Smarterbits: An Era of Curation →
Go read this.
While “Dear Sophie” is an expression of an intimate set of messages from one...– Joe Moon compares Google’s “Dear Sophie” ad to Facebook’s timeline. The comparison isn’t quite fair of course (an advertisement to an entire product revamp). But it’s a useful trope for the rest of his (excellent) post about the nature of performance on Facebook.
This [quote from James Blake] is a microcosm of a lot of what I am finding...– Matthew Perpetua. (One of the reasons that I am such a fan of Bob Mould; music full of aggression, sexuality and physicality, and as a self-admitted bear, he is about as far away from the “skinny, sniveling beta male” as you can get.)
the thing about don draper pitching facebook...
YOU CAN’T ANIMATE 35MM SLIDES. (But that comment that Don leaves — “Shut up, Pete.” — is pretty great.)
Right now this very scene is being repeated in...
BLUE BLAZER GUY 1: You guys are on Macs now?
BLUE BLAZER GUY 2: Yeah, we're slowly switching over. But we still use PowerPoint.
BLUE BLAZER GUY 1: Well, we brought our portion of the deck in PDF, think we can import that?
BARISTA: TRIPLE GRANDE NON-FAT LATTE FOR BILL? BILL?
BLUE BLAZER GUY 1: Yeah, not sure how to do that. Do you have a thumb drive?
BLUE BLAZER GUY 2: Sure, let me check my bag
BLUE BLAZER GUY 3: Oh, hey guys. How's it going.
BLUE BLAZER GUY 2: Good. Wait, should we just present the deck off your laptop?
BARISTA: VENTI PUMPKIN SPICE LATTE FOR ANNA? ANNA? AND A GRANDE COFFEE FRAPPUCINO FOR MARIO? MARIO?
BLUE BLAZER GUY 1: Sure, I mean I guess we could do that. Are you driving or am I driving?
BLUE BLAZER GUY 3: The deck?
BLUE BLAZER GUY 2: Yeah, the deck.
BLUE BLAZER GUY 3: Whatever, I'm fine. Let's use my machine.
BARISTA: GRANDE NON-FAT DECAF VANILLA ICED LATTE FOR ELIZABETH?
In Case Of Actual Death: Writing Prompt: The... →
Best depiction of the Gawker all hands EVAR.
Why do you do this to me? To the world? You are not a businessman, not a geek,...– Dan Lyons is back.
He’s in every second of this movie.– Paul Giamatti on Robert Pattinson starting as Eric Packer in Cosmopolis.
Unless you have the skill and know what you’re doing, you might want to avoid...– Matthew Perpetua on The One I Love
I was so excited,” says Lexi. “My dad called my grandpa immediately, who called...– Loved this bit from Michele’s piece at American McCarver
Go without a coat when it’s cold; find out what cold is. Go hungry; keep your...– Henry Rollins
But Bitcasa is not like any of those services. It doesn’t move files around. It...– Finally someone is putting the “tech” back in “Techcrunch”
Flip flops are great for the pool and the beach and not great for anything else....– From Put This On’s list of Twenty-Five Pieces of Basic Sartorial Knowledge So You Don’t Look Dumb.
Buzz on 25th hour →
I love that movie.
Google Street View captures 'dead girl' →
Can’t believe I missed this. (Even if it’s fake it’s real.)
Risk and Return at American McCarver →
What a shot that was.
A thirty-something dude who’s just been dumped by his longtime girlfriend...– Neven Mrgan’s tumbl: The Movie. Fucking brilliant.
I view advertising as being this romanticizing element that helps us appreciate,...– Jaron Lanier in the SAY Media Week in Venn.
WOMEN IN THE NEWS (WELL, SORT OF): The Reclusive,... →
Cat comes through with the best closer: “Let’s try to cheer her up in the comments.”
American McCarver: He was clearly ready for some... →
Aaron Rodgers, the quotable QB.
The Reckoning: America and the World a Decade... →
This is a wonderfully designed package of stories. Well done, NYT.
40 Noises That Built Pop →
This is what it’s come to, decomposing an entire genre to a top 40 lists of the best NOISES that made pop. That said, I can’t believe I wasn’t fucking consulted, because who in their right mind would put the Piano Glissando before the POWER CHORD? They can’t be serious.
Together they set out on a patriotic and quixotic mission to do the news well in...– That’s the log line from the new Aaron Sorkin show that’s coming to HBO.
If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will take you there– That wise sage Dick Costolo.