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    don t want to be dumb pipes It s more lucrative to be cunning It s time for the FCC to stand up for Americans instead of ruining the internet via thisistheverge Apr 24 2014 434 notes CBS has just declared war on the heartland of America Rush Limbaugh on CBS replacing Letterman with Stephen Colbert via mediamattersforamerica Not as entertaining as what reasonable person Ben Shapiro had to say He compared it to blackface via shortformblog Irony is a flat circle Apr 11 2014 969 notes Five word usage tips from David Foster Wallace jkottke Farnam Street is featuring a handout given by the late David Foster Wallace to his fiction writing class in 2002 It s titled YOUR LIBERAL ARTS AT WORK and covers five common usages gotchas 2 And is a conjunction so is so Except in dialogue between particular kinds of characters you never need both conjunctions He needed to eat and so he bought food is incorrect In 95 of cases like this what you want to do is cut the and Some pretty deep irony in this particular example Apr 10 2014 38 notes David foster Wallace and but so Apr 10 2014 2

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    it s weird to read this post Iraq war for instance or at what could be the beginning a new normal of drone warfare it remains such an amazing piece for trying to understand the nature of what war does to a culture and the gap between those that have gone to war and those that have not It s long for an internet read by which I mean it s not a 10 part list but it s worth your time http www leesandlin com articles LosingTheWar htm May 26 2014 2 notes long reads Let s repeat that The New York Times just published a review of No Place to Hide that expressly argues on the question of what should and should not get reported that decision must ultimately be made by the government Moreover those who do that reporting against the government s wishes are not journalists but perpetrators and whether they should be imprisoned is not a straightforward or easy question natashavc Greenwald and the journalists against journalism May 26 2014 52 notes journalism in quotes May 25 2014 10 notes May 24 2014 96 notes photography May 18 2014 106 notes melancolia May 17 2014 13 600 notes david foster wallace May 4 2014 5 384 notes blazers basketball lillard Yahoo s Default A Personalized Experience irunfrombears com yahoopolicy By Yahoo Privacy Team Here at Yahoo we work hard to provide our users with a highly personalized experience We keep people connected to what matters most to them across devices and around the world We fundamentally believe the best web is a personalized one As of today Goddammit you guys May 2 2014 37 notes yahoo dicks Next page 2015 2016 January February March April May June July August September October November December 2014 2015

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    which is a hard fabric to be angry in Carrie Brownstein on whether Portlandia is offensive to Portlanders via putthison I remember one time a bunch of years ago I bought a pair of suede bucks from Jesse Thorne and when I got them I realized they were actually not a matched pair They were the same rule but clearly from two different pairs of shoes So I emailed Jesse and I was like listen this is what happened it s not a big deal you can barely tell any way And he says I m just impressed someone from Portland is wearing shoes at all Jun 10 2014 413 notes put this on portland A picture is what it is he says when I ask him why he no longer wishes to talk about individual photographs and I ve never noticed that it helps to talk about them or answer specific questions about them much less volunteer information in words It wouldn t make any sense to explain them Kind of diminishes them People always want to know when something was taken where it was taken and God knows why it was taken It gets really ridiculous I mean they re right there whatever they are Thank you Mr Eggleston http www theguardian com artanddesign 2004 jul 25 photography1 via alexhoehn Jun 10 2014 43 notes william eggleston Laws that protect abusive industrial practices deprive citizens of the right to know about debate and influence the treatment of the animals in their food supply chain Opinion Idaho gag law hides horrors of ag industry State violates free speech rights by selectively banning documentation of animal cruelty at factory farms via aljazeeraamerica I m not saying you should be vegetarian but maybe but if you follow me you re not

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    had some heart issues that were serious enough that I had a couple nights of laying awake in bed trying to figure out the balance sheet of my life And what I thought about during those moments was what do I regret in my life The answer thankfully was not much but it wasn t zero The big one was the unfinished writing sitting on my computer Two novels they re novels and not novels because they re like 16 000 messy words and not much else and the first 30 minutes of a script Finishing just one of these is hugely important to me as it has been for the last five years But laying there in bed believing that I was dying and trying to take an honest assessment of my life the only conclusion I could come to was that they were not as important as catching up on 5 seasons of Community Or catching up on Game of Thrones Or blasting through True Detectives That s pretty goddamn sad Jul 17 2014 357 notes writing tv Jul 15 2014 31 notes Jul 6 2014 2 973 notes Jul 1 2014 9 notes movies Jul 1 2014

