Axe Cop: The Story So Far →
Rwanda bans used underwear imports
In an article published today in The New Times: “The Rwanda Bureau of Standards (RBS) has imposed a ban on the importation and selling of secondhand nightwear and undergarments for health reasons, the importation of substandard products and using country as dumping ground as the reasons.” via Good intentions are not enough
The hilarious everything bagel →
In which Kottke collects humorous toots about everything bagels. I had an everything bagel for breakfast with pumpkin cream cheese, which was surprisingly delicious.
Thank you Tumblr!
oatmeal: They used my TumblBeasts! Thanks guys! -The Oatmeal
How the iPhone mail app decides when to show you... →
via Daring Fireball, where Gruber notes, “Details matter.”
E/I - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia →
Remember when all of a sudden Saturday morning cartoons went from being awesome to boring in like 1996? The government made that happen. (The Weird Al Show was, sadly, victim to either being too educational or not educational enough.)
”This is America, where a white Catholic male Republican judge was murdered on...– Mark Shields, PBS Newshour via helplesscase)
Existentialists are nihilists because they recognize that life is ultimately...– How to be an Existentialist, Gary Cox (via selley)
I just beat Grokion for iOS. It’s a Metroid clone. It looks incredible, the sound is great, but I would not recommend it: It’s really short. It’s supposed to be “episodic” but I don’t like the trend of developers releasing partially-completed games. It’s short, so there aren’t really any weapon/suit upgrades like in Metroid. Some of the levels...
The Monkeys You Ordered
The Monkeys You Ordered: literal captions applied to New Yorker cartoons. My favorite: I’m pregnant in a tree. via kottke
Regarding iOS games
I would like it if the App Store had labels to indicate some things about games. Having or not having one of these labels isn’t necessarily good or bad, but they’re important to know. Does it use multitouch in a clever way? I want to play games on my iPod Touch that I can’t play on a computer or a console. Flight Control, Spider, and Trainyard are good examples of this: these...
The Sinister Red Sofa Is Watching You: No Rest for... →
Evan on WikiLeaks not being as heroic as some people think: It has now been almost two months since the biggest leak of classified information belonging to the US government ever, yet the world I know has not changed much at all. Perhaps, more realistically, the “Cablegate” scandal will be immortalized with a mediocre testosterone-injected, PG13-rated action thriller. I can see the...
Twitter’s Response to WikiLeaks Subpoena Should Be... →
Twitter stands up to the government to cover for Wikileaks. Cool.
Fully Validated Kanye West Retires To Quiet Farm... →
Though known for his outsized ego and grandstanding lyrics, West said “all of that is over now,” telling reporters outside his remote two-bedroom farmhouse that after years of nonstop public attention, he was now completely secure in his sense of self and required no further affirmation.
Defendant with no language proves difficult to... →
As Gonzalez has next to no language skills, his case has baffled Montgomery County courts since his arrest on drug trafficking charges late last year. While courts have come a long way in providing access to interpreters in a host of exotic languages, no one is sure how to translate for a man who knows no language at all.
helpless case: Violent Speech (i.e. God, You're... →
helplesscase has thoughts on response to Palin’s crosshairs map, and the general condemnations of “violent language”. I’d previously posted on this. In chatting about this, I think helplesscase has a couple of really good points: 1 it’s not clear that Loughner was influenced by Palin’s map 2 people saying we should “dial down” political discourse...
Dressing small children is not as easy as it seems. Buy an octopus and a small...– 11 Step Program for Those Thinking of Having Kids | Rated By Mom
Holiday Challenge Step 1: Put on The Arcade Fire’s The Suburbs while your mom...– Robot Riley: Holiday Challenge Oh, that Roboriley. His YouTube channel is really funny, eg, Ice Cream Town. You should check him out.
Marmaduke Explained 12/23/10 | Houston Time Suck |... →
Marmaduke has died. Marmaduke’s owner-man has decided to pretend Marmaduke is still alive, dressing him up in sunglasses and taking him on rockin’ adventures with bikini babes. Even if today’s comic really was an intentional Weekend at Bernie’s reference, it would still be decades timelier than a lot of Marmadukes. I love love Joe Mathlete Explains Marmaduke
Shootings of political figures are by definition “political.”...– The Cloudy Logic of ‘Political’ Shootings - James Fallows - Politics - The Atlantic
Loughner's Law →
helplesscase: Sadly, and predictably, Congress is planning on responding to the Tucson shooting by drafting a law that would criminalize certain types of “violent” speech (i.e. beigeist centrism to become more institutionalized than it already is).
Progressive blog Daily Kos used the words "target"... →
It’s absolutely right to point out Sarah Palin’s PAC distributing a US map with crosshairs on House Representatives who favored the health care reform bill, included Rep Gabrielle Giffords. I just found out that Daily Kos, a progressive blog, used the words “target” and “bulls eye” in reference to congresspeople, including Giffords. The right doesn’t have...
Wikipedia: List of Common Misconceptions →
As seen on Wednesday’s xkcd
How I dropped my MacBook off at the genius bar...
How I dropped my MacBook off at the genius bar without worrying Note: I talk here a lot about stuff that most people don’t care about, but, no matter who you are, Dropbox is a useful tool for sharing your files, backing them up, and having them wherever you are. A bunch of my students in fluids lab use it, so it’s got to be easy, right? I also talk about a lot of Mac-exclusive stuff;...
A great explanation of economics in terms of cookies?
cabel.name: On Wedding Design →
Really cute story on how a graphic designer dorked out on his wedding invitations.
Tim Morgan: The failures of the Mac App Store's... →
In which Tim Morgan criticizes, rightly, the app store and the Twitter app for both looking unlike anything else on OS X for no good reason.
6 Real People With Secret Identities Nobody Saw... →
Nacho Libre: Based on a real friar
Florida Professor Arrested for Having a... →
We stopped being able to make up this sort of stuff a long time ago.
helpless case: twain →
helplesscase: I love Mark Twain. The guy is a colossus: representing the finest qualities of American literature, and standing as an implacable antithesis to all of America’s most ridiculous neuroses and fixations—the Church, jingoism, racism, sexual puritanism.
I like when the music blasts as soon as the site loads. It signals to...– Never said about restaurant websites
Best Package Shipping Company - Popular Mechanics →
Popular Mechanics and National Instruments measure how gentle different overnight shipping companies are, with accelerometers and thermometers.
Lemony Chickpea Stir-fry Recipe - 101 Cookbooks →
I cooked this on Sunday. It was super-easy and very nice. Kind of stick-to-your-ribs stewy, which is tough to find in vegetarian cuisine.
iOS games: Touch Arcade notes some games being... →
I picked up Death Worm, :Shift:, and Vector Tanks.