Friends don’t let friends use pink balls.– Rick Santorum, to a young man while bowling with college Republicans in Wisconsin. (via officialssay)
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala: Finance minister of the year...
By Felix Salmon Euromoney Magazine Thursday, September 01, 2005 This article is no longer behind the Euromoney paywall, so go here to read it.
At the outset of the call, Romney said he has some connections to Wisconsin....– Mitt Romney’s sense of humor. The guy’s a cut-up! Romney calls in to Wisconsin voters from Texas, embraces Walker and Ryan - JSOnline
People who live along the eastern edge of East Hollywood will sometimes fudge...– Name That Los Angeles Neighborhood! | The Awl
Pinterest is by FAR the easiest social network to spam right now. Quite possibly...– Daily Dot | A Pinterest spammer tells all (via rex)
I know a guy, a serious reporter and a grown adult, who, when he finds out that...– The Joys of Blocking People | The Awl
OK, I think I can manage that
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When an entity exists in an ecosystem, and acts within that ecosystem in a way...– Gamasutra - News - Turning down Zynga: Why I left after the $210M Omgpop buy
Where did this idea that anything could be a work of art come from? It’s...– Wait, what? If ever a passage was crying out for a hyperlink… Julian Spalding: Damien Hirsts are the sub-prime of the art world - Commentators - Opinion - The Independent
Jimbo put the decision on the image up to a vote, but before there was a vote,...– The Epic Battle For Wikipedia’s Autofellatio Page
His two World Trade Center clips were rejected because the NYPD determined that...– GOTHAMIST FINALLY GETS PRESS PASSES (After 8 Years And Thousands Spent On High-Profile Lawyer): Gothamist
We cannot gain ground by requesting permission to walk there. So perhaps we...– Why women still can’t enjoy sex
Letter to the editor of the day, Singapore edition
Singapore has decreed that maids must be given at least one day per week off. This did not go down well with Thng Tien Guan, who wrote an aggrieved letter to the editor of the Straits Times: I READ with disbelief that the Government has decided that all maids will get a weekly day off from next year… It might seem like a fair and simple decision, but have the policymakers considered the...
Now that we have confirmed documentation that 1 kilo gold bars have been drilled...– SilverDoctors: Tungsten Filled 1 kilo Gold Bar Discovered in UK This bar was only suspected of being filled with tungsten because the muppet who made it managed to get the weight wrong: it was 2 grams underweight. Adding just 2 grams of pure gold to the outside somewhere would have made it...
There shouldn’t be a debate that it is better not to have diarrhoea than to have...– Lines only an Englishman could have written, John Gapper edition Lunch with the FT: Esther Duflo - FT.com
London is contracting as an idea. Where previously outsiders could get a sense...– London, the most grotesque city in the world: haunt of Bashar, Boris and Ken | Marina Hyde | Comment is free | The Guardian
Like John Cook, I was puzzled by the aggressive way that the Portland Oregonian covered the death of one of its own editors. The Oregonian had previously reported, falsely, that Caldwell had died in his car, so it was in something of a spot: It had to correct that error somehow. But did the paper’s editors and reporters really feel compelled to be the folks who broke the news that their...
Apparently, when Greg Smith arrived at Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS) almost 12...– Michael Kinsley FTW Yes, Mr. Smith, Goldman Sachs Is All About Making Money: View - Bloomberg
Tell that to a plant, how dangerous carbon dioxide is.– Rick Santorum urging voters in Mississippi to trust him and calling climate science bogus. (via officialssay)
If I have this right, the @uber website will tell you when you were picked up (t2). The Uber email receipt will tell you when you first asked for a cab to come pick you up (t1). Neither one will tell you how long Uber told you that you would have to wait for the cab to turn up (dt). But if you ask me, if dt«(t2-t1), then you should get at least a partial refund.
Everyone’s vision of Utah is, ‘Oh it’s just a bunch of Mormons...– Special report: Goldman’s promised land: Salt Lake City | Reuters
De Rosa isn’t a touchy-feely social media guru. He realizes that efforts there...– This is a classic example of a journalist coming in with a preconceived notion, to the point at which she’s somehow managed to take a pretty unambiguous quote and interpret it to mean the exact opposite of what it says. Soup’s job is emphatically NOT to drive traffic to Reuters.com....
Under the theme The Great Transformation: Shaping New Models, the Annual Meeting...– Official #davosbollocks! (From a WEF press release.)
Hoffman wonders aloud why LinkedIn has failed to achieve Facebook’s levels of user engagement. It’s not simply a natural conservatism around work profiles, he says: “I have a frustration that people don’t understand it. I had a CEO at one of my portfolio companies say to me, ‘How do I use LinkedIn to find a CFO?’ I said, ‘Well have you tried typing...
In an age of resource scarcity, our leaders must be global citizens,” said...– ah, #davosbollocks. It never gets old. (Among this year’s tranche of YGLs: Huma Abedin, Salman Khan, and — wait for it — Martha Lane Fox.) World Economic Forum Announces Young Global Leaders for 2012 | World Economic Forum - World Economic Forum Announces Young Global Leaders for...
Gerald and Piggie are begging to be condemned to Groundhog Day: forced to...– How have we lived all this time without the Slate Book Review? Mo Willems’ meditation on death. - Slate Magazine
What To Expect” is a full-fledged cottage industry, with a series of...– The Slate Book Review launches. The mean-girl advice of What To Expect When You’re Expecting. - Slate Magazine
People are taking the piss out of you everyday. They butt into your life, take a...– Banksy On Advertising
A supporter’s reflection and the image of Republican presidential...– I’d love to know what kind of school people have to go to before they’re allowed to write wire-service photo captions. The roots of Mitt Romney’s low-income problem - The Washington Post
I like the new Guardian ad. But does it need to be so frenetic?