Mumbai Under Coordinated, Cascading Attacks
Mumbai is currently under attack; gunmen opened fire on several hotels, cafes, and tourist attractions, and are holding hostages. Anywhere between 80-180+ dead and 250-900+ wounded are currently reported. The Taj and Oberoi hotels are on fire. The situation in general continues to evolve. The best real-time coverage can, of course, be found on Twitter, with the #Mumbai hashtag. A google map...
This behavior is made all the more painful on the heels of reading the great New...– James Fallows. Must be why I like his reporting. As soon as I got back from Thailand I went to pick up a six pack of the 60 minute IPA.
Vampire Weekend - Ladies of Cambridge. Love...
Murakami Quote about Running
yes. oats: “People sometimes sneer at those who run every day, claiming they’ll go to any length to live longer. But I don’t think that’s the reason most people run. Most runners run not because they want to live longer, but because they want to live life to the fullest. If you’re going to while away the years, it’s far better to live them with clear goals and fully alive than in a fog, and I...
Slate In Brief →
yes! tumblelikeyougiveadamn: piquant: This is so fantastic it almost made me forget about my terrible day. (via dailymeh)
The highest paid state employee in New Jersey is... →
Oh huh that is such a surprise! And really doesn’t reenforce any opinions I’ve developed after dealing with Rutgers faculty! Nope. The wild distortion of priorities implied by that fact in no way extends to or influences the rest of that fine institution. You betcha! soupsoup: letsgomets:icanseenewyorkcityfrommyhouse:(via robot-heart)
NYT: Indonesian state to monitor AIDS patients... →
This is beyond disturbing: Lawmakers in Indonesia’s remote province of Papua have thrown their support behind a controversial bill requiring some HIV/AIDS patients to be implanted with microchips — part of extreme efforts to monitor the disease. Health workers and rights activists sharply criticized the plan Monday. But legislator John Manangsang said by implanting small computer...
The reason the invisible hand often seems invisible is that it is not there.– Joseph Stiglitz (via laureli)
Attn people who think music was better in the...
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2008-11-23) →
The National Basia Bulat Ted Leo and The Pharmacists Menomena Doves Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2008-11-16) →
The National Devendra Banhart Ratatat Basia Bulat The Cool Kids Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
I ain’t order that. gregb: Delivery Man...
Sorry Detroit, Blaming Unions Doesn't Work →
Um. What he said: gregb: I’m not so sure that those Tumblrs who’ve commented/suggested ways to axe Detroit from the map actually understand what they’re talking about or the processes that got us to this point.e . “You can’t blame the Unions, Detroit” or “Let’s let the magnificent and glorious inviisible hand do it’s natural thing” or “Duh, stupid Big 3 not realizing that people would...
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2008-11-9) →
The National Thievery Corporation TV on the Radio Bob Dylan Citizen Cope Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
Hello Everybody →
Zefrank updates his “Sorry Everybody” page from a while ago. From “Sorry Everybody” for Bush, to “Hello everyone, guess what?” :) greenisgood: Via Ze.
Dancing in the Streets →
CNN: Obama win sparks celebrations outside White House (CNN) — As tens of thousands of people cheered Barack Obama’s presidential victory at his home base in Chicago, Illinois, others were…
CNN on McCain HQ: “They have turned off the news.”
Huh, Al Jazeera’s english site is down.
BBC: “crowds gather outside white house”
Now we wait, for the hoped-for Obama market bump.
Justin: “There’s a direct connection between the way McCain smiles and the way Al Gore dances.”
Classy concession speech from McCain.
Will.I.am is president of Tron!
Girls are “moonwalking for Obama” right now, in our apartment. Not kidding.
C’mon Arizona, dick-slap McCain for us.