doctor: in my 24 years as a doctor I have never seen anything like this
me: *showing him Cars 3* it's pretty bad, right?
— yabkat (@ohen39) March 3, 2019
ME: I'm afraid I don't have enough to make rent. Maybe there's some *bites my bottom lip seductively*…. other sort of arrangement we can come up with.
FRIEND: Dude, this is why no one likes playing Monopoly with you.
— Ray (@SirEviscerate) March 10, 2019
Goldman Sachs’s new business-casual dress code is tricky for women and minorities to navigate. Clothes send signals, and casual dress risks sending the signal “I’m a flunky” for women and PoCs. It’s not such a big deal for white men. www.sandiegouniontribun…
JC turned 94 years and 172 days old Thursday evening, surpassing George H.W. Bush, who was 94 years and 171 days old when he died. www.nbcnews.com/politic…
“Deadwood: The Movie,” wrapping up the series, May 31. Here’s a trailer.
is solving the wheel of fortune puzzle first all the time grounds for divorce because this is bullshit
— Söup Böne: The Ayatollah of Coca Cola (@Bob_Janke) March 11, 2019
Demon: We will punish you for your gluttony!
Me: Neato! I'm a glutton for punishment
Demon: … *quietly into walkie-talkie* could I get a supervisor over here
— New Lettuce 🥗 (@newLettuce) March 11, 2019
Pope Francis writes software. www.geekwire.com/2019/p…
Facebook’s AI is supposed to detect video of suicidal or harmful acts, but failed to detect videos that went viral of the New Zealand massacre. techcrunch.com/2019/03/…
Don’t burglars generally bring things OUT of a house? www.nbcnews.com/news/us…
Hey people waiting in food lines, maybe you could think about what the fuck you want while you’re doing that
— Dumb Beezie (@dumbbeezie) March 11, 2019
Who Was the First Named Human?: The earliest named people we know about date back to 3100-3200 BCE.
“Space food sticks” were predecessors to today’s protein bars, invented in 1959 as part of a NASA contract to develop food that astronauts could consume while wearing space suits. The sticks were designed to be attached to the space suit, and eaten by passing through a port in the helmet. One fan says they tasted like peanut butter and rubber bands. This is a delightful article.
Nice little biography of Lee, who added a new superpower to superheroes’ portfolio: Angst.
The fault in our stars: Alec Nevala-Lee, author of the excellent history of science fiction, “Astounding,” ruminates on the “Far Beyond the Stars” episode of “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine,” where Sisko dreams that he’s a struggling African-American pulp writer in the 1950s.
I’m thinking a bit about American exceptionalism lately: The belief that America is not just a great nation and civilization, but the greatest that ever was or ever will be.
And that white, Western-European derived, Christian culture is both the foundation and pinnacle of American culture.
According to the soft form of this belief, other nations, races and cultures can become equal to or even exceed individual white Americans, but only if they purge themselves of their original cultures, leaving only a little bit behind for flavor. They need to act white (with a little bit of their original culture remaining, as an accent).
Other forms of bigotry are marginalized in the US — although they’re tragically making a comeback. But American exceptionalism is still going strong; we require our politicians to explicitly endorse it.
Barack Obama is is the pinnacle of the soft form of American exceptionalism.
My colleague Iain Morris on www.lightreading.com/vi…
My $0.02: Apple’s magic formula for success has been to find a technology sector where the idea is great, but the technology is hard to use. Apple then wins by coming out with a product that’s easy to use.
TV is certainly ripe for that kind of disruption; cable and streaming services are complicated and confusing.
But one of the main reasons they are complicated and confusing is that there are so many of them, and coming out with one more, even from Apple, is just going to make that worse.
“The iPad mini is super enjoyable to use and is the best size tablet for everything but traditional laptop work.” I still sometimes use my old iPad mini as an e-reader. The screen is cramped for anything else though. techcrunch.com/2019/03/…
Brian X. Chen at the New York Times: “”… without Facebook, there wasn’t much I really missed out on — except targeted ads.” www.nytimes.com/2019/03…