“The future of print remains what? Try to imagine a world where the future of print is unclear: Maybe 25 year olds will start demanding news from yesterday, delivered in an unshareable format once a day. Perhaps advertisers will decide “Click to buy” is for wimps. Mobile phones: could be a fad. After all, anything could happen with print. Hard to tell, really.”—Shirky on the future of print newspapers.
“If “frozen-pizza mecca” sounds like a dubious honor, then you’ve never had a Heggies — the beloved pie that debuted 25 years ago at lodges around Lake Mille Lacs and has since become a sort of regional sriracha, a cult foodstuff available at dive bars and grocery stores across the five-state area. Heggies makes tavern-style ’za — thin-crust, topping-heavy and meant to be squared and shared with pitchers of beer in the manner of our hard-drinking forefathers.”—How Heggies Pizza built a regional empire, one bar at a time (via fuckyeahheggiespizza)
“Sometimes the Bible in the hand of one man is worse than a whiskey bottle in the hand of another… There are just some kind of men who are so busy worrying about the next world they’ve never learned to live in this one; you can look down the street and see the results.”—Harper Lee (via notalwaysluminous)
“In an April conference call, TCF Bank Vice Chairman of Lending Craig Dahl explained the segment’s allure. Consumers with a car loan “pay it before their home mortgage loan and they pay it before their credit card loan,” he said, according to a Seeking Alpha transcript.”—Try not to get yourself into a situation where you have to make choices like this.
“A leading scientist was ejected by fellow audience members during a performance of Handel’s Messiah after he took the director’s invitation to “clap and whoop” to the music a step too far by attempting to crowd-surf.”—
"Proportion of head injuries rises in cities with bike share programs" (Washington Post)
"Study: Cities with bike shares saw spike in head injuries" (MyNorthwest.com)
"City Bike Share Programs Shown to Increase Risk of Head Injury" (KMBZ)
"Brain Injury Rate Rose In Cities After Bike-Sharing Rolled Out" (NPR)
Great post. The type of bikes used in bike share programs are some of the safest bikes on the streets of cities. They’re slow, upright, with well-tuned breaks. That’s not the type of biking that leads to higher cases of head injuries.
“This is the second time that January Jones has been cast in 1962 opposite an actor with a pork based name. The first was in Mad Men (2007) opposite Jon Hamm and then this alongside Kevin Bacon”—X-Men: First Class (2011) - Trivia - IMDb (via rickwebb)
Though the renewable energy sector is growing, is popular with the public and is generating new jobs — and the solar industry now employs 140,000 more people than our nation’s coal mines — conference attendees focused on hindering this sector, especially solar. Minnesota Rep. Pat Garofalo, who recently received national attention about a racist tweet concerning NBA players, quipped, “solar is dumb.”
Legislators from Utah and Oklahoma bragged about slowing the development of solar energy in their states. Oklahoma Senator A.J. Griffin passed a bill to tax individuals using distributed generation from solar panels or wind turbines to “protect our most vulnerable utilities.” ALEC wants to tax people who use small scale solar or wind or who drive electric cars. According to ALEC, property owners should have a right to kill a person on their property, but not use solar or wind energies on their property without paying a tax.
”—What kind of MN state legislator would work against forms of energy generation that are far healthier and actually made in Minnesota (unlike natural gas and coal)? Pat Garofalo.
A few hundred years ago, we decided that owning an estate and a noble title didn’t make you special and that if you wanted to make something of yourself you ought to contribute actual value rather than skimming off what everybody else was doing.
It’s not really clear to me how holding and rearranging massive amounts of capital is any different in principal from that landed nobility thing we parted ways with centuries ago.
What am I missing?
I think people had an easier time visualizing the wealth of the extraordinarily wealthy when wealth largely scaled with land.