D Rintelmann: Going cable free →
I am going to try a little experiement. Since I’ve made the decision to shake up my life, why not try something else new? I am splitting my time between Baltimore and Toledo I figured that I would be pretty busy. Doesn’t leave much time for TV. I’ve also decided that I am going to go cable free.
Travel, it makes you smarter →
youmightfindyourself: bobulate: Jonah Lehrer on travel as a basic human desire that makes you smarter, more open-minded, and creative: When we escape from the place we spend most of our time, the mind is suddenly made aware of all those errant ideas we’d suppressed. We start thinking about obscure possibilities … that never would have occurred to us if we’d stayed back on the farm....
Soup: An Untenable Situation →
The situation off the coast of Gaza looks bad for Israel, but what was Israel to do? If that ship was a Trojan horse for weapons, they would have allowed Gaza to become further weaponized and put everyone in their country at risk of being attacked from the inside. Israel doesn’t want weapons to…
Episode 15 of the 7-Eleven Road Trip Rally is quite…revealing.
The War is Making You Poor →
azspot: The occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan are making us poor. Right now, America spends $159 billion on contingency operations for the occupations of Afghanistan and Iraq. That’s enough money to eliminate taxes for everyone who makes under $35,000 a year, while cutting the deficit. Progressive hero, Congressman Alan Grayson, is once again leading the charge to put an end to this...
The Florida Keys, third longest barrier reef in the world, is a dead zone....– Phillippe Cousteau (via unburyingthelead) This was from last night’s Real Time with Bill Maher, on which he also said, of conservatives’ claims that the ocean “would repair itself” and other nonsense, “It’s bullshit.” Yep. (via inothernews) (via roseann) (via brooklynmutt)
A group of BP executives were on board the platform celebrating the project’s...– Deepwater Horizon oil spill - Wikipedia (via zachrose) I checked the sourcing on this. It’s from the AP. Wow. (via mikehudack) If true, that’s some karmic spankage if there was. (via danielholter) This story continues to find ways to absolutely stun me. We were watching CNN this morning...
john: This Steven Fry interview (more like Fry riffing for 30 mins) should be required viewing for every H.S. Senior. Just jam-packed with wisdom and sage advice.
The key to Apple’s success is that the company often takes the time to explain...– Michael Gartenberg, Apple’s secret weapon: consumer education from Macworld My first Mac included a program on it that taught you how to use a mouse (not that it made that godforsaken hockey puck any better—but, still!). (via caseyagollan) (via jenbee) (via mikehudack) Lasers are AWESOME.
New York Subway System Is Getting a New Map →
The old map is hard-wired into my brain. It’s all I’ve ever known. But this new map looks great.
It goes gong, thong, dong.– Tom Reyonlds (A.K.A. the most awesome guy at blip.tv right now)
A ‘teacher’ told my child in class that dolphins were mammals and not fish! And...– Comment left on the new website set up by the national Republican Party to help develop the party’s agenda for the 2010 elections. (via peterfeld) This is terrific. Based on Darwin these people will eventually become extinct. Neat!
Consumer Fraud Alert: Irvine Realty in NYC
Worst management company every. If you are looking for an apartment in NYC this summer make sure you avoid any listings from Irvine Realty in NYC.
Dear New York Mets:
Sweeping the Phillies would just be a super terrific way to begin the holiday weekend. Cheers and thanks, Evan