Monthly Archives: December 2009

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Gravity Wells

xkcd

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A Plan for All Seasons

Awesome collaboration between Whole Foods and GOOD.is showing which fruits and vegetables are in season.

/by GOOD.is

Trailer for "Cop Out"

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by Kevin Smith

KaBoom!

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Merry Christmas from PES

Happy Holidays

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Happy Holidays

And yes, my holiday card has a drawing of Darkseid on it. I wonder how many other holiday images he’s been in?

/by Michael Cho

Cringestalgia

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Last week my parents sent me a DVD with 198 files they excavated from my first computer. ‘Thought you’d get a kick out of these!’ they wrote on the Post-It Note.

Most of them are high school writing assignments from 1996-2000. Short stories, book reports, debate texts and even for the love of God poetry.

I’m making myself go through them, and this blog is where I’ll be pasting them and writing about what makes each one uniquely appalling.

God I can only imagine what mine would be like. Go take a gander at his though, the commentary is perfect.

Going to California

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A short film by Luke Humphrey documenting his roadtrip from Seattle through California. Camping in Redwood, Sequoia, Yosemite, Death Valley, Mono Lake. It’s like my childhood, all my favorite places in glorious HD with Boards of Canada as the Soundtrack.

It doesn’t get better than that.

Lehrer’s Rules

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Friday, December 4th was the final broadcast of NewsHour (with Jim Lehrer.) During it he laid out his personal rules for journalism. I only wish everyone in the field could follow them.

• Do nothing I cannot defend.

• Cover, write and present every story with the care I would want if the story were about me.

• Assume there is at least one other side or version to every story.

• Assume the viewer is as smart and as caring and as good a person as I am.

• Assume the same about all people on whom I report.

• Assume personal lives are a private matter, until a legitimate turn in the story absolutely mandates otherwise.

• Carefully separate opinion and analysis from straight news stories, and clearly label everything.

• Do not use anonymous sources or blind quotes, except on rare and monumental occasions.

• No one should ever be allowed to attack another anonymously.

• And, finally, I am not in the entertainment business.”

/via PBS Ombudsman Column

Personally I think the quibbles are BS

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Mag+

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Magazines have articles you can curl up with and lose yourself in, and luscious photography that draws the eye. And they’re so easy and enjoyable to read. Can we marry what’s best about magazines with the always connected, portable tablet e-readers sure to arrive in 2010?

I like this.