Das Modul 1100101 - YouTube
RT : Holy fuck, “Celery Man” was inspired by an actual music video from the 90’s:
video  music  youtube  web1.0  from twitter
2 days ago
How Mark Zuckerberg Led Facebook’s War to Crush Google Plus | Vanity Fair
In the early days, a Georgia college kid named Chris Putnam created a virus that made your Facebook profile resemble MySpace, then the social-media incumbent. It went rampant and started deleting user data as well. Instead of siccing the F.B.I. dogs on Putnam, Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz invited him for an interview and offered him a job. He went on to become one of Facebook’s more famous and rage-filled engineers.
12 days ago
How We Know Kavanaugh Is Lying | Current Affairs
See if you see the same tendencies that I’ve shown Kavanaugh demonstrated. See if you see tactics like changing the subject, answering a question with a question, playing dumb, bursting into tears and accusing critics of waging a conspiracy to destroy you, fabricating nonexistent corroboration, deleting inconvenient facts, and issuing an angry how-dare-you-sir every time things look dicey for you.
21 days ago
Daddy Issues | Amber A’Lee Frost
So much time and resources were wasted in trying to track down my father in order to extract the absolute pittance of child support he was obligated (though nonetheless often unable) to pay. My mother would have to miss work for the support court hearings that she was obligated to attend. Sometimes he just wouldn’t show. In place of that futile ordeal, she would have absolutely loved free, twenty-four-hour day care, or even a child allowance. The child support system worked mainly to tie her to a selfish and mentally ill man for the full duration of my childhood. Half the time, he was too out of sorts even to hold down a job. Maybe if he had access to mental health care he would have been a better father. I’ll never know. But some men are just hopeless, and my mother would have preferred to be free of her dependence on him—to relax, to live in a less decrepit apartment, to spend time with me, to socialize, to fucking sleep.
22 days ago
Can Sun-Maid make us nostalgic for ... raisins? - Vox
Big Raisin is undertaking a quest to inspire millennials to relive the shriveled grapes of childhood
23 days ago
jonny sun bojack
RT : Love when my decision to assume a show sucks without watching it , is vindicated,
twitter  tv  from twitter
4 weeks ago
A Girdle with a Pouch
Elsewhere, the developments in the ongoing social media annoyance/terrorism campaign grouped under the term #comicsgate continues to showcase more of what seems like a near infinite supply of the same brand of knuckle-dragging stupidity that goes along with any campaign whose only real message is one of whining complaint.
comics  meatheads 
7 weeks ago
Snapchat’s decline and the secret joy of internet ghost towns - The Verge
Perhaps more than anything else, what has sucked all of the joy out of the social internet in its current form is its exhortation to be useful. We have arrived at a version where everything seems to be just another version of LinkedIn.
july 2018
The Campaign: George's General - TIME
For months, George Wallace had been casting about for a running mate, often in pretty strange waters. He considered "Colonel" Harland Sanders, the fried-chicken king ("It's finger-lickin' good").
WTF  politics 
july 2018
The only good online fandom left is Dune | The Outline
As corporations take control of nerd culture, science fiction’s most esoteric epic remains gloriously untamed.
film  books 
july 2018
The GeoCities Animated GIF Search Engine
web1.0  gallery 
july 2018
How Far-Right Campaigns Are Pressuring Universities to Censor Speech - Pacific Standard
Since he was accused of "attacking conservative students," Tariq Khan has faced harassment and death threats.
how  politics 
july 2018
Jewish Currents | Good Riddance to Anthony Kennedy—Now #PackTheCourts
If you want a halfway sane campaign-finance system or strong public-sector unions or for those married gay couples to be treated equally as a practical matter, you now have to organize a nationwide campaign in three-fourths of state legislatures (which is what it takes) because Anthony Kennedy weaponized the First Amendment to kill them. What Kennedy took from us, over and over, were things we can’t easily organize to get back; what he gave us were things we didn’t need him for.
politics  meatheads  law 
july 2018
Google and HTTP
Google is doing what the programming priesthood always does, building the barrier to entry higher, making things more complicated, giving themselves an exclusive. This means only super nerds will be able to put up sites. And we will lose a lot of sites that were quickly posted on a whim, over the 25 years the web has existed, by people that didn't fully understand what they were doing.
google  web 
june 2018
Is Wikipedia To Be Trusted Anymore? - TruePublica
A Wikipedia editor called Philip Cross (Andrew Philip Cross and later “Julian” on Twitter) has a long record of editing the entries of many anti-war figures on the site to include mostly critical commentary while removing positive information contributed by others.
wikipedia  troll 
may 2018
Propaganda 101: How To Defend A Massacre | Current Affairs
I put these words in quotes because each serves a particular function: “customary” makes it sound as if regret over deaths is mere arbitrary tradition rather than a humane reaction to suffering, “instinct” suggests that being saddened by suffering is irrational sentimentality, to be contrasted with cool reason.
