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But why are nastiness and snideness taken to be features of our age? One general point of agreement, in denunciations of snark, is that snark is reactive. It is a kind of response. Yet to what is it responding? Of what is it contemptuous?

Stand against snark, and you are standing with everything decent. And who doesn't want to be decent? The snarkers don't, it seems. Or at least they (let's be honest: we) don't want to be decent on those terms.

- dave 12-12-2013 3:17 pm [link] [6 comments]

A man who provided sign language interpretation on stage for Nelson Mandela's memorial service, attended by scores of heads of state, was a "fake," the national director of the Deaf Federation of South Africa said on Tuesday.
- bill 12-11-2013 5:07 pm [link] [2 comments]

RIP Bill Porter, door to door salesman.

- steve 12-11-2013 12:57 pm [link] [1 comment]

Mommy, they shot Hedwig!

Port Authority backs off of owl shooting after public outcry.
My mailbox has been overflowing with this.

- alex 12-10-2013 12:17 pm [link] [1 ref] [2 comments]


- steve 12-10-2013 6:29 am [link] [1 comment]

Weather Underground

- steve 12-09-2013 12:38 pm [link] [add a comment]

mt pleasant has become less so (for me) without comments but its good to see there is still a twinkle in its eye, or maybe thats just a reaction to the glare off the windshield.

Everybody's talking at me
I don't hear a word they're saying
Only the echoes of my mind

People stopping staring
I can't see their faces
Only the shadows of their eyes

- dave 12-05-2013 7:03 pm [link] [5 comments]

- dave 12-04-2013 11:27 pm [link] [add a comment]

- dave 12-04-2013 11:23 pm [link] [1 ref] [7 comments]

vet mentioned we could get neuticles for the cats after their procedure yesterday.  for reals. 

- linda 12-04-2013 3:54 pm [link] [3 comments]

- dave 12-03-2013 8:08 pm [link] [add a comment]

500 million migrating birds can't be wrong

- bill 12-03-2013 2:17 pm [link] [add a comment]

Delivery drones

- linda 12-02-2013 3:35 am [link] [4 comments]

Incredible ant colony excavated

- linda 12-02-2013 3:33 am [link] [1 ref] [add a comment]

- steve 12-01-2013 9:38 pm [link] [1 comment]

Harvard classics

- bill 12-01-2013 6:44 pm [link] [add a comment]

- dave 11-28-2013 3:13 pm [link] [4 comments]

three (bootleg) stories jd salinger

- bill 11-28-2013 1:02 pm [link] [5 comments]

taking "hummer" to another level.

- steve 11-22-2013 5:31 am [link] [11 comments]

Beer can camping stove. Or home cooker when the power's out. 

- linda 11-20-2013 4:45 pm [link] [4 comments]

helen and edgar at the public
- Erin Boberg 11-19-2013 8:02 pm [link] [1 ref] [add a comment]

Venice beach 70's

- bill 11-19-2013 2:17 pm [link] [add a comment]

was gifted an old ipod touch. heres my first epic time waster.

- dave 11-17-2013 8:22 pm [link] [3 comments]

orchard St '48-51

- bill 11-16-2013 1:05 pm [link] [2 comments]

On the road home to Brownwood in her green ‘74 Cadillac with the custom upholstery and the CB radio, clutching a pawn ticket, for her $3000 mink, Candy Barr thought about biscuits. Biscuits made her think of fried chicken, which in turn suggested potato salad and corn. For as long as she could remember, in times of crisis and stress, Candy Barr always thought of groceries. It was a miracle she didn’t look like a platinum pumpkin, but she didn’t: even at 41, she still looked like a movie star.

- dave 11-16-2013 12:53 am [link] [add a comment]