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Homeless people have been enlisted to roam the streets wearing T-shirts that say “I am a 4G hotspot.”

“Yes, I’m serious,” she flatly replied.

Just imagine what might have happened if some gamer had guessed it.

I eventually came out of the Canadian rain forest to study this stuff because it was as wild as anything in the woods.

And let’s be real: While it isn’t going to win any James Beard Awards, it’s also not a Quonset hut full of raccoon meat.

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All of us are on the edge of panic and terror pretty much all the time — and religions recognize this.

And I look at those tweets and I wonder, “How does someone do that?”

Maybe they were responsible for creating the very behaviour they expected to see.

And it’s amazing to bump into someone wearing your old shoes.


Although I am often in trouble, there is inside me a serene, pure harmony and music.

HBO Films: Game Change Trailer

The trailer for the HBO Films movie about Sarah Palin and the John McCain presidential campaign.

We don’t have HBO, so I wasn’t able to watch. Did anyone see it?

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Student Wins Election Through Innovative Dick-Complimenting Campaign

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and this is life huh

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As both a consumer and curator of information, I spend a great deal of time thinking about the architecture of knowledge.

Wouldn’t it be nice if in real life, when you’re at a party and can’t think of anything interesting to say, you simply repeat what someone just said, giving them credit?

“Yo-Yo played through my piece, sight-reading the whole thing,” Mr. Adolphe says. “And when that impossible chord came, he somehow found a way to play it.”

Put another way: In order for the characters to go on living in your head, the careers of the actors who played them must die.

And ever since the deaths last year of painters Cy Twombly and Lucian Freud, collectors searching for another senior statesman have started giving his work a closer look.

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Elliott Erwitt on the art of photographic sequencing

The BBC won’t let me embed this video of photographer Elliott Erwitt talking about his book on photographic sequences, Sequentially Yours, but it is beautiful, insightful, and amusing.

The Paris-born photographer, whose Russian-Jewish family emigrated to the US in the late 1930s, got the idea when he was looking through the contact sheets of all his work.

He realised that “sometimes a story is better told by more pictures rather than one”.

The short stories about life and lovers, pets and children were shot all over the world during the past 60 years.

Inventor Portrait: Ralph Baer

The inventor of the gaming console:

Ralph Baer is often called the father of video games. His invention, the Magnavox Odyssey, was the first home console system.

Since he turns 90 years old this week, and this year marks the 40th anniversary of the video game, I chose for this video some bits from our interview in which we talk about, among other things, why he’s still inventing at 90 years old.

(thanks, Chris)

quotes out of context

In a lab at Rutgers University one fearless woman is about to donate her orgasm to medical science.

Just like snowflakes, no two nipples are the same.

or, to put it bluntly — pink is a made up color.

Your porn habits won’t be incognito for long if people borrowing your computer get curious about what that prominent red O is.

I don’t care if you fuck an elephant, just so long as you don’t cover the circus.

If it DOES mount, does the penis get stuck like a dog’s? HELP!


A gay friend of hers, it turns out, had inseminated her with a turkey baster, or so she said.

He Tried to Drown Me

I was swimming, alone, young enough to be in diapers. If I thought about it, I choked. If I didn’t, I kept swimming. Bliss and freedom. Bliss and freedom.

Teju Cole on Kony and the White Savior Industrial Complex

Alexis Madrigal asks:

What would it be like to have an intellectual class more like Teju Cole & less like Tom Friedman?


(thanks, Sarah)

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The world is everything that is the case.

First, the facts.

Here’s a sentence I never expected to type: You should really read the Grand Forks Herald’s review of The Olive Garden.

Some people think French kissing is no big deal.

“We know how a word is spoken can affect its meaning. So can how it’s typed,” said cognitive scientist Kyle Jasmin of the University of College London, co-author of a study about the so-called “QWERTY effect” in Psychonomic Bulletin and Review.

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His Dog’s Name Is Dr. J

Last night I went to my nephew’s baseball game and saw my former brother-in-law for the first time in eight years. He’s struggled with addiction and his life and relationships have suffered from it. I love David, and still consider him part of the family, although it’s difficult to watch the distance my sister projects as a form of protection. I know how much their relationship meant to her. He asked about my hand, the dogs, if we were still in the same place. I showed him pictures and talked a little. He wandered off at one point, and my thoughts went with him. He looked good, older, sad. Not exactly what I expected. At the end of the evening, he got hugs from his kids, told my sister they should talk the next day. Before we left, he said, I’ve been in your neighborhood a few times, and have wondered if I should stop by. Of course you should, I said.

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