media  language  politics 
may 2018
Deadpool Can Fuck Right Off
All of the above offer a post-punchline approach to jokes, one that places far greater emphasis on the joke existing rather than its execution, delivery, or writing. They just kind of rapidly sputter out like nervous tics, and often at the expense of boring features like narrative coherence or rhythm.
may 2018
I Don’t Know How to Waste Time on the Internet Anymore
And then, one day, I think in 2013, Twitter and Facebook were not really very fun anymore. And worse, the fun things they had supplanted were never coming back. Forums were depopulated; blogs were shut down. Twitter, one agent of their death, became completely worthless: a water-drop-torture feed of performative outrage, self-promotion, and discussion of Twitter itself. Facebook had become, well … you’ve been on Facebook.
may 2018
Carl Beijer: Socialism and loneliness
Should we be surprised, then, when people are unable to form healthy, mature relationships? When they view each other as commodities and entitlements, or when they think of their social lives as an oppressive competitive market?
may 2018
His property his rules - Page 1 - AR15.COM
RT : this fuckin idiot bought a helicopter and was teaching himself to fly it
thread  lol  from twitter
may 2018
Stolen Sumerian Tablets Come from the Lost City of Irisagrig
Most of them are legal or administrative texts– meaning that they contain records such as contracts and inventories of goods that made it easier for private citizens and the city’s government to run their affairs – while a few contain a form of magical spells called incantations, the statement said
may 2018
Nancy Has Been in the Comics Since 1933. Now She Uses Snapchat. - The New York Times
Olivia Jaimes is a pseudonym, and the cartoonist requested the email interview for fear that a conversation might reveal clues to her identity. “I’m a pretty private person and I want to be insulated from the whole ‘Big Thing’ that a classic comic strip is,” she wrote. “The pseudonym lets me do that, and I’m really grateful for it.”
nancy  nyt  pseudonyms 
april 2018
ZAP! Lightning, Gods, and Mushrooms :Cornell Mushroom Blog
I'm reading this thing about how farmers in Japan considered thunderstorms to be good luck because they’d make more mushrooms grow so some Japanese scientists created this lil electrical machine that they wheeled through the forest administering shocks to the ground to simulate lightning strikes and the areas that they shocked yielded twice as many mushrooms as unshocked plots of land ⚡️🍄
april 2018
Trump’s must-see TV: Judge Jeanine’s show and her positive take on the president - The Washington Post
Aides sometimes plot to have guests make points on Fox that they have been unable to get the president to agree to in person. “He will listen more when it is on TV,” a senior administration official said.
news  wp  prez  trump 
april 2018
The Batman Universe – The Depths of Continuity in Batman #44
A few years ago, Tom King put some continuity easter eggs in Grayson #12. Donovan Grant did a great article here at The Batman Universe about the links from continuity. Once again, Tom King has given longtime fans some continuity goodness. In Batman #44, various scenes from Batman and Catwoman’s relationship are showcased. Let’s take a look at what pieces of history Tom King drew from.
april 2018
The Only Washington Scandal I Care About is the Nap Incident
RT : The Only Washington Scandal I Care About is the Nap Incident
politics  sa  from twitter
april 2018
The Great Comics Switcheroonie | Troubleshooting Comics
On April 1st of 1997, that day's newspapers gave a jolt to regular readers of the comics when they saw their favorite strips being drawn by many wrong artists. Some strips had guest stars crossing over from other strips, while others tried to pass for the usual strip but just looked, well, off!
march 2018
Fellow Travelers
– foreign policy. from the left.
politics  blog 
march 2018
Donald Trump's secret data reversal - POLITICO
Yet the company’s services do not receive high marks from all former clients. Cruz’s data operation, which was seen as the class of the GOP primary field, was disappointed in Cambridge Analytica’s services and stopped using them before the Nevada GOP caucuses in late February, according to a former staffer for the Texas Republican.

“There’s this idea that there’s a magic sauce of personality targeting that can overcome any issue, and the fact is that’s just not the case,” said the former staffer, adding that Cambridge “doesn’t have a level of understanding or experience that allows them to target American voters.”
march 2018
How Democrats can wipe out the GOP and fix America
Below, I will outline a draft platform that would both accomplish worthy goals and provide political benefits.
march 2018
The Modern Moloch - 99% Invisible
Automotive interests banded together under the name Motordom. One of Motordom’s public relations gurus was a man named E. B. Lefferts, who put forth a radical idea: don’t blame cars, blame human recklessness. Lefferts and Motordom sought to exonerate the machine by placing the blame with individuals.
march 2018
The Market Can't Solve a Massacre
Our political rhetoric, like our moral imagination, uses the vocabulary and logic of the market, of assets and investments, of incentives and innovation.
politics  gun's 
march 2018
Shashi Tharoor: In Winston Churchill, Hollywood rewards a mass murderer - The Washington Post
Many of us will remember Churchill as a war criminal and an enemy of decency and humanity, a blinkered imperialist untroubled by the oppression of non-white peoples. Ultimately, his great failure — his long darkest hour — was his constant effort to deny us freedom.
people  wp 
march 2018
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