Kids today. They have no sense of shame. They have no sense of privacy. They are...– Kids, the Internet, and the End of Privacy: The Greatest Generation Gap Since Rock and Roll - this New York Magazine article is still one of the best pieces of journalism around. (via somethingchanged) (via buyhercandy) (via michellardi) (via rocketjumper)
It’s probably my geeky sense of humour, but I think this is one of the funniest emails that I’ve seen this week. The company I work for has a number of initiatives for reducing it’s environmental footprint, and generally being more green. One was to install switches for all our power outlets so that they can be turned off at night when you leave the office. That way, monitors,...
The Race Race
Triple J, Australia’s national youth radio station, which I find myself listening to more and more these days (because I can’t stand ads anymore) has a new show from this week and until the US Elections. The Race Race, hosted by Chris Taylor and Craig Reucassel, is a rather uninformed, comedic look at what is going on with the race to the White House. These guys are from The Chaser,...
We couldn’t all be cowboys, So some of us are clowns.– Counting Crows
Boy, 8, shoots himself to death at Mass. gun show →
What kind of parent thinks it’s a good idea to hand his eight year old son a loaded Uzi? Its like Keanu said in Parenthood, “you need a license to buy a dog, or drive a car. Hell, you need a license to catch a fish! But they’ll let any butt-reaming asshole be a father.”
It’s hard to believe that there’s nobody out there It’s hard to believe that...– RHCP (via gube) (via kari-shma)
Financial Times endorses Obama in a balanced and... →
Contrary to the rumors that you’ve heard, I was not born in a manger. I...– Barak Obama, quoted in Newsweek’s Why Obama Needs Tina Fey (Oct 25, 2008).
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2008-10-26) →
Girl Talk Ladyhawke Adele The Killers Jordin Sparks Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
How many no money boyz are crazy / How many boyz are raw? / How many no money...– M.I.A., Boyz
Gigi's of Beechworth
The Breakfast Club tried something outside our safe bets this week. After last week’s failed attempt for Rutherglen’s Forks and Corks, we decided - well, Lee decided - that Gigi’s was worth checking out. So after the customary Coffee Mamma to-go we headed off for the nice morning drive. I hadn’t been to Beechworth in ages. Since last Xmas I think, and just coming into...
BBC NEWS | London | 'No God' slogans for city's... →
esbee: hithisisdanielle: brilliantology: The atheist posters are the idea of the British Humanist Association (BHA) and have been supported by prominent atheist Professor Richard Dawkins. The complete slogan reads: “There’s probably no God. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life.” Professor Dawkins said: “Religion is accustomed to getting a free ride - automatic tax breaks, unearned respect...
I look at these people and can’t quite believe that they exist. Are they...– David Sedaris (via aja)
Jason: Oh, being the metro person that I know, what kind of softner do you use?
Cause you and I both loved / What you and I spoke of / And others just read of /...– Jason Mraz, You & I Both
eBay buyer sued for leaving comment →
The UK Daily Mail reports that an eBay seller is suing a buyer for libel because of a negative comment. According to the article, and I guess UK Law in this case: Libel involves someone’s personal or business reputation being damaged by a false or defamatory statement that has been published. On paper it seems like eBay’s feedback system doesn’t really protect the buyer. So...
One of my middle-ages managers came in wearing an Abercrombie & Fitch zip-up sweater today. That’s it. I’m burning all my Moose shirts tonight.
It’s like being in love. If you think you are in love, you are in love. If...– Nathan Rees, New South Wales Premier
Why you shouldn't add your manager as a friend on...
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Overheard at work
Sharon: I really like purple.
Nicole: Yes, I'm really into shades of purple.
Sharon: And burgundy and maroons.
Nicole: Yes! But not mauve though.
Sharon: Oh no! Definitely not mauve.
It’s funny how much music affects my mood. I’ve been listening to Adele so much over the last week that I’m totally drugged out in a romantic/yearning mood. And that sucks because I’m so twisted by it that its preventing me from progressing on the novel - here I am a soppy cuddly mess when I need to write an ass-kicking action sequence. I’m just not in the mood. But...
Push Movie Trailer →
The first trailer for Summit’s sci-fi thriller Push is now online. Footage for the film premiered at Comic Con in July, and was mocked by most everyone in attendance. The concept seemed kinda cool (if not a Heroes/X-Men rip-off) but the low budget effects left many people in laughter (ie “the big scream”). I don’t know about you, but I’m a sucker for super-powered people beating...
At lunchtime today, on the oval, more than three quaters [sic] of the school...– email from Anonymous Xavier College student to The Age newspaper.
Scouts motto now includes sex education - Yahoo!... →
Gives “Be Prepared” a whole new meaning. Personally I think this is a good and responsible move. Especially since providing this information has proved to be better in preventing STDs and unwanted preganancies compared to the abstinance/’stick your head in the sand’ approach.
[W]e only know pleasure as a contrast to pain. We only know joy as a contrast to...– me (to Nil)
And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not...– Nietzsche (via deadshot) (via whatson) (via vesi) (via carolynrez) (via amandoline) (via unicornology) (via inyourcar)
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2008-10-19) →
Adele Ladyhawke The Chemical Brothers The Killers Girl Talk Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
hunsonisgroovy: sparo: Obama ‘08 - Vote For Hope on Vimeo (via Vimeo) This is video is on my top 5 videos of the year. (currently ranked #2) Awesome video with some good visual typograpy. The promises are big, but we can always have hope.
Children of immigrants reshaping America →
By as early as 2023, more than half of all [American] children will be members of what are now minority groups, an evolution fueled significantly by a baby boom among recent immigrants. By 2050, they will make up more than 60 percent of all American children.
suprisingly not as keen as usual but stil the keenest kid this side of old...– Tsin, Facebook status update - 16 Oct 2008
How is Obama doing? →
4 Girls Finger Painting
As if 2g1c wasn’t bad enough, now there’s a ‘sequel’. I think the world of sexual depravity has really outdone itself this time. The fact that things like this turn into internet memes is testament to human curiosty and an innate need to gross yourself the hell out. This time, almost to the point of physical sickness. Of course people like me writing about it will only...
Alexander may have been ‘Great’, but Muhammad was greater because he...– Jason
Racist McCain-Palin Rally →
This rally for McCain Palin proves that true mavericks have the courage to be racist, ignorant, and hateful!
[I wanted] to ask one of these guys a question, and really corner them and get...– Samuel J. Wurzelbacher AKA Joe the Plumber, on asking Barack Obama a question about tax.
He was the nicest person you’d ever meet who didn’t have a clue.– Damien