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  1. Reeder and NewsBlur, sitting in a tree…

    newsblur:

    …S-Y-N-C-I-N-G.

    First comes feeds, then comes training, then comes social for those days when its raining.

    That’s not it! That’s not all! Runs on iOS and Mac, so have a ball!

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    The world’s most popular RSS feed reader now supports the world’s best RSS feed reader backend. Download Reeder 2 for Mac and iOS.

    First. I love Newsblur, and I cannot for the life of me understand why the folks who lament Google Reader’s passing aren’t all over it, because it’s everything Google Reader was and more—sharing, commenting, filtering by tag (so if you’re not interested every television show ever you don’t have to read about them), saving for later, offline syncing, emailing stories to people, stuff Google Reader didn’t even think about doing. All for a dollar a month.

    The only thing it really didn’t do was work with Reeder’s pretty pretty UI. And now it does that.

    SO, if you feel like checking it out, my shared stories can be found here.

  2. Apparently there’s a “you are so $CITY” meme going around facebook, and a friend went with the traditional Match Game setup so I really had no choice.

    Apparently there’s a “you are so $CITY” meme going around facebook, and a friend went with the traditional Match Game setup so I really had no choice.

  3. Happy national hot dog day!

    Happy national hot dog day!

  4. ☛ BIC - Universal Typeface Experiment

    In which BIC averages all of our handwritings and arrives a the conclusion that we are collectively Comic Sans.

  5. girl-detective replied to your photo “Some thoughts on Snowpiercer. If you’re going to name your movie…”

    You had me a the Shirley Bassey reference.

    If I only get one song stuck in one person’s head each day, I’m still doing good work.

  6. Some thoughts on Snowpiercer.
If you’re going to name your movie Snowpiercer, the least you could do is have Shirley Bassey sing the theme song.
As I mentioned before, prior to our screening of the film a Vanderbilt lecturer read an essay he’d written about the film, focusing primarily on how it fit into his particular classification system for Sci-Fi. Unfortunately he focused on the environmental aspect of it, which is completely wrong—Snowpiercer is no more about global warming than the Planet of the Apes reboot is about Alzheimer’s. The global warming Macguffin is a setup for a film that’s more “about” the criticism of a libertarian social structure writ small and the difficulty in the have-nots making social leaps when the ingrained power structure is built to defend the status of the haves.
While the film’s about social structure, the plot, on the other hand, is straight-up hero’s journey. Call to adventure, crossing of the threshold, etc. Of course, most hero’s journey films aren’t quite so clearly focused on getting from point A to point B.
The schoolroom scene is worth the price of admission.
Tilda Swinton is clearly having more fun than a human ought to have making movies. Someone needs to stop her.
Harvey Weinstein wanted twenty minutes of cuts in order to give Snowpiercer a wide release—the director refused, so now you’ve got to work to see it in a theater. I suggest that if you’ve got the opportunity you do so. Although a story of a group of men punching and stabbing their way from one end of a train to another gets pretty violent at times, so do bear that in mind.

    Some thoughts on Snowpiercer.

    1. If you’re going to name your movie Snowpiercer, the least you could do is have Shirley Bassey sing the theme song.
    2. As I mentioned before, prior to our screening of the film a Vanderbilt lecturer read an essay he’d written about the film, focusing primarily on how it fit into his particular classification system for Sci-Fi. Unfortunately he focused on the environmental aspect of it, which is completely wrong—Snowpiercer is no more about global warming than the Planet of the Apes reboot is about Alzheimer’s. The global warming Macguffin is a setup for a film that’s more “about” the criticism of a libertarian social structure writ small and the difficulty in the have-nots making social leaps when the ingrained power structure is built to defend the status of the haves.
    3. While the film’s about social structure, the plot, on the other hand, is straight-up hero’s journey. Call to adventure, crossing of the threshold, etc. Of course, most hero’s journey films aren’t quite so clearly focused on getting from point A to point B.
    4. The schoolroom scene is worth the price of admission.
    5. Tilda Swinton is clearly having more fun than a human ought to have making movies. Someone needs to stop her.
    6. Harvey Weinstein wanted twenty minutes of cuts in order to give Snowpiercer a wide release—the director refused, so now you’ve got to work to see it in a theater. I suggest that if you’ve got the opportunity you do so. Although a story of a group of men punching and stabbing their way from one end of a train to another gets pretty violent at times, so do bear that in mind.
  7. fancycwabs:

    Can’t be too careful.

    I guess it’ll work for peaches, too.

  8. I got an email last night asking me to vote for Thelma Harper for state senate in the upcoming primary, and unfortunately I can only think of one thing now.
EDIT: Thelma Harper was my state Senator a month ago, but isn’t now (because moving). I don’t know if I can change my registration in time to vote in my current primary.

    I got an email last night asking me to vote for Thelma Harper for state senate in the upcoming primary, and unfortunately I can only think of one thing now.

    EDIT: Thelma Harper was my state Senator a month ago, but isn’t now (because moving). I don’t know if I can change my registration in time to vote in my current primary.

  9. YOUR HOMEMADE ICE WILL GIVE YOU CANCER.

    YOUR HOMEMADE ICE WILL GIVE YOU CANCER.

  10. monkeyfrog replied to your quote “The more informed you are, the more likely you are to choose store…”

    But. Not all generics work as well as brand drugs. There are some cases where they differ.

    Did you really just go “not all generics” on me?