The earliest reference I can find is from then-Sun Microsystems chairman Scott McNealy in 2005. Is there an earlier reference?
Been on 3 dates now with this girl who works in the zoo. I think she's a keeper
— John Darby (@mrjohndarby) November 30, 2016
I’ve always hated “The Big Bang Theory” for lazy stereotypes about people who work in STEM and who are science fiction/fantasy fans. I had no idea that that there are EVEN MORE reasons to hate the show.
“The algorithm is definitely on to something, but it’s not brilliant at coping with Lionel Richie.”
Errol Morris on the Time He Filmed Donald Trump Missing the Point Anthony Audi/Literary Hub
Via Boing Boing
Today I learned King Abdullah II bin al-Hussein of Jordan is a Star Trek fan, and appeared as an extra on an episode of Deep Space Nine when he was still a prince.
California is banning bail, and in the process shutting down the bail bonds industry. Molly Sullivan and Hannah Holzer report at the Sacramento Bee. Bail needs to end; the burden falls disproportionately on the poor.
You may now look forward to many happy weeks of figuring out which dongles you need to buy, shopping for dongles, buying dongles, and being unable to use important peripherals because you still don’t have the right dongles.
Toward the end of his life, the 36th president of the United States grew his hair long—much like the youths who protested his strategy in Vietnam. But why?
“… it has now been given a full series order—meaning we’re definitely going to see it.”
Apple is the … studio I guess?
“… David Goyer (screenwriter for The Dark Knight and Batman Begins) and Josh Friedman (creator of the TV series Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles and screenwriter for Steven Spielberg’s 2005 War of the Worlds film) will be the showrunners and executive producers. The series is being produced by Skydance Television, and Skydance CEO David Ellison will be an executive producer for the series (he is the son of famed Oracle executive Larry Ellison). Isaac Asimov’s daughter, Robyn Asimov, will also executive produce, along with Dana Goldberg and Marcy Ross.”
Apple confirms TV series order of Asimov’s Foundation [Samuel Axon/Ars Technica]
“The memoir by Steve Jobs’ daughter makes clear he was a truly rotten person whose bad behavior was repeatedly enabled by those around him.”
Steve Jobs comes across as a terrible human being in “Small Fry” book by his daughter [Troy Wolverton/Business Insider]
Neil Simon didn’t get the Hollywood respect he deserved because he wrote comedy, made it look effortless, and wrote affectionately and respectfully about and for the middle class.
“Hey, look at him, ain’t he cute?” Two comedy geniuses and great philosophers of two centuries.
Too bad about what Stewart is wearing.
ME: we got the house to ourselves. what do you wanna do?
WIFE: [smiling, pulling out handcuffs]
ME: wait what the fuck, you're a cop?
— Official Enya VEVO (@nachdermas) August 14, 2018
I am commuting next to a man in a three piece suit (including gold pocket watch chain), walrus moustache and spectacles, and he just said 'Good God' while looking at the Financial Times. THIS IS JUST WHAT I ALWAYS THOUGHT BEING A GROWN UP WOULD BE LIKE! 👍
— Claire Wilson (@cmlwilson) August 23, 2018
Frustrated by a string of defeats at the polls, a progressive wing of the Democratic Party pushes a populist platform across the country. Amid wins and losses, the movement aims to reshape a party in flux.
“Our culture has a weird and terrible habit of assigning gender to pretty much everything — colours, cars, toys — and it’s no different for animals. Cats are for girls and dogs are for boys.”
The Technocrats’ Magazine, 1933. Via Reddit
Cool kids, 1965. Via Reddit
Pontiac Club de Mar. Via Reddit
We’re learning that Republicans will support any white man, no matter how criminal, traitorous, or stupid they are, so long as that white man runs as a Republican.