Journalism: Still Signs of Life
allthecoolkids: Skimming through the U.S. government’s strange new guide to “Getting Through Tough Economic Times” this morning, I saw the list of headers (Possible Health Risks, Warning Signs, Managing Stress, Suicide Warning Signs etc.) and thought that the section for journalists acknowledged how these hard times especially affected members of the media. I was wrong: Special Note to...
Congrats Doree & Jess! Everyone should buy this...
blakeley: doree: Sooooo…. yes, I know I put up the photographic evidence yesterday, but my book LOVE, MOM: POIGNANT, GOOFY, BRILLIANT MESSAGES FROM HOME really, truly is out! And I’m not just saying this because I, uh, wrote it—the book really is the perfect Mother’s Day gift. Or perfect gift for your friend’s bathroom. Or perfect thing to buy if you just want to support Jessica and me! You...
Arguments Are Overrated
People who are good at making arguments overrate the value of arguments. The verbally adroit among us often demand that disputes of many sorts should be decided on the basis of debate. This demand is particularly acute for public policy disputes. The idea is that policy choices should be subject to rigorous public scrutiny and that this should result in the the adoption of the policy for which...
Maybe they can get some TARP funds..
josephweisenthal: ninety9: Cresting Red River threatens beet crop, which may undermine BeetSwap, the Web 2.1 technology that was going to save us all. Or at least help someone one buy us a Lone Star now and again. Crisis in the beet exchange markets.
The Big Takeover →
Matt Taibbi’s awesome Rolling Stone article on AIG, the bailout and Wall Street. It’s a long romp and thoroughly worth it. (The article, not the bailout.)
Tim Geithner Less Popular Than Jello On Facebook →
Even worse: he’s not on Twitter, Tumblr or FourSquare.
My Chat On MediaBistro's Morning Media Menue
Well, the embed code doesn’t seem to be working. But you can listen by clicking here.
The Political Problems Of Planning: A Lament →
Way back in October, I explained why the bailout keeps on changing and why it will keep on changing.
OBAMA CRACKS UP →
My brother Tim’s article on how the fumbles, missteps, evasions and broken promises of the Obama adminstration imperil the effectiveness of President Hope N. Change.
A Primer on AIG's Collapse: Insuring Disaster →
If you are still trying to figure out how AIG could have become a blackhole sucking in hundreds of billions of dollars, you might want to read my attempt to explain it.
The Irish have always been victims of negative stereotyping. I mean people think...– The Black Donnellys (via elizabethanne) (via emilyposts)
Perception Is 9/10th Of The Law →
Brilliant lawyer joke. Via:bowlingalleylawyer:bebelestrange:bowlingalleylawyer:
Keep Austin Weird
Reposting as a service to all my friends still in Austin. karion: After another half assed, epic catch up, I found myself missing Austin. I went to SXSW every year I was there, but for the music and movies. It baffles me that people could go to Austin and choose to hang out at the most obvious of spots with the same people they hang out with at home. Same aquarium, different weather. So...
AIG Ads Now Ironic, Annoying and Right →
Who Needs Austin? North By Northeast Is Closer,... →
Important Lesson: Don’t leave uncovered candles near new media types.
Why men prefer heavier playmates in a recession →
The male subjects who were made to feel insecure about their finances reported a preference for women who were, on average, roughly two pounds heavier than their financially confident counterparts.
The Ghosts Of Saint Patrick's Day Past (2007)
dateMon, Mar 5, 2007 at 10:49 PM subjectSPD07 Approaching: Saturday, March 17 Listen up. We’re putting together an agenda for The. Worst. Saint. Patrick’s. Day. Ever. Worse than the year everyone passed out with their head on the brass kickrail at The Unknown Irish Bar. Worse than the year we got in a bar brawl with 200 angry corrections officers. Worse than the year we ended...
The Ghosts Of Saint Patrick's Days Past (2006)
date:Thu, Mar 16, 2006 at 4:39 PM subject: Team SPD Saint Patrick’s Day In Two Drafts. Short Version: We’re meeting early in the day uptown at a bar called Kinsale Tavern. I know you hate drinking on Saint Patrick’s Day. We all do. But trust me. It’s going to be great. Text me for details about where we are when you are ready to join us. I can’t wait to see you. ...
Economists Aren't More Stupid than Other... →
Astrophysicists, for instance, explain everything weird in our solar system with asteroids.
Felix Salmon Joining Reuters Opinion Start-Up →
Says “so long” to Portfolio.com.
Getting the Hell Out Of Dodge(Ball), A Personal... →
Jennifer Wright’s passably attractive account of the death of dodgeball.
Revelations: They Are Why You're Fat →
1. I’m really getting tired of having Richard Blakeley be behind so much cool shit. What are the rest of you doing with the internet and why have you just left it up to Blakeley to be the fun, creative one? 2. Same goes with Jessica Amason. She’s in so much cool shit that I half expect to find out that Jeff Bezos named Amazon after meeting her in a bar one night but couldn’t...
Dodgeball eats it.
allthecoolkids: Sometimes, when a thing takes long enough to go away, it’s hard to imagine it actually plans to leave at all. Last night was Dodgeball’s last stand, but we’d been celebrating the demise of our friends’ text messaging service for what seemed like its entire existence. The final sputters and spurts of Dodgeball played into our vainest tendencies. And posed the ultimate question:...
peterfeld: LAST NIGHT IN DODGE: THERE’S GOT TO...