Charlie Brooker on CoD3 →
I can’t play first person video games. Yes, even Portal. (I had to stop because I felt to guilty about killing the adorable robots.) But I am absolutely obsessed with reading about them, thinking about them, and talking about them to the point that my friends—the ones who are also doing theses by choice and are a cross-section of the geekiest people alive in their own special...
Sgt. Pepper's Strawberry Jam: A lull →
peppersjam: I’ve been quiet for a little while, but not for lack of listening to tons of great new music. I’ll be posting a lot soon. And I will (knock on wood) be fixing my concert slump—mediocre Das Racist concert followed by missed Ra Ra Riot (and Yellow Ostrich, and Delicate Steve) concert snafu—this… “Mediocre” is the nicest thing anyone has ever said about Das Racist...
Our office-of-finding-careers sent us an e-mail about how it can get us jobs. The e-mail was written in Comic Sans. I am no longer sure I can trust my career to our office-of-finding-careers.
I used to think that Ingrid Bergman and Ingmar Bergman were the same person. They are not.
Man arrested at Large Hadron Collider claims he's... →
Just read it; it will make you laugh.
In Case You Were on the Fence About Seeing the...
One of the last songs is composed and performed by Andrew Bird, which I did not know until I heard The Whistle.
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Pepper Spray reviews on Amazon.
Too Much Violence and Pepper Spray →
Glad to see The Atlantic is back on it with this great combination of history, theory, and raw footage. Great piece. The article does ask for “a call for restraint,” which I would disagree with semantically. This should be a call for humanity, for the protection of rights, for common decency… Restraint implies that this violence is a natural, a-okay action for police, one that...
Helpful Collection of Video Clips that Are No... →
On a Happier Note... →
Wired’s list of Vaporware from 2001 is endearing. The words “Dot-Com economy” are used, and everyone pines over World of Warcraft III* and 3G. Everybody come read my thesis research with me! * I still maintain that Orcs & Humans was the most fun to play. (I liked the boats. I can’t explain it.)
Peculiar how all of a sudden there’s no coverage of Occupy Wall Street at all on NYT, or any positive coverage on the Atlantic, and that it got bumped down on The New Yorker. I’ve read rumors—unsubstantiated—that Bloomberg was sending detectives to New York newspapers to ask them not to print anything about the brutality until he could conduct an investigation (let me save...
Among the most effective chants of the O.W.S. protesters has been a simple...– Whose Police? from The New Yorker.
…as he and I were locked in place, he said to me, from behind his plastic...– Last Night at Zuccotti Park from n+1
The police would follow us for a while, then cut off one street and we’d turn...– “A Day in the Movement” in n+1. We need to keep talking about this, we need to keep the outrage alive.
I think a lot of people need to learn how to take a joke,” he told TPM, “and...– Ex-SC GOP Official Calls Pelosi C-Word On Twitter, Tells TPM It Was A Joke | Election 2012 Words of a former South Carolina GOP official who called Nancy Pelosi a “cunt”, a “bitch” and a “whore” on Twitter. But they were all jokes so it’s cool. As students protest at PSU in support of someone who...
I try not to get excited over material things, especially trendy material things, especially in economies like this when everything sucks and Europe’s about to collapse. But. Graduating to a MacBook Pro has absolutely made my life a thousand times better. My parents rock, obviously, so let’s hope I use this new thing to effectively get a job after graduation.