The Ten Young Progressive Intellectuals Who Make... →
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That song you keep playing is nothing but a photograph you look at with your...– I Wrote This For You: The Repeat
marc: capucha: Capucine for Edurelief in Mongolia on Vimeo (via Vimeo) Capucine presents our fundraising project. I meant to do this for a while, and we finally found the time to make it ! Thanks from the bottom of our hearts to all of you who have participated already :-))) Cuteness for a good cause.
Some people, as far as your senses are concerned, just… feel… like… home.– High Fidelity
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You know, gay people are not allowed to fight in the army. I was watching...– Jon Stewart, 14th Annual Young Comedians Special (1991) It’s currently available on HBO on Demand, and everything he says is scarily relevant 17 years later. (via theengineer)
The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.– Ernest Hemingway (via soupsoup)
To Love Somebody (Bee Gees cover) - Ray LaMontagne...
“Just What I needed” by Of Montreal originally by...
“Rocket Man” by My Morning Jacket originally by...
Change to believe in? Rachel Maddow comments about Rick Warren’s appearence at the Presidential Inaguration.
Pain Hurts More If Person Hurting You Means It →
sarahchristine: robot-heart/trappedintime: “Researchers at Harvard University have discovered that our experience of pain depends on whether we think someone caused the pain intentionally. In their study, participants who believed they were getting an electrical shock from another person on purpose, rather than accidentally, rated the very same shock as more painful. Participants seemed to get...
A History of Music Torture in the War on Terror →
somethingchanged: Now this is an interesting article. “… Baby One More Time” by Britney ‘“Enter the Sandman” by Metallica “Fuck Your God” by Deicide “All Eyez On Me,” by 2Pac Eminem’s Slim Shady album What do they have in common? They have all been used as torture devices in the “war on terror.”
Always On My Mind - Iron and Wine (cover)
… it’s instructive to notice that we’re all atheists with respect to Zeus and...– —Sam Harris, God Debate: Sam Harris vs. Rick Warren - Newsweek Beliefs
I think that if someone like George W. Bush can become the president of our...– Me, just now at dinner. And of course, met with frowns from my conservative family. (via havent-got-a-prayer)
…the truth is that promoting science isn’t just about providing resources, it’s...– Barack Obama, weekly video address, 20/12/2008
Sometimes I can hear my bones straining under the weight of all the lives I’m...– Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, by Jonathan Safran Foer
And then I felt sad because I realized that once people are broken in certain ways, they can’t ever be fixed, and this is something nobody ever tells you when you are young and it never fails to surprise you as you grow older as you see the people in your life break one by one. You wonder when your turn is going to be, or if it’s already happened. Douglas Coupland, Life After...
…opposition to gay marriage has no logical foundation in a civil society that is...– John Hodgman (via merlin)
The Trials of Ted Haggard →
atheismcentral: Alexandra Pelosi, the director of the HBO documentary Friends of God, is going to air her new HBO film at the end of January. This one should be fascinating: Disgraced evangelical leader Ted…
M83 - Kim and Jessie
Singing Happy Birthday in Public Really Copyright...
msg: According to United States copyright law in United States Code, Title 17 §106, authors of works such as musical compositions have the exclusive right “to perform the copyrighted work publicly.” In United States Code, Title 17 §101, the law defines publicly performing a work as “to perform or display it at a place open to the public or at any place where a substantial number of persons...
Lauren Poor's photo is being featured in TIME. →
Obama is a businesslike boss. He prefers briefing papers tightly written and...– Why History Can’t Wait - Person of the Year 2008 - TIME
Vice President Cheney admits authorizing torture.
mascarah: Duet by Rachael Yamagata featuring...
Flight of the Conchords Season 2 Online Premiere!! →
Wonkette: Charlie Crist Will Run For President In... →
It sucks. I used to be governor of New York.– Eliot Spitzer, when asked by FT’s John Gapper how he was enjoying his new career as a Slate columnist.
Call me crazy, but I’d like to think I have a real shot at taking home — wait...– Neil Patrick Harris on his Golden Globe nomination
The Office - Dwight gets his desk wrapped