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Yelping with Cormac: Olive Garden →
yelpingwithcormac: Walnut Creek, CA Cormac M. | Author | Lost in the chaparral, NM Four stars. And so. The day came. The alguacil asked the boy what did he wish for a last meal. The boy asked for a bowl of pasta from Olive Garden. The alguacil considered this and finally agreed saying there was indeed an Olive Garden… If you care about Benjamin R.’s opinions you will find Cormac...
I watched the clip and, in my opinion, he’s not impugning actresses. He’s not...– Jon Bershad, giving Aaron Sorkin the benefit of the doubt
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sebsational: And because I wasn’t feeling particularly friendly, because I thought I had already indicated that I did not want to talk about this (in fact, I feel like I gave her pretty good indications that I did not really want to talk at all; my voice hurt and I just wanted to rest it), I decided I would bite the bullet and have a discussion with the woman cutting my hair. “Yes, I know...
salgentile: These obvious attempts to instigate clashes with the police will only discredit the movement, even though the vast majority of its supporters remain peaceful and non-violent. There were plenty of protesters at Union Square who spoke passionately and intelligently about important social and political issues, like student debt. Their voices may be drowned out by the people who throw...
halphillips: I just looked up old New York Times articles from 1967-1970 about student protestors, to see how they were covered at the time. What stood out the most was how similar everything was to today— even more than I expected. We all know about major incidents like Kent State or the 1968 Democratic convention, but there were all these articles about smaller, everyday protests. And so many...
Watching on Ustream because I literally forgot this was happening today, and stayed up til 4am working on something unrelated. I feel guilty that I’m not participating. A lot of the rationale used to arrest protestors has to do with blocking access to public spaces; i.e., on private property you’re trespassing, on public property you’re preventing other people access...
halphillips: If the point of college is to get a good job, maybe colleges should drop the pretense of education, ditch the gen-ed requirements aimed at creating well-rounded and knowledgeable citizens, and focus explicitly on being job training. If the point of college is to get an education, maybe everybody should stop viewing college as a way to get jobs. If the point of college is both,...
If this is going to be a Christian nation that doesn’t help the poor, either we...– Stephen Colbert This relates to family values being the only discernible ”Christian values” in America right now (via shortbreadsh)
A simple reason why Occupy will become a bigger... →
halphillips: There is no endgame. This is ongoing. This is not protesting an event, or making a specific demand that can be met or rebuffed. A lot of people are very committed, and attempts to shut this down only make people dig their heels in even more. Whatever you think about this, for better or for worse, it’s going to get a lot bigger. Tonight feels like just the beginning. The last...
What happens to a dream deferred?
Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun? Or fester like a sore— And then run? Does it stink like rotten meat? Or crust and sugar over— like a syrupy sweet? Maybe it just sags like a heavy load. Or does it explode?
What Your Republican Debate Facebook Tag Says... →
bransonreese: If you missed it, here’s this thing I wrote for Political Subversities.
Yelping with Cormac: Taco Bell, 3rd Review →
yelpingwithcormac: Financial District - San Francisco, CA Cormac M. | Author | Lost in the chaparral, NM One star. They left him there in the cell. Delirious. Speaking of crazy things. Wild things. The guards would not touch him. As if his blaspheme would taint all in his presence. We do not know how many days…
Well, not an alarm, then. But how about an elegant glass cage that drops...– Marcos El Malo, commenting on “An Unbelievably Awesome Retail Experience”
You might almost think that the whole scheme had been cooked up by a bunch of...– Maciej Ceglowski, “The Social Graph is Neither” And so it dawned on me why I enjoy checking on Tumblr more than Facebook or Google+.
Reading their work, it seems to me that if you have psychopathic tendencies and...– George Monbiot, referring to Snakes in Suits by Paul Babiak and Robert Hare (“The 1% are the very best destroyers of wealth the world has ever seen”)
the notes: I’ve till now avoided noting this for... →
thenotes: I’ve till now avoided noting this for reasons of relevance and childishness, but for about as long as Occupy Wall Street has been around, the NYPD has stationed what must be nearly all of its equestrian units nearby, mainly so that tourists have something to pet and pose with while the Merrill…
I used to carefully craft a bunch of buddy lists in my instant messenger....– Zach Holman, “Don’t Give Your Users Shit Work”
If you release shit, you look like shit. It’s much better to release nothing at...– M.G. Siegler, “Faith No More” (via heroicsoftware)