The apostrophe chatter business, according to Chairman Richards, is booming. He...– Slate, it’s not nice to quote people’s piddly numbers when you know how piddly they are. Especially when you’re not even using them to make your point.
[Ryan] suggests, during a group stacking effort in the warehouse, that they form...– The Gervais Principle, Or The Office According to “The Office” Nick sent me a link and it turned out to be one of the most fascinating/terrifying things I’ve ever read, which is cool because I naturally expected it to be a steampunk ukelele remix of a Skrillex song or something. (via stryker)
Step 305: Do not listen to random angry anonymous...
rachelfershleiser: adulting: Here is the thing about making anything for public consumption: Some people will like it, some people will dislike it, and some people will be so so confusingly furious at you for even existing. The first category is the people you should be focusing on and making things for. The second category will sometimes have valid criticism; when they do, listen to them....
There were over 168,000 stop-and-frisks of black... →
There are many teens out there that could benefit from messages like these. They...– Bobby’s Blog No they’re not. They’re saying “fuck you for having a kid in your teens. You asshole, you ruined your child’s life and your child ruined yours.” You named the message NYC Social Services wanted to say, but definitely not the message they did...
It's pretty cool how Gawker ripped apart Zach... →
An idea for a new Kevin James movie
tehawesome: Kevin James stars as a clumsy doctor who hilariously loses all of his patients in… Hippocratic Oaf ————— “Kevin James you left a scalpel in the patient! And your lunch! And your phone! And a bomb!” KJ: “Is it too late to get my lunch back?” ————— Other doctors: “Promise us you won’t do any more harm, Kevin James!” ————— KJ: “I’ll get that surgery right some day! I have to...
24-Year-Old Receives Sage Counsel From Venerable... →
Bitcoin can no longer be ignored. At first, the allure was mythical: Anonymous...– Why won’t Bitcoin die? | The Verge I forgot I’d said this, and that I said it in such mockable-by-Cole terms.
Laura Mvula: “Like the Morning Dew.” I saw a poster for this album on 13th St., I looked it up on Spotify, and now it’s my favorite. If you don’t like this track you are dumb and a boy.
In high school I listened to an...
It was a musical piece where different instruments play at many different time signatures, all convening after many bars, with each conjunction signaled by a gong (or some other deep sound). I’m pretty sure all the instruments were percussion. The liner notes talked about a “life beat” or some similar phrase; the piece was supposed to evoke the rhythms of life. This was one...
bn2b: If you don’t have to do it simultaneously, seems Dropboxable, no? Not a Premiere expert, but the source videos don’t change much right? Oh duh, that’s probably the best solution for now. I think the real bottleneck is the excruciatingly slow upload times for the source files (and the real answer to that is nationwide Google Fiber), but as you say, those only need one upload, and...
Trying to collaboratively edit Adobe Premiere...
I shouldn’t even try, right? And none of the web-interface video editors are nearly as powerful (video-in-video, gain adjustment, automatically matching sequence settings to original clip settings), right?
a black lady asked me outside how to get somewhere
and i didnt know so i pull up my phone and look for it
manhattan municipal building
so while im showing her on my phone shes looking at it, and then says ok thanks and walks away
then i look down and my thumb must have hit another location and it said african burial ground
thats what she saw
Page 2 of my excruciating journal from 2002
I was 18. 4-18-02 “Sorry, closed, please call again / Will return at ten of ten.” I must search for Irish pub songs. It annoys me that the benches on Niagara-on-the-Lake all have their backs to the road. Finally, I’ve found three facing the Prince of Wales Hotel (est. 1864) from across the street. At my picnic-cum-writing table, dozens of sunny-day scribes have kept records...
It’s not a very accessible web show. It’s not on YouTube. Episodes can run...– ‘Nirvana, the Band’: A Web Show Written in the Edit Room | Splitsider This is how I pitched “Nirvana the Band the Show” to Splitsider readers. NtB fans should read this for all the quotes from Matt, Jay, and Jared. Everyone else should watch all the embedded videos, and then watch the whole show.
Fortune Favors The Bold: Keep in mind that there... →
brianvan: Keep in mind that there is a pretty wide circle of people in the Tumblr user Venn Diagram who: Are more or less happy with Tumblr the way that it is Have nothing specific to fear with a change of management or ownership, or even a modest change in dashboard behavior May find it appropriate and… Yuuup
They walked along, two continents of experience and feeling, unable to...– Lord of the Flies
Now grasping at commercial success with movies like Benjamin Button, it’s...– The Pool Movies That Ruined a Generation’s Greatest Directors We all have embarrassing old Gawker posts. I found Natasha Vargas-Cooper’s. Reminds me of when I laid out the reasons no company would ever buy YouTube.
I found my journal from 2002
Page 1: Passing through Niagara Falls, I abruptly discovered the current pajama-bottom fad among teenage girls. Odd, that; I’d heard of it somewhat, but nothing prepared me for such an invasion of ‘I just got out of bed.’ It reasserts teenage males’ dominion over their emotionally pliable girlfriends in a way that is at once tragic and satisfying, as if the ‘lower...
laughterkey: officialcomedy: coulterx: Here are the best parts from Pete Holmes Comedy Central Special “Nice Try, The Devil”. Everytime Pete Holmes laughed at himself in his new special. :) This is genius. This is gold. This deserves all of the awards. My face hurts I’m laughing so hard. The first great thing is that I can tell when he’s doing the “Pierce” and...
The notification officer had reminded her of Tatum, the neighbor’s daughter so...– “Her Husband’s Hands” by Adam-Troy Castro — Nebula and Stoker-nominated short story
This sense of infinite possibility was like a drug; hooked on it, I clung to it...– Feels blind « Emily Magazine Emily Gould is always good at verbalizing my worst creative habit: fantasizing as a substitute for working.
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My photos of Laurel Touby, Richard Blakeley, Nick...
rachelfershleiser: dianalevine: My photos of Laurel Touby, founder of MediaBistro, Brian Stelter of the New York Times, Richard Blakeley of the Webutante Ball, Thrillist and Gawker.TV, Nick Douglas of Twitter Wit and Rachel Fershleiser of Smith Magazine, and Alex Blagg of BajllionHits.biz from the 2011 Webutante Ball during Internet Week NY in this week’s AdWeek. Photos by Diana Levine [...
Elizabeth Smart and Abstinence Only Education
jessicavalenti: If anyone is still holding on to the idea that abstinence only education isn’t all that bad, check out this quote from kidnapping and rape victim Elizabeth Smart: Smart said she “felt so dirty and so filthy” after she was raped by her captor, and she understands why someone wouldn’t run “because of that alone.” Smart spoke at a Johns Hopkins human trafficking forum, saying...