THIS IS FOR THE NEIL SHOW!!" The bartender will know what you're talking about.
madthoughts asked: Amazon Cloud Drive. Did you get excited for half a second like I did? Do you think anyone's gonna pull off a true cloud-based music system that doesn't (mostly) suck?
I just made an interior design sci-fi nerd joke. Huge audience for that stuff.
“A one piece picture and frame made from printed glass that mounts directly on your wall.” 12” diagonal, $15. Might have to try it.
Me, trying to finish this goddamned piece of shit report.
10 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Roku →
Holy shit. I just found out about “private channels” on Roku, which are essentially hidden on the device, but for which you can enter subscription codes via the website. These are basically third party hacks. I had no idea that was possible. So now, in addition to grabbing streams from live news sites and the major networks, I can watch YouTube on my TV. Pretty rad.
madthoughts asked: Actually, it was Tin Cup.
tetw asked: Great choices. Thanks for taking the time to reply. Have posted the results of my little survey here http://tetw.tumblr.com/readerfavourites. I'm sure you'll find plenty of rewarding reads on the list.
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robdelaney: FUCKING DEAL WITH THIS GENIUS Zoinks.
Fringe Officially Renewed For FULL Fourth Season! →
The Prospect for Safe Nuclear Power →
There’s a way to break out of this pattern. Nuclear power plants will never be completely safe, but they can be made far safer than they are today. The key is humility. The next generation of plants must be built to work with nature—and human nature—rather than against them. They must be safe by design, so that even if every possible thing goes wrong, the outcome will stop short of disaster. In...
Amazon: Dye It Blonde by the Smith Westerns →
Three dollars. Get it.
tetw asked: Tetw - a Tumblr dedicated to classic journalism and narrative non-fiction - would like to know: What is you favourite article, feature or essay of all time?
putthison: Our camera man and editor Ben Harrison has been cooking up cocktail bitters for years, refining an amazing recipe. Now he’s kicking things up a notch with a Kickstarter project to make a Giant Vat’s worth. A twenty dollar pledge gets you a bottle of Hella Bitter Citrus Cocktail Bitters, featuring Ben offering his best thizz face on the label. Well worth a couple of sawbucks, says...
laphamsquarterly: - LQ favorite John Darnielle, of Mountain Goats, covering Joe Hill’s 1913 classic “There is Power in a Union”
Knut, that lovable polar bear and cuddly poster... →
kittykittybangbang: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! We have a small board book about Knut that we read at least once a week. So sad.
You all can take your Rebecca Black ironic non-ironic irony and stick it up yer yahoos. That girl ain’t nothing but a premenstrual Kardashian and I don’t give a flying fart if she’s only thirteen, JonBenét iCarly deserves every nasty comment she gets for unleashing that refuse bin of auto-tuned wanna-be-famous garbage on the world. Me, I like my teeny bopper tunes with more...
A year or so ago, I posted a link to this interactive gay marriage timeline from the LA Times website, and until it was reblogged by the LA Times own Tumblr on Monday, it had one note. Now it’s been reblogged dozens of times. As SNL’s toothy Miley says, “pretty cool!” Look, 99 notes ain’t a big deal. Some offline folks farts have more hearts. And it’s not...
Women in Refrigerators →
bestofwikipedia: Women in Refrigerators (or WiR) is a website that was created in 1999 by a group of comic book fans. The “Women in Refrigerators Syndrome” describes the use of the death or injury of a female comic book character as a plot device in a story starring a male comic book character. (via noisenotmusic)
How to Help Japan
Apparently, you are supposed to buy something with a goddamned red dot on it. Tiny Showcase $35 W+K $25 Daniel Freytag £45.00 ATshirtBlog $27 James White $30 Alicia Block $17-$57 Zac Neulieb $23 Rob Dobi $22 Hide & Seek $22 Rojo Foto $15 Nan Lawson $16 Design Twenty Six $16 The Living Conspiracy $20 Moonspired $25 PerfectTwo $10 Who Doesn’t...