sod that, I’ll make their eyes water– Keith Mills (Royal Marines officer)
These doctors and nurses should be warned, however, that their work, to quote...– No wonder the local beavers bite off their wotsits: Why one man won’t be joining the rush to move to Canada | Mail Online
Adult Swim: Oddities of Stop Motion →
I’ve kept this tab open for too long. maybe watch these later
Kid’s Tour of Flanders →
We saw something similar when we went to see Orvieto to see a stage of the Giro D’Italia. I remember thinking “Not only does that kid have a better bike than I do, but they can probably kick my ass”
Vim Text Objects: The Definitive Guide | The... →
Is it Stupid Day? | Bike View in Ottawa →
I want to show this to every person who ever talks about how bicycles shouldn’t be on the road because they don’t follow the rules, unlike motorists. In fact, this will now be my standard response. Thank you for providing the service. Come on people, you’re driving a weapon there. Don’t #$%^ around. Notice, I’m pretty well illuminated, helps with the license plates too!
You can have my gun registry data when you pry it... →
@glen_mcgregor REALLY pisses off gun nuts.
Wall Street Isn't Winning It's Cheating | Matt... →
Matt Taibbi is usually a hyperbolic left-wing loonie, but this is a well-reasoned, balanced perspective on the #occupy POV
Stars - La Blogothèque →
Some of the best memories in my life are of this very neighborhood of SF. When I first moved down to SF, I was staying at a tiny little hostel on Sacramento in between Montgomery and Kearny, almost exactly where the Financial District, meets Chinatown, meets North Beach. the hostel room had 20 other people in it, and, while I had to go to work every morning, everyone else there was on...
Dumbest Letter to the Editor ever... →
And I quote: A lot of deer get hit by cars west of Crown Point on U.S. 231. There are too many cars to have the deer crossing here. The deer crossing sign needs to be moved to a road with less traffic. - Tim Abbott, Crown Point
@scottfeschuk tries to get people to unfollow him
With hilarious consequences…“ In a bid to lose at least 100 followers today, I will tweet only the things that make me unfollow other people.scottfeschukOctober 21, 2011“ Wow my personal trainer gave me SUCH a workout today. Quads, consider yourselves blasted!scottfeschukOctober 21, 2011“ Service on my blackberry/iPhone/Android sucks. Might be time to switch to an iPhone/Android/Blackberry....
add Herman Cain to the list...
I sent this link to George Takei and Stephen Wicary over twitter, but it took me a damn long time to find it, so here I immortalize the paragraph and link When I hear the phrase “lifestyle choice,” I visualize a couple of tanned, toned, and mustachioed men sitting around reading brochures so they can make a truly informed choice. On one brochure, a suburban family piles into a cream-colored SUV...
esteetabernac: Banditas covering Lync’s...
Barrieres Canadienne →
If you’ve driven through open range land, you would know what these are. Apparently they’re named after Canadians in France. Basically, it’s a term for the metal rods in the road that stop cows passing through. On my favourite climb in the 2012 Tour - Col du Grand Colombier - there is not much up top except several barrières Canadiennes on each side. Apparently, a Potluck...
Generation X is sick of your bullshit.– Generation X Is Sick of Your Bullshit
The Truth Behind Dubstep →
There was way too much Dubstep at Burning Man this year…
Take Away Shows (Les Concerts a Emporter) →
There’s a great site out there where a blogger talks different performers into doing very stripped down versions of their songs in different locations, like an elevator (Arcade Fire), the Steps around the Arsenale in Paris, or the arcade of a Parisian apartment (Bon Iver). Look through the list of shows and I’m sure you’ll find a different and surprising take on a song you...
I love the Yes Men
I got on their mailing list years ago back when they were originally at the WTO riots, when we were on the nettime mailing list, mainly full of Eastern European radical anarchists. ( I have a story back in the archives about that, that I should dig up ). Anyhoo, I get fun email like this from them. Dear Friend, You’re on the Yes Men mailing list, which means you’ve probably seen some of our...
3 Keys To Creating Great "Good Places" | Co.... →
One of my favourite “Hikes” in the world is the walk through Cinqueterre in Italy. When you go hiking up in say … Gatineau Park, you need to take along food, water, and while there’s a few cabins about, they’re not really social spaces. Cinqueterre on the other hand, is a fantastic hike, because you can start in the morning with a cornetto and machiato in Monterosso...
The Best definition of "The Cloud" I've seen so... →
jimbryson: Here is what Fell off the Dock...
this is both a little bit of a glimpse behind the scenes at both google and amazon, and a way for companies without Steve Jobs to succeed.
Churchill v Grammar
Supposedly an editor had clumsily rearranged one of Churchill’s sentences to avoid ending it in a preposition, and the Prime Minister, very proud of his style, scribbled this note in reply: “This is the sort of bloody nonsense up with which I will not put.” But apparently clumsy editors continue to thrive at the Ottawa Citizen ...
Surviving the Burning Man experience |... →
Burning Man at 25 years - The Big Picture -... →