- How to use a French Press. “It’s important to add your coffee quickly after grinding – if you’re smelling aromas, it’s going stale.” CoffeeGeek is so cute.
- Holy crap people Jeff Bridges’ website!!
- “Voicemail is dead. Please tell everyone so they’ll stop using it.”
- Chuck Klosterman got 96 Germans to write an essay about who their most influential American was to weed out which 20 would get to take a pop culture class he was teaching. “There was a female student who selected Jared Leto. I must admit — I did not see this one coming. He is perceived as a triple threat of acting, music, and environmental awareness (apparently, his tour bus runs on vegetable oil).”
- Better then the van lets you sign up to let broke ass bands on tour crash at your house. Joy.
- Songza lets you listen to any song anytime you want. Doesn’t work on my Firefox, but still great.
- My favorite new twitter feed: Captions from New Yorker cartoons without the cartoons.
- Some harsh words about Will Smith’s career. “Smith’s rules for how to be a global black superstar, then? 1. Keep it easy and breezy. Heroes must work for the good of the white folks (especially families and romantic pairings) in the movie, often to their own detriment.”
- Go play in graphic design traffic.
- “Never tell the hired gun that someone else has a bulletin, letter, memorandum, or document of any kind. You cannot possibly know this to be true, because the other person may have thrown it out since you last saw it. If you never saw it, then you did not know of its existence and cannot testify about your own knowledge. Don’t ever talk about a document unless you have the document in front of your eyes.” Actually, I have no idea what this is.
- Nobody wants to help me out.
- !!! (Via Keith Gessen’s blog, which is stuff about literary culture and photos of puppies and pretty great itself. Oh and who this person has a problem with. Too much internet, too little time.)
- On the internet you can buy yourself something to make you happy, like a picture of a flying car.
- So, Liz linked to FreeRice.com earlier this week, and the site seems like win-win for everybody, but I always get suspicious about stuff like this, so I poked around and found this. But still, right? Not only is it not completely credible, but even if true… well, I dunno.
- Six tips for designing your happiness commandments. I can’t believe I’m not grossed out by this.
- “. . . although it does not have law enforcement powers, TSA has begun issuing navy-blue uniforms and silver, cop-style badges. Not by accident, the badges look exactly like the kind worn by actual police officers. They say “U.S. Officer” at the top, with an eagle emblem in the center and “Transportation Security Administration” across the bottom. Not all law enforcement officials are happy.”
- Hey you people riding around the beach on squeaky bicycles: Lube that shit.
- Ted just posted a talk filmed in 2005: Clay Shirky: Institutions vs. collaboration. This is interesting because a lot of the threads that Shirky ties together are pretty old hat at this point (e.g. flickr tags), but whether or not his grand conclusion works out is still a bit up in the air.
- Still Bored? Want something to unravel? Try this, but don’t expect to be enlightened at the end of it all.
OK, I’m going back to read what Gessen thinks of the word ‘twat.’
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