It just now dawned on me...
that I, an arguably caucasian man, am heading to a Halloween party in Harlem in a costume consisting primarily of a white bed sheet. Eh, I’ve had a good run.
Scozzafava Suspends Campaign for NY's 23rd →
randyhaddock [abridged]: Dede Scozzafava, the Republican and Independence parties candidate, announced Saturday that she is suspending her campaign for the 23rd Congressional District and releasing all her supporters… This is huge. Scozzafava was ahead in the polls and set to win in the traditionally Republican district…until her pro union, pro card check, pro stimulus, pro higher...
Cali's Next First Lady: Mary Jane →
Marijuana takes another step on the way to alcohol-like status in California with the first Assembly review of the 1913 ban. I think conditions are perfect: The quasi-legalization for medical use hasn’t contributed any more to vagrancy than the economy, and has piloted regulable distribution networks Obama side-stepped Gonzales v. Raich by deferring to states on cannabis policy (Next,...
NYT's Missing the Essence of the Marathon →
icanseenewyorkcityfrommyhouse: Poisonville rebuffs last weeks “Plodders Have a Place, but Is It the Marathon?” article in the Times, asking some important questions. …Who are these hard-core runners? Are we talking championship athletes? The mainstays at the road runner clubs who built up the marathon over the years? Is there some sort of grass roots movement to “reclaim the marathon” that...
[Y]our East Coast civilization crumbles from decadence and sodomy[.]– Squashed finally tells us how he really feels.
jgh reblogged stfuparents commenting: “…It’s not a competition are anything. All are kids are the best. But Kyrah just happens to be the top!” on this picture: I seized on the non-symbolic emoticon use of “lol”; not gratuitous as it’s the only social lubricant keeping an otherwise passive-aggressive flame-war of misreads tepid. It’s less ambiguous than...
No one should be afraid to walk down the street holding the hand of someone they...– President Obama, on new hate crimes law (via @MikeMemoli)
The scale of contemporary society makes the design of systems which limit the...– Mills, to Jeff, amid his Irrational, Unpredictable, and Not Particularly Intelligent debate with Katie, stemming from a post elsewhere on the revelations of behavioral economics. I have a lot of scattered thoughts about how increasing scale could affect even well-established ethics/civics and how...
With computer people, the appearance of inaction masks the drama of their...– Michael Lewis, The New New Thing, describing software engineers idle in front of computer screens debugging Jim Clark’s yacht (you read that right) during engine failure in the Atlantic Ocean.
The 237 Reasons Why Women Have Sex →
Dr. Phil is exploring the matter on CBS right now with a panel of…experts; clips also on the website. Here are the top 5: I was attracted to the person. I wanted to experience the physical pleasure. “That did not necessarily mean they wanted the love and commitment to go with it. They wanted the pure, physical gratification,” Cindy elaborates. It feels good. I wanted to show...
IT pros always and without fail, quietly self-organize around those who make the...– j.ello, The Unspoken Truth About Managing Geeks.
What We Lost In 'Death Panel' Hysteria →
A friend’s dad has struggled on and off for several years against a rare form of Lymphoma. He’s now reached the point when trying to cure it gives way to trying to “manage” it. Still optimistic as to his options and his resilience, he was somewhat surprised when his general practitioner recently asked: “Have you done any planning Tim?” Tim and his GP “spent an hour...