Monday, March 31, 2014
"The concept is, basically, are the pilots obsolete because of drones. Cruise is going to show them that they're not obsolete. They're here to stay"
British Cap wants to know more abut Sherlock and soccer. American Cap is intrigued by I Love Lucy and Steve Jobs.
Sunday, March 30, 2014
Friday, March 28, 2014
Rube Marquard is the worst pitcher in the Hall of Fame.
And this leads to the question: How did Rube Marquard get into the Hall of Fame?
The answer, I think, comes down to the simple fact that Rube Marquard could tell one helluva story.
Part of Jill Thompson's comments on Todd McFarlane:
Of course 12 year olds found that stuff exciting. It looked exactly like the comics they themselves could draw.
Thursday, March 27, 2014
According to a report from TMZ, Zac Efron "mysteriously" ended up in downtown Los Angeles after midnight on Sunday. And while mysteriously cruising the streets of Skid Row with his bodyguard, poor, beautiful Efron was "cold clocked" in the mouth while trying to defend his bodyguard against an attacking group of "transients."
From ESPN's profile of Clayton Kershaw:
"Usually, it evolves into all of us ganging up on Kersh and giving him a hard time about something," Ellis says. "He's an easy target because he doesn't fire back. You can't pick on Zack Greinke, because Zack will bury you. If Kersh makes fun of me, I know it's maybe 70 percent true and 30 percent joke. If Zack makes fun of me, it's 100 percent true and I may have to go look in the mirror for a while and think, I might have to make some changes.
Reddit thread: What's a joke that's so stupid that it's actually funny?
Did you hear about the two guys that stole a calendar?
They each got six months.
Why can't you hear a pterodactyl going to the bathroom?
Because the "P" is silent.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
"Monster 15-inch rat terrorises Swedish family after chewing through CONCRETE wall to make its home in their kitchen"
"The Bengtsson-Korsås family first noticed something was wrong when their cat Enok refused to enter the kitchen in their flat in Solna, north-west Stockholm."
We’d test them at different intervals to see how the taste changed once they were taken out of the fryer, or how micro-waving them would affect their texture. One aromatic that was fun to pick out was “cardboard”—an actual aromatic on the ballot—and to compare we had cups of water with brown paper towels in them.
"Puerto Rico has lost nearly half a million people in the past ten years, a number greater than the total current population of its capital city."
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Five Thirty Eight says fewer kids are playing football because they realize they're not skilled enough, not because of concussion dangers:
Cook noted that data from sporting-goods retailers shows an increase in sales among hardcore football players ages 7 to 11 and a sharp decrease among more casual players in the same age range. In essence, players who don’t receive a large investment in their careers at a young age appear to be getting squeezed out of organized football.
Monday, March 24, 2014
Sunday, March 23, 2014
Tension gone, replaced only with frustration. I wasn’t the only one — I spoke to another journalist who flat-out quit the demo, he was so tired of dying in the last bit.
It’s like making a horror game starring Levar Burton.
You can’t kill the alien, but you will have to fight an assortment of robots and other dumb bullshit because of course this is a video game and video games have to have combat.
Saturday, March 22, 2014
Friday, March 21, 2014
Here’s what’s happening at A Damn Good Twin Peaks Screening in NYC:
A micro-marathon for devotees of the show, or a crash course for Twin Peaks virgins: the world premiere public screening of Northwest Passage, Q2′s rare 5-hour fan edit of Twin Peaks focusing exclusively on the Laura Palmer story. Less shenanigans, more mystery. And a lot of Dale Cooper!
Labels: twin peaks
Thursday, March 20, 2014
Rich: When you walk in, they ask, "Table number?" (They assign you a table number when you check in before walking into the dining room, which, let's be honest, is just busy work for everyone.) And then they say, "How many dolls?"
Tell the people what I said.
Caity: You said "Just this one!" and pointed to me. (At exactly the same time, I mumbled "Zero," which undercut the moment a little bit.) It really felt like you were taking me out for a special day.
"I have determined that the Fire Department's recruiting process is fatally flawed," Garcetti said in a statement. The mayor said he made his decision after he discovered that Fire Department "staff organized special recruiting workshops for LAFD insiders."
thousands of candidates who passed the written test were disqualified for the recruit class now in training because paperwork showing they had taken a physical fitness exam did not arrive within a 60-second filing period last spring.
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
The International Trade Union Confederation says that if conditions don’t improve, at least 4,000 migrants will die before kick-offThe Telegraph:
Qatar World Cup 2022 investigation: former Fifa vice-president Jack Warner and family paid millions
Documents appear to show a senior Fifa official and his family were paid millions by a company controlled by a former Qatari football official shortly after the country won its bid for the 2022 World Cup
In India, friends intentionally call each other, let it ring once or twice, and hang up. That's their way of sending a signal, like "I'm home safe," without being charged for a call in a country with pricey telecommunications and limited Internet accessibility. California native Valerie Wagoner moved to Bangalore, noticed the missed calls, and is now responsible for 416 million of them: That's how many times people have used her company, ZipDial, to connect with brands including Gillette, Disney, Procter & Gamble, and IndiaInfoLine.
It works like this:
BBC or The Onion?:
he doesn't charge.
"People probably think it's 'oh he has sex without responsibility' but usually I'm the only person people can talk to if it doesn't work," he says.
"Certain patients who showed up at Mount Sinai Hospital’s emergency room on Sunday mornings stood out . . . because they already had appointments"
The reports of scheduled ER visits raised a concern internally that some cardiologists might be using the emergency department to get the costs of uninsured patients’ procedures covered, according to hospital correspondence. In some cases, the government’s Medicaid program and private insurers will pay for procedures done via an emergency-room visit that wouldn’t be covered otherwise.
In the western Mexican state of Michoacán, Public Safety Secretary Carlos Castellanos Becerra has detained a key member of the Knights Templar cartel who is suspected of kidnapping children and having their organs removed for trafficking.
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Monday, March 17, 2014
An unusual amusement park attraction in the central Mexican state of Hidalgo offers visitors the thrills and chills of an illegal border crossing. The attraction takes visitors through a fake United States-Mexico border, complete with fake smugglers and fake border patrol agents.This American Life:
the Caminata Noctura actually caters to middle-class and upperclass Mexicans — people who would never attempt to sneak into the US.
Saturday, March 15, 2014
Friday, March 14, 2014
"Tasting Report: Everything You Need to Know About Dominique Ansel's Milk and Cookie Shot"
"I wish we'd make it clearer to kids that the way it actually 'gets better' is that you just get used to the idea that cruelty is a given"
From a review of the Veronica Mars movie:
The edge gets duller. You learn that even some of the most egregious forms of it are survivable. You learn there are things that can keep you off the floor: a good dad, good friends. And if you are the kind of person who has none of those things, at least you can take some comfort, in a very profound way, from a good television show like Veronica Mars.