November 10, 2010
The Pedophile's Guide To Love And Pleasure
UPDATE: In a victory for probably no one, Amazon has caved to public pressure and banned this book from their store. Folks are pretty up in arms today about this book by Philip Greaves about how to be a better - i.e., slightly less molesty - pedophile. According to TechCrunch, The Pedophile's Guide to Love and Pleasure is the 158,221st best-selling book on the Kindle, hopefully because of the low $4.79 price and not because of the content.
Classic PBR Ads
Pabst Blue Ribbon wasn't always the leading cause of hipster cirrhosis. For most of its life, this working class beer was the domain of (heterosexual) cowboys and bacon-bringer-homers. Watch these vintage commercials to relive the glory days of PBR. Maybe you'll grow some hair on your liver, you Park Slope pantywaist! (Full Disclosure: I am a PBR-drinking Park Slope pantywaist.)
Team Loco, UNITE!!!
Hey, Internet! Let's get George Lopez back where he belongs at the coveted 11 p.m. TBS late night spot that HE HAS EARNED. Do NOT stand by and watch that notorious whiner Conan O'Brien cheat Lopez out of his late night spot, Team Loco compatriots!!! Share this Team Loco image everywhere to show the world whose side you are on, and use the photo editor to give yourself the signature George Lopez hairstyle so everyone knows that Team Loco DOES NOT GO DOWN WITHOUT A FIGHT!!!
Artist Jill Sylvia cuts the blank spaces out of ledger sheets and balance sheets to make beautiful stationery sculptures. If you've ever found yourself fascinated by graph paper, these are for you. And if you find that concept patently absurd - maybe just move along. It's kind of difficult to explain. (Via DesignBoom.)
Facebook Counts As Free Speech For Employees
If you’ve been watching what you say on Facebook in fear of your job, fear no more! A federal agency has declared Facebook posts are legally protected speech, even for employees who write negative things about their employers. The bigger question is, who would post negative comments under their own names?
Loose Ties vs. Strong: Pinyadda’s Platform Finds That Shared Interests Trump Friendships in “Social News” » Nieman Journalism Lab
There isn't a silver bullet for monetizing digital news, but if there were, it would likely involve centralization: the creation of a single space where the frenzied aspects of our online lives -- information sharing, social networking, exploration, ...
Meet Intersect, Where Storytelling, Time, and Location Get All Mashed up » Nieman Journalism Lab
It's near impossible to tell a story that doesn't have a place or a time. As readers and just as humans we have a difficult time connecting with a story — be it a friendly anecdote or a news article — that doesn't tell us where it happened and when. ...