Monthly Archives: December 2013

Andy

December 29, 2013

Filthy Lucre | VICE

Searing essay about art and money: "A decade of practice honed my talent. But cash let me express it. To pretend otherwise is to spit in the face of every broke genius who can't afford materials or time. It's to say I got here because I'm better than them."

Filthy Lucre | VICE

Filthy Lucre | VICE

Andy

December 28, 2013

Integrity in the New Year

Pre-New Year's real-talk from Coach Stevo: "People don't want to run a marathon- they want to be the kind of person who ran a marathon."

Integrity in the New Year

As a exercise psych guy- this time of year is very busy for me. This is the time of year I get the most emails that contains the words- "goals-" "resolutions-" "core-" "tone-" "marathon-" and "poun…

Andy

December 28, 2013

Not Negging- But…

The only thing worse than the dating environment gay men face is the one for straight women: "Excuse me- this is a weird question but are you into horses? Because it's OK if you are. I knew a girl when I was younger and she was obsessed with horses. She drew them- she wore sweaters with them- that's all she talked about. She looked exactly like you and I used to make fun of her all the time. So I understand if you're too embarrassed to admit that was you- but if it was- I just want to apologize for the way I treated you then." http://ask.metafilter.com/254365/Not-Negging-But

Not Negging- But…

I was approached at a bar by a man who tried a very unusual line on me–one that I've heard before. Is this a common tactic in his world?

Andy

December 28, 2013

Federal Judge Rules NSA Phone Surveillance Is Legal

"Judge Pauley wrote that the Fourth Amendment does not apply to records held by private corporations- like phone companies."

Federal Judge Rules NSA Phone Surveillance Is Legal

A federal judge ruled on Friday that the NSA's phone surveillance program is lawful- dismissing in the process a lawsuit brought by the ACLU against the federal government.

Andy

December 28, 2013

How Y'all- Youse and You Guys Talk

We're watching the UK/U of L game. I just took the dialect map. It pegged me to Louisville area- Springfield or Little Rock- Arkansas. Least similar was the other Springfield- New York and Providence. http://nyti.ms/1cdPMyt

How Y'all- Youse and You Guys Talk

What does the way you speak say about where you're from? Answer the questions to see your personal dialect map.

Andy

December 25, 2013

Save 50% on Left 4 Dead 2 on Steam

Left 4 Dead 2 is free on Steam – here's purchase URL http://store.steampowered.com/app/550/?snr=1_7_15__13

Save 50% on Left 4 Dead 2 on Steam

Set in the zombie apocalypse- Left 4 Dead 2 (L4D2) is the highly anticipated sequel to the award-winning Left 4 Dead- the #1 co-op game of 2008. This co-operative action horror FPS takes you and your friends through the cities- swamps and cemeteries of the Deep South- from Savannah to New Orleans ac…

Andy

December 23, 2013

Royal pardon for codebreaker Turing

Pardon for Alan Turing- father of computer science- artificial intelligence and codebreaker – and gay man convicted for his sexuality who underwent chemical castration and later killed himself in 1954. Good on everyone that pushed for the UK to issue the pardon- signed by Queen Elizabeth today. Better late than never.

Royal pardon for codebreaker Turing

Computer pioneer and codebreaker Alan Turing has been given a posthumous royal pardon.