As president, Mitt will nominate judges in the mold of Chief Justice Roberts– MittRomney.com Quote For The Day - The Dish | By Andrew Sullivan - The Daily Beast (via think4yourself)
NY TIMES: "Etched into the base of Google’s new... →
wilwheaton: inothernews: Awesome. I’m still not that interested in yet another Google product that’s going to suck up more information from me, but I love that it’s made in the USA. More things should be made in the USA. And, yes, I realize that means those things may cost a bit more, but I would think of that increased cost as an investment in the future of our country. I think of every...
Blind users, for example, can use a new gesture mode in combination with speech...– PC Mag on Android Jelly Bean. It really, really irks me that Senseg’s electrostatic haptic feedback technology hasn’t happened at retail yet. The Verge covered it about seven months ago. Their article focused on gaming applications… but the ability for a braille-capable screen...
Here Comes the Pun: From an email for a private... →
As some of you may know, this is a very upscale venue with a strict dress code policy, however. Please read their dress code policy as follows: DRESS UP, NOT DOWN Our Apologies but NO: - Ripped Jeans - Jeans with holes - Hats - T-Shirts of any kind (a polo shirt with a small collar is… If you’re going to have a dress code for a party, it better be a black-tie affair. Otherwise...
One of the best chiptune albums I’ve heard in a long while.
How to Write an Aaron Sorkin Script, by Aaron... →
youmightfindyourself: A song in a musical works best when a character has to sing— when words won’t do the trick anymore. The same idea applies to a long speech in a play or a movie or on television. You want to force the character out of a conversational pattern. In the pilot of The Newsroom, a new series for HBO, TV news anchor Will McAvoy (Jeff Daniels) emotionally checked out years ago, and...
Annie: Ugh, I hate the game [dumb game name].
Tom: I don't know what that is.
Annie: It's an icebreaker.
Tom: Ugh, gross. You know what's a good icebreaker game?
Annie: No, what?
Tom: It's called, "Drink the Beer".
Lead DEA Agent Refuses To Answer Questions About...
defranco: When Michele Leonhart, the administrator of the DEA (Drug Enforcement Agency) was questioned at a House Judiciary Subcommittee hearing regarding the prohibition of Marijuana, she repeatedly dodged the question, whether or not other drugs are more addictive and damaging then Marijuana. “I believe all illegal drugs are bad” was one of her responses, not giving Democratic Rep. Jared...
In a new research note published today, Topeka Capital Markets analyst Brian...– Foxconn Accelerating Sharp LCD Panel Orders to Launch Apple Television for Holiday Season? All I want for Christmas is… (via evangotlib)
The bottom line though is now clear: There’s something there which looks like a...– Physics Community Afire With Rumors of Higgs Boson Discovery | Wired.com (via spytap)
redditor captainpixystick explains the Affordable...
Bob: Hi, insurance company. I'd like to buy some health insurance.
Insurance company: No. You had cancer when you were 3 years old, and the cancer could come back. We're not selling you health insurance.
Bob: It's not my fault I got cancer when I was three! Besides, that was years ago!
Insurance company: If we sell insurance to you, we'll probably lose money, and we're not doing it.
Bob: But I need insurance more than anyone! My cancer might come back!
Insurance company: We don't care. We're not selling you insurance.
Obama: Hey, that's totally not fair. Bob is right, he does need insurance! Sell Bob some insurance.
Insurance company: If we have to, I guess.
Mary: This is cool. Obama said the insurance company has to sell insurance to anyone who needs it.
Sam: Hey, I have an idea. I'm going to stop paying for health insurance. If I get sick, I can always go buy some insurance then. The insurance company won't be able to say no, because Obama's told them they have to sell it to anyone who needs it!
Dave: that's a great idea! I'm not paying for health insurance either, at least not until I get sick.
Insurance company: Hey! If everyone stops paying for insurance, we'll go bankrupt!
Obama: Oh come on Sam and Dave, that's not fair either.
Dave: I don't care. It saves me money.
Obama: Oh for god's sake. Sam, Dave, you have to keep paying for health insurance, and not wait until you're sick. You too, Mary and Bob.
Mary: But I'm broke! I can't buy insurance! I just don't have any money.
Obama: Mary, show me your piggy bank. Oh, wow, you really are broke. Ok, tell you what. You still have to buy insurance, but I'll help you pay 95% of the cost.
Mary: thank you.
Obama: I need an aspirin.
Insurance company: We're not paying for that aspirin.
I’m here to squash bugs and chew...
Malice The Web Series - Kickstarter →
rainblog: The makers of the creepy, quirky webseries “Malice” are appealing for funds to finish their project. I’ve enjoyed what I’ve seen so far of the series. It’s ambitious and fun and its creators seem to have a good handle on how to break up a story into bite-sized pieces. I hope it might be a model for things to come, where small and smart independent film-makers can offer an alternative...
Dostoevsky was right: How we treat our prisoners says more about us than it does...– Andrew Cohen, on the enormous price we pay by ignoring mentally ill prisoners. (via theatlantic)
Black Man Kicked Out of Racist Bar: Cops Don’t...
motherjones: People are assholes. Social media can help. via Jezebel Yet again embarrassed by my home state.
It’s that kinda monday.