RT @TreeHugger TreeHugger.com just had its 100,000,000th visitor! Woohoo!
RT @jayrosen_nyu I defy you to read… @dannysullivan’s updated post on the AP http://tr.im/uteG and explain what that agency is up to
"A Cesspool Of Corruption, Crime" →
The O’Reilly Factor disses Amsterdam. A resident responds: The issue O’Reilly has with Holland is that, compared with the US in many respects, it values individual liberty.
The Max Baucus Committee →
Shared by Chris Tackett [sigh] not good. There’s been a lot of anxiety over leaks outlining the compromises being made in the Senate Finance Committee’s health-care plan. Among these…
The Health Care Bill Dies? →
Shared by Chris Tackett Again, not effing good. The AP reports that “after weeks of secretive talks, a bipartisan group in the Senate edged closer Monday to a health care compromise that omits…
Bush's Socialized Medicine →
Shared by Chris Tackett good point re: preventative care lowering premiums for everyone else. Robert J. Samuelson writes: The notion that the uninsured get little or no care is a myth: They…
23,760 Inches Above Sea Level →
DATELINE: It’s July 26th, and your Loyal Correspondent has found himself higher than usual, and this time in temporary possession of a 446mm lens equivalent (200 x 1.4 x 1.6).
A park on the southeast side of downtown →
A park on the southeast side of downtown Salt Lake City.
A Million Little Protests →
Time’s Robin Wright describes how the Iran uprising “has morphed into a feistier, more imaginative and potentially enduring campaign”: The second phase plays out in a boycott of goods…
Lucky Enough to Have Health Insurance? Odds Are... →
Every time someone (okay, my oldest childhood friend who, despite years of my positive influence, only watches Fox News with her libertarian hubby) tells me how her insurance is fine and she…
Shrinking Jug Keeps Milk Fresh an Extra Week →
Image via James Dyson Award One of the main reasons milk goes bad is its exposure to air. As you tip the carton, drenching your seventh bowl of Chia Goodness Cereal you are getting rapidly…
How They Get To Refuse You Healthcare →
James Kwak praises a This American Life segment on “rescission of health insurance policies – insurers’ established practice of looking for ways to invalidate policies once it turns out that…
My travel in the south west of France →
My travel in the south west of France
looks like rain.
RT @notlarrysabato rt @WEBYC If Michael Vick can get reinstated by the NFL, Pete Rose’s lifetime ban from MLB should be lifted.
Ooh, read abt William Burroughs anniversary art show in Lawrence next weekend. http://bit.ly/GIjsi Wondering if i can make it…hmm
RT @TreeHugger Wow! Today marks 5 years since the first TreeHugger post! http://bit.ly/uGvEC Happy birthday to us!
Congressman Rick Steves? →
My husband and I are big travel junkies and I love watching Rick Steves’ various travelogues on PBS. But we had no idea of Steves’ influence until a few years ago. While in Sorrento, Italy, we were…
In the Future, the Cost of Education Will Be Zero →
Shared by Chris Tackett a little heavy on the hyperbole in the title, but this is an interesting idea and post. The average cost of yearly tuition at a private, four-year college in…
Rep. Virginia Foxx: ‘There Are No Americans Who... →
Shared by Chris Tackett Wow. Look at what she says about being able to go to an emergency room. (This is same thing Bush once said, as well). Republicans are just not being serious about this…
How (and why) to replace the AP (Jeff... →
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine: How (and why) to replace the AP — The Associated Press is becoming the enemy of the internet because it is fighting the link and the link is the basis of…
Headline that says it all: Will Blue Dogs Help GOP... →
Shared by Chris Tackett Ugh, Democrats from Arkansas. You’re killing me! From Howie Klein:Yesterday Obama was at a town hall meeting in Ohio talking about real reform. He was inspiring to…
