As for the merits of his profession relative to, say, that of a politician or...– Jon Stewart at the post-rally press conference yesterday
Analecta exclusive: Wes Anderson's undergraduate... →
utanalecta: As editor of Analecta, the official literary and arts journal of the University of Texas at Austin, I am excited to welcome you to our new blog! At analectajournal.com you will find information about the journal, announcements regarding local literary goings-on, book reviews/ recommendations,…
Here’s something important that’s getting lost in the firefight over the money...– Rove, Chamber ads widely debunked as false or misleading (via wilwheaton)
Mike Rowe on Education and Manufacturing in...
“Skilled tradesmen are now products of “alternative education.” Valuable apprenticeships and on-the-job training serve as vocational consolation prizes for those not suited to a traditional sheepskin. We continue to promote the four-year degree at the expense of all other forms of knowledge, even as graduates move back home in record numbers, drowning in record debt. Meanwhile,...
The story picks up at the end of yet another... →
Die Antwoord Interview in Mother Jones
MJ: You’ve talked about this plan to do five albums and then game over. Is that true? N: Yep. MJ: So you’re kind of like drawing a circle around Die Antwoord’s career in advance? N: Ja, ja, ja. MJ: Why do that? N: Because…Well, you know Michael Jordan? MJ: Yeah, yeah. N: Then you know he retired, like, as a god and then he came back as a man. MJ: Yeah? N: We...
Google's List of Internet Goodness. Yummy! →
mattonlymoore: Google Creative Labs put together this doc showcasing the best ideas on the internet. Really great and thorough, a lot to learn from this. Is it boring that I’m hoping my Friday night will consist of some bourbon and reading this in-depth?
Jon Stewart on Fresh Air
“We don’t fact-check [and] look at context because of any journalistic criteria that has to be met; we do that because jokes don’t work when they’re lies. We fact-check so when we tell a joke, it hits you at sort of a gut level — not because we have a journalistic integrity, [but because] hopefully we have a comedic integrity that we don’t want to violate.”