“Contemplation of one’s belly button” - via Scripps National Spelling Bee
Things can be made and marketed without our considering their moral or aesthetic...– Iconic designer Paul Rand on integrity and invention, 1971 (via curiositycounts)
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...