Cool. Season 4 of Iconoclasts is on Netflix Watch Instantly. Starting off w/ Richard Branson & Desmond Tutu
1950s Beauty Pageant Judging Guidelines →
Gwen of Sociological Images compares a chart used by judges in the 1950s to pick Miss Universe with the 4H market steer charts she used to to see when she was in 4H. First, some people…
Shotgun expert shows his stuff →
This guy needs to hook up with the slingshot sharpshooter. (Via Bits & Pieces)
Flashback to 1933: US ad industry digs Hitler →
Carrie McLaren is a guest blogger at Boing Boing and coauthor of Ad Nauseam: A Survivor’s Guide to American Consumer Culture. She lives in Brooklyn, the former home of her now defunct Stay…
Pro-Life really means Anti-Contraception →
DOWNLOADS: (351) PLAYS: (904) This is a speech by Tim Ryan back in 2005. It was pretty powerful and I had some dealings with him after this…
The Walmart Paradox →
Why U.S. Consumers Perceive Walmart to Be the Most and Least Socially Responsible Company in the Nation By Raphael Bemporad and Mitch Baranowski In our agency’s recently published 2009…
confession: i’m annoyed by people who ride bikes w/ seat way too low. they aren’t getting nearly as much power per pedal as they could! :)
beautiful photos of “alien” landscapes here on earth: http://bit.ly/wLbUM
A man on the moon? I don’t know, sounds complicated. And isn’t Russia pretty close to doing that already? Let them have it. #harryreid
cool @lancearmstrong is riding a Damien Hirst Bicycle in the Tour http://bit.ly/8umHv. As an artist, Hirst is grating, but cool bike.
People, your bike seat should be high enough so that your leg is *almost* fully extended when the pedal is at its lowest.
Chemistry buffs, which is better for drinking cocktails out of: a graduated cyclinder, an Erlenmeyer flask, a volumetric flask or other?
Ad Agency BooneOakley Uses Annotated YouTube Video... →
Ad agency BooneOakley uses an annotated YouTube video as their main website in order to tell their story and showcase their work. Very clever. This is a blog post from Laughing…
The Art of Missed Connections →
My wife Lizzie turned me on to this blog by Brooklyn artist Sophie Blackall. Sophie scans the missed connections section of Craigslist for inspiration, then illustrates the ones she digs. The…
Geodesic dome solar greenhouse for growing... →
Photo credit: Jim Dunn Treehugger has a slideshow about building a great-looking geodesic dome solar greenhouse for growing vegetables. What do you do when you want to grow your own…
I want this bike. http://bit.ly/4cU63z
Wish we could make whole tweet or parts a hyperlink w/ no need to show url. Would save space and allow more contextually relevant linkage.
RT @dailydish “The Worst Song Ever”: by Chris Bodenner Videosift features a scene-by-scene review of “I Gotta Feeling.” http://bit.ly/13xykL
The “Foundation farm” is for sale in Northwest Arkansas if you’re in the market for a nice farm. http://bit.ly/O6eQH
RT @TreeHugger RT @BoingBoing Geodesic dome solar greenhouse for growing vegetables http://bit.ly/hTXSD
All the hype in the world (why PR isn’t enough to build your business) http://bit.ly/17WIoV
RT @Michael_GR This is a great short video about how we can transform our cities (taking NYC as an example) http://su.pr/1PTmVD
The air is thick. Wind blows as if trying to tear the clouds apart. My eyes dart, looking for the first drops of the tons that lurk above.
RT @gapingvoid Newsletters may seem arcane in an RSS world, still, horses are more arcane than cars, yet horses remain a $40B industry
what’s important to take away from this http://su.pr/1PTmVD is that traffic is counter-intuitive. It gets better with fewer roads/parking.
RT @lloydalter so many new gorgeous garden office/ sheds on the market. I round them up: http://bit.ly/B5Gsx
RT @jayrosen_nyu Twitter has our data, but where are the archives? Like @davewiner, Scott Rosenberg sees trouble ahead http://tr.im/tkIU
Sullivan on why the Sarah Palin story still matters. It exposes how dangerously cynicial GOP & MSM have become http://bit.ly/LBOMo