…it’s an automatic response, in virtually all humans, to think that things are...– Dave Eggers (via azspot)
It's snowing on Mars →
science: So says NASA: NASA’s Phoenix Mars Lander has detected snow falling from Martian clouds. Spacecraft soil tests experiments also have provided evidence of past interaction between minerals and liquid water, processes that occur on Earth.
The Daily Swarm - Robert Plant: "I will not be... →
tylercoates: Rilo Kiley - “A Better Son /...
The Bush administration has overturned a 22-year-old policy and now allows...– Feds give customs agents free hand to seize travelers’ documents (via datn)
Tina Fey is a fucking rockstar - please save her...
8 Possible October Surprises - by Colbert →
If most of us are ashamed of shabby clothes and shoddy furniture, let us be more...– Albert Einstein (via sarazucker) (via talby) (via hilker)
It’s not that I want people to think I am smart, or even that I am a good...– John Safran Foer (chelseamontfort) (via bellavita)
Sarah Palin and the media, by the numbers
theengineer:thepoliticalpartygirl: Data Points: Sarah Palin in the Media She has granted 3 interviews so far, while Joe Biden has granted 89 Posted September 26, 2008 0 : Number of news conferences Sarah Palin has held since her selection as Republican VP nominee on August 29 3 : Number of interviews Palin has granted (with Charles Gibson, Sean Hannity, and Katie Couric) 1: Number of times...
noahkai: danhacker: Extended trailer for Oliver Stone’s ‘W.’ Curse you Oliver Stone, for making me want to see a movie about George Bush. Now this is an example of how to make a good trailer.
I keep hearing that she’s ”like us.” There’s this idea that people who hunt and...– Jon Stewart, on Sarah Palin (via julyshewillfly:robot-heart) (via chuckmore) (via 24freedinners)
I was convinced an Obama/McCain campaign would be measurably different on almost...– Stewart & Colbert (via danw)
New Life Found In Ancient Tombs →
pica: Life has been discovered in the barren depths of Rome’s ancient tombs, proving catacombs are not just a resting place for the dead. The two new species of bacteria found growing on the walls of the Roman tombs may help protect our cultural heritage monuments, according to research published in the September issue of the International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology.
We’re trying to rescue the economy, not the McCain campaign,– Rep. Barney Frank (via fletter)
spiegelman: God, I sure hope some pointy-headed professor type Ivy League elitist doesn’t get elected to navigate this Wall Street bailout. What we need right now are some good, small town values!
I’ve been buying CDs as well, and I try to sit down with them rather than just...– John McCrea of CAKE in this interview. (via boringloser) I’ve been trying to do this a lot more in the last few weeks. Instead of tossing a new album into itunes, I give it a couple of listens as a full album. I’m liking it…
It’s not based on any particular data point. We just wanted to choose a really...– unnamed Treasury spokesperson to Forbes magazine, explaining how they came up with the $700 billion figure. Just keeps getting better, doesn’t it? (via spiegelman) (via mikehudack)
60 Photography Links You Can't Live Without →
Man decorates basement with $10 worth of Sharpie →
michaelikesit: via amyyy: this is so cool. the 360 is definitely worth a look. i’d love to see this in person, i’m sure there’s a lot more detail than what’s shown. (via peterwknox & bikerfish)
mikehudack: soupsoup: Michael Moore’s new film “Slacker Uprising”, in its entirety. This was a fun deal to put together.
We do not support government bailouts of private institutions. Government...– From the 2008 GOP Party Platform. The hypocrisy is astounding. One of two things will happen in the next few days. The Republicans in Congress will vote for the bailout and negate their own party platform. Or, they will say something needs to be done and then vote against it, leaving the huge,...
We have all now witnessed apparently sentient human beings, once provoked by a...– Sam Harris on Palin