Monthly Archives: June 2013

Andy

June 28, 2013

How Tennessee's Southland Summit could topple SXSW

Sarah Lacy: "Southern culture is having a big cultural moment right now. Fancy fried chicken is at nearly every hip coastal restaurant I've gone to recently." Actually the rest of the country has been listening to country music- eating fried chicken and eating down-home cooking for decades. Yes and cupcakes have been around forever as well. Fetishizing the quaint kinda drives me nuts.

How Tennessee's Southland Summit could topple SXSW

Andy

June 28, 2013

Schneier on Security: The Politics of Security in a Democracy

Security technologist Bruce Schneier: 'The "fear preacher" wins- regardless of the outcome.' http://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2013/05/the_politics_of_3.html

Schneier on Security: The Politics of Security in a Democracy

Terrorism causes fear- and we overreact to that fear. Our brains aren't very good at probability and risk analysis. We tend to exaggerate spectacular- strange and rare events- and downplay ordinary- familiar and common ones. We think rare risks are more common than they are- and we fear them more th…

Andy

June 27, 2013

What is Jelly? Twitter co-founder's mysterious new startup revealed

Keith are you ready for a fluther? #ohgoditburns

What is Jelly? Twitter co-founder's mysterious new startup revealed

On April 1st- Twitter co-founder Biz Stone posed a question on a company blog: "What is Jelly?" The answer- he said- is a new company and product named after the jellyfish. Unmentioned in the post…

Andy

June 27, 2013

Texas GOP abortion bill fails against impassioned opposition

Maddow's coverage of Wendy Davis's fillibuster in the TX state House will make your blood will boil. Ron and I were yelling at the TV. http://video.msnbc.msn.com/the-rachel-maddow-show/52324859

Texas GOP abortion bill fails against impassioned opposition

Video on msnbc.com: Rachel Maddow recaps the dramatic events that kept Texas legislators and activists locked in parliamentary combat into the wee hours of the morning over a radical new anti-abortion bill that threatened the healthcare of millions of American women.

Andy

June 26, 2013

Bigot Relieved To Learn Gays In His State Still Effectively Subhuman

From The Onion: "Pohlman told reporters he was further delighted upon reading a related article detailing the Supreme Court's recent rolling back of the Voting Rights Act."

Bigot Relieved To Learn Gays In His State Still Effectively Subhuman

NORMAN- OK–Following the Supreme Court's landmark 5-4 ruling this morning striking down the Defense of Marriage Act- local bigot Donald Pohlman- 45- reportedly breathed a sigh of relief upon learning that homosexuals were still considered less…

Andy

June 25, 2013

Your Gross Face Shape is Probably Ruining Your Chances of Finding Love

Headline of the day: Your Gross Face Shape is Probably Ruining Your Chances of Finding Love

Your Gross Face Shape is Probably Ruining Your Chances of Finding Love

Is the shape of your face ruining your chances of finding life-long love and therefore happiness and a satisfactory life? Some British scientists found that the shapes of women's heads are correlated to whether men consider them desirable for short or long-term relationships.