“My friend and I were hiking in Runyon Canyon with her dog when her dog started heaving. There were lots of people around, and right in front of everyone the dog puked up her thong. You could see the label. ‘Calvin Klein.’”
Let’s say you wake up, it’s overcast, and as any Angeleno can tell you, when it’s overcast the clouds somehow get into your head making it twice as difficult to get out of bed in the morning, this happens even before you have a chance to look out the window and see what it’s like outside, you know, because the weather in Los Angeles is actually part psychic all the time,...
FT: It is not certain, however, that Mr Obama has the power to prioritise payments. “On the question of legality, I think it’s very unclear that the administration has the legal power to choose between Congress’s spending priorities,” says Jay Powell, visiting scholar at the Bipartisan Policy Centre in Washington. The Treasury might be obliged simply to pay what bills it can as they come due. ...
TPM: But this is no ordinary failure of a whip operation. It’s not a shrug your shoulders moment. Yes, you win some and you lose some. But here we are on the brink of default, with the world economy in the balance, and we’ve spent an entire day or more now on a bill that is never going to pass the Senate, was never going to be signed by the President, and which we now know...
E Pluribus Unum. It’s a slogan that’s on our money. Ben Franklin got...– This Stanford iTunes U lecture. (“From many things, one.”)
Understanding the streets of Los Angeles
Santa Monica Boulevard runs north of Wilshire for most of the city. But they change places in Beverly Hills. For the rest of the way Santa Monica Boulevard runs south of Wilshire. There are two major streets named San Vicente. They’re nowhere near each other. There are two major streets named Beverly. For a second they look like they’re going to cross but they don’t. There are...
A downgrade would cost the US $100 billion per... →
Tea Party: “We’re against government spending!”
As we move closer to intentionally jettisoning the full faith and credit of the...– Josh Marshall
GOP doesn't support Boehner's plan →
Question about RSS
I’m trying to make an automated MailChimp mailing list based on the Old Jews Telling Jokes RSS feed. I’d like each mailer to include the thumbnail of the day’s video. In the RSS feed for OJTJ, the thumbnail images are tagged as <blip:thumbnail_src>. However, MailChimp only recognizes images tagged <media:content>. I can’t do anything about this. So I need to...
The last three posts are a sequence.
A sequence of series. A spectrum, even.
old jokes home
Q. How did the hipster burn his mouth?
A. He ate the pizza before it was cool.
This is not a romantic dating venue.– Yelp review for Jersey Mike’s Subs on South Beverly.
He recorded in his diary on May 11, 1788, that he had spent the entire Sunday at...– George Washington: He Liked to Count Things (via kateoplis) “Oh yes, people were so much more productive before the Internet.”
Copper won’t let go of the ball unless you swing him around in a circle a few times. Also, he weighed in at 41 pounds the other day. Hence the grunting.
Lana Del Rey, Video Games (via)
List of insults leveled at people by Teddy...
mollycoddle puzzlewit honeyfugler thimblerigger muddleheaded (Compiled from Colonel Roosevelt)
This Is Your Brain on a Breakup →
(#94, 8/23/10) “A goal-oriented motivational state. A drive. Stronger than the sex drive.” “The similarity between love and addiction.” Thank you, person who sent this to me.
Jim Gilliam, The Internet Is My Religion
Things blocking the road on the way to work
1) A pile of bamboo. 2) A disabled hearse. 3) Some jackass trying to drive up the wrong side of the street. Signs of Carmageddon!
Hey, is this cute or stupid? I used Keynote.