NPR now commits itself to avoiding the worst... →
wilwheaton: It says to itself that a report characterized by false balance is a false report. It introduces a new and potentially powerful concept of fairness: being “fair to the truth.” My verdict: Bravo, NPR. NPR commits itself as an organization to avoid the worst excesses of “he said, she said” journalism. It says to itself that a report characterized by false balance is a false report. It...
Swipe, Tap, Flick and . . . Read? Research on... →
mcnallykids: The news media and blogosphere were abuzz last month with the news that Apple is “reinventing the textbook” through the introduction of digital textbooks available for the iPad. With the announcement has come a myriad of opinions and speculations regarding the possible repercussions of Apple’s textbook reinvention for schools and for children’s learning. Many celebrate the...
Across the U.S., the average weekly pay for live-in nannies, according to INA,...– Find A Nanny - Nanny.com ::Edited to add commentary I didn’t get around to adding before my queue posted. =D:: Anyway, for Pittsburgh, that’s not a bad salary for a single girl just out of college. On the low end, of $410 ($410 a week*52 weeks a year=$21320 a year), it’s...
Me: I wouldn't put those plates in the dishwasher.
Mom: Check them and see.
Me: They're from France, the back is in French.
Mom: Why don't you move those shoes since you just tripped over them?
Me: I didn't trip on them, I tripped on my feet.
Mom: Move them anyway.
Alan Moore on culture and responsibility
chrisroberson: “I think our mistake has been thinking, in the 20th and 21st century, of the big cultural providers, like television or Hollywood, as culture. They’re not. They’re commercial entities which may occasionally or accidentally produce culture. But, they’re not culture. We are culture. Just ordinary people, what they do. You’ve only got to look at all sorts of areas around the...
Someday, I’m just going to accept that people like me. I’m not going to care that some people don’t. And when people tell me I’m funny, I’ll actually believe them.
No.– Actress Julianne Moore, when asked if she gained a newfound respect for Sarah Palin after delving deeper into Palin’s life to portray her in the upcoming film “Game Change.” (via mamaatheist)
How do you become a mom if you are into birth control?– RUSH LIMBAUGH, posing a rhetorical question as only a white male conservative can, in radio remarks broadcast on the Fox News Channel. Here’s a question, Rush: What the fuck gives men the alleged right to ask such stupid fucking questions? (via inothernews)
4 presidents' quotes for President's Day
think-progress: “There are no problems we cannot solve together, and very few that we can solve alone” - LBJ “If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.” — JFK “The best judge of whether or not a country is going to develop is how it treats its women” — Barack Obama “We demand that big business give the people a square deal” — Teddy Roosevelt
Why the Presidents?
deadpresidents: It is a question that many ask me; a question I often ask myself — why have I spent so much of my life and devoted so much of my time to studying the Presidents of the United States and the Presidency itself? With all of the figures and events throughout all of the eras of history, what is it that always brings me back to this one political office that is a relatively new...
Things most people don’t think about-the sentences used to clarify meaning of words. For example, googling florid brings up an example sentence which says “a stout man with a florid face”. This word gives an impression, the way that associating words with stereotypical imaged can cement a connotation. The actual definition of florid as given by Merriam-Webster is (in the...
This is all she called to tell me.
Dani: Have you ever made love to a truly great woman? And when you make love to her you feel true and beautiful passion and you for at least that moment lose your fear of death? Like some rhino hunters I know.
Me: No. Have you?
If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then...– Albert Einstein (via sirmitchell)
When others don't see the appeal in your favourite...
viewsofalex: Me. To my mom. About everything I love. Including Community.
Why Being Sleepy and Drunk are Great for... →