No Màs Muertes →
An article in today’s New Times highlights this non-profit. Valley/Tucson residents: have you volunteered here?
Just as it was easy to dismiss MP3s until you’d test-driven an iPod, so...– Charlie Brooker is an ebook convert.
Students failing because of Twitter, texting →
nerdkeeping: Ontario’s Waterloo University is one of the few post-secondary institutions in Canada to require the students they accept to pass an exam testing their English language skills. Almost a third of those students are failing. “Thirty per cent of students who are admitted are not able to pass at a minimum level,” says Ann Barrett, managing director of the English language proficiency...
The Drake Equation is used to estimate the number of highly evolved...– Why I don’t have a girlfriend: An application of the Drake Equation to love in the UK by Peter Backus (via nerdkeeping)
Freeway to Hell →
“The South Mountain Freeway has no redeeming value — unless you’re one of the elites who will profit from it. Or one of perhaps the majority that can’t even imagine another “lifestyle” that isn’t built around endless driving and freeways. That’s how they roll in “the Valley,” right?”
The fantastic truth of Calvin and Hobbes →
Cars = Salve. →
To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used...– Arundhati Roy (via libraryland)
I was a RIF reader. I did Book-It and got my pizzas. I am certain RIF and my subsequent free books helped me along in my reading career. From the Chandler Public Library: ”On February 1, President Obama released his FY11 budget request which eliminates the funding for Reading Is Fundamental and its nationwide services. Without federal funding, more than 4.4 million children and families...
The press is a gang of cruel fa**ots. Journalism is not a profession or a...– -Hunter S. Thompson Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas My first thought at catching a journalist masturbating in a sidewalk doorway would be “in media res, indeed!”
[Reading less often] has dire consequences for our collective intellect. So...– Who Stole Our Reading Time? via Guardian (via elsi)
I should have known better, it was a Tuesday in February. Many of my life’s most...– Stephen Fry - Moab is My Washpot (via nerdgasms) (via roomthily)
I’m gonna sit at the welcome table one of these days. Happy Friday.
when did being an adult get so effing complicated?
dishwasher cycle = gullywasher. desire for honey nut chex at all-time high. no clean spoons. even tbsp. and tsp. in dishwasher. remaining options? a) fork b) measuring cup c) slotted spoon d) pride-salvaging patience.
If there is, in fact, a Heaven and a Hell, all we know for sure is that Hell...– hunter s thompson (generation of swine) (via quellequaintrelle)
Book-A-Minute Classics: The Great Gatsby →
via afeldman: Gatsby Daisy, I made all this money for you, because I love you. Daisy I cannot reciprocate, because I represent the American Dream. Gatsby Now I must die, because I also represent the American Dream. Nick I hate New Yorkers.
And so, this month I invite you to invent alliterative odes. Be they sombre or...– Post your alliterative odes here or @ the Guardian’s Poster Poems: Alliteration
There are only two or three human stories, and they go on repeating themselves...– O Pioneers! via The Willa Cather Society (via elsi)