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    report on how police departments now possess arsenals in need of a use Few paid attention as usually happens The worst part of outfitting our police officers as soldiers has been psychological Give a man access to drones tanks and body armor and he ll reasonably think that his job isn t simply to maintain peace but to eradicate danger Instead of protecting and serving police are searching and destroying If officers are soldiers it follows that the neighborhoods they patrol are battlefields And if they re working battlefields it follows that the population is the enemy And because of correlations rooted in historical injustice between crime and income and income and race the enemy population will consist largely of people of color and especially of black men Throughout the country police officers are capturing imprisoning and killing black males at a ridiculous clip waging a very literal war on people like Michael Brown America Is Not For Black People via wilwheaton Aug 17 2014 7 542 notes ferguson Aug 14 2014 19 415 notes furgeson police brutality Tips For Being An Unarmed Black Teen theonion com Be sure not to pick up any object that could be perceived by a police officer as a firearm such as a cell phone a food item or nothing Aug 14 2014 29 notes furgeson police brutality The general consensus here if this is militarization it s the shittiest least trained least professional military in the world using weapons far beyond what they need or what the military would use when doing crowd control Veterans on Ferguson via boing boing Aug 14 2014 furgeson police brutality Play 2 53 Aug 14 2014 267 274 notes Aug 14 2014 74 835 notes We hope you Lefties are celebrating today npr tumblr com nprchives Happy Left Handers Day NPR s reporting on left handedness covers two main topics the causes of left handedness and successful people who are left handed mostly presidents and baseball pitchers This story from a special series Science Outside of the Box takes an On a somewhat lighter note from the escalating police state developing in the US Left Handers Day Because why the fuck not Everything else is terrible Aug 13 2014 548 notes left handed We rolled lighter than that in an actual war zone A Twitter user former veteran quoted in Paul Szoldra s fascinating Business Insider piece detailing the militarization of police in Ferguson Missouri right now emblematic of police militarization across the country MRAPs and M4 carbine and MARPAT look alikes via thepoliticalnotebook The militarization of police forces is always a problem Just as using military forces as police forces like we tried in Iraq and Afghanistan and sometimes during riots The crux of the problem is that the rules of engagement are different for police and military forces One example I used to give my students is that military forces are allowed to shoot enemy combatants in the back even if they have dropped their

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    learn about participation visit www twinpeaksproject com By Shya Scanlon In episode four of the first season of Twin Peaks Sheriff Harry Truman and Deputy Andy enter the police station looking for Agent Cooper and find receptionist Lucy Moran watching a soap opera called Invitation to Love on the television at her desk When Truman asks her what s going on she launches into a breathless recap of the goings on within the show within a show a series of shenanigans and backstabbings and double crossings fairly typical for the genre Truman clarifies What s going on here Modestly funny but what s funnier is that the plot of Invitation to Love mirrors the action in Twin Peaks itself so Lucy is actually providing a decent if abstract overview of the shenanigans and general soapiness we re tuning in for A David Lynch noob might mistake this for a subtle wink at the audience a sign to resist taking the show too seriously it s a melodrama after all How else should we perceive the overwrought yet strangely wooden acting of the stock characters inhabiting this idyllic sawmill town in the Pacific Northwest But a viewer familiar with the eerie epic melodramas Blue Velvet and Wild at Heart would have a different interpretation it s clearly playful this self reflexivity but it s no sly pomo effort at self sabotage Those two now classic films the former became a critical darling the latter won the Palme d Or at Cannes in 1991 clearly established the concerns still presiding over the production of Twin Peaks chief among them the struggle between good and evil within the context of kitsch camp and nostalgia All three are set in a present heavily inflected by attitudes and aesthetics normally associated with the 50s as though Grease were reskinned as a supernatural thriller As with Twin Peaks the challenge for the viewer is always that faced with the superficiality of camp one is tempted to laugh off the intensity and depth of the struggle But it was truly the juxtaposition itself that interested Lynch Newsweek pronounced 1995 The Year of the Internet It was also the year of the Oklahoma City bombing Aum Shinrikyo claimed responsibility for a sarin gas attack in Tokyo s subway and both The New York Times and The Washington Post published an anti technology manifesto titled Industrial Society and Its Future written by one Theodore John Kaczynski AKA The Unabomber That same year all twenty nine episodes of Twin Peaks were released as a VHS box set fully rentable at any sufficiently well stocked video store Twenty years later they re being re released along with a new cut of the prequel Twin Peaks Fire Walk With Me on Blu ray a format whose physicality despite its technical advancement seems almost quaint in this age of cloud based digital storage and file sharing No matter I m betting the rerelease is going to sell gangbusters because unlike say the contemporaneous

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    drive from Portland to Forest Grove to work on our route The whole drive out he d play Everything but the Girl and I remember head glumly propped on my hand staring out the window thinking there couldn t be anything more 35 years old than Everything but the Girl It symbolized that moment in a life when you just lean into the fact that you re not old but you re not young either and that you re fully culturally separated from the generations that make taste Then today I sat down to work on this new article I put on the new Jessie Ware album Oct 22 2014 1 note NPR music 37 Play Oct 6 2014 twin peaks coming back Oct 2 2014 204 notes The Internet is not broken and does not need to be fixed Left wing extremists have been crying wolf for the past decade about the harm to the Internet if the federal government didn t regulate it Not only were they wrong but the Internet has exploded with innovation Do not regulate the Internet The best way to keep it open and free is what has kept it open and free all along no government intervention There s an organization out there called American Commitment that is preying on stupid people who see things through Amurikkah tinted glasses by reframing the debate on net neutrality into a government takeover of the internet If you are one of the 2 4 million people who signed this petition you are among the 2 4 million stupidest people in the country Just thought I should tell you so you can learn to embrace your stupidity and realize that you re letting some jackasses paid for by the Koch family feed your brain with mind numbing

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