Is it too soon to wonder if Patrick Swayze’s wife now owns a potter’s wheel?
We have to become an industrial powerhouse again but you don’t do this when...– Jeffrey Immelt, CEO of General Electric I just want to know one thing. Jeff’s dad worked at GE. He’s worked at GE since he was 26. He’s worked his way up through the giant’s hierarchy. From Wikipedia: “An entrepreneur is a person who has possession of a...
The networks aren’t blocking Google TV because it’s Google. They are blocking...– Michael Learnmonth - AdAge (via rafimama) Michael nails it. As usual. (via mikehudack)
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the cutest animal you've (probably) never seen →
ilikewhatyousee: this sengis (aka elephant shrew) sounds an awful like my possible twin: adorable, permanently hungry, and efficiently hunts prey through a network of paths. Holy crap: the footage they’ve got in this is kind of a big deal. Really great action closeups and slow motion.
Clinton found out about the Gingrich affair and called Newt over to the White...– Former House Majority Leader Dick Armey claims Bill Clinton and Newt Gingrich developed a “bond” over the affairs they had in office, swapping stories over wine and cigars. Responding to the allegation, Gingrich spokesman Rick Tyler said simply, “It’s not true.” Politico (via brooklynmutt)
Jerry Brown Takes a 10-Point Lead in California →
California über alles! I kid, I kid. He wasn’t so bad the last time around at all, that’s for sure. Despite the song. And, really, I kinda like the song.
New 'Hipster Express' bus links two cultural hot... →
randomdc: (via amillionparachutes) Apparently Washington Post thinks Park Slope is the epicenter of hipsterdom. Huh.
brooklynmutt: Bill Maher: New Rule: Democrats’ Winning Message for 2012 — Yes We Can… Get High at the Mall TPC
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Never-charged inmates describe “putrid” Katrina... →
The men were passing through New Orleans for a night on a road trip, but they ended up spending almost six weeks in jail. The men claim they were falsely arrested by New Orleans police for public intoxication in the French Quarter at 5a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2005, two days before Hurricane Katrina struck. Teacher Paul Kunkel and volleyball official Robie Waganfeald expected to be booked and...
Woman on President Obama's Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues: What makes you think that science will ever be able to say that forcing women to wear burqas is wrong?
Sam Harris: Because I think that right and wrong are a matter of increasing or decreasing well-being -- and it is very obvious that forcing half the population to live in cloth bags, and beating or killing them if they refuse, is not a good strategy for maximizing human well-being.
WPOCSBI: But that's only your opinion.
Sam Harris: Okay... Let's make it even simpler. What if we found a culture that ritually blinded every third child by literally plucking out his or her eyes at birth? Would you then agree that we had found a culture that was needlessly diminishing human well-being?
WPOCSBI: It would depend on why they were doing it.
Sam Harris: Let's say they were doing it on the basis of religious superstition. In their scripture, God says, "Every third must walk in darkness."
WPOCSBI: Then you could never say that they were wrong.
After asking what topics I was personally interested in, they asked what...– Blogger: MTV asked for ‘lighter’ questions for Obama A writer for the gay advocacy blog AMERICAblog Gay says that when he applied to be a participant at Thursday afternoon’s MTV/BET town hall with President Obama, MTV representatives asked him for a “lighter question.” WaPo (via brooklynmutt)
Barrett: Hey guys, some career advice?
Steve: Sure, what's up?
Barrett: How old is too old to change your career to... superhero?
Eric: It's really dependent on how you look in tights.
The fork’s adoption in northern Europe was slower. Its use was first...– Wikipedia