Mission accomplished, America. http://p-bu.mp/90e
Microsoft kills the Kin, meaning one less method to find out about surprise @Questlove concerts in San Francisco. http://p-bu.mp/90f
Download your guide to free shit in NYC. Tip: it’s not that rigorous. http://p-bu.mp/90g
I imagine I also speak for China when I ask that Ms. Blair advocate for Widow’s Day to be a date other than my birthday. http://p-bu.mp/90c
Combining the primary themes of today’s posts: here, via Sportsgrid, are highlights of the Congressional baseball game. http://p-bu.mp/90d
When they tell you to stay alert and to watch for batted balls at a baseball game, this is why. http://p-bu.mp/909
Every stadium in which a major league baseball game has been played. Includes “Culver Field” in Rochester. http://p-bu.mp/90a
To get the form factor of the iPhone, tools are created on the near-atomic level. With photos. Via @daringfireball. http://p-bu.mp/90b
Yesterday was a hell of a day to be traveling for someone interested in politics. What I’m catching up on: http://p-bu.mp/908
John Edwards’ life after death. (Not the psychic.) http://p-bu.mp/907
While we all mess with our new toys, @DaveWiner is thinking about what we’ll be using next. Take cameras, for example. http://p-bu.mp/905
In case you’re feeling blase about the BP spill, this photo of a dead sperm whale will change your mind. http://p-bu.mp/906
The cabal that controls the world knows no limits in its evil: Eaton Centre, it seems, is closed. Via @awl. http://p-bu.mp/903
At dusk, outside a fire station in Jersey City, a young firefighter with a shaved head practicing the bagpipes.
Alvin Greene comes to the Internet, at the elegantly-named AlvinGreeneForUSSenator.com. http://p-bu.mp/902
Of course one of the best deconstructions of Twitter hashtags would come from Susan Orlean in the New Yorker. http://p-bu.mp/900
Best song of the 80s: Sweet Dreams Are Made Of These. Best song of the 90s: Loser. That is all.
One more: my father, in probably about 1951, seeing Santa with his sister Carolee. http://p-bu.mp/8zy
My aunt and uncle gave us a cache of family photos. Here’s my grandfather as a young man, making Aunt Jemima pancakes. http://p-bu.mp/8zx
NYPD sketch artist includes a wanted criminal’s disguise: a cat mask. In case you were disposed to trust her. http://p-bu.mp/8zv
The usually lame show The Soup has their annual funny clip. This year: Miley Cyrus plays “Like vs. Y’know”. http://p-bu.mp/8zw
Unsurprisingly, the official webpage of North Korea uses a lot of tables for its layout. Also, check out the news. http://p-bu.mp/8zt
The presentation of the scale of the universe in this video is more impressive without the ignorant YouTube comments. http://p-bu.mp/8zs
Turned on Tweetdeck for the first time in five days. Trending: “Danielle” - reminding us that we’re missing the Real Housewives finale. B
The Feds bust a ring of Russian spies. I suspect Glenn Beck will mention this. http://p-bu.mp/8zu
In Penn Yan, at my aunt and uncle’s. Bad weather is precluding taking the boat out, but we’re keeping ourselves entertained.
Finally have a decent Internet connection. Two videos: baby goats, and Lucy plays Frisbee. http://p-bu.mp/8zq
Flipping channels, family decides to give the infomercial “Bare Sexy Legs” a chance. Joan Rivers’ face fills the 50”+ screen. Comas ensue.
First time on a boat since Tanzania. Much more enjoyable. http://yfrog.com/j4qt8j
Fun fact: Baby goats use their mothers as exercise equipment.
Apparently this train didn’t realize it had the right of way. Hurry up, little fella.
Aha! Part two of the surprise weekend - my sister just showed up in Watkins Glen!
A jail in Jersey has a mind-reading device. Odd how we embrace technology while rejecting science. Via @Stevesilberman http://p-bu.mp/8zo
In Altay, New York. The only city in New York that retains its original name from the Pig Latin.
Having dinner in Watkins Glen. Dad went to high school a few miles from here; grandparents lived a few miles further. Unseen family ghosts.
Surprise getaway destination revealed: Farm Sanctuary. What it lacks in cell coverage and wifi, it makes up for with rescued farm animals.
I think Lucy’s expression, on spotting a large deer about ten yards away, can best be described as: “what the FUCK is that?”
Exceptional 1950s meets 1970s illustrations, and the process behind their creation. http://p-bu.mp/8zn
Just saw a bus stop ad for Twilight: Eclipse which - for a second - I thought featured Justin Bieber. Can you imagine? Popculturocalypse!
The synchronicity between the Post firing Weigel and Rosen’s assessment of the world of political reporting is amazing. http://p-bu.mp/8zl
Bad news for anti-choice folks: fetuses feel no pain in the first two trimesters. (Or so says Dr. Sade.) Via @Slate. http://p-bu.mp/8zk
Michael Kinsley disembowels CNN over “Eliot Spitzer presents: Crossfire 2.0”. http://p-bu.mp/8zm
Let’s do this update New York Post-style. GORE: MASSAGE INVOLVED NO CHOCOLATE, GENITALS http://p-bu.mp/8zj
Gawker determines that, basically, all the Jersey Housewives have money issues - including the possible new one. http://p-bu.mp/8z6
Boing Boing has a great photo of a 5 megabyte drive from 1956 - being loaded via forklift into a plane. http://p-bu.mp/8z7
Michael Kinsley posits that the press tends to reward spin over truth. That’s one frame. http://p-bu.mp/8z5
Architects envision ideal versions of world cities, including New York and Dar es Salaam. http://p-bu.mp/8z3
Kids draw and describe scientists both before and after a visit to Fermilab. Real scientists have hair, are also women. http://p-bu.mp/8z8
Surprised by Spitzer getting a slot on CNN? Bet you wouldn’t have been if you’d heard it was any other white man. http://p-bu.mp/8z2
Things I have referred to as being dead, by frequency. http://p-bu.mp/8z4