It’s hard to come up with an original title for a story 24 hours old. Disney bought Lucasfilm. There are so many reactions to this that within minutes of word hitting the Internet, the traffic made hurricane Sandy seem like a Spring shower. The funniest reaction I came across was easily, “Disney is going to […]Read More A Long Time Ago In A Steamboat Far, Far Away
I’ve read How We Decide. It’s very good pop-sci writing. I was excited to see him enlist at the New Yorker. And I am glad that these articles seem to seek context on what seems to be a strangely unethical, or at least careless, decision. The Sam Harris (another respectable pop-sci writer) link will let you […]Read More Jonah Lehrer, The New Yorker, and Sam Harris
This American Life has retracted Mike Daisey’s story about the Foxconn Factory. It’s been a couple of days since the retraction, but I have only now had a chance to sit down and listen to the story. You must listen to this podcast, even if you didn’t hear the original. This retraction salvages This American […]Read More This American Life Retracts ‘Mr. Daisey Goes to the Apple Factory’
If you’re mislead about dangers, you take real risks to avoid imaginary ones, and that includes what you vote for. London’s 66,000 guns – by Michael Story on Vimeo.Read More London’s 66,000 Guns
Related to Kosmo’s post: I’ve been haunted every year by a certain Valentine’s Day memory of my obnoxious Catholic upbringing. In one of my classes or perhaps during a “special break time,” (the only non-religious class in grade school was Math, but Math was invariably taught by a nun) I was force-shown a hokey christian […]Read More VD
Here’s the accompanying Wired article.Read More 10,000 Years B.S.
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Or rather, a lack thereof. REPORT: News Networks Ignore Controversial SOPA Legislation | Media Matters for America. (I got this via WaxyLinks.org)Read More Today in Unsurprising News