The Single Worst Movie of the Decade
Pearl Harbor Why do they keep letting Michael Bay make movies?
The Single Most Overrated Movie of the Decade
My Top 21 Movies of the Decade (too many great...
In no particular order, although There Will Be Blood is my #1 overall. There Will Be Blood Wall-E Bowling for Columbine Little Miss Sunshine Syrania Man on Wire The Triplets of Belleville The Lives of Others Catch Me If You Can Traffic In the Loop Memento Lord of the Rings (all three) Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels District 9 Ocean’s Eleven Slumdog Millionaire Training...
tanya77: thedeadline: No YouTube, no iPod, no “Idol,” no Wikipedia, no Skype, no Xbox, no NYT blogs, no Politico, no Friendster, no 3G. No Hulu, no Tumblr, no Twitter. No blip.tv
What’s strategic for Google? →
At Foursquare Venues, The Mayor Eats For Free →
(via chadisrad) Two things I’d like to see from Foursquare in 2010: a significant increase in this sort of thing and a partnership with Seamless Web. If I order from one or two or three places over and over and over (which we do) I’d like some kind of FS recognition and promotion.
YouTube May Host Interactive Games →
rafimama: Google is trying to patent “a method of providing an interactive game based on a digital video” using services like YouTube or Google Video.
Rush Limbaugh was taken to the same hospital President Obama was born in. I...– thepoliticalpartygirl via Sergio Tovar (via brooklynmutt) (via howidisappear) (via ericmortensen)
AT&T ending sponsorship agreement with Tiger Woods... →
You can just hang outside in the sun all day tossing a ball around or you can...– Cartman (via donnatron and claudia) :-) (via marc) Win.
Jobless claims fall to 432,000, lowest level since... →
drintelmann: jamays: To add to that, LiquidWeb has 17 new people starting on Monday! I was amazed to see that you guys are hiring 17 people at one time. Congrats Liquidweb! A company that is really growing in Michigan.
The entire Legislature is up for re-election in 2010. And unless there is a...– Editorial - Failed State - NYTimes.com
Best Twitters - Best Twitter... →
Linds (@lindseypollak) made Marie Claire’s list of “Twitters Every Woman Should Follow”
One army colonel says, “The trend towards the future will be robots...– P.W. Singer, Wired for War
Panasonic’s new home battery could store a... →
spytap: This is seriously cool. This is significant for two reasons. First, if home batteries like this one become commonplace, renewable sources of energy like rooftop solar and residential turbines could finally take off. The biggest roadblock to their adoption is that they are intermittent; reliable storage is needed to make them effective. Second, if affordable storage is achieved on the...
Military researchers are now trying to solve the interface problem by...– P.W. Singer, Wired for War Currently reading. This is a fascinating book. I also just bought shares in IRBT.
William Hochul, a twenty-year prosecutor with expertise in running...– Obama Promotes Prosecutor Mistreated By Bush DOJ For Wife’s Dem Ties | TPMMuckraker (via ericmortensen)
Read This Book
I forgot who recommended Crude World to me but it was someone on Tumblr. I just finished it. Pretty much a must read. Peter Maass dives into the complex, violent, Kafka-esque and stunningly lucrative world of oil. The book is both history lesson and current events lecture. I learned quite a bit…mostly that what I thought I knew about oil was either wrong or so superficial as to make me...
Without search neutrality rules to constrain Google’s competitive advantage, we...– Op-Ed Contributor - Search, but You May Not Find - NYTimes.com
Some new security measures do make sense. Extra checks and pat-downs for...– TSA Measures After Pants Bomber Defy Logic
The physical book really has had a 500-year run. It’s probably the most...– Jeff Bezos on the Inevitable Obsolescence of Books - Amazon (via Gizmodo) (via obsoletethebook) (via infoneernet) (via caterpillarcowboy) I’m currently on vacation in St. Maarten at a small hotel with 22 rooms and EVERYONE has a Kindle. When iPod’s first came out I don’t remember...
The golden age of genteel foreignness began. The well-off, the artistic, the...– Being foreign: The others | The Economist (via evangotlib) Did you get hacked by The Economist? That’s at least 10 quotes in a row. (via asonnenberg) Ha! No. I’m only allowing myself an hour of computer time a day on vacation so I save all of my posts and then send them all out at once.
The golden age of genteel foreignness began. The well-off, the artistic, the...– Being foreign: The others | The Economist
CHANGE is in the air. A new communications technology threatens a dramatic...– Newspapers and technology: Network effects | The Economist
They were silent after that, staring out over the graves. They had no common...– Farewell to WW1: From memory to history | The Economist
Their guns and aircraft were kept scrupulously clean, oiled and ready; they saw...– Farewell to WW1: From memory to history | The Economist
Stradivari himself made around 1,100 instruments, a huge number by any standard,...– Violin-making: Older and richer | The Economist
To help create the right atmosphere, Cremona has been adding to its collection...– Violin-making: Older and richer | The Economist
The whiteness is like the soul, people say; it should not even be stained with...– Rice in Japan: You are what you eat | The Economist
Like wine-tasting, he makes the rice-eating experience a touch theatrical. In...– Rice in Japan: You are what you eat | The Economist