Social Media: The End or Start of a Golden Age? →
In the late eighteenth century, advances in steam-powered presses and machine-made paper and ink made books affordable for the masses. Before that, a family might have a Bible, but only the clergy and aristocrats owned books. According to technology historian Cathy Davidson, the sudden flood of cheap, popular books alarmed preachers, teachers, parents, and our Founding Fathers. They feared that...
The one girl Don Draper couldn't get →
NBA Playoffs: Biggie/Smallies
There are a couple striking differences between the two Conference Finals of the NBA Playoffs. One is the defensive struggle of the East vs the offensive display in the West. More importantly, however, is the subtle variation of bench size. After two games, the average height of the players that came off the Bulls’ bench is 79.6 inches (or about 6-8). The average height of the Heat’s...
5 Things TV taught me
The insurance company is not on my side Payments are always easy A black woman holding a baby will get the last word When you shave, it’s best to do so in a room with just a sink, a mirror and a hot chick Jenny from accounting was hired for her pretty face
theatlantic: “…people across the country and across the ideological spectrum have been making the Osama/Obama mistake: accidentally saying “Obama” instead of “Osama.” At first it was confusing—receiving a text message on Sunday night that read “Obama is dead!” elicited a reaction very different from the alternative. But now it’s just a big, embarrassing joke. But maybe it’s not so embarrassing....
2011 vs 1993 NBA Playoffs
Many sports writers and guys leaving bars are claiming this postseason is the best ever. Apparently 1993 is the “best NBA postseason” bar. I don’t know about all that as I was 5, but here’s a quick overview of 1993: great big men in their prime like Barkley, Olajuwon, Malone, Mourning, Ewing and Kemp. Not to mention probably the best postseason for Jordan. So how does 2011...
Teachers are not to blame →
What all these so-called reform initiatives have in common is the assumption that teachers in low-performing schools have the tools they need to turn their schools around but, for some reason, are refusing to use them. We therefore need to use the carrot (merit pay) or the stick (losing their students via choice or to charter schools, embarrassing them by publicizing their students’ low MCAS...
Jerry Seinfeld's new site →
You can’t misjudge the moment, because social media suspends spontaneity.– http://thenewinquiry.com/post/5335093500/comfortably-alone
Paris Review - The Art of Editing No. 1, Robert... →
A Sunday Mix
This one closes with some R&B, so enjoy with a loved one. Maybe your mom? If you like any of these songs please support the artists. Track list and download link after the jump: 1. A Sunny Day in Glasgow - Shy 2. MillionYoung - Hammock 3. Tennis - Marathon 4. Surfer Blood - Take It Easy 5. Barry Biggs - Work All Day 6. Jonquil - Get Up 7. Puro Instinct - Silky Eyes 8. Polarsets -...
here goes everything
It’s Mother’s Day. In the spirit of creation, I gave birth to this blog. It is my hope that I consistently fill it with LPs, if you will, of my Twitter feed. So come in, take off your shoes and stay a while.