Just found out that a student in my brother’s dorm at the University of Delaware was diagnosed with Swine Flu today. Not cool. Mexico was the wrong place to go for spring break this year. Bet all those kids are seriously regretting blacking out with their tongues in other people’s mouths at senor frogs.
Today is National Poem in Your Pocket Day! →
As he has in past years (to the delight of some reporters), Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg has written a poem for the occasion. (City Hall would not say whether any ghost writers were involved.) This year, the poem’s theme is volunteerism and its title is “NYC Service,” in recognition of a program recently announced by the city. The poem follows: “Volunteer!” says our latest plan Here’s how all...
MTA Threatens To Cut Overnight Subway Service →
kapitalisthippie: negevrockcity: They’re taking my hometown away. This is the problem with monopoly, people. They have the power to change our lives, our routines. We’re called the city who doesn’t sleep for a reason, this is not Paris. WTF!!! Did anyone actually read this article? The MTA didn’t threaten this at all! This headline is not part of the original NYT post and is...
NYT: Biden’s Advice to Stay Off Planes, Subways →
Seriously? Not happening…
Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.– Franz Kafka (via esquisse)
Oysters are delicious.
Checking out the happy hour at Lure Fishbar tonight to take advantage of $1 raw oysters! There is nothing better than a glass of tasty white wine and half a dozen raw oysters. Can’t wait til 6….
NYT: Corner Office - He Wants Subjects, Verbs and... →
I love NYT’s Corner Office column. I’ve said it before, but each time I read it I can’t help but be impressed. Adam Bryant talks with top executives about leadership every Sunday. It’s fantastic insight. This column features an interview with Delta Air Lines CEO Richard Anderson. He describes what he looks for in candidates when interviewing, the most important skills...
TeeBows - Gator UnderGear →
walpaper: shorterexcerpts: When would underwear be a deal-breaker for me on a date? When it’s this underwear. I’d be totally cool with this underwear, on this girl, or on another girl. carry on. As a UF alumna and avid Gator fan, I think these are genius and will be hugely successful on the 50,000-student campus. Anyone remotely familiar with Gator sports fandom will agree with me. Yes, of...
NYT: Paying a Price for Loving Red Meat →
Now a new study of more than 500,000 Americans has provided the best evidence yet that our affinity for red meat has exacted a hefty price on our health and limited our longevity. The study found that, other things being equal, the men and women who consumed the most red and processed meat were likely to die sooner, especially from one of our two leading killers, heart disease and cancer, than...
NYMag: CDC Discourages Kissing As Swine Flu... →
The acting director of the national Centers for Disease Control has suggested some disturbing, specific-yet-not-specific measures of prevention, such as: “People in areas where swine flu has infiltrated should avoid kissing each other hello and goodbye.” (Drunkenly making out apropros of nothing, however, is fine.)
It is hot as balls in my office right now. It’s incredibly hard to concentrate when you feel like you’re going to pass out… That and the fact that I gave my two weeks notice last week! So psyched for the new job. :) My mental health is going to skyrocket. And my body temperature will hopefully plummet. Can’t wait.
whatcriscilikes:lorenrochelle: Kenna feat. Cool...
The pinky swear originally indicated that the person who breaks the promise must...– Wikipedia (via sexypants)
Can we afford to eat ethically? →
whatcriscilikes:notthatkindagay: According to this, apparently we can. Interesting.
TIME: Does Beer (Goggling) Affect Whom We Find... →
Short answer: no. Although this headline is somewhat misleading. This study in Britain found that beer had no effect on whether men prefer younger women; they prefer younger features (we’re talking 15 years old here) whether sober or drunk. Creepy, yes. Surprising, no. Next stop for this data: the botox and restylane PR machine.
I’ll Believe in Anything - Wolf Parade
Had a segment cancelled this morning because of breaking news on the Swine Flu. Visions of the movie Outbreak come to mind. Pretty scary stuff.
When a new virus emerges, it can sweep through the population. The Spanish flu...– -Dr. Anne Moscona, a flu specialist at Cornell University’s medical school Fighting Deadly Flu, Mexico Shuts Schools - NYTimes.com
Big Agriculture takes umbrage at Mrs Obama's... →
NYT: Heroes in a Half Shell Turn the Big 2-5 →
Jenny 8. Lee tells the story of how the beloved (by me) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles originated. Fun stuff.
Golden Age - TV on the Radio
I just fixed my ikea drawers!
This small, simple feat gives me the hugest satisfaction. I thought they were pretty fucked, but all it took was some pounding and prying and a phillips head.
Really Cool →
thephenthouse: thegrasshopperunit:letseatstrawpasta: Don’t watch if you don’t like optical illusion kinda things, or if it’s gonna make you seize or whatever.
I would rather be tied up to stakes in the Kalahari Desert, have honey poured...– Maureen Dowd in an interview with Twitter founders Biz Stoneand Evan Williams (here) (via thepoptimist)
NYT: What Are Friends for? A Longer Life →
Some interesting findings from recent studies about the effect of friendship on health and wellness. “In general, the role of friendship in our lives isn’t terribly well appreciated,” said Rebecca G. Adams, a professor of sociology at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro. “There is just scads of stuff on families and marriage, but very little on friendship. It baffles me. Friendship has...
Play Guitar Hero III Songs on Electric Guitar →
24 videos to teach you how to play every song in Guitar Hero III for reals. Bookmarking for later.
Computers are very powerful tools, but in the simulated world of the computer,...– Margaret Wertheim (via TED.com) (via gilichu)
CNN: Thinner is better to curb global warming,... →
I’m a little baffled that they even did a study on this, but it makes sense. One thing that really bothers me: The article mentions that the “obesity epidemic costs the U.S. about $100 billion a year.” However, the article doesn’t address that the epidemic is the result of the country’s egregious agricultural policy and that decreased governmental spending on food...
unedit: Dedicated to being Beautifully Effective and Shockingly Creative, Artists 4 Israel is proud to present the first installment of (S)kin, our monthly Life Drawing Class. The class will be led by famed portraitist Doug Brega and will feature a variety of nude models. This thought provoking class celebrates the diversity of Israel through its numerous models diverse in their look, sizes,...
All I want to do is go home and play with my les paul! Learned Interstate Love Song last night, and I’m absolutely obsessed with playing it.
poortaste: via Hulu - Streaming Here. “Listen: Billie Pilgrim has come unstuck in time.” The opening words of the famous novel are the quickest summary of this haunting, funny film. Director Hill faithfully renders for the screen Vonnegut’s obsessive story of Pilgrim, who survives the 1945 firebombing of Dresden, then lives simultaneously in his past as a young American POW, in the future as a...
indierawk: Stone Temple Pilots - Interstate Love...