'Isn't it irresponsible filmmaking to teach young people in the audience that they can survive throwing electrical objects into the water the way Jay does?'
June 6th, 2015
And for a horror film, there are surprisingly few deaths. Apart from the mystery girl's death that opens the film (we never find out how she related to the rest of the characters), the other main on-screen death is Greg, killed in his bedroom. Given that the creature walks toward the victim until it reaches them, how very convenient that it so seldom appears in the middle of the night while the victim is asleep! Where's the "don't fall asleep" warning à la invasion of the Body Snatchers and A Nightmare on Elm Street?
June 6th, 2015
You know when World Cups started being corrupt? 1970. And anything up to and including 1962. Between those dates, there was a brief and ineffably beautiful interregnum in the chicanery, which thereafter was never allowed to happen again. Why? Well, there was a global sense, really, that the sainted custodians of both tournament and trophy during that time were simply too exquisitely mannered, too morally faultless, too humble, too generous-spirited, too brilliant at football ever to be permitted to shame the rest of the world in this manner again.
Did you enjoy that story? If so, you may be Greg Dyke, or have suffered a recent head trauma. Either way, please seek help immediately. […]
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May 29th, 2015
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May 4th, 2015
Just a little something to give folks celebrating May 4th nightmares: Star Wars: The Binks Awakens…
[Via Laughing Squid]
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April 19th, 2015
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April 15th, 2015
Soon giving a talk to a v.large co, partly on costs of decision making in big orgs. So far 8 people have needed to approve my ppt. Mic drop.
— Ben Hammersley (@benhammersley) April 14, 2015
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April 12th, 2015
Wardley's Scale of Corporate Desperation. Everything you need to know about strategy speak in one handy table. pic.twitter.com/RyRAASaHjr
— swardley (@swardley) April 11, 2015
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April 8th, 2015
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April 4th, 2015
Uh oh, just switched from a Windows phone to an iPhone… pic.twitter.com/nSBCNYTQNm
— Blind Chow (@BlindChow) April 4, 2015
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April 2nd, 2015
RomancR promises to disrupt your bedroom:
RomancR, which we plan to launch later this year, will bring the power and efficiency of markets to our romantic lives. You will leave your pitiful dating life where it belongs in the dustbin of history! Go beyond antiquated non-market systems for finding lovers. Why should we rely on people's fickle sense of taste and attractiveness, their complicated ideas of interpersonal compatibility, or their sense of altruism, when we can rely on the power of prices? With RomancR, we won't have to!
[Via Crooked Timber]
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March 14th, 2015
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March 12th, 2015
Alan Rusbridger, soon to depart after 20 years as editor of the Guardian, reflecting upon his early years at the paper:
For quite a long time the Guardian struggled to get my name right #oldcuttingsbooks
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March 8th, 2015
I know I'm days late posting this but I only saw it today so I figure I might not be the only one.
— Mike McNally (@notoserfdom) March 6, 2015
[Via Stellar Interesting]
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March 2nd, 2015
Facebook knew you were in love a long time before you did. It noticed you scrolling back through her timeline. Every millisecond lingering over the photos of her at the beach was faithfully logged.
When she sent a message to her best friend saying "Hot date tonight ;-)" it correlated all the messages that she'd been sending and rightly calculated that you were her probable partner.
When the two of you didn't send each other flirty message one morning, it concluded that you had spent the night in a… how to put this…? A state unobservable by Facebook.
On the surface, you two were perfectly suited to each other. But Facebook had detected a problem. […]
[Via The Null Device]
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February 16th, 2015
So the next time you're at a bad date, feel free to let them off with "It's not you, it's the market structure".
[Via Paul Krugman]
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February 5th, 2015
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January 20th, 2015
— Ghoulia Childs (@GhouliaChilds) January 13, 2015
(For the record, I'm ashamed to note that I completely failed to notice on my first view that that thing should really be a facehugger, not a chestburster.)
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January 19th, 2015
Your four basic religions pic.twitter.com/47TtsxG0qm
— Atanas Entchev (@atanas) December 18, 2014