Big article about Fort Mac in The Guardian. →
It’s always interesting to see how major foreign press covers the insanity we’ve all become somewhat numb to. “The vast tar sands of Alberta in Canada hold oil reserves six times the size of Saudi Arabia’s.“ “In my first 24 hours in Fort McMurray, every conversation I overhear involves cash. Hourly rates; possible hourly rates; hourly rates the other guy is getting. People talk...
sometimes i think i can not do things like make a halloween costume because i am...– self titled: and when you dream, dream big, like defying the laws of science big.
The cast of the upcoming Southland Tales includes Sarah Michelle Gellar, The Rock, Sean William Scott, Amy Poehler, Mandy Moore, Wallace Shawn, Kevin Smith and Justin Timberlake.
US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice testified Wednesday in front of the House...– ‘Rice admits shortcomings in US Arar rendition, but offers no apology’ (via AZspot) …and he is still on the US no-fly list.
It is important that the people who wear our clothes are really attractive, vain...– Dov Charney, CEO of American Apparel ‘Working At American Apparel Is All It’s Coked Up To Be’ (via golden fiddle)
Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard: the Ars Technica review. →
*Everything* about Leopard. Wow. The Definitive review.
Pajamas Media | Politics of Envy and Fear in... →
Really interesting article about provincial politics in Saskatchewan. The strong socialist tradition is a huge part of everything.
The fastest Windows Vista notebook we’ve tested this year is a Mac. Try...– PC World (via DF)
Even Stevphen: Halloween
The Guardian | Google Earth used to target Israel →
“Members of the al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade, a group aligned with the Fatah political party, say they use the popular internet mapping tool to help determine their targets for rocket strikes.”
Lekman has always had a knack for capturing awkwardly sweet moments, awkward...– April Wright - ‘Night Falls Over Kortedala’ Reviewed
New York Times | Surface Navigation Help for... →
the most obvious idea ever. ““I can’t tell you how many times I come out of the subway wondering which way to go… Usually, I have to walk half a block to get my bearings, looking at the sky, looking for a landmark, looking for a street sign, and even then you don’t know which way to turn at the corner.” Seems like it was a 50/50 shot when picking the first direction to try upon getting...
Illness and medical bills caused half of the... →
Surprisingly, most of those bankrupted by illness had health insurance. More than three-quarters were insured at the start of the bankrupting illness. (via azspot)
‘Friday Night Lights’: Are You Ready for Some... →
I’m not so crazy about the new season, some of the twists have been soap opera ridiculous.
The clean, minimalist drawings, the sarcastic humor, the unflinching emotional...– Bill Watterson “The Grief That Made ‘Peanuts’ Good”
Whether that system is a sterile spreadsheet or a bubbling cesspool is...– Jakob Lodwick
I don’t hate these novels at all — in fact, I suspect they’re...– Chuck Klosterman “Death by Harry Potter”
But holy smokes, I am so sick of this dynasty crap. Bush? Then Clinton? Then...– defective yeti
11-1-07 « Davidville →
The Catbirdseat | Music-Blogger "Best of 2007"... →
Wired | The Pedal-to-the-Metal, Totally Illegal,... →
Insane article on the attempt to break the legendary 22-year-old Cannonball Run record for driving from Manhattan to Santa Monica: 32 hours, 7 minutes. (via DF) To beat the record, Roy has calculated that he needs to maintain an average of almost exactly 90 mph from Manhattan to the Santa Monica Pier. For occasional spurts, 90 is not uncommon on the highway. But for a day and a half of barreling...
There are several layers of irony and poetic justice wrapped into this honor....– Josh Marshall (via aatw)
All the loves in the strip are unrequited; all the baseball games are lost; all...– Charles Schultz on Peanuts (via Caterina)
stereogum | Springsteen Joined on Stage By Win &... →
“Remember when you first heard “Keep The Car Running” and thought, “That’s the best Bruce Springsteen song not written by Bruce Springsteen”?” I love the reaction of the crowd in the videos.
if i could speak off the cuff with 1/100th the wit and insight as merlin mann,...– lonelysandwich
The full Ginsburg” is the term for appearing on all five of the big Sunday...– Kottke
the "blog" of "unnecessary" quotation marks →
The Onion A.V. Club | Primer: Bruce Springsteen →
“This week: Bruce Springsteen, broken down by 20 songs that define his themes and styles, and five albums that every serious rock fan should own.”
The Onion A.V. Club | 16 Films Without Which Wes... →
when I first watched The Graduate I wondered how many hours Wes Anderson had spent studing it.
With her passing, Ethel’s final wish was ultimately granted when she did...– Lowell Sun - Obituaries (via)