THE PRESIDENT: This does also remind me of the season that we’re in. Jim Messina...– White House Press Office, Remarks by the President at a Campaign Event, July 30, 2012 7:56:22 PM CDT (via anamariecox)
It is a violation of the Twitter Rules to post the private and confidential...– That’s the message that Guy Adams got from Twitter support. But here’s the thing: there’s nothing on that page which says what Twitter support says it says. The closest that the rules come is this: If someone requests you remove information that you posted about them, please...
The weird NYT apologetic boast
I’ve been reading the NYT for long enough that I’ve read these pro-forma sentences many times, but they haven’t really sunk in until today; I’m using Erik Eckholm’s 3,200-word article about an abducted girl and her two mothers as an example, but there are surely hundreds of others out there. In the fourth paragraph, we find this: Isabella’s tumultuous life has...
The Muslim Brotherhood can’t even penetrate the Egyptian government.– A Muslim Brotherhood leader, in response to claims that his group had infiltrated top levels of the U.S. government. (via officialssay)
Romney is deeply invested in the idea that it takes superhuman skills to save an...– Why Romney Insulted Cameron | The New Republic
‘Many scientists don’t like to talk about shark sex,’ Juliet Eilperin writes in...– Now that’s what I call a lede. Theo Tait reviews ‘Demon Fish’ by Juliet Eilperin · LRB 2 August 2012
Building a world-class career requires superhuman dedication, persistence, and...– #stuffwearenotlinkingto The price you pay for an Olympic-caliber career - Fortune Management
The Geiger counter of Olympomania is going to go zoink! Are we worried about...– Boris Johnson gives a speech. You have to watch this.
YSL launch Facebook Inspired Eyeshadow
socialstyled: YSL have made something for their Facebook fans. This eyeshadow palette entitled “Devoted to Fans” has two Facebook inspired blue eye-shadows with a smoky black and a shimmering grey. Only 1,650 are going to be made so will be a bit of a collector’s item and will ONLY be available to buy on the YSL Facebook page on July 19th (£39). Do you Like this idea? Let us know. ...
Another former Goldman Sachs partner, Robert C. Jones, mourned the loss of the...– Doesn’t your heart just bleed. Bloodied Trader Pines for Risk as Wall Street Retreats - Bloomberg
ninety9: Come off it - the article doesn’t ask if they researched some means to permanently gift the work prior to her death. Well, obviously “they” didn’t. Because, Ileana Sonnabend was a force of nature, and no one on the planet was remotely capable of getting her to give her beloved Canyon away — or even to sell it. That’s what collectors do, they become very...
ninety9: Here is a prime example of the New York Times’ fealty to the nexus of money, power and privilege that is the art world, which many of us naively believed to be represented as something, anything else for years of foolhardy study (and absurdly mortgaged our futures based on this massive deception). We are expected to take pity on the potentially out-sized penalty of heirs to a billion...
here’s what I am confident saying about Dolan on the subject of...– The Jeremy Lin Debate No One Wants to Have: The Q: GQ
The Wilmington District of the US Army Corps of Engineers requests the...– 99—Oyster Shells - Federal Business Opportunities: Opportunities
Print and digital functions within the newsroom have been almost completely...– Are there any Guild chapters which have a constructive, as opposed to scorched-earth antagonistic, relationship with management? Union: NYT wants to negotiate separate contracts for print and digital | JIMROMENESKO.COM
I’ve been writing about finance for so long now that whereas I once used physics...– The Higgs boson and me | Nick Dunbar
I’m not sure how many people know what GitHub is. I didn’t until...– A genuine question at the Fortune Brainstorm Tech conference, from Fortune editor Andy Serwer. Do editors know what an internet is? No, it seems, they do not. GitHub can be described as many things, but “rather stealth” is really not one of them. Transcript: Andreessen on IPOs, Mayer,...
As for maternity leave, Mayer, who recently joined the board of Walmart (WMT),...– New Yahoo CEO Mayer is pregnant - Postcards
There should be a word for
That thing, where you start working from home, and then the day gets going, and then you have to stay at home, and work from home the whole day, because there’s no space available in the work day for you to take the time required to commute into the office.
People — mostly academics — have been trying to introduce a...– Grammar Girl : Yo as a Pronoun
THESIS: The difference between Europe and the US is this. Let’s say that you’re paying $1,000 per month for private health insurance. The government comes to you with a bargain: we’ll tax you an extra $600 per month, but in return you’ll get better health insurance than you’ve got right now, so you end up ahead by $400 per month. Europeans look at that bargain and...
Felix: Do newspaper editors know what an internet... →
onthemedia: Enjoyed this web log posting that we found on Tumblr, a popular micro-blogging website on the internet. You mean Web site, shurely.
manbartlett: My Hyperallergic essay on why I deleted my Facebook account was picked up by salon.com. Did they pay you?
Do newspaper editors know what an internet is?
You’d think they had no idea, from reading the financial press. For instance, the WSJ’s Pui-Wing Tam started an article today by talking about “little-known social coding start-up GitHub”. Or consider this, from the FT’s Barney Jopson: Most consumers still view Amazon as an online book retailer. Some are surprised to find it sells much more than the single product...
I should’ve known you were here,” said one leading House Republican after...– Barney Frank Weds Jim Ready - NYTimes.com Allowing gays to marry means allowing 72-year-old curmudgeons to wed 42-year-old hunks. I couldn’t be happier for them both.
Risibly, Bob Diamond retorted in a memo to staff that “on the majority of days,...– The LIBOR scandal: The rotten heart of finance | The Economist
I suspect the misdirection of the “phone” in “iPhone” helped Apple. By framing...– Daring Fireball: The iPhone and Disruption: Five Years In
At one point, Mr. Romney declared that “I would probably bring in McKinsey,” the...– Journal Critique of Romney Shows Murdoch Doubt on Candidacy - NYTimes.com
If ‘1984’ or ‘The Trial’ had been a children’s...– Marxian reviews of the Mr Men books. If you’re English, this is probably the best page on the internet. If you’re not, you should read it anyway. Amazon.co.uk: Profile For Hamilton Richardson: Reviews
The new double issue of the New Yorker has a not-very-clever illustration of Barack Obama as a happy doctor on its front cover. On the back cover is an ad for Glenmorangie. “Proud to be The Official Whisky of The Open Championship”, it says, over a badge saying “The Open Championship” on top and “Official Whisky” underneath. At the bottom the ad says...
I’m not here to say I don’t eat vegetables—I do, a lot of them—but,...– Dan Barber’s Culinary Crusade - WSJ.com
creativetime: It’s easy to miss how subversive Tom Otterness’s cute bronze figures in the NYC subway really are. . Subversive???? Not exactly the word I’d use for the kind of guy who sells fugly playground toys to the likes of Larry Silverstein for $1.2 million apiece. As Otterness himself told the NYT, “You’d be surprised at the number of real-estate guys who have collected...
There have been no epidemiological studies attempting to find a correlation...– Ugh ugh ugh. Never mind the tortured syntax, this entire article is a classic of the evidence-free trend-piece genre. Writer creates a web resource for suicidal students, where she finds suicidal students. She then declares that suicidal students are some kind of trend — and, what’s...