Which means they don’t surprise us. They don’t take us out of our comfort zone....– Facebook, Pandora Lead Rise of Recommendation Engines (via iamdanw) (via benkraal) Exactly right. A recommendation engine has no love for culture, no desire to make things better, no drive to show you something better than what you already like. It is simply there to reinforce your notions of what...
The whole thing is terrible and creepy and depressing and also totally...– TV’s best new taboo-busting comedy - Heather Havrilesky - Salon.com I’m stoked and a half for Louie.
in the fade: I’m looking at pictures of the G20... →
I’m looking at pictures of the G20 protests in Toronto and I’m of the school that burning shit and destroying things to make a point is not really conducive to making any point except that you know how to set shit on fire. Protesting as a means to stand up for your beliefs and possibly get your…
Why any vampire would want to put up with Sookie’s thudding earnestness is...– A True Blood mystery: Why does everyone love Sookie? - By Jason Zinoman - Slate Magazine
Watching the movie is like winning the lottery… of EVERYTHING.– Chris Cantoni, in his spot-on, hilarious “so bad it’s good” write-up of “Con Air” for BWDR
Whitney Cummings has a tumblr. Follow that shit. →
(via coketalk) reblogged for on-the-fucking-money-ness.
POOTIE TANG IS ON HULU. →
thisistheglamorous: THIS IS IMPORTANT. Best. PSA. Ever. Well done, good man.
Do you like the World Cup? Well, Rick Reilly... →
inthefade: hammerito: He inches a little closer to being Andy Rooney every day. He used over 1,000 words to say “I don’t like soccer. I don’t understand soccer. How many days til the NFL season starts?” I always wonder how this hack wins sportswriting awards, then I remember that Jon Cryer has an Emmy.
And please, don’t ask us if we are ready to rock and roll because, really, would...– Dear rock bands: it’s time to kill the encore (and other concert-saving tips) - Michele Catalano - Sound System - True/Slant
15 tumblrs to follow right now
girlperson: It is that time for recommendations! Here are a few more blogs on this platform that you would be foolish not to be following. 1. booyahgrandma: Erin’s a soon-to-be librarian who loves food, making awesome zines, and saying great things to dudes (“hey let’s touch?”). Also, she’s in Europe for the summer so this should be extra fun. 2. andrewstout: FANTASTIC writer, truly, truly...
"According to an article in The Wall Street...
inthefade: These people don’t want children. They want commodities. I HATE YOU. Amen.
Maybe it’s time to admit that large chunks of America are in the hands of...– Wonkette : Arizona School Demands Black & Latino Students’ Faces On Mural Be Changed To White