19 August 2010


one of these people came out.

hahaha. care to guess?

bear city.

thx markie!

the season approaches...


john's type.

overheard on facebook.

if you know this person, please don't tell them i'm making fun of them. thx.


guess whom is hosting this year's VMAs!??!!? i wasn't gonna give a shit, but now i will.

thx lilly!


PALO ALTO, Calif. — Facebook introduced a long-anticipated service called Places on Wednesday that could help the company tap local and small-business advertisers and sharpen its competition with Google.

Facebook’s Places borrows heavily from location-based social networks like Foursquare and Gowalla, which allow users to check in at places and broadcast their location to friends. But those companies, as well as others like Yelp, said they saw Facebook’s Places as a complement to their own services and as an opportunity to gain additional distribution.

Using Places on hand-held devices like the iPhone and other smartphones, users will be able to check in, for example, at a restaurant, bar or museum, alerting their friends on Facebook of their presence. They will then be able to see, using the service, any friends that are nearby, as well as other people who have checked in at the same location and have agreed to have their location broadcast widely. (via)

oh great.


i couldn't take my eyes off this. a camera was strapped to a rocket booster on a space shuttle launch, and the booster is jettisoned and falls back to earth. the falling starts around the 2-minute mark. if you have any pot at your desk, smoke it before you watch, if you can.


dollar rede$ign project

it's back for it's second year.


well, you've probably heard that pretty cool fred armisen and totes awesome elisabeth moss are getting divorced. what you may not have heard is that he is dating a 23 year old, unfunny abby elliott.
you just lost some points, fred. i don't know if you've seen mad men or girl interrupted, but this is a total downgrade. ;( no worries though, peggy's got a new boyfriend already.

"what do you have against new jersey?"
"unfortunately, a southern border."

if you mess with the bull...

A bull injured forty people on Wednesday in Spain when it jumped into the stands to attack the crowd at a bullring in the northern town of Tafella.
Raw video of the event posted online on Thursday showed the bull leaping over barriers and landing in the packed stands of the arena.
The bull was killed after it was subdued with the help of a former bullfighter in the crowd. Most of the injuries were cuts and bruises, but one man was gored in the back, another suffered crushed vertebrae and a 10-year-old boy remained in intensive care on Thursday at a hospital in the regional capital of Pamplona, the Spanish newspaper El PaĆ­s reported. The boy was injured when the 1,000-pound bull fell on him as it rampaged through the stands.
The Associated Press explained that the bull’s escape occurred Wednesday at the Tafalla arena in the northern region of Navarra, “during an event attended by about 3,500 spectators, in which mostly young people try to get a bull to charge at them so they can dodge it.” (via)
 thx emilube!

song of the summer

thx nicolette!

panama canal expansion

this story is pretty interesting. if you like learning about boats and waterways and stuff. like me.

bonus links:
popular mechanics article
panama canal expansion project wikipedia

16 days.

Dooley took over the program in January after Lane Kiffin bolted for Southern California after only one season coaching the Vols. Unlike Dooley, Kiffin wasn't one to seek input from Tennessee's past, instead justifying his way of doing things because it worked at USC when he was an assistant there from 2001 to 2006.

That didn't jibe with the Vols, whose passion for football is rooted in a rich history. That history includes the "Vol Walk" strut through orange-clad fans on the way to Neyland Stadium on game days, reciting legendary Tennessee coach Robert Neyland's seven maxims in the locker room before kickoff and, of course, winning.

Dooley got plenty of reminders about that passion during his summer lunches and discussions with the Tennessee faithful. (via)

mission accomplished!

today, all remaining american combat troops pulled out of iraq. we're leaving behind 50,000 troops for peace-keeping, etc. a lot of civilians in baghdad are still living without electricity and whatnot. but i'm sure everything will turn out fine.
“I don’t think State has ever operated on its own, independent of the U.S. military, in an environment that is quite as threatening on such a large scale,” said James Dobbins, a former ambassador who has seen his share of trouble spots as a special envoy for Afghanistan, Bosnia, Haiti, Kosovo and Somalia. “It is unprecedented in scale.”
White House officials expressed confidence that the transfer to civilians — about 2,400 people who would work at the Baghdad embassy and other diplomatic sites — would be carried out on schedule, and that they could fulfill their mission of helping bring stability to Iraq.
“The really big picture that we have seen in Iraq over the last year and a half to two years is this: the number of violent incidents is significantly down, the competence of Iraqi security forces is significantly up, and politics has emerged as the basic way of doing business in Iraq,” said Antony J. Blinken, the national security adviser to Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. “If that trend continues, and I acknowledge it is an ‘if,’ that creates a much better context for dealing with the very significant and serious problems that remain in Iraq.” (via)
good luck, iraq!


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