Just North of Something Important: The extra... →
barthel: When someone used to make a joke that referred to some pop-cultural ephemera - Joe Isuzu, or “Where’s the Beef?” or Zsa Zsa Gabor hitting a cop or whatever - we laughed because it acknowledged something we all knew about. When someone now makes a joke that references all but the most widely-known…
People just get things wrong. They read them wrong, or remember them wrong or...– What Is Good Fact-Checking? | Mother Jones (via rubenfeld )
The "Fuck Tyler" Award for Diamonds (Of God) in...
cokemachineglow: http://www.cokemachineglow.com/feature/6645/award-fucktyler-2011 Runner-up: whatever crew El-P should start based off Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire’s “The Last Huzzah” remix.
El-P - Meanstreak →
When I listen to this in the lab it makes me feel like I’m up to way more nefarious shit than genotyping trees.
Paul Graham on Trolls →
youmightfindyourself: A user on Hacker News recently posted a comment that set me thinking: Something about hacker culture that never really set well with me was this—the nastiness. … I just don’t understand why people troll like they do. I’ve thought a lot over the last couple years about the problem of trolls. It’s an old one, as old as forums, but we’re still just learning what the causes are...
Why Do People Want Rick Perry To Be More... →
barthel: Me on the meaning of the erroneous “Rick Perry’s video got more dislikes than ‘Friday’!” story. Keywords: metrics, Cute Cat Theory, political identity, entertainment v. politics, YouTube and presidential elections, Justin Bieber, etc.
Obama Endorses Decision to Limit Morning-After... →
nedhepburn: peterfeld: golden-notebook: OK, that’s it. He won’t receive a dime from me again, and I will write to him and let him know exactly why. Seriously. It’s time to throw this cynical politician, who once fooled a lot of people with knowingly hollow promises about “changing politics as usual” but turned out to be a completely willing (yet still inept) practitioner of politics as...
cdamm: An “album video presentation” of one of my favourite albums this year and one of my favourite live shows of nearly any year.
Violent Video Games Alter Cognitive Function →
MAJOR experimental design flaw spolier: the control group was people not playing any videogames, making it impossible to conclude that violent videogames specifically had any effect, or whether cognitive changes were due to 1. the act of playing any videogame or 2. witnessing violence regularly in any form, or 3. the act of prologned focus on any specific activity. IM NOT EVEN DONE MY MASTERS...
That’s what they all say. They all say “D’oh”.– (via sam)